Illinois-Nebraska Series Finale Cancelled, but Teams Set to Meet in B1G Tourney Opener

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Illinois Athletics) - Following a 1:50 rain delay after playing into the fourth inning, the series finale between No. 2 Illinois and Nebraska was officially cancelled due to unplayable conditions. The game will not be rescheduled.

Illinois earned the No. 1 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament and will play No. 8 seed Nebraska on Wednesday (May 20) at 5 p.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be televised live on Big Ten Network. Illinois will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament for the fourth time in program history (1998, 2005, 2011, 2015).

2015 Fighting Illini Baseball

• Illinois won its 30th Big Ten Championship, which ranks second all-time in conference history behind Michigan (35).
• It is the first Illini title since 2011 (shared with Michigan State) and first outright title since 2005.
• Illinois is off to its best start in school history with a 45-6-1 record at the end of the regular season. The Illini's 45 wins rank third on the program's all-time list. The school record for victories is 49 in 1982.
• Illinois boasts the No. 1 winning percentage (0.875) in NCAA Division I Baseball and has the fewest losses (6).
• Illinois is on a school-record 26-game winning streak, which is the longest winning streak in the country in 2015. It equaled Nebraska (1983) for the longest winning streak by a Big Ten team.
• The NCAA record winning streak of 34 is owned by Texas (1977) and Florida Atlantic (1999).
• UI won a Big Ten record 20 straight conference contests and finished in first place at 21-1 overall, equaling the 2014 Indiana Hoosiers (21-3) for the most wins during a 24-game Big Ten season (began in 2009).
• Illinois has outscored its opponents 216-96 during its 26-game winning streak. The Illini boast a .314 average and 2.91 ERA during that span. UI has overcome a deficit in 16 of the games and has 22 total comeback wins on the year.
• UI's 16-game home winning streak is the longest active streak in the nation. The Illini also boast the longest active road winning streak (10) and best road record (17-2-1) in the nation.

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