Eh, I get the frustration since as a fan we want to play teams like this on our home court so we have more opportunities to see our Illini win in Champaign. In this particular instance I think some of the motivation behind scheduling GCU away was to try and entice our fan base to go to Arizona for the weekend and potentially get more of a home crowd on Sunday evening. We also have a decent following in the Phoenix area so I'm hoping to see some Orange in the crowd there as well.We ought to be a much better team than last time we played GCU, but honestly, who knows. We shouldn't be playing at GCU anyway, and I am still pretty annoyed by the whole concept.
Another plus to playing GCU on the road is that it should result in this being a Quadrant 2 win where if we played them at home it would almost for sure be a Quadrant 3 win.