"The Illini have had some slow starts this season."— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) January 4, 2018
Currently 0-8. Coming up on four minutes into the game...might be time for a BEvERage
Being down 17-2 doesn't accurately reflect how badly the #Illini are getting their butts whipped.— Mark Tupper (@MarkTupper) January 4, 2018
Now it's really ugly. 25-6 Gophers after the Mason three-ball. #Illini— Erich Fisher (@ETFisher24) January 4, 2018
Illinois scoring at a much better clip to start the 2nd half, but no stops at the other end sort of negates that positive development. #Illini— Scott Richey (@srrichey) January 4, 2018
Greg Eboigbodin (9 pts) has equaled his season point total tonight. He entered the game averaging 0.7 ppg. #Illini down 53-39 | 14:44 2H— Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) January 4, 2018
Trent & Da'Monte playing like GAMERS— Derek Piper (@DPiper247) January 4, 2018
The #Illini are on an 11-2 run.— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) January 4, 2018
Minnesota's lead is cut to 6. 11:05 left.
I've turned the Illini game on. This team has its frustrations, but I love how they don't quit and how Underwood makes in-game adjustments.— Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) January 4, 2018
Credit to Minnesota for making shots, but man they really didn’t get any good looks there. Tough shots— Brian Binz (@binzy_20) January 4, 2018
For this #Illini team, its not just about finishing strong. It is also about starting a game somewhat strong.— Orri Benatar (@obenatar512) January 4, 2018
These ghastly starts keep Illinois out of reach even with amazing, gritty comebacks. Gotta make a Starting 5 change.