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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:37 AM   #51
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Domination on both ends of the court...holding Auburn under 60, crisp passing and scoring 75+, quality minutes for non-starters. I think we all know what a blowout looks like. It's time to A: start destroying terrible teams and B: regain some swagger at the UC
People have different thoughts as to what a "blowout" is so I just wanted your opinion, that's all.

I think a 75-55 game could very well happen.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:54 AM   #52
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After seeing the Illini lose four straight at the UC (I was out of town for the Georgia win). I just want an Illini win. I guess I will pick us to win 75-63.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:57 AM   #53
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Sounds like we'll be well-represented in the crowd - Illini wins 78-53.
I am sure hoping that there will be more than the 13,000 that was projected the last time I heard. The UC really rocks when it is filled with Illini fans. Hopefully, we can renew a rivalry with a big named team (maybe Arizona) to fill the place once again.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:57 PM   #54
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I'll be there, sec 118 row B, treated my dad to the tickets for Christmas.

Hopefully we come out strong and give us a solid win.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:27 PM   #55
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I picked us at 13-1 at the start but do we have problems from here on out.
I was hoping Shaw,Henry,or Langford would shine by now.

I just don't have any love for DJ's game.

TA is like a kid in a candy store.

BP3 goes in and out of pro status.

Lacking strength on the boards/ can't rebound (big boys)

JB has got to start....

BUT I like their effort as a team, great job with what you have coach.

Just upset Langford and Shaw have disappointed.
Wait till next year, thanks Bruce
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:23 PM   #56
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I'll be there. Was there last year and it was a huge letdown against UNLV.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:53 AM   #57
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This will be the first time we see a John Groce coached illini team come back from a loss. I think we'll play one of our best games yet. I've been an illini bball cynic for some time. But I'm all in on Groce. He's got that "it" factor. The players respond to him. He seems very "locked in" himself. I think we lucked into a winner here boys. Let's enjoy the ride. Groce is going to be a household name, I hope he doesn't leave for another job once he brings this program back to where it's supposed to be. I'm an alumni at loyola law school, both my roommates went to Umich. And as arrogant as they are, they both rave about groce (i make them watch illini games). I feel like it doesn't matter what 5 players in the country we throw out there on the court, as long as Groce is orchestrating this symphony we are in good hands. BP433333333333333333!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:42 AM   #58
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Is it sold out?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:20 AM   #59
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Is it sold out?
No, there are still a good amount of the cheap tickets left too ($15 + fees and tax = about $23).

That is all I had searched for before.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:28 AM   #60
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Hope you guys like the Big Ten Network, because this is the start of 13 games broadcast on BTN in the next 15 games we play. Next time we'll see Illinois on an ESPN network is February.
ESPN gets pick of league games. Interest was dropping, and we were pretty bad in conference last year....so BTN is where we play.

After this year, though, I expect ESPN will see us as a more appealing program.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:20 AM   #61
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Is it sold out?
No, and it won't be. As of last Saturday there were 13,000 tickets sold. (UC has 20,917 capacity)

Still, if attendance can top last year's 15k for the UNLV game that'd be a step in the right direction.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:23 AM   #62
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No, and it won't be. As of last Saturday there were 13,000 tickets sold. (UC has 20,917 capacity)

Still, if attendance can top last year's 15k for the UNLV game that'd be a step in the right direction.
And on a positive note (unless you're trying to buy tickets in the lower levels and haven't already), Ticketmaster was showing the best available seats as 10th row in the upper level earlier this morning, so it looks like it should be a good crowd.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:35 AM   #63
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And on a positive note (unless you're trying to buy tickets in the lower levels and haven't already), Ticketmaster was showing the best available seats as 10th row in the upper level earlier this morning, so it looks like it should be a good crowd.
Yea, I was able to get a block of 8 tickets together in one of the corner sections in the cheap ticket levels (312) in row like 12 or 13 no problem. I just ordered my tickets on Friday.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:37 AM   #64
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Good tickets on StubHub going as cheap as $30 too.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:51 AM   #65
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:34 PM   #66
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Dumb question: are they able to sell beer at this game?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:38 PM   #67
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Dumb question: are they able to sell beer at this game?
I would assume so since it's off campus
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:39 PM   #68
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Dumb question: are they able to sell beer at this game?
They have every year I've gone (since 05)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:44 PM   #69
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They have every year I've gone (since 05)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:01 PM   #70
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Dumb question: are they able to sell beer at this game?


The only argument for Bradley playing off campus is beer at games.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:04 PM   #71
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Dumb question: are they able to sell beer at this game?
They are and do. I think when the BTT is at the UC, you can buy alcohol in the restuaruants and brew pub, but they don't sell it in the seating area during the game. Probably afraid of what the Iowa fans would do once they were all liquored up.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:17 PM   #72
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First of 2 games in a week for me (Ohio St as well). First time I have been to a game since 08. So much Illinois basketball this week and I couldn't ask for anything more!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM   #73
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89-48 Illini!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:24 PM   #74
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They are and do. I think when the BTT is at the UC, you can buy alcohol in the restuaruants and brew pub, but they don't sell it in the seating area during the game. Probably afraid of what the Iowa fans would do once they were all liquored up.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:46 PM   #75
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