It hasn't been a pretty start to the season for Illinois, but after sticking with the No.
Kendrick Nunn sat out the first five games of the season. Friday, he showed how much the Illini missed him.
When Rayvonte Rice was injured in the middle of last season, Illinois needed Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn to step up. And they did.
If it weren't for bad luck, the Illini wouldn't have any luck at all.
John Groce might not be superstitious. But he is a little stitious.