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Illini Put Perfect Start on Line Against UNLV -- Broadcast Saturday on WGIL
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- No one seemed to know quite what to expect out of this year's Illini, a young team that lost four of last year's starters.

It's a safe bet not many people expected this. No. 19 Illinois is a perfect 10-0 with wins under its belt over Gonzaga and Maryland.

Skeptics say the Illini schedule hasn't provided much of a challenge. But Saturday should be a test. Illinois faces UNLV (10-2) in Chicago.

The game will be a rematch of last year's NCAA tournament game that the Illini won. UNLV this season isn't ranked but the Rebels have knocked off North Carolina.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

HEAR THE GAME BEGINNING AT 3:30PM SATURDAY ON AM 1400 WGIL.
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