Why would you call timeout?

It is obvious they could not get the ball in bounds at the end of the game (or last two years) and also it gave illinois a chance to set up the fouling.

Totally blew a shot there. Just really dumb move by a great coach

Illinois would have fouled any way.

But you would not have had to run 6 inbound plays and you would have gotten the ball under the basket if you drove. Much easier to create action. Have to disagree. Wasn’t a good choice at all