1-day break between games, Indiana looked rusty in the opening eleven minutes against Illinois , While the students were still in the winter break, Simon Skjodt was perfectly normal during a Big Ten game. In an Ayo Dosunmu leap to 9:06 in the first half, Illinois scored a 25-15 lead, and it looked like Indiana had another nail-biter on his hands. But the Hoosiers had even retraced until half-time (32: 32) and took control early in the second half, as the defense held fast and Romeo Langford got hot. The five-star keeper scored the first 10 points from Indiana after a break, as the Hoosiers quickly gained a lead of eight points. From there, Illinois was never closer to the rest of the distance than four, as IU scored its seventh consecutive win and moved to league play to 3-0.
Outstanding Actor : Langford earned a career high of 28 points In 37 minutes it was 8 of 13 minutes off the ground. Langford was once again in a great position to make contact and come to the line (11: 15).
Statistics That Strike : The concern Indiana brought was sales, but it was the Hoosiers who benefited from the Illini mishaps. Indiana turned 21 Illini sales into 22 points. Illinois scored only 10 points from Indiana's 15 Turnovers.