By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com
It felt like a heavyweight fight, but the result was Illinois' first Big Ten men's basketball championship since 2005. Six players scored in double figures as the 3rd ranked Illini survived a furious comeback by #9 Ohio State to triumph 91-88 in overtime.
It's the mark of a winner and a champion to take the best every opponent has to offer and yet still find a way to triumph. Illinois moves on having won a remarkable 14 of their last 15 games and half of those victories have come over ranked teams . . .
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