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Old Feb 11, 2017, 02:59 PM   #1
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:03 PM   #2
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Did not see the first PSU game. That is one longgggg team.

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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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I know, right? Almost Purdue-esque lineups at times.

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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:12 PM   #5
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Did not see the first PSU game. That is one longgggg team.
Well, you kinda did see it. Almost a repeat, Illini fall way behind, start playing a little D and PSU relaxes. Cut lead down to where you think you have a chance, but it's a classic fake rally.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:13 PM   #6
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Well, you kinda did see it. Almost a repeat, Illini fall way behind, start playing a little D and PSU relaxes. Cut lead down to where you think you have a chance, but it's a classic fake rally.
Rallies turn fake when you're the rally-ers and you can't make a free throw.

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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:13 PM   #7
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Well, you kinda did see it. Almost a repeat, Illini fall way behind, start playing a little D and PSU relaxes. Cut lead down to where you think you have a chance, but it's a classic fake rally.


But I think our biggest deficit today was 18.


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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:14 PM   #8
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:14 PM   #9
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Veteran team handled again by a young PSU team. Sad
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:15 PM   #10
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Well, you kinda did see it. Almost a repeat, Illini fall way behind, start playing a little D and PSU relaxes. Cut lead down to where you think you have a chance, but it's a classic fake rally.
People have been asking what this team's identity is, but I think you've named it. Their identity is the fake rally.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:16 PM   #11
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Lucas had 4 rebounds, most among the starters.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:17 PM   #12
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Ho hum. Another loss. Shocking.


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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:17 PM   #13
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Lucas had 4 rebounds, most among the starters.
Lucas = the last Jedi
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:17 PM   #14
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blah blah blah. we suck. blah blah blah. fire groce. just take me to mid-april already.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:18 PM   #15
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Wow, that's a bad loss. On our home court, and we got handled pretty well by one of the weaker teams in the conference. The late comeback made it fun to watch, but most of the game we lacked a viable gameplan on offense, defense and effort was poor. When a team underperforms this badly, that's on the coach, not just a player or players. Not sure we have another win coming this season. Ugh!

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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:18 PM   #16
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Okay boys, that last nail secured the lid, and we sure dug the hole deep enough...let's lower her in.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:19 PM   #17
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In before the lock
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:19 PM   #18
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Sometimes I am really disappointed in Hill. He does some great things. And then makes bad decisions on defense and offense over and over again. Frustrating.

Loved some of what I saw in Lucas though. Needs to work on his free throws but he's got some gifts for sure.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:19 PM   #19
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blah blah blah. we suck. blah blah blah. fire groce. just take me to mid-april already.
Illinois should have their new coach before mid-april
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:20 PM   #20
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We were just out rebounded by PSU 27-20. They had 5 offensive rebounds and I'm almost positive they scored after each and every one of those OREB.

That more than anything is what is wrong with us in a nutshell. PSU was unconscious for a while from the floor. Even when we played GREAT defense they somehow managed to hit some crazy buzzer beater.

Rebounding is about teaching and effort and we don't have enough of either.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:23 PM   #21
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But I think our biggest deficit today was 18.
Qualifies as "way behind" in my book.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:25 PM   #22
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I think we lose out and Groce is fired before the BTT.
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:28 PM   #23
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Back to being Mr. Hyde or more appropriately the invisible man in the first half. Where was the defensive intensity in the first half? Last 3 to 4 minutes of first half made the outcome inevitable. Sad that a freshman PG has to be the guys to step up on defense and motivate this team. Fork is now firmly stuck in this season
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:28 PM   #24
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Qualifies as "way behind" in my book.
Looking for positives - we never let them get the lead to 20 today!
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Old Feb 11, 2017, 03:28 PM   #25
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Okay boys, that last nail secured the lid, and we sure dug the hole deep enough...let's lower her in.
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