The Big Ten Tournament gets going tomorrow in New York City, and while nobody wants the tourney at Madison Square Garden, fewer teams likely want to play No. 13 Illinois, a fairly dangerous team that may be prone to upset Iowa, Michigan or more.
As we are about to get underway, we wanted to find out what you guys think needs to happen for Illinois to win the tournament on Sunday and clinch a berth in the NCAA tournament, a pulse of Illini nation.
Here are some of the best responses.
Well, maybe everyone else doesn’t go to MSG?
The 13 other teams thinking the Tournament is next week in Indianapolis or Chicago like it should be?— Brian Crozier (@BriCrozier) February 26, 2018
Simply, five wins.
5 wins— Jonathan Shank (@jonathanshank) February 26, 2018
Including some upsets by other teams.
Maryland/Wisconsin besting MSU and confindence is key— Sox Fan (@lovers__quotes_) February 26, 2018
Low expectations —> surprises.
I don’t think #Illini players want to see Underwood erupt if they lost. With no expectations, #illini could win this tourney. Frazier & Underwood wont let this team off easy. Nothing to lose & #illini players gettin better & progressing. . .— Nathan Durst (@DurstNathan) February 26, 2018
LeBron would help.
If we had Lebron James, we’d be, like, really super good.— Tyler Garretson (@TygarG) February 26, 2018
The ‘05 team?
Trent going off.
Trent Frazier going full-on 2011 Kemba Walker— John Murphy (@_John_Murphy) February 26, 2018
The FBI getting everyone...
.... except Rutgers.
All B10 teams outside of Rutgers being declared ineligible because of recruiting violations.— Andrew Mulberry (@MulberrAndrew) February 26, 2018
Illinois gets tipped off against Iowa on Wednesday afternoon on BTN.
Come back next week for another question and use #IlliniPulse.