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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Game 28: Illinois (19-8, 6-7) vs Penn State (8-17, 0-13)

Thursday, February 21st

The Assembly Hall

Time: 7:15pm CT

TV: BTN


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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Illinois 81 penn state 57!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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This will be our 4th exhibition game of the year.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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Blowout alert.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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Penn State played UM tough today. They aren't going to come in and lay down.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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They aren't going to come in and lay down.
If they do: - 82, PSU - 52

If they don't: - 76, PSU - 64

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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You have two games left on the season which can be considered bad losses. This is one if them. You know what to do.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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Just looking for another game like this one. 20 pt win and great defense we dont need to go in expecting to win by 40 because that is when a team hangs around and keeps it close
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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One game at a time !! Stay focused !! GO ILLINI !!

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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Continue to play defense and good things will happen. Back to 500%. tOSU is no longer safe in 5th place.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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You have two games left on the season which can be considered bad losses. This is one if them. You know what to do.

I couldn't say it any better!!! If we get cocky we will lose!



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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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Double down on krushing kitties!!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:24 PM   #13
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Penn State has given us fits even when they are bad. We need to come to play. No overlooking anyone. That has cost us in the past. Groce has them focused right now. No let downs.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:05 AM   #14
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7-7 in B1G play on the line. Who would have thought that 5 games ago?

TCB with TNT.

Illinois 74
Penn State 60


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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:45 AM   #15
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How crazy would a 5 game winning streak be? Especially after the way this B1G season started. Most of us, myself included, were hoping they'd find a way to just win one or two more! Lol

This is definitely a must win. This and the Nebraska game. If we win, it will feel good to actually win the games we're suppose to win for once.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:26 AM   #16
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After the 57-53 Minnesota win I had posted that this team is going to give me a heart attack and can we just go back to 20 point comfortable wins. Two game in a row now........I think they heard me!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:14 AM   #17
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Something else to shoot for here: a win ensures a better conference and overall record than last year's debacle. Regardless of where you end up in the postseason, this would be a tremendous feat for the team.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:48 AM   #18
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Something else to shoot for here: a win ensures a better conference and overall record than last year's debacle. Regardless of where you end up in the postseason, this would be a tremendous feat for the team.
I thought we already surpassed last seasons win total? Regardless I want this game over by the under 8 timeout in the first half
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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I thought we already surpassed last seasons win total? Regardless I want this game over by the under 8 timeout in the first half
I'm more referring to conference wins, but yes we already have surpassed the overall win total from last year.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:09 AM   #20
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You have two games left on the season which can be considered bad losses. This is one if them. You know what to do.
Yep, win this game and against Nebraska and I'll be content heading into seeding.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:28 AM   #21
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Yep, win this game and against Nebraska and I'll be content heading into seeding.
Agree for most part, but I don't want to lose the last two to Iowa and OSU and the drop the first game if BTT. A three game losing streak would not be good on seeding Sunday.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:45 AM   #22
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Agree for most part, but I don't want to lose the last two to Iowa and OSU and the drop the first game if BTT. A three game losing streak would not be good on seeding Sunday.
Great point. It would be interesting to go back and look at the teams that have made runs in the NCAA tournament and see how they ended their regular seasons. Momentum is such an important thing in all sports. We need to keep this momentum through the end of the season. We can afford a loss or two but I agree that a 3 game losing streak at the end of the year is not the way we want to end the regular season.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:34 AM   #23
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Agree for most part, but I don't want to lose the last two to Iowa and OSU and the drop the first game if BTT. A three game losing streak would not be good on seeding Sunday.
Odds are we will be playing one of the bottom three in our first round btt game so if we lose that we have more to worry about than just seeding
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:54 AM   #24
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Game 28: Illinois (19-8, 6-7) vs Penn State (8-17, 0-13)

Thursday, February 21st

The Assembly Hall

Time: 7:15pm CT

TV: BTN


I'm ready for "CATS : The Sequel"

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:25 AM   #25
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With the way we have been playing, I see another double digit win against Penn State.

When is the last time we had 3 straight double digit victories in Big Ten play?

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