Recent content by KnoxIllini2

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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    Not as confident in this one. Stevens is a tough cover for any team, but I’m not sure we have anyone to slow him down. Maybe DaMonte, but there’s a serious height and weight advantage there for PSU. Lets just avoid another injury and maybe (hopefully, please) steal a W.
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    Rutgers 72, Illinois 57 POSTGAME

    Trent was pressing too hard offensively, which was understandable with Ayo out. Gotta regroup for Tuesday.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Going from, "See you next year, Ayo." to "Hey Ayo, possibly see you on Saturday?" is quite the journey.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Let's start that a few weeks earlier to include this season. We're gonna need it.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    And I'm sure they all stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night so...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Nothing has been officially stated, just pure speculation on everyone's part at this juncture.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    This game is so important on Saturday. It can't get here soon enough. If we win, I think we stay in the Top 25. We will likely be without Ayo, and a victory without him will give everyone else confidence heading into the PSU game. Defense, defense, defense. Sticking with our overall season...
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    Maybe its the eternal optimist in me, but I really do see us recovering from this loss. We have the identity of our coach, we play hard and we don't quit. Yes, Ayo is going to be difficult to replace, but it's do able, and I believe we can and will do it.
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    I just got to the end of the game and my heart hurts.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    The story of our success is pretty simple: Keep teams below 70, or beat them to it. We are .500 (5-5) when teams score 70 or more. We're 11-2 when holding teams below that. That's what I'll be focused on, our race to 70.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    Thank goodness someone was paying attention. 😅
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    I don’t believe we’ve won a game with Dakich on the call this season. However, we all remember how it ended last year against MSU.
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    Maryland 75, Illinois 66 POSTGAME

    Crushing turnover by Giorgi. Free throws though were a bigger killer.