WMBD/WYZZ-TV - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jon Ekey isn't coming back for another season at Illinois.
He wishes he was.
"Those guy will be hungry again,"' Ekey said after the Illini lost at Clemson in the second round of the NIT Sunday. "They will know how it feels to come so close against Michigan, so close in this game. Everything was right there at the tip of our hands and we let it go. So these guys will use that as motivation. And they're going to be really good, I think."
Ekey and Bertrand were the lone seniors on the roster for the Illini (20-15).