Well, if there is such a thing as a moral victory, here's one.
This had the feel of "The Perfect Storm". We all knew we were going to lose, but at least the team made it interesting and entertaining. And just like in the movie there was that moment about three minutes from the end when we had the lead and there's the break in the clouds and we could think "well maybe..."
And then George Clooney says, "she's not going to let us out". And Marc Loving dunks after a turnover, and drills a three-pointer. And then the big wave hits.
Maybe this will be the psychological turning point toward a decent season. Or maybe this will be where things fall apart. At least it was a good tragedy, rather than a totally dispiriting blowout.
Good analogy but the Illini will live to compete another day. Love to see the growth in this young team. This alone will make the season worth watching even if there is no great success. I am on board and hope other fans can see the talent and improvement of this team.