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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:

Former Illini weigh in on 2020-21 team, season

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:

➜ Nick Allegretti (former Illini), Chiefs: The offensive lineman started at left guard for the fourth straight game and played all 78 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps during Kansas City’s 35-31 win at Las Vegas on Sunday night.