At this point on the College Basketball calendar, not many people expected both the Maryland Terrapins and Illinois Fighting Illini to be battling for first place in the Big Ten. Well, that’s exactly what we have Friday night at State Farm Center in Champagne, Illinois, as both teams sit at the top of the standings at 8-3, one-half game ahead of preseason favorite Michigan State. The 21st-ranked Illini had won seven in a row before a 72-65 road loss at Iowa… read more