Kendrick Nunn


You can say what you want about the Illini this season, but it's a fact that they've been dealt an awfully tough hand.


The Illini scored just seven points over the final 10 and a half minutes of regulation. But once the game went to overtime, everything worked out for the orange and blue.


Defense hasn't been a strength for the Illini this season, and up against one of the higher-scoring teams in the country on Tuesday night, things got downright embarrassing.


Coming off a big win over Purdue last weekend, Illinois looked primed to continue to build momentum with middling Nebraska coming to Champaign on Saturday.


CHAMPAIGN — Illinois did something Sunday it hasn’t done often this season: It looked great.