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    Illinois 75, Northwestern 71 POSTGAME

    NW roster has 2 seniors and 1 junior, they are very young but not untalented. They also are one of the tallest rosters in D1 on average with I believe 4 players 6'10". They lost to MSU by 5, had Indiana beat at Bloomington, destroyed Boston College in Boston. Before this year is over, they are...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    It's not "saying" something, it's SCREAMING in our face. Miami really hurt and Mizzou didn't help but you've got to come ready to play.
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    Illinois ranked #24 in AP Poll (Jan. 13th)

    Alaska, you are pretty spot on, we had 15 more shots than MSU Tied them in total rebounds Had 9 more offensive rebounds Had fewer turnovers Had only 13 fewer free throws but if you can't throw it in the ocean from the beach, it's probably going to be a long night
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    Illinois ranked #24 in AP Poll (Jan. 13th)

    The fact that Ohio State is last in the Big and still ranked higher than us tells me that the voters know exactly what is happening. In 1979 Magic and company at MSU won the conference with a 13-5 record including a loss to last place NW. They won the national championship. I thought that was...
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    1/12 Games

    No, we get a chance to get a piece of Maryland later but Wisc can't get that game back this year. Also that streak was built so much by players from Illinois.
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    1/12 Games

    This is a 1-12 game so it applies, I just noticed on TV that Georgi, Kofi, Verdonk and Alan are at the women's game. We are up on Minn by 6 with 2 minutes to go.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Saturday, January 18th, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    I also think we have turned the corner but with one huge asterisk. This team would not have lost to Miami or given up the lead at Maryland but at crunch time, the last 5-7 minutes, this team lately has been 1 junior, 3 sophomores and one freshman playing big minutes together. This is still a...
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    1/12 Games

    I know statistics are for losers but if you look at the stats from the MSU game they are stunning: We had 9 more offensive rebounds We had 15 more shots from the field We had fewer turnovers We tied a great rebounding team for total rebounds They only had 9 more free throws 50 years ago Larry...
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    1/12 Games

    Watching that game keeps bringing me back to Maryland. A win there would have been MONSTROUS.
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    Illinois 54, Rutgers 51 POSTGAME

    I want to thank 83nation for saving me the trip from St Louis to Champaign for the rest of the season. Saves me a lot of money. Again please define "downfall". We are all waiting.
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    Illinois 54, Rutgers 51 POSTGAME

    Excellent seats for today's game and seeing it up close, I remember at the 10 minute mark telling the guy next to me that "No one will foul out today" Two very physical teams that know how to play defense and refs that let them play. A lot of contact allowed around the basket early led I...
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    12/19 Games

    Another name from the past, remember Francesco Badocchi from KC Bishop Miele. We chased him pretty hard. Well he has left the Virginia program to concentrate on his music degree. One redshirt year and very little floor time last year. Garth Brooks is right. Thank God for unanswered prayers.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 21st, 12:00pm CT, SEC

    Slowly but surely that fanbase is coming to the realization that CM is not the answer but that they are for financial reasons stuck with him at least thru 2021. No player development, uninspiring offense, etc. They don't believe that he is capable of taking them to the top qtr of the SEC...
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    Hayden Fry passes away at 90

    Most all of the fan base that remembers Evashevski has died off but 40 years ago fully 50% of the fan base wanted a 30 foot statue of him erected and the other 50% wanted him hung from it. For you youngsters under 60, Evashevski wanted his successors to fail so he hamstrung recruiting. Coaches...
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    Hayden Fry passes away at 90

    Look at Iowa's record the 15 years before Fry. The program was a train wreck including 1 winless season. Want a good read? Read the story of Forrest Evashevski, ( the Wikipedia account is pretty accurate) Michigan All American who became Iowa's head coach and quickly built them into a national...