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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    One of our problems is that our guards' dribbling abilities are not as good as they appear to think that those skills are. I always hated the old "drive the lane, throw the ball in the air, and hope for a foul call" offense. Now it seems like we frequently turn it over before we ever even get...
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    Well we made it to the final nine. Stretch the game till midnight, and we'll make it to the third day of the tournament.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    So they hit a 3 at the buzzer to win, right?
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    Boy, if something doesn't change soon, this season is really going to end with a whimper.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    I was going to say, "thank God Tyler's 3 didn't go in," but it would have taken more than a miracle for that brick to drop
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Northwestern

    So the plan must be to keep Tevian et al fresh for tomorrow's game
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    B1G All-Conference Awards

    You caught me. I was trying to subtly congratulate him, but at the same time remind him that he might not yet be ready to go pro. By the way, I only meant that I was surprised he was all B1G honorable mention. Not surprised he got freshman honors, and think he fully deserved that.
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    B1G All-Conference Awards

    Nice! Fwiw, I might give Giorgi team mvp. I'm also a little surprised Ayo made it, given his unremarkable 1.4 assist to turnover ratio. Hoping for better from him next year.
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    Penn State 72, Illinois 56 POSTGAME

    To me, our defense looked much less intense today. I figured it was by design, to save energy and--thinking that--I was good with it. But I'm no scholar.
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    Indiana 92, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Not sure its an issue of not being entirely mentally prepared at the start. It sort of looked like we broke when we realized that we weren't getting turnovers, that they had a gameplan for beating our system, and that whatever adjustments we were making weren't working.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Purdue, Wednesday, February 27th, 7:30pm CT, BTN

    And none in the first half, if I recall right. I didn't consider that a good game from him.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Penn State, Saturday, February 23rd, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I have a premonition that we're going to have a good shooting day. Plan on heading down for the game, and applauding the '89 guys.
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    Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58 POSTGAME

    We did miss some bunnies, but they missed a ton of wide open shots early. The refs allowed a LOT of banging underneath, which was probably good for us. Replay that games ten times, and I think they win seven. But that's a top twenty team, playing at home. If the season started today, I'm...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    And please, no saying "hack-a-Happ." "Slap-a-Happ" is so much better on the ear.