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    Illinois 62, Penn State 56 POSTGAME

    I thought of going to this one. Maybe I’ll you at OSU!
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    Illinois vs Nebraska, Monday, February 24th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Let’s go on a tear and get ourselves a niiiice tourney seed
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    MSU loose ball, Ayo dove for it, MSU player tripped over him, foul on Ayo. dubious call. There was a bunch of contact but Ayo didn’t dive into the guy. 99% a no call, 1% a foul going either way. When they blew whistle my first instinct was that it was a foul on the MSU player who tripped...
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    Ayo Dosunmu: MRI showed no structural damage

    I also couldn’t bring myself to watch replays. Couldn’t watch Kevin Ware, couldn’t watch Gordon Hayward, couldn’t watch Paul George, couldn’t watch Ayo. The Mettler physical therapist on the Werner show yesterday certainly seemed to think that the way Ayo went down he would have expected...
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    Me too. He’s smart, knowledgeable, entertaining, and speaks unfiltered. Sure, he says some dumb/indefensible things sometimes, and sometimes says he things that are unfairly critical of Illini (as he does for everyone) but he’s entertaining, he watches the game with a critical eye, and he’s...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Here’s my bold call- Damonte turns into an excellent three point shooter in his senior year, hitting 2+ per game at around a 40% clip.
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    right, we could have put him before Kofi’s second free throw after he tied the game. At that point, we were going to be up 1 or tied and need a defensive stop more than we needed offense. that said, the lineup had been working really well and Griffin (who i presume would have been the one to...
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    Absolutely horrible.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan State

    Need to go to our actually good sources of offense. Transition, Ayo, Trent and AG 3s
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan State

    I thought we’d come out with fire and speed. This is not that
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    would be a major shock if MSU busts out the zone. But they’re on a slide and need to do something to break out and zone works against us, so never say never.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    Hoping for a flashback to 16 years ago today, when Deron and the Illini took down MSU at assembly hall 75-51 https://fightingillini.com/news/2004/2/10/Illini_Roll_Past_Michigan_St_75_51.aspx Good times!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    apparently I’m not the only one to make this pretty ridiculous comparison. Signing day article with a quote from Underwood: https://www.si.com/college/illinois/basketball/illinois-signee-andre-curbelo-underwood-nov-13-2019
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    If we’re thinking about comps to former almost Illini PGs, I think he’s a (*gags*) rich man’s Quentin Snider. Similar build, similar type game (up and down court, control pace, create and dish, shoot 3s, runners, and layups). But I think higher upside. Curbelo looks supremely talented with an...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    Wow, MSU out of the top 25. We’re now 22. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28671736/preseason-no-1-spartans-drop-ap-poll-baylor-remains-no-1