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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Game 7: Illinois (6-0) vs Gardner-Webb (4-3)

Sunday, November 25th

3:00pm CT

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Gardner-Webb's results- http://www.gwusports.com/SportSelect...68&SPSID=46211
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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I don't know what to think of them based on their results. They got beat pretty handily by UNC in Chapel Hill. They only lose to Iowa by 9 on the road. Their other loss is lipscomb. They haven't really beat anyone worth talking about except depaul.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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They are not a great team, but they are not a pushover either. One more test for the coaches -- have the players ready for this one after winning at Maui. We have a veteran team, so hopefully we won't "take the cheese" as Bill Parcells used to say.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:32 AM   #5
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ILL - 78
GW - 68
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Had Iowa down over 20 before Iowa came back. Need to be ready to play. Trap game if the team still has their heads in Hawaii.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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Classic trap game. A jet lagged, emotionally wrung out team trying to physically and mentally recover from three straight games in Hawaii against a lightly regarded (but capable) opponent.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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We win, HCJG ties Combes for best start to a career at 7-0. Beat GT and GW JG has best start ever to an Illini coaching career.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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58 unbeaten teams remaining and Illinois is one of them! 1st place in Big 10! Congratulation on winning the Maui! What an absolute exhausting past 3 days........I am so freaking TIRED and now I am expected to eat turkey today! OOOOH the madenss!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

If we maintain this intensity, should be a Gardner-Webb slaughter!

Illini 85 GW 62

Predicting an Illini Top 25 debut of 17!

LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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Human nature could make Sunday a sloppier, closer than expected win. I would be happy to see a blowout, though.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:29 AM   #11
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Here is how Illinois ranks nationally in a few different stat columns:

Points per game: #25 (83.0)

Total Points: #2 (498) just behind North Carolina

Field Goals Made: #2 (174)

Field Goal Attempts: #7 (374)

3 Points Per Game: #1! (11.5)

3 Points Made: #1! (69)

3 Point Attempts Per Game: #5 (28)

Total 3 Point Attempts: #1 with 168
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:46 AM   #12
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ILL - 78
GW - 68
I'll go with this score as well.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM   #13
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GW - 59
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM   #14
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I'll go with this score as well.

GW isn't terrible and we're coming off such a high...closer than most think.

Sidenote: I hope I'm completely wrong and we win by 30!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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I can see this game being a little sloppy from playing so many games in the last week and also from a Turkey Hangover, but Groce will have the guys ready!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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Illinois 73, Garner Webb 61. Potential trap game though, this team looked pretty good in their game against Iowa. Let's get to 7-0 and hit the rankings come next week.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:21 AM   #17
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58 unbeaten teams remaining and Illinois is one of them! 1st place in Big 10! Congratulation on winning the Maui! What an absolute exhausting past 3 days........I am so freaking TIRED and now I am expected to eat turkey today! OOOOH the madenss!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

If we maintain this intensity, should be a Gardner-Webb slaughter!

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Predicting an Illini Top 25 debut of 17!

LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:54 AM   #19
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Looks like a very solid team. Can't overlook them.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:56 AM   #20
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I'd so love Illinois to lay down another beating and put the days of teeth clenching trap games behind us.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:00 PM   #21
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I agree with this prediction.

The team may play sloppy at first but I think the home crowd will be a big factor.

What I would like to see is Egwu getting some inside looks. I think one of the biggest things is getting him and BigMac (McLovin) to continue developing an inside threat for when the shots aren't falling. Also, to help keep open looks available on the perimeter.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:01 PM   #22
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All this talk of being ranked....please, please don't rank us in the top 25...at least just not yet. If you look back, the tendency for us in basketball is a jinx when we get ranked early in a season when we weren't on the radar before the season. Just sayin'
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:06 PM   #23
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All this talk of being ranked....please, please don't rank us in the top 25...at least just not yet. If you look back, the tendency for us in basketball is a jinx when we get ranked early in a season when we weren't on the radar before the season. Just sayin'
Although I agree that this has been the tendency of the previous regime, Henson, Kruger, and Self before Weber were consistently ranked and were generally successful under the pressures that come with a rank.

Don't let the anomaly that was the last five years lower your expectations of the program as a whole.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:10 PM   #24
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All this talk of being ranked....please, please don't rank us in the top 25...at least just not yet. If you look back, the tendency for us in basketball is a jinx when we get ranked early in a season when we weren't on the radar before the season. Just sayin'
Sorry bro, throw out "tendency" This is team may have the same players, but it is a NEW TEAM!! JG is all business, ranked or not this team is going to consistently have the their foot on the gas. See post game presser with JG when asked about preseason BIG rankings... only the final rankings matter!!!

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:18 PM   #25
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All this talk of being ranked....please, please don't rank us in the top 25...at least just not yet. If you look back, the tendency for us in basketball is a jinx when we get ranked early in a season when we weren't on the radar before the season. Just sayin'
I wish people would stop with this. This is a different team, coach, attitude. Being anked in the top 25 would be great for this program and team. Basketball jinx:rolleyes: The only way to do that is if you convince yourself into believing that. There isn't some curse as soon as you are ranked then you turn bad. If the team is good enough to be ranked and maintain then that's what they'll be. If not then they won't be. In years past they weren't good enough to be ranked or maintain it. It's as simple as that.
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