The way I cope with loses is the manner in which the Illini lose. In games like this one where the run never materializes, no matter the stakes, it is easier for me to accept. Where the lose is robbed from us by a Luther 3 that doesn't go down or the refs letting a smug brat steam roll us and foul Augie out in the process. I'm still angry about it. We should already have National Title and not have to pin our hopes on a team that have never danced before.