After rattling off wins against Rutgers, Wisconsin, and Purdue in the new year, Illinois Men's Basketball has reached the Top 25 for the first time since 2014. The team is currently 12-5 (4-2 in Big Ten), second in the standings only to Michigan State. You can read a little more about this over at Champaign Room, which is where I saw this news I'm posting about now. 

Illinois faces off against Northwestern at home this Saturday, January 18th at 4 p.m.

Top photo: Orange graphic of State Farm Center faded out with large bold #24 in white, a full team photo complete with 16 players in white uniforms overlaying text and orange background. Photo from Fighting Illini Basketball's Twitter.