Recent content by jrichisamazing

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    2/20 Games

    Alonzo Verge plays for ASU? I must've missed that. He still looks like the electric player he was in high school. Ability to drop 40 any game, but also plays too wild at times.
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    We played 6 teams outside the top 200, and 4 of those were outside the top 250. I'm wondering if simply scheduling better cupcakes would make a big difference in our NET ranking. If we played 6 teams in the 150-200 range instead of 250+ range then maybe our NET ranking goes up another 6 or 7 spots?
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    Illinois 62, Penn State 56 POSTGAME

    Has to be a frustrating night for Chambers. Highest ranking ever, playing great basketball, 1 game out of first place, and your home arena is only 60% full. If I were him I'm jumping on the first offer I get from a school that actually cares about basketball.
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    Illinois 62, Penn State 56 POSTGAME

    We were up 8 and PSU made their run with Kipper and Griffin in the game. I think at that point he decided on the 5 who were going to play the rest of the game. Just because he played 17 minutes doesn't mean he didn't have a good game. He did his job well. BU is not going to take out Feliz...
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    Illinois vs Nebraska, Monday, February 24th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    It would be great to get off to a fast start and put Nebraska away early. Then for the last 10 minutes we should feed Giorgi every time down the court. If BU can somehow reinvigorate him to give us an efficient 10 ppg that would take this team to another level. Only need 2 more wins to make the...
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    Illinois 62, Penn State 56 POSTGAME

    This crow tastes great. I said pregame Damonte was too small to guard Stevens....boy did he prove me wrong. Big time defense from him! He should share the game ball with Ayo.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    The best way to defend Lamar Stevens is to attack him offensively. He usually plays the 4 so we have to feed Giorgi. Been saying that all year, maybe one of these games we'll see it.
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    Rutgers 72, Illinois 57 POSTGAME

    We settled for too many ok shots. Rutgers turned their ok shots into great shots by pump faking, driving, and collapsing our D. Difference in the game.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    Because we are only 2 games behind them and we will be the best team PSU has played at home since their fans finally realized they had a good team. They have been a little late to the party, unlike Rutgers fans. Even when they had decent bubble teams their home court was pretty quiet.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    This is a very interesting game. This will likely be their craziest home atmosphere in a very long time, maybe ever. Sometimes that can cause the home team to play a little too amped up. Hopefully we can keep it close. A 5 game losing streak, while not fun, is completely ok with how tough the...
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    Agreed, this year is going to be one of a kind. Big Ten/Big East teams in top 50 - 17 Pac12/Big12/SEC/ACC - 19
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Has a reporter asked BU why he stopped running the spread offense? I think we ran it twice against MSU. I understand the defensive switch. But offensively I was excited to see how the spread could work with a better and deeper team. The improvement defensively is very exciting, but I was...
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    You're exactly right. That play is the epitome of why Damonte gets playing time over AG. Just play your role and don't try to do too much.
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    2/11 Games

    You're looking at it the wrong way. Don't blame NET, blame Purdue. Nobody knows what to think of them, including the advanced stats rankings. I saw a tweet that said it best...Purdue looks like a top 10 team in the country half the time and a team that shouldn't be in the tourney the other...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    Maybe this is the night we see BU play a guy with 2 fouls in the first half. Last game Trent got 2 and was benched, but only finished with 3. 2 games ago Ayo was benched with 2 fouls and only finished with 3. Let 'em play coach! They're both smart enough to play with 2 fouls.