Illinois’ busy weekend concludes with a 7 p.m. showdown with Southern for the second of three games in what’s basically a non-MTE, MTE. The goal for tonight against the Jaguars? Get off to a better start than Friday. Illinois did beat Valparaiso, but trailing by 10 at two points in the first half probably wasn’t the plan. It’s also been something of a trend against the mid-major opponents this season. So, we’ll see what happens.
Follow along with beat writer Scott Richey all night long to find out how Illinois fares against Southern and if they can improve on their slow start from Friday night. Scott Richey is a reporter covering college basketball at The News-Gazette. His email is email@example.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@srrichey).