The halftime score in Monday night's Illinois-Brown game probably shocked plenty of fans and observers.
It might have shocked the Illini, too.
For the second straight game, the Illini broke the century mark.
Illinois started a tad slow on Friday night but ended up crushing Austin Peay, 107-66, in Champaign.
The Illini struggled to put away an inferior opponent in their season-opening win over Georgia State. Not so much in their second game.
The Illini weren't supposed to have to fight their way out of a season-opening matchup with Georgia Southern. But that's why they play the games.
Believe it or not, Big Ten basketball season begins Friday, with most of the conference’s teams tipping off in their regular-season openers.