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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:12 AM   #251
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Great win! Now can a brother get a replay?!?!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:18 AM   #252
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Rich McBride against Penn St at home?
Oh I remember that one. I was there and had had my younger sister with me who was visiting campus. Such a heartbreaker.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:32 AM   #253
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ILLINOIS WINS ILLINOIS WINS ILLINOIS WINS 78-77 DJ RICHARDSON AT THE BUZZER BABY #ILLINI
Yes!!! Great news to wake up to!!! I couldn't make it last night but they had to battle hard to come back!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:47 AM   #254
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Great win for the illini! but we play like this with other b10 teams, we're done
No sh*t, man ... But this was our third game and first road test. I think we'll be just fine.

Great comeback, boys! SO pumped about Maui!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:47 AM   #255
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While it sounded like we played a fairly ugly game, the end of regulation and overtime had to be right up there with the best finishes Illinois has ever had. Obviously the Indiana game with the Flyin' Illini and the Arizona game in '05 were bigger. It was really a shame the game wasn't on. Streaming was terrible and even the audio feed was choppy at best. Even a replay would be fantastic.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:52 AM   #256
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Stream sucked, Illini sucked in the first half and I was tired (east coast time), but in the end, the Illini prevailed due to some good play by TA, BP3 and DJ. Some of the foul calls were very questionable, but that happens on the road. Bigs have to play better - I suspect USC will present some issues with their size. Good win and an important experience for the team. Never give up...
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:57 AM   #257
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ILL! Go illini! Beat the Trojans!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:59 AM   #258
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No sh*t, man ... But this was our third game and first road test. I think we'll be just fine.

Great comeback, boys! SO pumped about Maui!
First road test is definitely important. Especially when it's a place like Hawaii, where it is very easy to get distracted. It doesn't sound like a good win (fell asleep, gotta back to ILL this morning), but it does appear to be a character victory.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:59 AM   #259
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Last play wasn't on SC Top Ten but Lillard to Leonard was #9!

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:12 AM   #260
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Early in the year we won several like this.

These kids have heart, just lost mojo late due to coaches insecurity, that won't happen this year.
That's right..up through Ohio state game we were kings of the close game last year. Then it all changed...hope we can keep the mojo all year this season because it doesn't look like there will be any easy wins for us in the B1G
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:16 AM   #261
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That's right..up through Ohio state game we were kings of the close game last year. Then it all changed...hope we can keep the mojo all year this season because it doesn't look like there will be any easy wins for us in the B1G
And I think those were better teams than Hawaii too. St Bonaventure was a tourney team and ISU made it to the valley championship. I believe they beat WSU.

I think this game will be a good cornerstone for the season though and a big confidence booster!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:17 AM   #262
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Best game since Arizona? maybe?
In terms of suspense? Definitely. Quality of game play? Not even close. Work to do; work to do.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:18 AM   #263
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Last play wasn't on SC Top Ten but Lillard to Leonard was #9!
Top Ten was "Friday's Top Ten. We may have a shot for Saturday's but it's a busy college football day. That dunk by Meyers sure looked familiar huh?

Go Illini! beat the Boilers today! I'll be there!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:21 AM   #264
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I don't even know what to say.

I stopped watching at half and went to sleep.

Woke up and looked on my phone...freaked out.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:23 AM   #265
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Doubt if espn even has the video to show the shot. Heck, the game was not even listed on their website scoreboard this morning.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:24 AM   #266
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:26 AM   #267
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Best 2:00 AM phone alert ever!

Great game, I fell asleep at the half when it wasn't so great. I think it was the combo of Steve Kelly's terrible calls and...well, the score.

Woke up early this morning and haven't gone back to bed since...too excited.

For those looking for a video replay, I would guess in a day or two it would be in its entirety on www.illinitorrent.net.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:28 AM   #268
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lol that Hawaii analyst is adamantly positive the shot was good from the start.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:33 AM   #269
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Didn't Groce say Myke Henry was the best rebounder on the team a few weeks ago. We are getting pounded on the boards the whole game so why not give him a chance? Great win though and listening to Groce in the background of the radio feed was entertaining too.
Didn't see the game (lost patience with the buffering) but I would bet Henry sat for the same reason he sat last year...he doesn't play defense. Can anyone that suffered through the game stream comment on how he defended?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:33 AM   #270
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Thanks for the replay, Dan. Wow. What a win.

Horrible job by that ref to wave it off before they went to the monitors. Wasn't really close. Ball was clearly out of his hand well before the horn or backboard went off.

At least, we are now even with the house for the infamous Rich McBrice shot against Penn State in 2006.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:37 AM   #271
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lol that Hawaii analyst is adamantly positive the shot was good from the start.
Almost sounds like one of our fans... knows the feeling of being screwed by something at the last minute.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:46 AM   #272
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Any feedback from Recruits (committed or prospects) on Twitter about this win/comback?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:50 AM   #273
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Great win but we definitely have some work to do. Getting down by double digits from the beginning minutes of the game can not happen. Poor defense is not an Illini trademark. Based on this win, the guys and Groce seem to have the pieces and fortitude to turn this into a good team. Liking what I see but we are clearly not there yet.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:52 AM   #274
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I'm not half as excited as you all but i'm glad we didn't pick up and ugly loss early.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:57 AM   #275
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Great win last night - it's been a fun morning reading through the post-game and game threads. Glad to see the "keep shooting" mentality paying early dividends and really good to see these guys pull out a close game in a hostile environment. That's going to help foster some confidence in this bunch, I hope.

In regards to the lack of playing time for a couple guys - like M. Henry and Joe B. - who might have helped with the boards, I was wondering if anybody else noted the Groce quote from the Tupper article Dan posted:
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"But you have to set the rules when you're on the road and we got away with one tonight."
The article doesn't really provide any context for the quote, so it's not clear if Groce just means that you have to set the tone for the game or if he's referring to team rules that weren't followed. Anyone have an idea?
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