The theme of the last few days in the Big Ten is that teams with their backs against the wall can do surprising things. In a world in which IU wins by 17 at Purdue, then Purdue turns around and loses by only 3 in Columbus, it would be in no way shocking if the Illini rebounded from a devastating home loss to Northwestern with a strong performance at The Real Assembly Hall. The Illini are always a pesky team and play the Hoosiers tough. Bruce Weber hates our guts, and we're not too fond of you either, Squeaky, or your video coordinator Chester Frazier (maybe Calbert Cheaney can give him a chest to the forearm at some point tonight). Go IU!