The 2014-15 Illinois basketball team made honoring the 2004-05 version a lot more fun with a romp against in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday.
It’s two hours before Illinois’ Saturday afternoon game with Penn State on Jan. 31 is set to tip off, when close to 15,000 fans will fill the seats at State Farm Center. Right now, there are about 15 people in the arena bowl, freshman forward Michael Finke among them.
Time for #NEBRASKETBALL round two!
Plays galore in a blowout win over the Wildcats.
On those special occasions when the three-pointers are falling, it almost seems too easy.
Matt Bollant’s decision to start his four healthy seniors in their final game at State Farm Center on Saturday necessitated a slight shift in game plan, too.
Bob Asmussen checks in with news and notes from before, during and after Illinois' triumph over Northwestern.
Bob Asmussen grades each aspect of Illinois' and Northwestern's game following Saturday's game at State Farm Center.
2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17|
|Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34|
|Sept. 13 Illinois at Washington L 19-44|
|Sept. 20 vs. Texas State W 42-35|
|Sept. 27 at Nebraska L 14-45|
|Oct. 4 vs. Purdue L 38-27|
|Oct. 11 at Wisconsin L 28-38|
|Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota W 28-24|
|Nov 1 at Ohio State L 55-14|
|Nov. 15 vs. Iowa L 30-14|
|Nov. 22 vs. Penn State W 16-14|
|Nov. 29 at Northwestern W 47-33|
|Dec. 26 vs. Louisiana L 35-18|
|Sept. 5 vs. Kent State|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern|
|Nov. 7 Illinois vs. Quincy W 91-62|
|Nov. 14 Illinois vs. Georgia Southern W 80-71|
|Nov. 16 Illinois vs. Coppin State W 114-56|
|Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Austin Peay, W 107-66|
|Nov. 24 Illinois vs. Brown W 89-68|
|Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Indiana State W 88-62|
|Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Baylor W 62-54|
|Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Miami L 70-61|
|Dec. 6 Illinois vs. American W 70-55|
|Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Villanova L 73-59|
|Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Oregon L 77-70|
|Dec. 17 Illinois vs. Hampton W 73-55|
|Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri W 62-59|
|Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State W 93-45|
|Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan L 73-65|
|Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, L 77-61|
|Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN W 64-57|
|Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm L 53-43|
|Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern W 72-67|
|Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana L 80-74|
|Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue W 66-57|
|Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota L 79-71|
|Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State W 60-58|
|Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers W 66-54|
|Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State W 59-54|
|Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan W 64-52 (OT)|
|Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin L 68-49|
|Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State L 60-53|
|Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa L 68-60|
|Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 6pm BTN|
|Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN|
|Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN|