John Groce said what everyone was thinking.
“I didn't see this one coming.”
Illinois needed to make a statement in the Big Ten Tournament in order to have any chance at making the NCAA tournament.
After wins by Penn State and Minnesota on Day 1, we march on to Day 2 of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center.
It seemed as if Illinois' loss in the regular-season finale at Purdue pretty much wiped away the Illini's chances of making the NCAA tournament.
If Nnanna Egwu didn't land on the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, it would've been a crime.