Illinois fights to the end but loses to 6th ranked Michigan State 87-74
The FIghting Illini drop to 0-8 in Big Ten play following a 87-74 loss to #6 Michigan State. Illinois did not go down quietly, cutting the deficit to eight points with just over a minute remaining. The Spartans shot 68 percent for the game despite 25 turnovers in the game. Kipper Nichols led Illinois with 27 points, Trent Frazier had 13 points, Leron Black added 10 points in the loss.