The team is back in a funk and it couldn't come at a much worse time of year.
Wouldn't be at all surprising if Illinois takes them down.
I think you're right. The hope, though, is that Illinois is pretty inconsistent. It will be interesting to see the match, since it's played in old Huff Gym at the U of I. In my youth in downstate Illinois decades ago, Huff Gym was the home of Illini basketball and the Illinois High School State Basketball tournament. It was pitifully small about the size of a high school gym. Wonder how many it seats for volleyball?