Last year, the Illini went to the NCAA tournament. They even won a game in the Big Dance.
The Illini played better Thursday night. A hard-fought game against a good Ohio State team showed that.
Something's got to give Thursday night.
This Illini season was supposed to be about fresh faces, and if the few Illini veterans don't start playing better, it soon will be.
Four straight losses. It's a new experience for the Illini under John Groce.