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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Gotta like that Foster mentioned Illinois first and said the zoom "went really well"
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    Alan Griffin transfers to Syracuse

    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!
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    Brad Underwood, Josh Whitman Press Conference

    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... Don't...
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    2020 Illinois Basketball Appreciation Thread

    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...
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    The Kingfisher

    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! :chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief::chief:
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

    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...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

    Norman Battle Feliz Marcus Griffin Shelly Clark... Can't think of many else who were real difference makers. With the new rules, this list should grow pretty fast however
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

    Off topic a bit... What are Underwood's chances of winning B1G coach of the year with Chambers and Pickiel fading down the stretch? If we win these last 2, I think he's got it in the bag
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2020)

    Hmmmm... I'm listening...
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    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
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    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...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Tuesday, February 18th, 5:30pm CT, FS1

    Wouldn't it be great to have the Kipper who put up 31 in the BTT 2 years ago (and 27 vs MSU)? We could win this one if THAT Kipper shows up (and plays defense like he has this year)
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    Rutgers 72, Illinois 57 POSTGAME

    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
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    I was so furious when Dakich was talking about the "great defense MSU played" on that final possession as Ayo was laying on the ground clutching his knee. Classless