It is laborious to say the place Illinois‘ season will in the end go after dropping Terrence Shannon Jr. to a suspension following a rape cost towards him in Kansas. However there isn’t any denying that the Illini have responded and carried out effectively since their program was rocked by troubling information related to their greatest participant and somebody who was on observe to be a First Workforce All-American.
They gained once more Thursday.
Ultimate rating: Illinois 71, Michigan State 68.
The Illini outscored the Spartans 18-5 on the free-throw line to win the sport by three factors. They’re now 3-1 since Shannon was suspended with the lone loss in that stretch being an 83-78 loss to Purdue at Mackey Enviornment.
Illinois is 3-1 within the Massive Ten.
Michigan State is 1-4.
So, yeah, the Spartans’ streak of 25 straight appearances within the NCAA Match may be very a lot in jeopardy (even when most computer systems are nonetheless projecting Michigan State to land on the fitting facet of the bubble). Value noting, that is the primary time Izzo has ever been 1-4 within the Massive Ten since changing Jud Heathcote upfront of the 1995-96 season.
Illinois is No. 9 in Friday morning’s up to date CBS Sports activities High 25 And 1 day by day school basketball rankings, the place Purdue stays No. 1 for the second straight day because of a 6-2 report in Quadrant 1 alternatives. For what it is price, KenPom.com is projecting the Illini as favorites in every of their subsequent seven video games. In the event that they have been to win all of them, Illinois could be 10-1 within the Massive Ten heading right into a Feb. 10 recreation at Michigan State.
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