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Bill Cole Hot Streak Comes At Good Time

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The Fighting Illini basketball team has better depth this year than last, so competition for positions is more intense. One player most assumed would lose playing time was senior wing Bill Cole. But he wasn't about to take a back seat without a fight. After struggling early in the season, he has bounced back and has been a major factor recently.

Bill Cole contributed 14 points for Illinois in a winning effort at Iowa, including 4 straight three-pointers. He followed that performance with 11 points including 3 of 5 from the arc in helping defeat Wisconsin. He has been on fire lately. "I've just been shooting confident. I had a bunch of questions beginning of the season. I started off a little slow. Me and Mike Davis, we shoot every...

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