Found January 27, 2012 on From The Barn:
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A big game on a cold January Saturday night. What could be better? This space is usually reserved for disclaimers that there is no such thing as a must win game in January and platitudes about how a season isn't over until it's over because of the automatic NCAA tournament bid awarded at the end of the Big Ten Tournament. Nope, I'm not going to do it this time. This is a must win. There is a road to a 6-5 conference record with what could be an absolutely monstrous match-up with the Badgers at The Barn on February 9th that could transform the rest of the season. Illinois is the entrance ramp, and if they miss it things get complicated. Related posts:B1G Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini Game 24 Preview: Gophers and Illinois battle for bubble breathing room Big Ten Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini
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