Listening to Boers and Bernstein on The Score yesterday, they were discussing a recent poll which asked fans who they think would win between this years Illinois team or the '89 Final Four Illini. Apparently 60% of the fans thought this years team would win. I think the '89 team would stomp a mudhole in the current edition of the Illini. I don't claim to be the smartest poster on the boards, but college basketball was soooo much better back then. Look at the Michigan team they beat twice that year. They had 6 future NBA players on their roster. That Illinois team would give the current team fits from a matchup standpoint. Look at the backcourt of Bardo and Kendall Gill, both 6'5 and tremendous defensive players. Nick Anderson would kill anyone the current Illini have in the low post. Guys in the NBA had trouble stoppiing him down low, I don't see anyone from this years team stopping him. Kenny Battle and Roger Powell Jr would be a fun matchup but I see Battle being the superior player. What do you guys think?