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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:27 PM   #101
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:55 AM   #102
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Tyler Griffey
1. Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging a career-best 7.6 points.
2. Has made two game-winners at the buzzer at the Assembly Hall, a layup vs. Indiana (Feb. 7) and a three-pointer vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25).
3. Averaging 18.0 points and (42) and 6.0 rebounds (18) over the last three games.
4. Scored a season-high 16 points Sunday at Minnesota.
5. Grabbed season-high eight rebounds vs. Indiana (Feb. 7).

This is from: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...021513aad.html

How can #3 and #4 BOTH be true?

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:27 AM   #103
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Tyler Griffey
1. Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging a career-best 7.6 points.
2. Has made two game-winners at the buzzer at the Assembly Hall, a layup vs. Indiana (Feb. 7) and a three-pointer vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25).
3. Averaging 18.0 points and (42) and 6.0 rebounds (18) over the last three games.
4. Scored a season-high 16 points Sunday at Minnesota.
5. Grabbed season-high eight rebounds vs. Indiana (Feb. 7).

This is from: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...021513aad.html

How can #3 and #4 BOTH be true?
Well, since 42 divided by 3 equals 14. Number 3 has a typo.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:56 AM   #104
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:56 AM   #105
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"It was unbelievable watching the tape," Groce said Saturday. "I was really impressed with the way they executed. They made 11 3-pointers and other guys stepped up.

"Their system is so rock-solid. They are very precise. They take care of the ball and they can sometimes muddy up a game by limiting possessions and every possession becomes valuable."

The starting lineup Carmody patched together at Ohio State included three freshmen, a sophomore and senior Reggie Hearn, who scored 20 points when Northwestern beat Illinois earlier in the season.

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"You have to balance it," Groce said. "You don’t want to become dysfunctional with a loss or swallow the poison of success. You have to continue to stay humble, buy into the concept of improving every single day. We want to be an every-day team, not a game-day team."

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:08 AM   #106
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Poor NW, they would be seeing more tourney time if they weren't stuck in the B1G.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:19 AM   #107
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Illinois Turnaround - I have a good idea what happened?

Here is something my wife and I investigated that we found very interesting.

First, let us painfully recollect a past few games...

January 27th against Michigan = LOSS
January 31st against Michigan State = LOSS
February 3rd against Wisconsin = LOSS

Now, let us joyfully recollect the next three games...

February 7th against Indiana = WIN
February 10th against Minnesota = WIN
February 13th against Purdue = Complete Slaughter


So the question is, what happened to Illinois between the dates February 3rd to February 7th? One word....."TWITTER".


The story: My wife follows all the players on twitter and they tweeted quite a bit. Lately she kept wondering why they hadn't tweeted and it kind of got me thinking. I said, "honey, pull up all the players on twitter and tell me when they last tweeted". The date.....February 5th. No players have tweeted since that day. Two days before playing #1 Indiana and going on a three game winning streak.

My take:

John Groce has a meeting with the players.

He says, "Man! You guy's sure like to tweet! We are sucking right now and you really should be concentrating on basketball instead of tweetin your asses off! I just got hired and if you think I am going to let you guy's tweet me out of a job, you got another thing coming! So this is what we are going to do. From now on, no more twitter! If I see just one tweet from any of you, you're suspended. I follow all of you on there and if you block me, you're suspended! Kapish?! Good! Now lets get ready to beat the #1 team in the country!"


...and the rest is history.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:38 AM   #108
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Here is something my wife and I investigated that we found very interesting.

First, let us painfully recollect a past few games...

January 27th against Michigan = LOSS
January 31st against Michigan State = LOSS
February 3rd against Wisconsin = LOSS

Now, let us joyfully recollect the next three games...

February 7th against Indiana = WIN
February 10th against Minnesota = WIN
February 13th against Purdue = Complete Slaughter


So the question is, what happened to Illinois between the dates February 3rd to February 7th? One word....."TWITTER".


The story: My wife follows all the players on twitter and they tweeted quite a bit. Lately she kept wondering why they hadn't tweeted and it kind of got me thinking. I said, "honey, pull up all the players on twitter and tell me when they last tweeted". The date.....February 5th. No players have tweeted since that day. Two days before playing #1 Indiana and going on a three game winning streak.

My take:

John Groce has a meeting with the players.

He says, "Man! You guy's sure like to tweet! We are sucking right now and you really should be concentrating on basketball instead of tweetin your asses off! I just got hired and if you think I am going to let you guy's tweet me out of a job, you got another thing coming! So this is what we are going to do. From now on, no more twitter! If I see just one tweet from any of you, you're suspended. I follow all of you on there and if you block me, you're suspended! Kapish?! Good! Now lets get ready to beat the #1 team in the country!"


...and the rest is history.
I'm pretty sure Weber has the same kind of policy in the last few years and we know how that turned out.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:02 AM   #109
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I'm pretty sure Weber has the same kind of policy in the last few years and we know how that turned out.
Pretty sure the players knew he was full of **** though, I think Groce is a completely different animal!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:02 AM   #110
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Time to curbstomp these dorks and reestablish the idea that Northwestern should be lucky to win 1 out of 10 vs. Illinois.

Illinois: 71
Nerdwestern: 58

On our way to 7-7 and into the tourney.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:11 AM   #111
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Time to curbstomp these dorks and reestablish the idea that Northwestern should be lucky to win 1 out of 10 vs. Illinois.

Illinois: 71
Nerdwestern: 58

On our way to 7-7 and into the tourney.
That's got me pumped! Too bad we have to wait til 6:30. WTH?
I'd like to see us push the tempo up today. NU is shorthanded, wear them out. It would be nice to start a game strong, jump out on them for a change.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:13 AM   #112
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I'm going with
Illini 64
Cats 57

I'd love to be more optimistic but I see it being a grind
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:39 AM   #113
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Bubble to burst

I keep waiting for the bubble to burst! The good news is the ILLLINI are beginning to impress me again! If we can keep our focus and heads in check we can make big dance.

I have faith in Groce he reminds of Tom Crean when he took over IU. Hungry and determined!

Go Illini!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ill inois:
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:40 AM   #114
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I am happy this is a later game. We always seem to start slow in the early Sun. games. Let's hope we don't have that problem. Payback is a b****. Illinois pulls away in the second half and wins by 10 or more. We are not going to let it be any other way.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:49 AM   #115
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I keep waiting for the bubble to burst! The good news is the ILLLINI are beginning to impress me again! If we can keep our focus and heads in check we can make big dance.

I have faith in Groce he reminds of Tom Crean when he took over IU. Hungry and determined!

Go Illini!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ill inois:
That may be the ONLY time you mention that creep's name and it is acceptable. :laugh: Haha. Prediction:
Illinois pushes the tempo
Forces at least 12 turnovers
A close game (under 10) at half
Fatigue takes the Mild Cats out of it
Illinois wins

Score: 69
Mild Cats: 50
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:49 AM   #116
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Tyler Griffey
1. Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging a career-best 7.6 points.
2. Has made two game-winners at the buzzer at the Assembly Hall, a layup vs. Indiana (Feb. 7) and a three-pointer vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25).
3. Averaging 18.0 points and (42) and 6.0 rebounds (18) over the last three games.
4. Scored a season-high 16 points Sunday at Minnesota.
5. Grabbed season-high eight rebounds vs. Indiana (Feb. 7).

This is from: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...021513aad.html

How can #3 and #4 BOTH be true?
Tyler Griffey is averaging 14 points per game over the last 3 (42/3). They have corrected the number in the link you provided, assuming it previously said 18. It now says 14.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:04 PM   #117
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Time to curbstomp these dorks and reestablish the idea that Northwestern should be lucky to win 1 out of 10 vs. Illinois.

Illinois: 71
Nerdwestern: 58

On our way to 7-7 and into the tourney.
Can I get "Curbstomp the Dorks" on a t-shirt? :laugh: love it!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:40 PM   #118
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Here is something my wife and I investigated that we found very interesting.

First, let us painfully recollect a past few games...

January 27th against Michigan = LOSS
January 31st against Michigan State = LOSS
February 3rd against Wisconsin = LOSS

Now, let us joyfully recollect the next three games...

February 7th against Indiana = WIN
February 10th against Minnesota = WIN
February 13th against Purdue = Complete Slaughter


So the question is, what happened to Illinois between the dates February 3rd to February 7th? One word....."TWITTER".


The story: My wife follows all the players on twitter and they tweeted quite a bit. Lately she kept wondering why they hadn't tweeted and it kind of got me thinking. I said, "honey, pull up all the players on twitter and tell me when they last tweeted". The date.....February 5th. No players have tweeted since that day. Two days before playing #1 Indiana and going on a three game winning streak.

My take:

John Groce has a meeting with the players.

He says, "Man! You guy's sure like to tweet! We are sucking right now and you really should be concentrating on basketball instead of tweetin your asses off! I just got hired and if you think I am going to let you guy's tweet me out of a job, you got another thing coming! So this is what we are going to do. From now on, no more twitter! If I see just one tweet from any of you, you're suspended. I follow all of you on there and if you block me, you're suspended! Kapish?! Good! Now lets get ready to beat the #1 team in the country!"


...and the rest is history.
You're probably right about the twitter ban. I follow BP3 on instagram, where he hardly ever posts. But he just posted a link to his twitter, also stating his next tweet won't be until after the season.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:42 PM   #119
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Just Win! Go Illini!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:08 PM   #120
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I'm just glad that we're not one of the schools that was picked to wear those new Nike uniforms for this game, or any other game this season. I wasn't a fan of them to start with, and am even less of a fan of them after seeing Gonzaga, Mich St, UNC, tOSU, Kentucky, Duke, and Texas all lose while wearing them this year.

As for the game tonight, I don't foresee another blowout, but I still think it will be relatively comfortable. I'm thinking that a 13 point win sounds about right. So I'll go ahead and say
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Kitty Cats - 54
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:51 PM   #121
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Admin note- Please use the "2/17 Games" thread to discuss the other games going on now.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:04 PM   #122
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I'm surprised to see Illinois only a 3 pt favorite.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:28 PM   #123
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I'm surprised to see Illinois only a 3 pt favorite.
I agree. If we come to play, this should a Purdue-like blowout.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:39 PM   #124
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I'm going to be driving in -- what's parking like over there?

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:05 PM   #125
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Can I get "Curbstomp the Dorks" on a t-shirt? :laugh: love it!
Lol I'd get one.
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