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Fifty-eight years ago on Sunday — Dec. 4, 1964 — the Illini men’s basketball team hit a single-game percentage record of its shots and broke defending NCAA champion UCLA’s 30-game winning streak, defeating coach John Wooden’s Bruins 110-83 at the Assembly Hall in the season opener.

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: