WBB wins in Champaigne against Illinois 70-56 for their sixth win in a row. It puts them at 18-9 overall and 9-6 in B1G play. We are currently 1/2 game ahead of N’W for 4th place. The Wildcats play Purdue tonight so we may still be in a tie for 4th at the end of the day.
Thome led the team with 14 points, while Church and Brown had 12 and 11.
While Illinois is terrible, this is an important win because a loss would severely affect our at large chances. The rest of the schedule is as follows: 23 Rutgers, @24 MSU (who is currently losing @Nebraska) and Wisconsin. The last is a game much like today - win or have a big knock on your resume. We probabaly have to split Rutgers/MSU to feel comfortable heading into the conference tournament. Do that and one win in the tourney should be enough to get in.