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Peoria Illini stars from two decades ago honored Saturday

The 2001 and 2002 Big Ten Championship Illini teams were honored Saturday during the Illinois...
The 2001 and 2002 Big Ten Championship Illini teams were honored Saturday during the Illinois basketball game.(WEEK)
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 10:48 PM CST
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CHAMPAIGN (25 NEWS) - The Fighting Illini blasted St. Francis on Saturday, but the highlight of the game was halftime when the back-to-back Big Ten Illini champs of 20 years ago were honored.

That team is a Peoria favorite as three Peoria Manual grads were all in the starting lineup.

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