The Illini's season ended with a thud. A few of them actually.
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Playing football powerhouse Alabama in the NIT on Tuesday night, perhaps it was fitting that the Illini's margin of defeat could be measured in touchdowns.
Missing the NCAA tournament for the second straight season is most definitely a disappointment for the Illini.
But that doesn't mean there isn't basketball still to be played.
John Groce said what everyone was thinking.
“I didn't see this one coming.”