Party like it’s 2015. Yes, you heard that right. December to be exact. That was the last time that the Illini were ranked. The top song of 2015 was Adele’s “Hello” which seems like it just came out yesterday.
But yes, the Illini have finally proved to everybody in the media that the preseason hype is actually true. In 2015 the Illini actually finished with a losing record, however. If I remember right, they finished 15-19(5-13). The 2020 Illini are now ranked #24 on this week’s AP poll and man does it feel good to be the 24th best team in the nation. A huge turnaround from setting an Illini record in losses last season.
Enjoy the excitement now, and get everything buttoned up and ready to defend homecourt again on Saturday as the Wildcats of Northwestern come to town looking to take down the Illini.