Midwest Connection: Statement Wins For the Big TenAnalysis
Patrick Ebert takes a look at big weekends for Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa.
Illinois Relentless Against Southern Miss
A year ago Illinois kept themselves in the postseason picture, going 31-22 overall with a 17-7 mark in Big Ten play. Their biggest statement win came in early April, taking a series at Iowa and eventually earning the No. 4 seed at the Big Ten Tournament. There, with an automatic bid on the line, the Illini went 0-2 and saw their season come to a close.
It’s clear looking at Illinois’ early opponents this year they’re not messing around,[…]