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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Exactly. It's very possible that this year's team could have been a 16 win team with next years schedule depending on what it looks like. So an additional 4 wins based improvement from existing parts and addition of new parts isn't too far fetched
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Williams made 2nd team all conference. Maybe he can just play both here. In all seriousness I'm wondering if this is a courtesy offer at this point from us to MIF. I mean, never close the book on a 7 footer but I wonder if he has some things to prove before he could sign
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    He "liked" various tweets talking about next year and his improvement etc... Hopefully that's a sign at least that he isn't 100% checked out. Anything could happen, but hopefully he likes what he's been a part of and can see a positive future and will be an Illini next year
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    He is coming off an ACL tear in January....
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    3/21 Games

    Underwood apparently has way more fans at these NCAA tourney games than he does on Loyalty.. Multiple times today I have heard chants of "BU! *clapclap* BU! *clapclap*
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Right. Was just pointing out that 1-2 non-senior contributors from this year would need to leave for us to be able to take in 5-6 newcomers. Not 4-5
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    1 or 2 would need to transfer to take in 5 or 6. ADLR, AJ, (open), Higgs(medical) make up 4 spots
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    Yeah I don't buy that we don't have a chance either. If Alan enjoys some sort of a sophomore breakout and we can make an appearance or two in the top 25 I think we'll get consideration. All we need to be able to prove is that we are one guy(younger Griffin) away from a top 10 caliber team...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Exactly. I was mostly being sarcastic. Knowing what we know now, we would definitely take it. But had that been our path the last 8 years we wouldn't be happy with it either lol And I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that!
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    Coaching Carousel

    No we wouldn't
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Indiana

    Sincerest apologies! But I'm okay as long as it's leaning one way and not falling down!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Indiana

    Why does corn in Illinois lean to the West? Because Iowa sucks and Indiana blows! Go illini!
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    Samba seems to be a little quicker, more mobile than Adonis. Think he gets some tick tonight to give GB a rest and to try and frustrate Happ with his length?
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    2019 NBA Draft

    I'm hoping he stays but I think there will be a strong push from certain individuals or an organization close to him to go. Hope he can make his own decision on what he feels is best for him. If you get enough guaranteed, you gotta go
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    Bracketology

    Somewhat agree. But I still think the discussion can be had if we go 5 of 6 down the stretch. That would put us at 17-17 with 2 wins in the B1G tourney. Like others have said, if this all would happen it would be a very interesting resume . A lot of losses but a lot of good wins and a 11-9...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    I thought the news coming out after his OV is that they were much more optimistic that he would make it.
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    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    Tyler only got a couple minutes when Trent banged his knee and Dre, AJ, and Monte were on foul trouble the last 2 minutes in the second half. He was just a bridge to halftime. As for Tev, he's not quite as quick defensively.. maybe it was a matchup thing as the announcers said multiple times...
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    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    I'm not sure how to bold text on my phone but I can try harder to figured it out if you still can't find where I said he took one bad shot
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    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    Man, this was Griffin's breakout game but the shots just didn't fall. Even so, I think BU is fine with all but maybe one and I think AG has the shooters mentality where it won't bother him. Most importantly, he kept his focus and had some big defensive/rebounding plays toward the end...
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    B1G Next Year

    I think the statement that you'd be disappointed with 3rd or 4th is getting ahead of yourself a little bit and frankly a little crazy after how many tournament-less years. I, without a doubt expect a ton of improvement and hope that we can be there contending at the end of the year, but that...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    In the SI mock that was posted on the NBA draft page, Kentucky's top three are at 13, 22, and 27. Hardly any guarantees there. Thought that might be relevant to some of the KW talk that popped up a little while back
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I almost forgot the added motivation on this game in getting a head start in proving to EJ he made the wrong choice! (I don't wish anything bad on the kid, just would have loved him in the O&B)
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I think you pretty much agreeing with what I said. If we win all our remaining games but one, and get two in the BTT, we're in at 17-17. Not realistic, but possible. Regardless, I hope I'm in a position to be proven wrong because that means we just went on some kind of a run and we'll be...