Illinois fell in the Big Ten opener on Sunday against Nebraska 75-60. Things don't get easier for the Illini moving forward.
Illinois set to host No. 19 Ohio State at the United Center on Wednesday night. Despite the difficult schedule Illinois has already faced this season, the newcomers, particularly the freshmen will need to quickly adapt to the hardships of Big Ten play.
Wednesday marks the 53rd time Illinois has played at the United Center and the 1st time against a Big Ten opponent since facing Northwestern in 2003