The 2005 team was 6 points from two games away from an unbeaten season. That close.
The Flying Illini would have won it all if Michigan doesn’t change coaches right before the tourney.
Douglas and Altenberger probably make the Final Four if it wasn’t a Kentucky home game to qualify.
My final answer; Flying Illini. But cannot really naysay anyone liking 2005 either.
I am afraid 2021 goes in the Austin Peay class. Better ... and the B1G trophy is nice ... but as far as the NCAAs are concerned still a huge disappointment
When it really counts, Loyola has Illinois' number. 1963 and lately. And I don't blame Sister; I'm a Roman Catholic, wouldn't dare blame her; I'd be excommunicated.
But what the heck happened this time? Should Ayo have been playing? We're not told a thing because his personal health is just that - personal.