Illinois basketball is looking nice and shiny after a 7-0 start....and now a #22 ranking in both polls has put an added early target on the back of a veteran-laden team.
After a highly successful trip to the Hawaiian Islands....the Fighting Illini basketball team could probably just "float" back home to Illinois without an airplane.
The Illini Basketball team moved to 4-0 with a convincing win over the USC Trojans late Monday night. I kept thinking during the first half as the Illini were blistering the nets at a nearly 70 percent clip...that this had to be the most impressive half of Illini basketball we have seen in a while.
Big win last night for Illini basketball last night/early this morning as DJ Richardson drained a 3-pointer from the corner to beat Hawaii in overtime 78-77.
Kind of a mixed feeling coming out of this last weekend. An encouraging offensive start for the Illini basketball team. Another discouraging offensive outing for the football team.
And both performances involved the number "3".
Everyone knows that the Illini are big underdogs today in Columbus Ohio against the 9-0 Ohio State Buckeyes. The Ilini are struggling to string together any kind of consistency while the Buckeyes have stayed undefeated in a season under NCAA sanctions that will not allow them to show what they can do in the post-season.