Quick hits: Illini stay alive at Big Ten tournament

Quick hits: Illini stay alive at Big Ten tournament

What happened

How about that kind of start to the Big Ten tournament? The Illini had Wednesday night's game won at the end of regulation — a perfect baseline out of bounds play that ended in a miss — and then really won it in overtime.

What it means

Illinois has its sights set on making a little history. The odds are long against winning five games in five days, but that's where the Illini's focus remains. They've at least still got a chance after taking down Northwestern.

What's next

One down, four to go. Standing in Illinois' way in tonight's second round is an Iowa team that ended the regular season just like the Illini — five losses in six games. The Hawkeyes are vulnerable. Can Illinois take advantage?

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