I’m likely in the deep minority on this, but I’ve seen others refer to Illini as having #2 finish last year and I just think that is wrong. Being number 2 heading into tourney to me isn’t finishing #2. Illini lost in second round of tourney and finished #8 in final standings. Can’t talk about wanting to win the tourney and then just disregard so you can refer to a higher ranking. Illini had a great season that ended with some disappointment. No need to go back to second to last poll to make one feel better about end of season. Illini finished as #8 team in final poll. Nothing wrong with that. OK rant over.BU watching players on a Friday night! We are getting the job done. Visits is a start. Need to cash in on our #2 finish last year!