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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2020)

    No! But you can have Fletch Fries!
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    I could see a healthy BBV as a huge surprise. In the spot minutes he played, he showed great athleticism and court awareness. He has a great basketball IQ from the little we saw of him. I’m hoping he’s 100% on our first tip off.
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    2020 Illinois Basketball Appreciation Thread

    This is Underwoods style. Play hard for 40 minutes or more and rely on your skills to put points on the board. He continues to get the tall, long armed bodies that clog up the passing lanes and the team should keep improving as his recruiting improves. Can you imagine these Chicago kids as...
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    Illinois 71, Nebraska 59 POSTGAME

    Im not saying Tev’s checked out on his teammates, in the locker room he was patting Demonte on the leg for his heroics. He was very engaged with the team, just couldn’t make eye contact or react to anything Underwood was saying about the team. He’s obviously upset with his lack of playing time...
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    Illinois 71, Nebraska 59 POSTGAME

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Underwood has a lot more information as to whether or not Tevian should be playing. I watched Tev’s demeanor in the locker room after the win at Penn State and he appears to have checked out. When Underwood was speaking he barely looked at him or...
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    Illinois 64, Michigan 62 POSTGAME

    Let’s be honest, this game isn’t won the last two years. You take advantage of what you’re given and we are! The last two seasons we weren’t mentally or physically able to take advantage of the gifts that good teams can, and will, use to defeat any opponent.
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    Illinois 54, Rutgers 51 POSTGAME

    The s is for sarcasm! No one is a bigger fan of Underwood than me. It was a jab at all the haters. I’m much more willing to see what happens through his five year contract than most.
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    Illinois 54, Rutgers 51 POSTGAME

    Keep it open for the two year contract extension that we all want!! s
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I agree with you wholeheartedly! As of now, each recruiting class has been better than the last, so there’s no reason to lose hope. We’re still purging players from the last regime and Brad is getting recruits that fit his game plan. As of today we’re losing KN and AF and have a nice class...
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    Maryland 59, Illinois 58 POSTGAME

    You can’t seriously look at the first two years as BU teams. He lost eight players in a complete rebuild. What kempom shows is the steady progress he’s made and with the recruiting class he has coming in, there’s no reason to believe the improvements won’t continue. The program needs coaching...
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    Maryland 59, Illinois 58 POSTGAME

    After seeing how eager half of our fan base is to replace BU, consider this: Year one- Kenpom ranking 102 Year two-84 This year-43 We have an amazing 2020 class signed or committed while only losing KN, AF and possibly AD. Plus two players sitting and practicing daily with the team in JG and...
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    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    Everyone needs to take a deep breath. This team is primarily Freshman and Sophomores. Let’s see the process work. We replace Adonis and AJ with a much better group and a healthy Higgs and this group matures. Give BU the time he needs to build the program. I know this is painful, but change...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    If he does, he exceeded my high expectations. I think Kipper is going to start. He has all the tools, he just needs the game to slow down for him. He should feel more comfortable as an upper classmen.
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    Michael Finke, Te'Jon Lucas transferring from Illinois

    Fans weren’t happy with last years program, but they don’t want change. Can’t have it both ways. I hate to lose upper class men, but it is part of the process. Go Brad Underwood!!
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    Wisconsin 78, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    I disagree. BU obviously had a plan for Happ. Kipper couldn’t execute it. BU was visibly upset on the bench. He has resorted to sitting players that can’t execute. Also; too many fans have given up on the recruiting of any additional players for 2018; grad student or otherwise. Talk to me in June.