Loss to Northwestern at Assembly Hall new low
Illini bottoming out
CHAMPAIGN — The loss at Wisconsin on Saturday was dismal, but that was on the road against a team with an undefeated Big Ten record.
Things got worse Thursday night at Assembly Hall with a 68-54 debacle against Northwestern (11-7, 2-3 Big Ten), an opponent playing without its injured star and with one of the worst records in the conference.
After a 12-0 start that provided so many in Champaign with reason for hope, the team has lost three in a row and five of its last seven games.