It happens. Usually after putting it all out there. And that's what happened for the Illini on Sunday. After inspiring games against Michigan State and at Wisconsin, the Illini crashed hard against Ohio State.The Buckeyes seemingly couldn't miss, even though the Illini did a respectable job of containing Evan Turner in the first half. At the same time, the Illini couldn't find the basket. They had plenty of looks (and plenty of bad shots), and nothing seemed to fall.And so, the Illini lost in spectacular fashion. Maybe it was too early on a Sunday for them to be awake. Maybe the extra day to the game got them out of rhythm. Maybe Ohio State is the team to beat, now that Turner is healthy.On a personal note, I enjoyed the Assembly Hall atmosphere despite the loss. Hadn't been there for a...

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