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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:27 PM   #101
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RT @IlliniHoops 5 in a row! #Illini #winning http://pic.twitter.com/HcE124eapy

Hey Dan. What happened to Ilphotog and all those GREAT photos we used to see after games?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:29 PM   #102
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Hey Dan. What happened to Ilphotog and all those GREAT photos we used to see after games?
Cary moved on to other opportunities, if you're on facebook you can check out his photos: https://www.facebook.com/cary.frye
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:32 PM   #103
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Cary moved on to other opportunities, if you're on facebook you can check out his photos: https://www.facebook.com/cary.frye
that is wonderful for Cary. All the best to him.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:35 PM   #104
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its good to get a win. but i think the word for tonight is disappointing. We were hoping to hit them in the jaw and they really didnt do it
We didn't play well.
We played hard.
They played hard.
They have a lot of confidence against us for good reason.
We won.
I'm happy!!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:42 PM   #105
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... but I still think that if we happen to pull out a win @ Iowa, we'll be playing for the bye in that last game. Unfortunately, so will OSU.
That ship has sailed. Only the top 4 teams get byes in the BTT. (And it'll be a stretch to catch UM and/or Wisc.)

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...bb_bracket.pdf
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:42 PM   #106
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 PM   #107
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With the way this team has been going, is it wrong to think that we can actually win the rest of our games before the Big 10 tournament? Just look how Michigan showed up against Michigan state
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:47 PM   #108
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Kevin Montminy, fouled out after playing only 3 minutes. Even if there is a rounding error in there and he actually play more minutes, how is that possible? He had to foul almost every time IL came down court. I would think it would take 10 minutes or more to get 5 fouls.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:48 PM   #109
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Especially when you look at wins OOC against Butler, GOnzaga, NC et al.
NC?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:48 PM   #110
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Why so many empty seats in A section? There must have been 200 on each side. I know it was Penn St. but it happens most games. Very pathetic.
Weather.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:53 PM   #111
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If we expect to go 2-2 or better in our next 4, TG needs to re-find the stroke.
Tyler isn't alone on that score.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:55 PM   #112
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Really not sure what to think about this one. As it was happening, I was fairly upset at everything. Looking back at the stats they don't seem to reflect an awful game. The refs were totally unwilling to let the game get any flow. We got out rebounded badly, which is kind of surprising given the recent trend. Passing was soffffffffffft. Real surprised at the willingness to take the shot clock down on most possessions and how much trouble they had breaking the press. No one involved in the game looked like they 100% wanted to be there, including fans and officials.

That being said defense was good. Really liked the way they forced turnovers. There was a lot of hustle from Sam again.

They over looked this PSU team (for good reason) and almost paid for it. A win is a win. On to Michigan
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:56 PM   #113
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With the way this team has been going, is it wrong to think that we can actually win the rest of our games before the Big 10 tournament? Just look how Michigan showed up against Michigan state

I couldn't agree more! This team has me excited!!!! Groce is doing a tremendous job. I know you guys don't like the IU comparisons but, I have watched what Crean did at IU and that is exactly what Groce is doing at Illinois! He is building confidence which equals winning attitude and that is what Illinois needs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:59 PM   #114
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A win is a win is a win is a win. Come March 19, all it will look like on our resume is a W and make us a higher seed in the Dance. Let's take the win and get ready for UM.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:04 PM   #115
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Bracket: The Big Ten Tournament if it were to be held tomorrow-

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:08 PM   #116
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I don't know what our free throw percentage was for this game but it seemed about 50%. Shoot a few more free throws, get the back end attemps at the 1 and 1, and this game is not nearly as close. Glad we won but I find this aspect particularly disturbing. Having a poor offensive game is excuseable in a hard fought defensive game. Not making a reasonable amout of free throws is not. Just seemed indicative of a flat effort all around. Hopefully, the guys got this out of their system and will come back on fire against MI.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:16 PM   #117
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but this is only our second 5-game conference winning streak since the NC season. Nice job, guys!

2010:
@ PSU
Indiana
@ Iowa
MSU (#5)
@ Wisky (#13)

lost to OSU (#16)
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:18 PM   #118
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Bracket: The Big Ten Tournament if it were to be held tomorrow-

I think we could win the tournament with this bracket.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:24 PM   #119
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That ship has sailed. Only the top 4 teams get byes in the BTT. (And it'll be a stretch to catch UM and/or Wisc.)

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...bb_bracket.pdf
Oh. Right. I suppose we were just talking about that yesterday...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:26 PM   #120
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I love that bracket can we cash in our chips now? I mean a Friday matchup with Wisky and avoid MSU Indy and Mich until Saturday? I think we would love another shot at the Badgers...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:32 PM   #121
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Cary moved on to other opportunities, if you're on facebook you can check out his photos: https://www.facebook.com/cary.frye
First time poster, but I've been reading the site for a few years. I always enjoyed Cary's photos!

If you are ever interested in having photo coverage for the site again, I'd be interested. I shoot weddings and things now, but I've always had a desire to shoot some Illini sports on the side for fun. Even thought about starting my own Illini site to try and get credentials! :laugh:
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:40 PM   #122
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With the way this team has been going, is it wrong to think that we can actually win the rest of our games before the Big 10 tournament? Just look how Michigan showed up against Michigan state
I agree that we can win any game the rest of the way, but I don't like our chances against a Michigan team in Ann Arbor that has had all week to prepare for us.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:54 PM   #123
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NC?
SC and add EK for OOC wins with top 100 RPi. Thinking of RPI under 100 wins for seeding purposes. Mizzou is sitting up at around mid 30's....would have been a good win.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:17 AM   #124
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They were pretty much designed for the snow I thought.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:20 AM   #125
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When we were 2-7 it was madness to suggest that we'd be 7-7. I'll take it anyway we can get it.
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