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    Pregame: Illinois vs Indiana, Sunday, March 1st, 1:00pm CT, BTN

    No place really to post this, so I'll stick it here... Correct me if I'm wrong, but if we win out (the regular season), that puts Underwood at .500 for his Illinois career, right? After last year I didn't think he'd be sniffing .500 this season.
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    Illinois 74, Northwestern 66 POSTGAME

    Surprised he didn't get T'ed up for shaking his hand like it was "en fuego". That's taunting and I'm sure it hurt the feelings of some NW players.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Agree to disagree? I'm not saying we're DEFINITIVELY out if we lose out, but I also don't think we're definitively in if we lose out. That second part is where I consider us "on the bubble". That being said, I also think it is RIDICULOUSLY unlikely we lose out. Baring major injury we win...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Northwestern, Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    A couple of random thoughts cobbled together.... 1) Any chance Giorgi has some sort of nagging injury that's impacting his playing? Didn't he have some sort of undisclosed hand injury last year that supposedly hampered his outside shooting? Could it be continuing? Could it be getting worse...
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    B1G Tournament Forecasting Thread

    eh...Maybe you don't consider them a "top team", but we are tied with Wisconsin. Their schedule is: @ MICH vs MN vs NW @ IND I think that's a little easier than ours. We share 2 opponents which are reversed (who plays where) but I think their @MI and vsMN is easier than our vsIA and @OSU...
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    Illinois alumni team in TBT

    Was thinking about this last night (why am I thinking about this at weird times?) and I also figured that undrafted seniors would be eligible....lets add Feliz on the team!
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    Coaching Carousel

    Texas was my immediate thought when I heard he was out. Syracuse is a weird and intriguing option. I don't see any decent Big Ten jobs opening up. How does the rest of the Big 12 look (or do they only hire ex-Illini coaches) for good/decent jobs opening? I would think Big East might be an...
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    Illinois alumni team in TBT

    Deron and Malcolm would be nice pieces. IIRC current NBA players can't participate in TBT (so no Leonard), right? Is Brandon Paul on an NBA roster? If not, he'd be another good add.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2020)

    Specifically, Miller can sign no earlier than 4/15. I hope he does sign on that day just to offset the drudgery that is Tax Day.
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    2/19 Games

    Obviously there is a lot of ball to still be played so it's premature to say RU is in or out...but if it comes down to where they're right on the bubble...I guess they get in. Your Last Four In/Out all have warts. If you go on the assumption there are good arguments for all 8 of those teams, I...
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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...