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Illinois-Baylor 19th such game in Illini history — and the first since the 2005 national championship game against those hated Tar Heels

We asked Scott Dochterman, Iowa beat writer at The Athletic, for his thoughts on the Hawkeyes going into Saturday’s Illinois-Iowa game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign:

A year after Illini kicker James McCourt’s 39-yard field goal stunned Wisconsin on homecoming, LAS students were invited to Memorial Stadium to try their luck at replicating the feat. Same spot, same direction, even same announcer.

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: