Make it eight straight at home. Five game losing streak to Wisconsin? Over. There's a different streak involved here and that is the four straight games UW has dropped in Big Ten play. The Illini were ranked 24th coming into the game and after an impressive week, they're sure to move up.
It's all about the numbers in college basketball and it's hard not to be excited about the ones associated with Illinois basketball this season. After a season to forget last year, the Illini are 17-3. 17 and 3!
Demetri McCamey continued his great play with 25 points and Mike Davis helped out with 10. McCamey also had seven assists and Davis had 8 boards. Aside from McCamey's great night, it was another example of Illinois spreading the scoring around and playing great team defense.
Illinois will try and continue their success as they hit the road for a Thursday night game against Minnesota. If the Illini can win up at the Barn, they'll be a virtual lock for the tournament barring an outbreak of some kind of debilitating illness...although something tells me Tisdale would still know what to do.