Tonight brings probably the most pivotal game of the season for Illini basketball, a showdown with the Hawkeyes.

On the newest The 200 Level, Mike previews metaphorical fork in the road, what it means for this team moving forward, and how it could set the stage for an exciting (or brutal) four-game Big Ten stretch.

Tip off is at 8 pm, stream the full episode here:

He's Baaack! (07/16/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Kofi Cockburn is coming back to Illinois for his junior season, capping off a roller coaster of an offseason for Brad Underwood's program. Mike Carpenter reacts to the huge news, lofty expectations for the 2022 team, and how this bodes well for future recruiting in the NIL era.

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