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:

Illinois' 5-game win streak over the Hawkeyes comes to an end with an 80-78 loss in Iowa City. Mike Carpenter and Brian Hanson react during an exciting second half which saw Illinois take as much as an 8-point lead, but Tony Perkins' 32 points led Iowa back to a big victory.

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