Whatever Brad Underwood said in the locker room struck a chord with the Illini, because we may never see another half like that one.
In the second half of Illinois’ game on Thursday night in Evanston, the Illini outscored the Wildcats by 40. Illinois scored 53. Northwestern scored 13.
Here’s just a collection of thoughts and tweets in the wake of that.
- Northwestern made two shots in the second half. Two. Shots. In 20 minutes. (They made some free throws, but two baskets from the floor). What.
- Kofi nearly matched Northwestern’s second half performance.
Kofi Cockburn ALONE had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the second half.— The Schmack Guy (@Ant_Pasquale3) January 8, 2021
Northwestern AS A TEAM had 13 points and 12 rebounds in the second half. @kxng_alpha DOMINATED the second period today for the #Illini.
- “Not surprised we could go on a run like that,” Kofi said after the game. Meanwhile, during the game, he was bringing the energy. And hugging AD Josh Whitman (postgame).
It's a mood. pic.twitter.com/ePAOB082tC— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniMBB) January 8, 2021
- Jon Rothstein gave Illinois a saying after it.
Illinois Basketball. Here comes the pain.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 8, 2021
- Barstool Sports’ Big Cat bet on the game and was happy the Illini won.
Nevermind. Casual 53-13 second half. Illinois -6, never a doubt! https://t.co/5WU38dUNOb pic.twitter.com/gyoUe8DwqA— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 8, 2021
We’re all in shock to be honest. What the hell was that.
What a half. This team is good.