Take for example the following thoughts from former Kentucky star Tony Delk (from a Sporting News interview)
I was playing the point the first two games, when we lost to UMass. Then
(Pitino) put me back at the shooting guard position and we won 27 in a row.
Then we lost in the SEC championship game to Mississippi State, which I
think was a good loss for us. Winning so many games, thinking you're
invincible, I think we would have taken a loss from somebody.
With the exception of the Iowa game, the Illini have probably felt invincible. Sometimes you need a reality check. I'll still root for them to win tonight, but I won't be heartbroken if they don't.
Update: Okay... whatever. I'll never complain about a good win.