A bunch of Illini fans from central Illinois made our way to United Center in 2011. Each year an Illini Alumni friend would get or group at least 10 tickets on the floor. That year we ended up under the Illini home basket, with the only thing between us and the court were the cheerleaders. I remember exactly what I said after that game. My buddy and I moved more trying to see around the cheerleaders than the standing around players on the court.
I believe that game was the beginning of the end for Coach Weber with Illinois.