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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Waiting on one more. Will be a mid-major as part of the Maui Tournament. Interesting note, Illinois was actually looking to set up a home and home with a Power 5 team for this date, but they weren’t able to work anything out.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs New Mexico State, Saturday, December 16th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Based on the ticket availability I'm seeing on the United Center website, this is going to be an embarrassing turnout for Lou Henson night. I'd say 1/3 of the arena will be full at best.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Augustana, Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00pm CT, BTN Plus

    Incorrect. The game will count on the W/L record, stats will count, etc. It doesn't count towards RPI and strength of schedule, but it is not the same as the EIU game or Wash U/Lewis last year.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Augustana, Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00pm CT, BTN Plus

    This is incorrect. In basketball, scheduling is done primarily by a designated assistant coach, with heavy input from the head coach. The only role the AD has is providing availability dates for home games.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2017)

    Wake fans sure are confident about their superiority in talent over Illinois. They do realize the two teams play this year right? Easy 20+ points win for WF it sounds like. Apparently they don't realize the leagues pair teams up based on their talent levels. I wonder how they feel being...
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    Illini Bars

    Somewhat still on topic... anyone know of any Illini bars in Boston? I'll be there for the game against South Florida and would like to watch amongst fellow fans.
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    State Farm Center Premium Seating I believe that's what you're looking for.
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    I second this. 262-17 at Hargrave Military Academy :eek: Then brought in at Louisville as lead recruiter, where he had a ton of success. The one concern here is that he was lead recruiter during the scandal, however he was never directly linked to any wrongdoing. Then he goes to UNCW where...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    Keatts, McCall, and Wade are the only three that generate any interest for me.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Indiana, Saturday, January 7th, 4:00pm CT, ESPNU

    Expecting a loss. Not as concerned with this game as I am with the following two at home.
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    Tickets Thread

    Happy to see them running a promotion for the Ohio State game. $50 dollars for an upper bowl seat is too much to expect people to pay but the 2 for $50 deal should make this a sell out.
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    Somewhat off topic... Where can I find the RPI that the NCAA Tournament Committee uses? When I search RPI, I find about 5 different sites with 5 different rankings.
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    Illini Basketball 2016-2017

    VCU with a bad loss to Georgia Tech at home yesterday. Pretty much kills their shot at an at-large bid. Let's hope they tear through the A10 so they remain a quality win for us come March.
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    Illinois 85, IUPUI 77 POSTGAME

    We must have been watching a different game. Illinois doesn't win that game without Hill. Yeah he had that dumb turnover that led to the dunk but that was a bit fluky. Regardless, yes he should have slowed it down instead of trying to push it. Also, I think you're getting that missed 1 and 1...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Central Michigan, Saturday, December 10th, 2:00pm CT, BTN Plus

    The preseason polls weren't kind to CMU but they are answering the challenge and sitting at 8-2 right now. Their stud, Marcus Keene, will give us Keon Johnson nightmares all over again. He's a 5'9" guard who is averaging 30 ppg. EDIT: And I see he just went for 40 points tonight in their...
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    Illinois 85, IUPUI 77 POSTGAME

    Every team is allowed one "WTF was that" win every year. Today was that win. I'll take it over a loss.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs IUPUI, Tuesday, December 6th, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    IUPUI is a small team. They'll go about 8 deep in their rotation. They don't shoot the 3 ball particularly well and they aren't a great rebounding team. Combs is their stud... he's a senior guard from Chicago.... we've seen how kids like this have burned us in the past. Could be a sleepy...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2016)

    Sat right next to Epperson at the game. He is as skinny as Tisdale was as a Sr in high school. I'm impressed by his tape but he's a definite redshirt candidate.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Winthrop, Monday, November 21st, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    The uneducated fans definitely will be. KenPom has Illinois winning by 8. This one won't be easy, folks.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Winthrop, Monday, November 21st, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    Good observation. I did some research and it looks like he suffered an unknown injury in practice and is listed as day-to-day.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Winthrop, Monday, November 21st, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    With the amount of energy Leron is showing on the bench, I see him picking up two quick fouls in two mins of action Monday :D
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Winthrop, Monday, November 21st, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    This game has scared me since I saw it on the schedule. Winthrop will likely be a tournament team and is a big step up in competition from what we've seen so far, although they didn't challenge Florida State tonight as much as I thought they would.
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    Illinois 89, Detroit 69 POSTGAME

    Led from start to finish and game was never in doubt. Much better in comparison to the SEMO and NKU games. Competition gets much tougher now.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Detroit, Friday, November 18th, 7:00pm CT, ESPN3

    Detroit is probably the worst remaining team on the schedule. It gets tougher Monday starting with Winthrop.