As it currently stands, Illinois is a “next four out” of the NCAA Tournament kind of team. That means a win or two puts them in “first four out” territory. A small winning streak would get them off the NIT bubble. No small task given that the team’s best player, Rayvonte Rice, is out for a few weeks.
The “Ewing Theory” manifested itself in a huge signature win over a very good Maryland team ten days ago.
However, that momentum didn’t last and now Illini basketball is in some trouble this season.Follow paulmbanks