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Matt Bollant out to turn around Illini

Originally Published: December 30, 2012
By Graham Hays | espnW

When Illinois and Green Bay squared off last season as part of a Thanksgiving tournament in Puerto Rico, the result was unlikely to cause anyone to drop the turkey and stuffing in surprise. Green Bay seized an early lead, quickly expanded the advantage to double digits and rolled to an 82-62 victory.

The Phoenix were on their way to a 31-2 record, a top-10 ranking and a third consecutive trip to at least the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Illini would finish the ...

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