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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Never did. He was handed nothing and tried to make a team out of it. Year two was a total rebuild, so could be considered year one all over again. And you can't build a team in one year. He stayed positive with the players he had, but is trying to recruit a balanced team that is able to play...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Agree. Unfortunately last year turned out just like I thought it could before the season started, that we could have a better team but still have a worse record because of the tougher schedule. It feels as though Underwood is building something here that is sustainable. Hopefully he can get...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Welcome to the family Kofi. We finally have a few big men who can practice against each other.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    So how many open scholarships do we have this year? Somebody here knows it off the top of their head and I don't feel like looking it up right now.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Penn State, Sunday, March 10th, 11:00am CT, FS1

    But didn't we only win 2 conference games last year? 20 losses is bad, no way around that but who did we beat that were anything special in the non-conference outside of Missouri? This team isn't good, but we knew they wouldn't be at the start of the season. Need more pieces and time to...
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    Illinois 81, Northwestern 76 POSTGAME

    The must win game of this season. On to the next. Serious question. Can someone explain to me what the round about passing drill to start our offense is supposed to accomplish other than drop the shot clock to 10 seconds before we start to look at the basket?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Common number 5
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    He's protecting his man sack.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    We will see what he can do here. But Underwood isn't a blank sheet of paper, he does have a track record of successful teams he has coached.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Not at all. And not trying to start anything. As I was reading through the last 6 pages I came across a couple posts that seemed to infer a hope that January comes to the beloved, and this was the first I had heard of any concern. I must have miss read. Carry On. Yay Kofi!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Is there some legit concern that I have missed that Antwan January will back away from his verbal?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    What I love about this post, is that of your "dream team" 4 of your 5 are already here or going to be here (knock on wood).
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    Florida Atlantic 73, Illinois 71 OT POSTGAME

    I am not a fare weather fan. I am the "go down with the ship" kind of guy. And even I am feeling the need to pull away from this team so I don't feel so bad all the time.
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    Illinois 73, East Tennessee State 55 POSTGAME

    It's a life lesson. Show up late for a job interview and you wont get the job.
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    Illinois 77, UNLV 74 POSTGAME

    Did you not watch any other games with Kane this year? This is the best he has looked so far. And Underwood said during the post game that he thought Kane could be successful against this team.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Notre Dame, Tuesday, November 27th, 6:00pm CT, ESPNU

    Unfortunately a truer statement I have not read.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    He has been the biggest disappointment so far. This team really needs him to step up. Common Kipper.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    I was hoping Kipper would play the roll of Leron Black and help open up the offense.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Gonzaga, Monday, November 19th, 10:30pm CT, ESPN2

    I have the same reaction. Hoping this is just a tall tale.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    The reason they aren't dumping the ball into the post is precisely because of the on the ball pressure. Underwoods defensive scheme is about not allowing you to pass the ball or run your offense. With that amount of pressure it makes it difficult to stay in front of your man. Right now it...
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    Illinois 99, Evansville 60 POSTGAME

    Really fun game tonight. Love a lot of these young players and what they bring. But all I had to do was watch Michigan State/Kansas and Duke/Kentucky to see we have a ways to go. Just gonna enjoy the ride.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Underwood new the camera was on.:sneaky:
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    Illinois 83, Illinois Wesleyan 67 (Exhibition) POSTGAME

    I saw potential. Remember the days we looked forward to seeing our freshman play but didn't count on them for meaningful minutes? Nunn and Hill didn't start games until halfway through the B1G season. Overall I like a lot of the pieces Underwood has to work with. Hopefully he can build on...
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Illinois Wesleyan (Exhibition)

    I like a lot of what Underwood has to offer as a coach. So why can't we inbound a ball?