5 huge observations from the Illinois basketball win over Wisconsin

It wasn't easy, but the Illinois basketball came away from the Kohl Center with another big win over Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 2, 2024; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini players forward Quincy Guerrier (13),
Mar 2, 2024; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini players forward Quincy Guerrier (13), / Kayla Wolf-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Illinois top 10 transfers of all time list needs updated

In June 2023, I put together a list of the top 10 transfers of all time for the Illinois basketball program. There are some good players on this list.

You will probably remember players like Andres Feliz, Rayvonte Rice, and Marcus Griffin, to name a few. Terrence Shannon Jr. is also on the list. Entering the 2023-24 season, he was already on this list because of the numbers he put up last year.

The list will need to be updated, though. Shannon is going to be moving up the list once the season is over. He is having one of the best runs from an Illinois transfer. Some postseason success would help too.

I am mainly going to be adjusting the list once the season is over due to another rising transfer. Sadly, Feliz is probably going to be bounced off the list because there has to be a spot for Marcus Domask.

My mind is blown by how good Domask has been for the Illini. I could go back and find an article I wrote before the season started that said he would be a backup, and I don’t know how much he would actually contribute to the team. Man, egg on my face.

Domask has been incredible for Illinois, and his brilliance continued on Saturday against Wisconsin. He finished the game with 31 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one block on 12-of-21 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 from three-point range. He also hit 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

Domask’s ability to drive to the hoop is amazing. He has the post presence and fadeaway of Dirk Nowitzki and the ability to wiggle his way around a defender that I have rarely seen in the sport.

Wisconsin feared Domask so much on Saturday that they left him wide open from three-point range on multiple occasions. Domask made them pay by knocking down 66.7% of his three-pointers.

I haven’t even touched on the eight rebounds and three assists. Not only did Domask lead the entire game in scoring by being a master in the post and a sniper from three-point range, but he also led both teams in rebounds and assists.

Domask is one of the most dynamic players Illinois has ever had in Champaign. He is quickly rising up the best transfers in program history list as well. Domask has been so fun to watch this season.