Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Another Tuesday...

...and another Big Ten road game for the Illini. This time Big Orange travels up to the Breslin Center in East Lansing to take on Michigan State. While no road game is easy in the Big Ten, this is a particularly difficult place to play.

The guys have been talking about this game since right after the win over Minnesota, so they're going to be up for it. Just as long as they are not TOO up for it out of the gate--if the Illini bigs get too aggressive at the outset and end up in early foul trouble, this game could get ugly.

I was pessimistic before the huge win over Wisconsin a week ago. When Illinois came back from 8 down late in the game in front of the Grateful Red at the Kohl Center, I was blown away by their grace under pressure.

Can Illinois do it again? Yes. Will they? We'll see.

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