Former Belleville East standout and current University of Illinois senior Malcolm Hill scored 19 points in a blowout win against Nebraska on Sunday and is now the No. 5 all-time scorer in Fighting Illini history.
The Illini are now 17-12 on the season and 7-9 in Big Ten play with two games remaining in the regular season. The Illini take on Michigan State on Wednesday and close the season at Rutgers on Saturday before the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Hill is now just 11 points behind former Big Ten Player of the Year Brian Cook, who starred for the Illini in the early 2000s under coached Lon Kruger and Bill Self and is 75 points behind Dee Brown, who was recently chosen as part of the university’s inaugural hall of fame class.
At a glance
These are the 11 players to score 1,500 or more points in University of Illinois history: