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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Transfer or two is probably going to happen that seems to be the new norm big thing is to not lose any of core guys. Also would be nice to get a 5th your transfer who can immediately play major minutes or start.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Don't see them taking Freeman unless other people don't pan out saw him play and don't think he would ever be a starter at Illinois unless shot really improved. At best a rotation player I would think they would take their chances with a high school kid over him.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Big get by Illini as it fills the biggest need for the team going forward. Now have to get both players names on the dotted line in the spring. Nice to see some positive buzz for the Illini for a change
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    Northwestern 68, Illinois 66 POSTGAME

    Have to secure the defensive rebound late forced them to take a tough shot then got the open three off the offensive rebound that just can’t happen. Second road game in row have been competitive but wins are going to be hard to come by
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    Basketball Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Several players transferring out and a lack of recruits would probably force Whitman to make a change, but if the key players stay and January signs I think Underwood gets another year regardless of record. Huge buyout will certainly be part of the decision
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Can't judge the freshman we didn't get just by numbers as they are in different programs where roles and minutes may be different then what they would have gotten at Illinois or what our freshman are getting. Some of them also went to better programs where freshman are way less likely to get...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs UNLV, Saturday, December 8th, 1:00pm CT, BTN

    Any win is a good win for Illinois basketball this year. We have a chance to get some wins the next couple weeks and need to get them. Wins are going to be hard to come by in the Big 10 need to get these next three games and try to build some momentum.
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    Ohio State 77, Illinois 67 POSTGAME

    We need to stay out of Chicago until the product on the floor gets better. Amazed they cannot figure that out. Last nights awful crowd hurts Illinois's image in Chicago and nationally. As far as the team nothing to do but continue to work to get better and hope we see some improvement. Wins are...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    Performance on the floor has certainly hurt recruiting but it is obvious that we are no longer a name program to recruits or to top coaching candidates. Indiana has had two dry spells but both times with Crean and now Miller got a top coach in and got top recruits immediately regardless of the...
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    Nebraska 75, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    I think they may have all ready decided he won't ever be able to play otherwise it would be obvious to redshirt him if only going to play a minute or two a night.
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    Nebraska 75, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    We don't have the players to compete right now and currently only have one 2019 recruit. This team is going to struggle to win more than 3-4 Big 10 games unless something dramatically changes. Without an influx of talent from transfers or recruiting next year may not be much better. Lets be...
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Rebuilds take awhile but the Illini also need to win some games this year especially at home to create some excitement in the program. The next few games loom big if can't get a couple of those we are really look at a bad start to the season and that will potentially hurt attendance down the...
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    Notre Dame 76, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    It is time for Frazier to become a more consistent player. If he wants to get to the next level that he is capable of he needs to be a more consistent player within games and also from game to game. It is hard for this team to overcome 6 points from him and win on the road. Hopefully as the...
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    Lovie Smith receives 2-year contract extension through 2023

    As soon as Whitman decided not to fire Lovie this was the right thing to do or he would have been seen as a hot seat lame duck coach. This hopefully allows Illinois to hold on to the couple top recruits we have and possibly stop them from using his lame duck status against Illinois in recruiting.
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    Xavier 83, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Position less basketball sounds good until you have to defend someone. Have to have some length and size to defend at some point and Illinois lacks both. Nichols playing so poor has really hurt them early in the season need his size and strength.