The alma mater of Andy Bernard, Cornell, can’t get to Champaign fast enough for the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Fighting ‘Nard Dogs, actually they’re called the Cornell Big Red, with some bear looking thing as their logo/mascot I think?, will get the Illini to re-focus quickly after that UGLY loss to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels at their alleged home away from home, the United Center in Chicago.
It’s a REALLY quick, two day turnaround as Illinois returns home to face Cornell on Monday night at the Assembly Hall. And that’s probably a good thing for Illinois.
“I think as an athlete that’s what you like being able to come right back and redeem yourself,” said Illini guard Sam Maniscalco.
“Getting back to the drawing board and getting better. We’ll let it sink in, soak it all up, get back to it tomorrow and hopefully play well versus Cornell.”
It is Illinois’ final non-conference home game. The Illini are 7-0 at the House of ‘Paign this season and have won 10 straight home games dating