Despite ESPN excitement, Illini must remain focused -

Despite ESPN excitement, Illini must remain focused

Excitement may be building in Champaign for Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay contest against No. 5 Michigan State, but the Fighting Illini can’t look that far ahead just yet.

At the halfway point of the conference schedule, the Illini (14-8, 6-3 Big Ten) sit in a tie for third place in the Big Ten. They open part two of the Big Ten slate on the road Wednesday against Iowa (8-14, 2-7) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

So while the Illini may be looking forward to the national attention come Saturday, junior guard Demetri McCamey knows there is plenty riding on the midweek contest, too.

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