Last season, the Illini were one of the best defensive teams in the Big Ten, but scoring was often an issue.
As the Illini ready to take on the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night at the United Center, it's important to note that these are not the same Ducks that delivered the Illini a non-conference defeat l
Part of the excitement at the beginning of this season was over the Illini's supposed improved offensive game.
Miss Tuesday's college basketball action? Here's what happened in the Big Ten:
Louisville 94, Indiana 74
The Illini were right there with seventh-ranked Villanova. And then suddenly they weren't.