Bruce Weber's no-good, very-bad season is getting a whole lot worse, especially if the Illini keep this up.
Down 33-26 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers at halftime, the Illinois Fighting Illini have gone ice cold in the second half, scoring a mere five points in nine minutes of action, currently trailing 59-31 with 11:06 to go in the game.
At one point, Illinois led 24-16. That was before the 43-7 run that this 11-13 Nebraska team has gone on.
D.J. Richardson is the only Illinois player in double figures so far (11 points) and no one else has more than six. The team is actually shooting 42% but is a dreadful 4-for-17 from three-point range.
Nebraska, meanwhile, is shooting the lights out. They're shooting 60% as a team and 57% from three-point range (8-of-14). Caleb Walker has 13 for the Huskers while Bo Spencer has added 10.
Illinois coach Bruce Weber has been under fire in recent weeks as his team has slid down the Big Ten standings. Currently 16-10, their post-season options are getting slimmer with every week. The team has lost seven of their last eight and things aren't looking good tonight. With No. 6 Ohio State, No. 17 Michigan and No.15 Wisconsin still to play before the Big Ten Tournament, they aren't going to get any easier, either.