I'll have what you're having. At 16-15 with a top 5 SOS and winning 10 in a row, we would be firmly on the bubble. Ok, attack away.
By the way sorry to keep commenting but the home loss to FAU may be the only thing stopping this from happening. But if we had wins over MSU, Maryland on a neutral, away at Wisky, away at Purdue, and another 1-2 ranked wins on a neutral court in the BTT I could see a pretty damn good case.This isn't too far out of the question if Illinois then go on and win 2 or 3 games in the Big Ten tourney. That would have us at 18/19-16, and Alabama got in last year at 19-15 thanks to a good run in the SEC tourney (and I believe the committee wanted top NBA prospects showcased, so having Colin Sexton helped. Same reason why Oklahoma got in despite a mediocre finish to the season). So, thanks to the SoS and the NBA prospect boost, Illinois doesn't have to win the Big Ten tourney in order to get in.
How can this Illini team best position itself to get two wins in the B1G tournament? Well, step right up to mred's 2019 Big 10 MBB Bracket Generator and Tiebreaker and generate all the scheduling combinations and permutations that your little heart desires.Would 18-16 (with 2 wins in the B1G 10 tournament) get us in the dance? I know it won't happen...but let's have a little fun.