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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Game 30: Illinois (20-9, 7-8) vs Nebraska (13-14, 4-10)

Saturday, March 2nd

The Assembly Hall

Time: 4:15pm CT

TV: BTN

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Boy I hope we win. That's about all I can say.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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Boy I hope we win. That's about all I can say.
Based on the game in Lincoln, I think we could bench our starting 5 and still win this game. Nebraska is a horrendously bad basketball team.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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This shouldn't be too difficult. Let's not get too confident, but this Husker team is very bad.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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What a great time to have 5 days of practice to work on our weaknesses.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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Not worried about this game. Call it overconfidence, don't care. Just get to 9-9 or better and get ready for the tournament.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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Win this and we're 21-9, 8-8.

Pretty dang good!

Not worried about the loss today.

Nobody has won there this year.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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Nebraska is not going to just lie down for us. They just beat Iowa in a tough come-back win. What we do have going for us is that they play WI on Tues. in what should be an uphill battle for them. They will have less time to rest and prepare than we have. The fact that we are at home also bodes well. The Huskers have not played nearly as well on the road as they do at home. I don't see us losing this game in any way shape or form. I hope we are tougher than that.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Nebraska is not going to just lie down for us. They just beat Iowa in a tough come-back win. What we do have going for us is that they play WI on Tues. in what should be an uphill battle for them. They will have less time to rest and prepare than we have. The fact that we are at home also bodes well. The Huskers have not played nearly as well on the road as they do at home. I don't see us losing this game in any way shape or form. I hope we are tougher than that.
That's the thing, having to hope Nebby gets worn out so we can win a home game that should be a gimme isn't having much confidence. I agree we SHOULD win but I won't be putting any money on it after watching the PSU game. Nebby has won 4 times in B1G, and just beat Iowa who were probably thinking they should win too. I guess as long as someone tells our team we need this one we'll be alright.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:50 PM   #11
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What a great time to have 5 days of practice to work on our weaknesses.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:21 PM   #12
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We've been pretty fortunate at drawing bad teams for our senior nights. Even last year with Michigan, they were barely ranked in the top 25 if I remember correctly. The year before that we had lowly, winless Indiana.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:35 PM   #13
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I hear we're going to lose this one. Why play?

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:37 PM   #14
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That's the thing, having to hope Nebby gets worn out so we can win a home game that should be a gimme isn't having much confidence. I agree we SHOULD win but I won't be putting any money on it after watching the PSU game. Nebby has won 4 times in B1G, and just beat Iowa who were probably thinking they should win too. I guess as long as someone tells our team we need this one we'll be alright.
Considering we beat this team by 20 on the road a few weeks back, we should be pretty confident going into this one, regardless of who has a longer rest.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:50 PM   #15
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Hope the seniors play like seniors. Good team to bounce back against. Win and get momentum for our final two tilts on the road.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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When we score 62 pts or more: 19-3
When we score 61 pts or less: 1-6

Bottom line? Score more than 62 points.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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not sure why people are saying NEB is so terrible? they just beat an NCAA-caliber team in Iowa yesterday?

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:10 PM   #18
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not sure why people are saying NEB is so terrible? they just beat an NIT-caliber team in Iowa yesterday?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:10 PM   #19
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 05:28 PM   #20
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This should be a 10-12 point win. We basically had a 1 in 10 chance to win at Michigan.

This is the game you need to win. And, we will.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 05:39 PM   #21
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When we score 62 pts or more: 19-3
When we score 61 pts or less: 1-6

Bottom line? Score more than 62 points.
Nice stat. I'm guessing this is simply because if we shoot better, we have a lot more confidence which leads to better defense, which sometimes leads to easy transition buckets and a fast paced game. We didn't make shots and didn't play with any pace against UM. Hopefully we can see the opposite, with a up and down game and a ton of 3 pointers falling to send the senior class out with a bang. A game similar to the Purdue game a couple weeks ago would be great.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:03 PM   #22
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Go for it - we get back on track with this one.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:04 PM   #23
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Nebraska is not going to just lie down for us. They just beat Iowa in a tough come-back win. What we do have going for us is that they play WI on Tues. in what should be an uphill battle for them. They will have less time to rest and prepare than we have. The fact that we are at home also bodes well. The Huskers have not played nearly as well on the road as they do at home. I don't see us losing this game in any way shape or form. I hope we are tougher than that.
Dunno about that one!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:06 PM   #24
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Considering we beat this team by 20 on the road a few weeks back, we should be pretty confident going into this one, regardless of who has a longer rest.
Let's just hope its not overconfident and we come out flat.

That said, I think ILL wins by 7-12 pts.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:25 PM   #25
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Nebraska is going to slow this game down with their suck. But we'll put it away fairly late.

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