Twitter reacts to dark moment in Illinois basketball history

Twitter reacts to dark moment in Illinois basketball history

Illinois basketball won’t be ranked again any time soon. They responded to being nationally ranked by getting DESTROYED at Wisconsin by 25 points, and then failing to play offense for 3/4 of a game that will go down as one of the worst losses in Illinois basketball history. It’s certainly the worst loss of the John Groce era, and among the worst of 2010s Illinois basketball.

Conversely, it’s the biggest win of the very very brief Chris Collins era at Northwestern. You wouldn’t think a team with records and statistics that bad would actually beat a ranked team this year. But hey, this is Illinois basketball. Time to talk CBI and NIT, because 2013-14 Illinois basketball just suffered a tournament resume black eye from which they won’t likely recover.

Here’s some Illinois basketball fans and journalists and sports pundits reacting to the biggest win Collins has accomplished, and the death knell for the ’13-14 Illinois basketball season

Yes, I’ve used a lot of my own tweets tonight, but hey, it’s my post, and I was on fire tonight on Twitter anyway. I should use my own material. By the way, Northwestern has now beaten Illinois in five of the last eight meetings. These tweets are not, I repeat not sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Athletico, Cricket Wireless, Hecky’s and Chicagoland Acura.




Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments discussing: Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Bears and Bulls on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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