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The Minute After: Illinois

Thoughts on a 67-66 loss to the Illini:

If there’s a silver lining to Indiana’s 0-2 week, it’s this: Unlike so much of the conference season, the Hoosiers competed and didn’t wilt away on the road. Despite an awful offensive performance in West Lafayette on Thursday night, Indiana fought back from a double-digit deficit and made things interesting down the stretch. Today in Champaign, Indiana hung right with the Illini from the opening tip. The Hoosiers never let them bust out or take control of the game in a way that a mini-run couldn’t put them right back in the contest.