The starting lineup seemingly changes each game.
The avalanche of made three-pointers by an opponent seems to increase each game.
Illinois is in a crucial stretch of its season, with four winnable nonconference games up ahead before Big Ten play begins on Dec. 30 against Michigan in Champaign.
First up is Yale, a contender for the Ivy League title this year.
The Illini (4-5) and Bulldogs (5-3) tip at 7 tonight at State Farm Center, where beat writer Scott Richey will be sitting courtside.
Our new beat writer handled a bevy of questions in his chat today.
The game in Chicago not being televised...what statement is that making?
I think you can draw the same conclusion here that I will. The Illinois-UIC game will be on ESPN3, so it's an OK enough matchup to draw a broadcast team. But it's not a matchup that's going to draw eyeballs to TV screens. And we'll see Saturday how many fans it draws to the United Center.
Then, after you're done reading the back-and-forth Richey had with Illinois fans, stop back by IlliniHQ.com at 5:30 p.m. today as Richey kicks off our LIVE! report from inside State Farm Center.