#22 Illini Escape St. Bonnies 48-43; Season Uglier than 9-0 Record


It would be fair to say that last year’s Illini basketball team might have lost a game like last night. After all, the 2010-11 Illinois team lost to lowly UIC in a de facto home game at the United Center while being ranked #12.

And they failed to win back-to-backs from mid-January on. You could say they didn’t handle success very well. The 2011-12 Illini might have a similar problem; yet they somehow won a game “like this.”

And by “like this” I mean the UIC loss last year, or the 38-33 defeat to Penn State in 2009.
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