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  1. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think this is right...Power rankings attempt to rank teams by how good they are, regardless of record. The top 25 is a power ranking. In the NBA it's useful, or in the context of a NCAA conference. Say Indiana has a better record than wisconsin in the big ten, but Wisconsin looks like a better...
  2. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Malcolm Hill's # Ray Rice's #
  3. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think yes, that is success, but that's not my expectation. I think that should be our floor this season. I think a top 25 team and a 5 seed or better is real success. Throw in a second weekend in March too.
  4. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Gavitt games are announced. We aren't in it Source.
  5. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Watch yourself guys. You're not supposed to respectfully disagree on the internet.
  6. Nathan

    News-Gazette: Brad Underwood cleared in DIA Investigation into his coaching

    If the world was so soft BU wouldn't be cleared and we would have a scandal. If claims of abuse are made the right move is to investigate internally. One family appears to be soft and that's about it.
  7. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30pm CT, BTN

    They really offer nothing to Gaines.
  8. Nathan

    Bracketology

    If we win out and the best scenarios regarding our opponents that are near quadrant boarders come to fruition, our team sheet looks like this going into the Big Ten Tournament: Q1:7-9 Q2:5-5 Q3:2-1 Q4:2-0 This would involve Georgetown (79 to 75) and Northwestern (home) (77 to 75) going from Q3...
  9. Nathan

    Game Thread: Illinois at Ohio State

    This place is quiet
  10. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    It's a feather. We need more feathers.
  11. Nathan

    Illini MBB Strength and Conditioning Thread

    I don't know squat about Fletch, but he does seem to lift spirits on the bench.
  12. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I was at MSG, I'll be at Columbus. We are going to win.
  13. Nathan

    B1G Next Year

    This is wider scope than just the big ten, but are we planning on having an equally tough schedule next year? Would we want to compete for toughest schedule in the nation? I'm personally all for more marquee matchups as a fan. What's the strategy for getting the best seed in the tournament? It...
  14. Nathan

    B1G Next Year

    As a fan, I feel it is my job to speculate as much as possible.
  15. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Getting a first round bye (buy?) would necessarily mean we had a little success to build on.
  16. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Saturday, January 26th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I'll be there. I'm marrying into a family of Terps, however, so I will be escorted by the enemy.
  17. Nathan

    Illinois 95, Minnesota 68 POSTGAME

    He chose to come to a bad illinois team and try to turn the program around. I don't think he is the type to shy away from the pressure to immediately contribute.
  18. Nathan

    Lou Henson Happy Birthday

    Thanks for the link. I was born in '92, so this was never on my radar before.
  19. Nathan

    Game Thread: Illinois at Indiana

    Bez looking good.
  20. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Missouri, Saturday, December 22nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Every year I go to tigerboard and wonder how they read that. I assume I am missing something. clicking every post to read? What is that?
  21. Nathan

    Pregame: Illinois at Nebraska, Sunday, December 2nd, 4:00pm CT, BTN

    Nebraska doesn't foul much and turns teams over nearly as much as we do. Additionally their defense gives up one of the lowest 2pt% in the country. I'm worried about that side of the ball.
  22. Nathan

    Notre Dame 76, Illinois 74 POSTGAME

    One thing that has surprised me a lot this year is how much trouble Ayo has been having making tough layups and free throws. I think they start going in as he gains experience. He gets into the lane really well for a freshman, but just doesn't pick up two points as often as I think he is able to.
  23. Nathan

    Game Thread: Illinois at Notre Dame

    Darn, I was gonna look for you like you mentioned.
  24. Nathan

    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    MVSU was triple dog daring him to shoot the three.
  25. Nathan

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Mississippi Valley State

    That three was from way deep. Wow.