An extremely disappointing season has just ended for the Fighting Illini.
They were expected to be a NCAA tournament team but ended up settling for the NIT as a No. 1 seed. They won the first two games, but lost to the Dayton Flyers, 77-71, last week.
This was a rough ending to a season that has left the Illini faithful in shambles. Illinois was out-hustled, out-shot, and out-coached.
Dayton is easily one of the best teams in the NIT, but Illinois did not come ready to play. Dayton saw this and took advantage of it by controlling the Illini from beginning to end.
And with the blink of an eye, the Illini's season was over.
Illinois still has a very bright future ahead, though, so Illini fans have nothing to worry about. They only lose one player, Dominique Keller, and they have the No. 6 recruiting class coming in, per Scout.com.
So I have put together a slide of what I think coach Bruce Weber's starting lineup should be starting off next year, and a prediction of how they will do.
Enjoy, and don't be afraid to leave a comment and voice your opinions and thoughts!