The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter
A-Maize-ing (03/03/21)

A-Maize-ing (03/03/21)

March 3, 2021

It's the day after a monumental Illini basketball win, and Mike Carpenter is still struggling to comprehend what just happened. He discusses the impressive performance, Trent Frazier's big moment, Underwood mentioning "national title", and yes - how sweet it is to kick Michigan's butt.

The Greatest Game Ever Played (03/02/21)

The Greatest Game Ever Played (03/02/21)

March 2, 2021

Illinois basketball secured its biggest win of the year (and one of the biggest in program history) with a 76-53 win at #2 Michigan. Mike Carpenter, Trevor Vallese and Isaac Ambrose react during a thrilling second half, and utter these three words for the first time: national title contenders.

Catching Up with Cory (02/28/21)

Catching Up with Cory (02/28/21)

February 28, 2021

Mike Carpenter recaps the big win over Wisconsin, a huge week ahead at Michigan and Ohio State, and how the Illini can secure a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Later, Cory Bradford hops on the podcast to talk about his new t-shirt with Fourth and Kirby, his career at Illinois, and what it's like to watch Frank Williams' kid help lead a top-5 Illini team into March Madness.

Stone Kohl’d Closers (02/27/21)

Stone Kohl’d Closers (02/27/21)

February 27, 2021

Despite a flurry of late game 3's from D'Mitrik Trice, the Illini closed out a gutty win in Wisconsin with ten consecutive made free throws. Mike Carpenter and Isaac Ambrose react during the thrilling victory, as Illinois gets a big road victory without their best player to improve to 14-4 in the Big Ten.

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Nose (02/25/21)

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Nose (02/25/21)

February 25, 2021

It's the first-ever dual solo/second-half pod in the history of The 200 Level! Mike Carpenter kicks things off discussing Ayo's injury, its silver linings, and a feverish Illini fan base spurred on by some questionable sports media types. Then, Trevor Vallese and Isaac Ambrose react during Illinois' impressive win over Nebraska.

M-S-Ewwww (02/23/21)

M-S-Ewwww (02/23/21)

February 23, 2021

It's a tale of two teams, as the Illini put in their worst performance of the year against a hungry Michigan State team. Mike Carpenter, Trevor Vallese, Isaac Ambrose and Andrew Wilson react during a positively stinky second half.

Triple Dos (02/20/21)

Triple Dos (02/20/21)

February 20, 2021

He did it again. Ayo Dosunmu notches his second triple-double in 2 weeks as the Illini smoke Minnesota 94-63. Mike Carpenter, Trevor Vallese and Issac Ambrose react during an immensely entertaining second half as Brad Underwood's squad makes a statement on national TV.

Barnstormin’ (02/18/21)

Barnstormin’ (02/18/21)

February 18, 2021

The 5th-ranked Illini are about to hit the road for awhile, beginning with a tough matchup at Minnesota. Mike Carpenter discusses Ayo's spectacular season, the remaining schedule, and how this team's legacy will be defined by the moments ahead. Also, Carp is excited that Bret Bielema's tenure will begin at Memorial Stadium instead of Dublin.

Déjà Buie (02/16/21)

Déjà Buie (02/16/21)

February 16, 2021

Bad opponent, close game, late heroics . . . rinse and repeat. Mike Carpenter, Trevor Vallese and Isaac Ambrose react during an Illini win over Northwestern in which Ayo Dosunmu saved the day late and moved their conference record to 11-3.

2 Legit 2 Quit (02/14/21)

2 Legit 2 Quit (02/14/21)

February 14, 2021

After a close call in Nebraska, Illini basketball finds themselves as the top 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Mike Carpenter discusses the near-miss on Friday, if Ayo is having the best individual season in program history, diminishing chances of a Big Ten crown, and a social media spat with Michigan fans.

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