Riding a wave of optimism, Carp examines Brad Underwood’s program building, Ayo and Kofi’s remarkable seasons (so far), and what this late-season surge could mean for Illini basketball moving forward.

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The Portal Giveth (05/01/22) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Illinois basketball secures another big commitment, this time from the transfer portal: Terrence Shannon Jr., a 6'6" wing who can fill it up and play lock down D. Mike Carpenter reacts to the news, compares the Underwood era to Self's tenure, and digs into the delicious rivalry that's developed between the Illini and Michigan basketball programs.

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