Recent content by The Dave

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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    I'm a big fan. He occasionally says stupid stuff but he's also very insightful and has no problem calling out a coach/player if they do something stupid. Better than the fawning fan-boys that think every team is the best team, every coach is the best coach, and is obviously just trying to keep...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    FIFY. This is Duke after all...
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    Michigan State 70, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

    I refuse to comment about anything on the game that was played. I think it took me about 30 seconds to realize we had lost I was just so sick for Ayo. I pray this is not an injury that affects him long term.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 11th, 8:00pm CT, ESPN

    I strongly support this poster in stating that we will not shoot exactly 28 3's in this game and make exactly 3 of them.
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    Maryland 75, Illinois 66 POSTGAME

    As I say IRL all the time... 1. Good teams win close games. 2. Good teams win on the road. 3. Great teams beat other great teams. We've checked off 1 & 2. We haven't consistently (say 50% success rate) proven #3 yet. We're good, not great. Was I the only one really disappointed when DMFW...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Is that Rutger's rule? He's the 4th leading scorer so he's back by the 4th game? If it was their 3rd leading scorer he'd be back by the 3rd game? If so, their leading scorer can get a DUI and never be suspended? ;)
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    Illinois 59, Minnesota 51 POSTGAME

    When he did that I thought to myself "D for O substitution". It was a good move and I was glad to see BU playing a little chess.
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    Illinois 59, Minnesota 51 POSTGAME

    Unfortunately I'm still conditioned to expect the Nut Punch. I can't wait until that gets worked out and I start to expect to win close, tough games.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2020)

    Yup, lets just shut down this thread now...
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    Oh, I get that. that's why I made a comment about not being the most efficient team. On a related (computer ranking) note....didn't most of those computer models start capping the Margin of Victory factor at 10 last year? The fact we've had quite a few close games (@Michigan, v NW, @Wisc, v...
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    NET Rankings / Bracketology

    What's REALLY stunning to me is that KenPom had us at #21 this morning and Purdue at #20. That's the same Purdue we've beaten at home and ON THE ROAD by 26 and 17. The computer models really don't like us very much. I realize we aren't the most efficient team in the world, but I guess if we...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Andy Katz continues his man-crush on Illinois basketball....has us at #9 (too high) and also as his Team Of The Week...
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    1/25 Games

    As fans its nice to have this mid-season. It gives teams a chance to grow and mature and is more representative of which teams are good or not. We all thought OSU beating UNC was HUGE at the beginning of the season...obviously it wasn't. And if we played Miami now I don't think there is any...
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    2020 Big Ten Tourney

    Take this for whatever it's worth...I went to the Illinois game in MSG 2 years ago... Obviously this is a different setting, so I can't comment on seating. For those Day 1 games the seating was pretty much GA. You got in and sat wherever you wanted. I imagine on the later days you have to...
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    Kahlil Whitney leaving Kentucky

    The article I read on this mentioned Georgetown and Illinois as possible landing spots. GTWN has a couple of open scholarships with the dismissal/transfer of those two players, right? There's probably a cleaner opportunity and possibly even a clearer path to playing time there. A lot of...