>Well, sadly, the quest has come to an end. A poor start put the Illini in a 14 point hole early, and they never fully recovered as their season ended with a 77-71 loss against Dayton on Wednesday night. The Illini did make a frantic comeback, closing to 4 point with 18 seconds left, but couldn’t keep the momentum going. So, the book is closed on a season that is somewhat a disappointment, but sometimes, that’s just how it goes.