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CHAMPAIGN — Can’t believe it has been 10 years since Tyler Griffey took Brandon Paul’s perfect pass and hit a layup to give Illinois an upset win against No. 1 Indiana.

How many Eisner grocery stores were in C-U? Why doesn't Savoy have its own school district? Why do some Illini sports teams have chaplains while others don’t? So many questions — and so many answers.

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:

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:

'(The Big Ten) is a complete grind. So you have to get any game you possibly can. The biggest thing is to protect your home court. The home games we have, we have got to get those.'