After a senior day win over Nebraska, the Illini, once again, reached the all-important .500 mark in league play, improving to 8-8 with two remaining conference showdowns. Illinois closes on the road at Iowa and Ohio State this coming week, before the four-day Big Ten tournament in Chicago.
Whether you believe Illinois locked up their NCAA tournament berth with their win over the Cornhuskers or that the Illini need another win in either the regular season or conference tournament, there's no doubt the Illini still have room to improve in the coming weeks.
In what has been an up-and-down season, the Illini have won six of their last seven contests after their buzzer-beating win over top-ranked Indiana. If Illinois can continue their recent high level of play, there should be no doubt in hearing their name called Selection Sunday, as well as confidence that they can do some damage in the one-and-done tournament.