CHAMPAIGN - Tomorrow night the Illini will go up against one of the best teams in the country in one of the toughest road environments in all of college basketball. Illinois will visit the Michigan State Spartans at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
Michigan State is ranked 9th in the coaches poll. They're coming off a 5-point loss at Indiana, but at home they're almost unbeatable.
Michigan State is 12-0 at home this year, and the Illini know it will not be easy to win in East Lansing.
Centennial's Pookie Byrd will be out approximately two weeks from summer basketball after spraining his ankle Friday. Byrd has offers from Loyola and Green Bay. He's planning to visit Green Bay next...