Illinois and Kansas will square off. In football.
For the first time this season, the Illini have a number in front of their name.
For 20 minutes, the Illini looked primed for a letdown Saturday, but overcoming periods of poor play is a trait a championship team needs to have. And great defense helps, too.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois sank five key free throws late to knock off Indiana in overtime, 83-80, Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.