- Associated Press - Monday, November 8, 2010

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (AP) - With a deep, young roster and a No. 13 ranking, Illinois is expected to live up to some high expectations this season.

But a pair of too-close-for-comfort exhibitions wins over Division II schools have created doubts about whether the Illini are ready justify the hype.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber said last week that his team still has a lot of work to do.

Weber really needs senior Demetri McCamey to be at his best. The point guard was the team’s top scorer last season.

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