Ayo to the rescue, saves the Illini from disaster in Nebraska

By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com

This is what All-Americans do.

6th ranked Illinois was in trouble.  Down 61-56 with 3:40 to go at a Nebraska team that was winless in the Big Ten and that hadn’t triumped in a conference game since January of last year.  A Cornhuskers team that had no business playing a darkhorse contender for the national title straight up for 36 minutes, let alone leading that team and closing in on pulling off the biggest upset of the Big Ten season.

The Illini had spent the entire night digging and then climbing . . .

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