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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think this is right...Power rankings attempt to rank teams by how good they are, regardless of record. The top 25 is a power ranking. In the NBA it's useful, or in the context of a NCAA conference. Say Indiana has a better record than wisconsin in the big ten, but Wisconsin looks like a better...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Malcolm Hill's # Ray Rice's #
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think yes, that is success, but that's not my expectation. I think that should be our floor this season. I think a top 25 team and a 5 seed or better is real success. Throw in a second weekend in March too.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Gavitt games are announced. We aren't in it Source.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Watch yourself guys. You're not supposed to respectfully disagree on the internet.
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    News-Gazette: Brad Underwood cleared in DIA Investigation into his coaching

    If the world was so soft BU wouldn't be cleared and we would have a scandal. If claims of abuse are made the right move is to investigate internally. One family appears to be soft and that's about it.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30pm CT, BTN

    They really offer nothing to Gaines.
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    If we win out and the best scenarios regarding our opponents that are near quadrant boarders come to fruition, our team sheet looks like this going into the Big Ten Tournament: Q1:7-9 Q2:5-5 Q3:2-1 Q4:2-0 This would involve Georgetown (79 to 75) and Northwestern (home) (77 to 75) going from Q3...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Ohio State

    This place is quiet
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    It's a feather. We need more feathers.
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    Illini MBB Strength and Conditioning Thread

    I don't know squat about Fletch, but he does seem to lift spirits on the bench.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I was at MSG, I'll be at Columbus. We are going to win.
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    B1G Next Year

    This is wider scope than just the big ten, but are we planning on having an equally tough schedule next year? Would we want to compete for toughest schedule in the nation? I'm personally all for more marquee matchups as a fan. What's the strategy for getting the best seed in the tournament? It...
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    B1G Next Year

    As a fan, I feel it is my job to speculate as much as possible.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Getting a first round bye (buy?) would necessarily mean we had a little success to build on.