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Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

Condition of Monticello Road and Springer Drive, a decrepit barn, noise from Champaign’s Kraft plant, an allegedly illegal sign on Interstate 74, county fairgrounds concerts, voting by mail, Moore Trees, Little Hearts & Hands Academy, COVID-19 statistics, Giorgi Bezhanishvili’s academic major and much more.