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    Penn State 83, Illinois 76 POSTGAME

    Um... That’s a weird pick for disappointment.. For a surprise, my vote is Giorgi.
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    Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58 POSTGAME

    Griffin did a lot of good things tonight. I was excited to see him knock down a 3. Once he starts shooting it with confidence, he’s going to be lethal. Would love to see more Tevian drives to the basket. Ayo made some mistakes, but I can live with that. He has unbelievable confidence when...
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    2019 NBA Draft

    Ayo could eventually be a first round pick, but he’s not there yet. He’s got a good basketball IQ, but his athleticism is hardly off the charts. His jump shot also needs to develop before we start talking about the first round.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    Wow after watching Oak Hill vs Montverde, Precious Achiuwa is exactly the type of athlete we need. Outside of Tevian, who’s our next best athlete? Looks like the staff offered Precious already. Go get him Orlando! Kofi did some good things but I’m no longer expecting him to set the world on...
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    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    Agree. If we make free throws, it’s down to the wire even with our overall terrible shooting. This team is young, they need experience. They need time. I’d love to see Tevian Jones step up and take the ball to the rim. Or Kipper needs to do something... anything... Jordan plays so hard...
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    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    Agree. We just don’t have the horses this year. We need more big man depth. We have none right now. Give BU some time. He is adding some critical pieces. This freshman class has a ton of potential.
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    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    Giorgi’s footwork isn’t good. It’s phenomenal. If Kofi can develop half that footwork, we will be much, much better next year.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Very impressive pick up by this staff!
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    Missouri 79, Illinois 63 POSTGAME

    Give Tyler Underwood more minutes. Seriously how do you not play Griffin? we are so weak inside.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Missouri

    Seriously. What the heck?
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    Notre Dame 76, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Would be nice to have the luxury of redshirting Kane but we have no interior depth right now. We just can’t afford it. Jordan played really well. Hopefully he can be a good mentor for Griffin. It will suck to lose him next year. Frazier looked hurt. (Wish that last shot went down)...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    Only this board could spin an official visit from an elite big into a negative. Unreal.
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    Xavier 83, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Unfortunately, this is probably the case. The only way it gets quicker is if Underwood gets some elite level forwards/centers. Someone like Khalil Whitney, EJ Liddell, Oscar Tshiebwe, or Francis Okoro would have been great.
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    Xavier 83, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    I believe that the talent level and potential on the roster has definitely increased compared to last year. Underwood had his guys playing hard against Gonzaga and Georgetown (not as evident the last 2 Maui games). Transition, fast-paced basketball was fun to watch against Georgetown and...
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    Xavier 83, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Bill Walton and bright should not be used in the same sentence.
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    Xavier 83, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    Idk all the details of his situation, but can we really afford to redshirt Samba Kane?
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    Iowa State 84, Illinois 68 POSTGAME

    This team is what it is. We have some young talented guards... and nothing on the interior except an unheralded freshman who is surpassing everyone’s expectations. When you have a game like today with zero pace and no transition opportunities, we are going to struggle if Trent doesn’t go off...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa State, Tuesday, November 20th, 4:00pm CT, ESPN2

    Really hope we can keep the pressure up this game. We need more from our veterans to win.
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    Tough night for Aaron Jordan
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    Georgetown 88, Illinois 80 POSTGAME

    The entire team also needs to box out much better. Even with Giorgi being better than expected, we need more frontcourt depth.
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    Georgetown 88, Illinois 80 POSTGAME

    Sucks to lose and I hate moral victories, but I haven’t had that much fun watching Illini basketball in a LONG time. This team can really get out and run. Love the hustle by the young guys. Ayo is a stud and Giorgi really looks good. Kipper will likely be frustrating most of the year.
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    Basketball Uniforms

    This!