The weekend in Illinois came to a close with a 7 p.m. showdown against Southern for the second of three games in what’s essentially a non-MTE, MTE. The goal for tonight against the Jaguars? To get off to a better start than Friday. While Illinois did beat Valparaiso, trailing by 10 at two points in the first half probably wasn’t the plan. It’s also been something of a trend against mid-major opponents this season. So, we’ll see what happens. Follow along with beat writer Scott Richey all night long to find out:

Scott Richey is a reporter covering college basketball at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@srrichey).

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