In just a few hours, Illinois will face Southern for the second of three games in what’s essentially a non-MTE, MTE. The goal for tonight against the Jaguars is to get off to a better start than Friday. While Illinois did beat Valparaiso, trailing by 10 at two points in the first half probably wasn’t the plan. It’s also been something of a trend against mid-major opponents this season. So, we’ll see what happens.
Follow along with beat writer Scott Richey all night long to find out how Illinois fares against Southern. Scott is a reporter covering college basketball at The News-Gazette and can be reached at [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com). You can also follow him on Twitter (@srrichey) for real-time updates on the game.