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Illini must beat Purdue — or get hot in Chicago — to Dance

This hasn’t been the most compelling college basketball season of recent vintage, but the teams that have locked up regular-season titles in the major conferences — Kentucky in the SEC, Virginia in the ACC, Wisconsin in the Big Ten, Arizona in the Pac-12 — are truly outstanding.

And how about Kansas? This is far from the best Jayhawks squad that has contributed to 11 straight Big 12 championships, but the streak itself can only be viewed as a singular achievement in the modern college game. With that, this week’s Four-Point Play: Read more