Illinois Fighting Iliini
Illinois (19-14) opens on road at Boston University (24-10) on Wednesday
Buckeyes trailed at half, but ralllied for 48-39 win.
Purdue Pete’s excited over 66-58 victory, sending Illini to third straight loss.
Fighting Illini made two free throws with less than 5 seconds to play to break Mizzou’s win streak.
Balanced Illini attack had five players scoring in double digits.
Illinois finishes 4-8 after 37-34 loss to Northwestern
Rayvonte Rice scored game-winner with 27 seconds left
Illinois found the end zone several times, but not enough against #3 Ohio State.
John Groce says Illinois had landed hometowner Michael Finke & Leron Black from Memphis.
It’s the 14th straight year the Illini open with two or more wins.