Illinois will try to get some of its injured guys back tonight. Bruce Weber says Sam Maniscalco will play a few minutes; he is also hoping to get freshman Myke Henry back in the mix.
Getting as close as possible to full strength is key to helping the Illini play well early.
For more on Sam Maniscalco:
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Maniscalco getting back into game shape
Maniscalco settles in as Illini leader