CHAMPAIGN — Illinois has seen its fair share of ups-and-downs this season. The Illini have wins over North Carolina State, VCU and BYU. They also have four double-digit losses (Florida St., West Virigina, Maryland, Indiana).
Needless to say, consistency has been an issue. Not only for the Illini but graduate senior Tracy Abrams as well. After scoring a career-high 31 points against Central Michigan on Dec. 10, Abrams has only scored 38 points in the following five games. Fifth-year head coach John Groce says scoring isn’t everything.