This isn’t how any Illini fan wanted to see the season end. Illinois won their previous four games and five out of six prior to the game yesterday. It was all setup to have a great ending to the season.
But, what it was actually setup for was a depressing finish that honestly didn’t shock me one bit. I was hoping Illinois would win this game but coming off a big win against Michigan State, I was prepared for the letdown game.
All this game, and season for that matter, reaffirms are my thoughts that John Groce is not the right man for the job. Despite still an outside shot at making the NCAA tournament I am no getting my hopes up.