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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Seems like ESPN updated their 2020 rankings. They have Coleman as the 20th best power forward. The top 18 power forwards are all top 100, so he must not have missed by much. Adam is 29 and Andre 48. Any chance we can skip the replies where you tell me how worthless the ESPN rankings are? I'm...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    As promised in a prior post ... This week's observations are about toughness of remaining games ... Scanning a team's row, it's easy to see their remaining games (the white cells), and noting that left-side games are against teams higher up in the standings, you can get a general sense of...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Back, despite the lack of popular demand ... updated through today's games. Until someone begs me to stop, I'll try to dump this here at the end of each weekend. Yes, it's a lot to take in, but once you "get it", it's kinda interesting to look at; for example ... Scan a team's row to see ...
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    Illinois 64, Michigan 62 POSTGAME

    ... and only 3 road wins against the top 10 in the conference standings, 2 of which are ours.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    In honor of our ascendance to first place, I prepared a head-to-head matrix for conference play. I intend to update it at the end of each day's games, for my own information. It's hard to make out the embedded image below ... sorry about that.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2020)

    The RJ Davis (UNC) selection seems mysterious, but as @soupy17's post shows, none of the other picks seem particularly outrageous. Some pretty highly ranked guys from the teams you named didn't make it ... #6 Jalen Johnson (Duke) #20 Devin Askew (Kentucky) #27 Isaiah Jackson (Kentucky) I'm...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The Missouri loss was never a Q3 loss - always Q2. They've been moving up and down the 51-100 range since they beat us. Miami is currently 91. For that loss to shift from Q3 to Q2, they'd need to climb into the top 75.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Kahlil Whitney watch ... Illinois moved past Kentucky in today's NET rankings. He's averaging under 8 mpg in 5 games since Christmas.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Saturday, January 18th, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    Missouri is also close to a hop ... currently 57, but if they move up to top 50, that's a Q1 loss instead of Q2. The question is: Can you bring yourself to root for them?
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Saturday, January 18th, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    I don't know anything about Northwestern's team this year, so I peeked at their stats. Some quick observations and facts, in case others are similarly under-informed: Miller Kopp (6-7 F) seems to be their best player. He leads the team in minutes and ppg. He's shooting 41.7% from 3 with 30...
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    2020-2021 Team Makeup
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    2020-2021 Team Makeup
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    Illinois 71, Wisconsin 70 POSTGAME

    We own 1 of 4 road wins in the entire league. We own 1 of 2 road wins against an above .500 team. Wisconsin @ OSU (11-4) Illinois @ Wisconsin (9-6) Rutgers @ Nebraska (7-8) Michigan St @ Northwestern (5-9)
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    12/17 Games

    Alonzo Verge Jr. (remember him?) doesn't start, but comes off the bench to score 43 of ASU's 56 points. ASU lost by 40. Prior to the game, he was averaging 9.5, though he did go for 15 and 20 in the prior 2 games. Weird stuff.
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    Illinois 120, Hampton 71 POSTGAME

    Best student u production I can remember.