It took some late game heroics from Ayo Dosunmu and was too close for comfort against Ohio, but the Illini basketball team remained undefeated and opened this week with a #5 ranking ahead of Wednesday’s showdown with Baylor (#2). If that wasn’t crazy enough, this is wild:

It’s a big week. On the latest episode of The 200 Level, Mike takes a look at last week’s MTE and previews the road ahead, which looks pretty daunting.

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Get Bucky (09/27/22) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

It's a big week for Illini football as Bret Bielema's team returns to Madison with revenge on their mind. Mike Carpenter discusses the big opportunity Saturday, and the crucial three-game stretch of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Also, Illinois basketball practice is underway and Brad Underwood is feeling good about the 2022-23 season.

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