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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:09 PM   #101
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If the last few seasons haven't taught us enough about counting wins before they happen, I don't know what will.

I think we beat Butler tonight.
We are fans. It doesn't matter if we look past teams on the schedule. If players are doing that, it's a problem.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:33 PM   #102
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Obviously I think we could get in the top 25 if we win tonight. Does anyone feel like we get in even with a close loss? Maybe a few votes?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:37 PM   #103
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Obviously I think we could get in the top 25 if we win tonight. Does anyone feel like we get in even with a close loss? Maybe a few votes?
Very few votes if that happens. Close loss to UNC would have been different.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:39 PM   #104
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Obviously I think we could get in the top 25 if we win tonight. Does anyone feel like we get in even with a close loss? Maybe a few votes?

even with a win we'll probably be on the outside looking in
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:45 PM   #105
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Of course he'll want to win, he's not going to take it easy on him just because it is his friend. However, playing the "he didn't want you" card is cheap and not something you'd do to a close friend when Stevens' decision obviously was WAY more involved than "I don't like their players/team as much."
I don't think it's cheap at all. It's the truth. If he doesn't do it fine but I'd have no problems with him doing it.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:50 PM   #106
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I am glad we are off to a great start however we should get ahead of ourselves. We are one shot from losing to Hawaii, Rankings mean little to me in November,
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:05 PM   #107
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Preview: Illinois vs Butler (Maui final)

Of these Illini, Stevens said:

"They are super skilled. And the way that he (Groce) plays, they fit right into that. They play with exceptional freedom."

Stevens said his friendship with Groce and Miller "will transcend this game."

http://blogs.indystar.com/butler/201...is-maui-final/

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:20 PM   #108
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Illini getting some love during the USC Marquette game
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:28 PM   #109
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indystar coverage is pretty good
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:30 PM   #110
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Sagarin says Illini by 1.
Ken Pom says Illini by 2.
I agree; Illini by 1-2, also known as 12.
New math.
Its great
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:31 PM   #111
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indystar coverage is pretty good
Why do you take the star?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:38 PM   #112
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I don't think it's cheap at all. It's the truth. If he doesn't do it fine but I'd have no problems with him doing it.
From what I've seen so far, I'd say Groce's maturity level is WAY above that.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:42 PM   #113
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This is sort of a humorous thing that some guy does on the Butler board. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it.
http://buhoops.yuku.com/topic/8948/Illinois-Lookalikes
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:48 PM   #114
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Does any one find it kind of interesting that we have 2 coaches in this tournamnet who didn't want to coach at Illinois? I am very happy that JG fell into our lap!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:29 PM   #115
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Wasn't Shaka our first choice? Then Stephens then JG

Pearl is so annoying
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:39 PM   #116
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Wasn't Shaka our first choice? Then Stephens then JG

Pearl is so annoying
I believe you are correct and some people on here have even been saying that not getting Stephens was more of a mutual decision.

You know ESPN though: they need their story regardless of truths.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:40 PM   #117
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However, I do love how they keep saying: "And coming up later is Butler vs. Illinois in the CHAMPIONSHIP game". : )
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:45 PM   #118
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This is sort of a humorous thing that some guy does on the Butler board. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it.
http://buhoops.yuku.com/topic/8948/Illinois-Lookalikes
Tried to read it but made it no further than the OP's avatar
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:48 PM   #119
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Tried to read it but made it no further than the OP's avatar
Best avatar ive ever seen!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:50 PM   #120
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Watching the KSU game on the U and I must say I do not miss Weber screaming on the sideline. Pertaining to our game tonight I'm going...

ILL - 68
Butler - 65

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:52 PM   #121
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Everyone is going with the safe predictions. I am just going to throw one out there.
ILL-85
Butler-73
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:01 PM   #122
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Illini getting some love during the USC Marquette game
By who? What was said?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:11 PM   #123
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I've been on the Kool-Aide all year!

University of Illinois. 87
Butler University 68
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:25 PM   #124
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By who? What was said?
Showed the stats of BP3 and said how effectively we are shooting the 3 ball
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:40 PM   #125
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Illinois 61
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