I agree ... we will miss many things about Griffin. His 3's, his hustle, his grit and way of getting under the opponents skin, rebounding, nose for the ball, etc. His defense was improving too.
Good luck Allen!
Will we be able to put 6 on the floor too? How would BU split up the playing time for 15 quality players? I think that the sports that are just starting might get an extra year of eligibility, but basketball was nearly done. Besides, the other guys would have dudes coming back too...
What a great season! All the players and coaches should be proud of the product they put on the floor. If not for the success they achieved, but also for rejuvenating a sad fan base.
I used to only wear my Illini gear before the games, but now I can be proud wearing it after too (regardless...
Granted, that is an awesome bird, but it's still a bird.
We still have the best symbol in all of sports, whether it's endorsed or not!
I'd like to see Williams and Kipper on Wesson/Garza... Guard 'em tough on the perimeter and let Kofi block anything that gets past them. Kofi needs to be on a non-shooter like Liddell. When they are posting up, have Williams/Kip front the big man and keep Kofi nearby to steal the pass/block...
If we win out, we will be a 3 seed... I hope we finish strong and get a 6, but a 7/10 would be good for us too. as long as we beat Nebraska and northwestern we should be solidly in. I just don't want to get a 8/9 seed ... You know they'll put us against Kansas
My wishes for this game:
1. Ayo sits
2. We feed the post early in the clock and often (perhaps to Giorgi on the block with Kofi charging through the middle after the high ball screen for an ally-oop!)
3. no more injuries
4. if we win we're golden, if we lose we need to take care of business on...
Get the ball inside!!!! We won't win without using our best weapons. Giorgi was pretty good today too. How many post touches did we get in the 2nd half? 2-3... Maybe. We do well shooting 3's in transition and after post touches, not as our entire offense