On the latest The 200 Level, Mike soaks in every ounce of Illinois’ Big Ten Tournament Championship, #1 NCAA Tournament seeding, and why he thinks, just maybe, this could be the year.

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24 hours after the Illini clinched the Big Ten Championship and a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, Mike Carpenter reflects on the team's remarkable run. Later, he discusses the stellar performances from Illinois' supporting cast, and why – despite some tough draws – fans should be optimistic for a national title run.

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