Recent content by RML

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    Illini Football 2020

    Would I attend games if required to wear a mask? Yes. Would I attend games if others are not required to wear a mask? No. Caution, political rant ahead. This has never been (or purported to be) a country where people are allowed to do whatever they want. It has been a country where...
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    Illinois 78, Iowa 76 POSTGAME

    Love the win, and the contributions from so many different guys. Kipper! And is Giorgi back? If everybody plays like that, and Trent gets his shot back, we could go deep. Hey CJ, that's quite an out-bounds-play of yours where your tight end drives our linebacker into the stands. /s But I am...
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    I feel good about it. Survived their early 3 point barrage, and now I feel like we've gotten into their heads.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Sunday, March 1st, 1:00pm CT, BTN

    Unfortunately there's a lot of truth there. But so long as we avoid turnovers and missed bunnies in the first couple possessions, I think we'll be fine. And hit an early dunk or trey, and maybe we'll redo the Purdue game.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Nebraska, Monday, February 24th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    I'm waiting to see how we look against Nebraska.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Penn State

    Need to solve their tough free throw D.
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    Rutgers 72, Illinois 57 POSTGAME

    Two things worked offensively: attack fast and get the ball inside to Giorgi. Don't know what the answer is to achieve the second one, but on the first one I would like to see us move a little quicker after giving up a basket: absent a press, maybe just have whoever is closest bring it in...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    Count me as more optimistic than most who have posted so far. I think it's going to be tight, and would not be too surprised if the boys pull it out.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, February 15th, 3:30pm CT, BTN

    First need to take the lid off of February.
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    Possible moisture on the floor couldn't have helped, but my recollection is that Ayo has slipped doing that move before. Hope it's not bad, he's back soon, and it never happens again.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan State

    Energy has picked up.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Michigan State

    I really don't want to watch the second half.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    Coach seems to be pretty good at game-planning to reduce the impact of the other side's no. 1 offensive threat. I'm really looking forward to this one.
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    Iowa 72, Illinois 65 POSTGAME

    Coach's autobench policy does indeed result in players not fouling out as much. That's not a reason to scrap it. This year, BECAUSE WE HAVE GOOD BACKUPS, I'm generally OK with autobench in the first half so long as the game is close. Obviously, it enables players to play uninhibited in the...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    If I remember right, we lost our first game in January, then won the rest. Let's do the same thing in February. I'll also be OK with doing it again it in March, but will want to do better in April.