Every week our Twitter account (@Champaign_Room) sends out a tweet asking for you opinion on something to get a ‘pulse’ of Illini nation.
With Illinois men’s basketball tipping off Friday night, we decided to find out your predictions for the upcoming season, and here are the best responses.
The NCAA Tournament is a step forward.
NCAA tourny. Because @CoachUnderwood— Kevin Ladage (@kladage) November 6, 2017
Lose in the round of 32 because this team will continue to get better and peak in February/March— Andrew Whipple (@ItsWhipple) November 6, 2017
NCAA Tournament Second Round. They’ll be an 8 or 9 seed— Austin Poprocks (@AustinPaprocki1) November 7, 2017
NCAA tourney, I think we start to click in the big ten season— (@Laith_Ibra) November 7, 2017
But the NIT wouldn’t be the worst thing in Underwood’s first year.
NIT 2nd round loss. No leader yet, no winning mentality yet. But I believe Brad will turn it around just needs a little time.— Blake Cutright (@PE_all_day) November 7, 2017
NIT champ. struggles early keep them out of NCAA talk, but a winning attitude is instilled by year's end. NIT champ builds a winning culture— Nick Czerkies (@NickCzerkies) November 7, 2017
NIT, 16 ish wins. Next year is the start upwards— Big Phil (@PdavisPhilip) November 7, 2017
NIT final four— Jacob Miller (@THEspiderpig22) November 6, 2017
Or maybe it’s going to be a fifth year without a tournament.
If they play like they did against EIU, particularly in transition, they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Gotta make big strides, fast.— Filip (@The_AngrySerb) November 6, 2017
Bottom of the Big 10. Excited about Mark Smith. Need to add another big to Ayo for 2018 class somehow.— Steven Deist (@DeistSteven) November 7, 2017
NCAA champions because why not— Bryce Leigh (@BryceARoni96) November 6, 2017
Thanks for answering! We’ll be back next week with another #IlliniPulse!