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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:21 PM   #2
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No matter how you slice it, a sloppy 3-pt win over Tenn-Martin is better than a sloppy 20+ pt loss to Tenn-Martin.

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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:21 PM   #3
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Never a Doubt !!!!

Lots to work on, as to be expected with a rebuilding program. Improve next game.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #4
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Straight to the treadmills.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #5
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Welcome to Illinois Basketball 2017-18.

Should have won that by 20. Let then back in the game though sloppiness and a lack of focus. Warm up the treadmill.

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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #6
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not great. but a win is a win.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #7
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A win is a win is a win.

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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #8
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Too close for comfort. I'm glad we won, but we can please not close a game out like that again.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:22 PM   #9
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Lots of work to do. But in stretches we looked good. Need to learn how to play during badly reffed games better
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:23 PM   #10
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Wow the refs were awful but it was all on us that we let them back into the game.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:24 PM   #11
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That second half had a EIU feel to it. Glad to have closed it this time, but we lost the second half. I will assume that the Illini players will not enjoy practice this week.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:25 PM   #12
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Weíre 2-0 like we wanted to be. Iím sure there will be some lessons learned from this game and I think itís good for these young guys to experience the college grind by playing two games in 48 hours.

I do think this is the sort of game we would have lost last year.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:25 PM   #13
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:25 PM   #14
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Loved what I saw from DMW. Reminds me a lot of Nick Anderson but better passer.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:26 PM   #15
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I long for the day we don’t have to sweat out ugly wins against sub-200 RPI no-name mid-majors. Starting to wonder if that day will ever come again.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:26 PM   #16
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The zone'd the entire game as well...we I didn't see much of the spread offense. It will be interesting to see if more teams play zone just to keep us out of that.

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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:27 PM   #17
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Sure we won, but that was not pretty. Alstork was non-existent. We find a rotation things will improve.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:27 PM   #18
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Coach looked pretty upset walking off the court. The guy loves teaching moments, and even though we would have loved a blowout win; Underwood got another moment to teach.
I trust they will learn.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:27 PM   #19
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This team will struggle in games that the refs allow hand checking or physical play
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:28 PM   #20
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Kudos to UT-M for playing well. But man were we leaving the underneath wide open. Looked amateurish.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:28 PM   #21
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The zone'd the entire game as well...we I didn't see much of the spread offense. It will be interesting to see if more teams play zone just to keep us out of that.
It was obvious how uncomfortable the team is running this offense still against different looks. That will improve with time
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:29 PM   #22
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:29 PM   #23
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Weíre 2-0 like we wanted to be. Iím sure there will be some lessons learned from this game and I think itís good for these young guys to experience the college grind by playing two games in 48 hours.

I do think this is the sort of game we would have lost last year.
Agreed, we do have that as a plus.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:30 PM   #24
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I long for the day we donít have to sweat out ugly wins against sub-200 RPI no-name mid-majors. Starting to wonder if that day will ever come again.
lol. Kentucky just won by 3 to Vermont.... Those days don't exist.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 07:30 PM   #25
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lol. Kentucky just won by 3 to Vermont.... Those days don't exist.
What did the squid say? Something about not learning anything when you play "Popcorn State"?
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