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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It Was a Good Day (10/25/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter recaps a Saturday for the books, as Illinois football pulled off an upset at #7 Penn State and the basketball team welcomed fans back to the State Farm Center. He discusses the importance of Bielema's team getting a signature win in his first year, along with the possibility of making a bowl game. Also, the basketball team impresses with their depth, length and athleticism.

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