The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.
While Illinois hung 114 points on Coppin State Sunday, coach John Groce didn’t want to talk about the offense.
Illinois basketball coach John Groce had plenty to talk about at Big Ten media day.
There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.
It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.
Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.
The future’s more fun to look at than the present for the Illini.