Feb 12, 2014; Lincoln, NE, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach John Groce watches during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Plays of the Game vs. Nebraska (GIFs and Poll)


The Illini took one on the chin tonight in Lincoln, Nebraska 67-58, but a pair of upperclassmen still managed to throw together a few highlight reel plays in the process. One of them has to be seen to be believed, and it wouldn’t shock me at all to see it as a SportsCenter Top Ten Nominee tonight.

Luckily for Illinois fans web-wide, Dan at Illinois Loyalty put together some animated gif’s so that everyone that might have missed these plays live can get a second chance to see them.

We, at Writing Illini, are curious which one you liked the best. So, please take time to vote in the poll below after watching each choice!

Without any further ado, here are the nominees for plays of the game versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers from tonight’s game.

Ray Rice Goes For a Jog and Throws One Down
Rice Dunk

Joseph Bertrand with a little Hangtime for the Reverse
Bertrand Reverse

Showtime feat. Rayvonte Rice
Showtime

This one is easy to call tonight as far as I’m concerned. Rayvonte Rice wins it hands down with a play that made my eyes open wide and my jaw drop when I saw it live, but this is a democracy around here and everyone gets a vote. So, please, take a second and let your voice be heard.

Once again, thanks to Illinois Loyalty for making these gifs available, and as always, thanks for reading!

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