Got the prediction Standings updated. Penniless was able to put together a couple of correct predictions the last two games and has jumped out in front as we approach the end. We will go however long the Illini want to go, so who knows how many more chances the rest of us have to catch up? Here's how things look after 24 games.
NAMEPREDICTIONWINSLOSSESRSDT*pennilessWisconsin 63-51176191geriatricilliniWisconsin 61-50168184buckhunter2Wisconsin 67-58168197Bwp 5PWisconsin 62-54168198bubba2hypeWisconsin 72-64159182ReilliniWisconsin 68-56159189Tom YoungWisconsin 70-60159207dealmaker21Wisconsin 61-52158242Paul KleeWisconsin 64-521410188JoeK82Wisconsin 70-581410195riverWisconsin 65-531410197walkerWisconsin 74-621410226mbelcherDNP139170aaeismacgychelIllinois 51-50139214illiniearlWisconsin 79-581311331illiniphil85Wisconsin 69-66127163mvilliniWisconsin 71-60129168CARPETIllinois 52-501210211Wincer_85Wisconsin 67-611212245Eric 22Illinois 52-501212255smills89DNP108185Foo_GWisconsin 63-55109346illiniloveDNP93120dave1956DNP8392jruss62DNP8398uofiisuDNP88127WLSILLINIWisconsin 73-6787137gordonbacon15DNP87176rtrottDNP810194JamesBDNP7374drcc4DNP76126illinifan1280DNP76136illinizeemanDNP6159oskeewowwowDNP6378kelkaidruDNP5242Illini_Fan_78Wisconsin 60-505244UIUIlliniDNP5250adamnolenDNP59107retby50DNP4138sunnyd503DNP4153tstephensDNP4265PhiloJoeDNP4371indymic1956DNP4392uswtmb47DNP3013ILLINI04DNP3237smccawDNP3247illiniartDNP3248illini7074DNP3462wilson577DNP3473pblilliniDNP3286ax474DNP208berniesDNP2015cjcohenDNP2016illinois52DNP2120illiniwood12DNP2121Illinifan11_42DNP2022ICB36DNP2124illini82DNP2130afanDNP2035happygilmoreDNP2336bumpin99DNP2140LanphierDNP2390oandbDNP21133LinerDNP100B-ILLINIDNP103CecilColemanDNP105JeremyHDNP105orangebeastDNP106jimbo2009DNP108UIUCHoopFANDNP1110DaisyJDNP1011GWDNP1013ILL HoosierDNP1014rumbob35DNP1014butkus50DNP11151 illinifanDNP1017toohot4totsDNP1121SmittoDNP1022beekayDNP1125foreverilliniDNP1126MoillinifanDNP1127Ed Bond DNP1129bookworm24DNP1136billdaveDNP1251demitrimaniscalacoDNP1351WhoSaysDNP000judahtomDNP017yatesDNP0113mdejde1955DNP0116nikeguy1618DNP0116cevansDNP0118IlliniExileDNP0122jrhymerDNP0224Chief4EvrDNP0126toddalan1975DNP0128
* - Real Score Difference Total
IOWA 69 ILLINOIS 65
Illinois probably needs four wins in a row to get into the Big Dance. For that to happen, Illinois will have to take out some solid teams. If they get by Iowa, it's then Michigan State, and then some other good teams like Wisconsin, Ohio State or Michigan could stand in the way. Pretty much, four wins in a row seems very unlikely, especially since the team is struggling to win a single game.
I hate to see it end like this, but this team is so far down that only a miracle could get them back on track. It's hard for me to imagine anything other than a one and done in the Big Ten Tourney, then it's on to the Not Invited Tournament.
What do you guys think? Do the Illini begin a late season surge, or do they set up camp at rock bottom? Let me know with your thoughts and predictions below.
NOTE: If the Illini are to win on Thursday, feel free to predict their next game on this same blog entry. Since I'm working overnights again, I will be asleep during and after Thursday's game, so I will be a little slow getting up my next prediction. With the games coming in rapid fashion, I want to make sure you guys have plenty of time to predict, so feel free to throw up your prediction on this blog entry if I'm not up to date.