The Illinois basketball team (10-0) his risen to No. 19 in both major national polls. Illinois is up from 222nd to 19th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll - and up from 24th to 19th in the AP Poll. Illinois is one just nine undefeated teams remaining in men's Division I-A basketball after wins over St. Bonaventure and Coppin St.
Next up, Illinois will face UNLV Saturday in Chicago in a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament opener.