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  1. sacraig

    I was Wrong Thread; Now I'm a Believer

    I don't think we'd be the team we are right now if they hadn't run that gauntlet together.
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    I was Wrong Thread; Now I'm a Believer

    If by "there" you mean competing for a national title, then no we aren't. However, if by "there" you mean being at the point where we are top half of the Big Ten and in the NCAA tournament every year like we should be, then I have to disagree with you. I think we are there (or very close) and...
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    Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    Yeah, we are awful. Just look at our record. ;):devilish:
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    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    Also realizing they can win while playing in blue uniforms... or something like that.
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    Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    We are already in the NIT discussion, IMO. I'd be surprised if we didn't make it.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    With or without shoes?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    We are seeing them get stronger (we are doing a much better job of finishing at the rim and rebounding this year, for a few examples). We are seeing them jump higher (assuming you believe the statements made by the program over the summer about verticals). We are seeing them stay healthier...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Loyalty: All this weightlifting is making our players too bulky and slow. Also Loyalty: That kid needs to put on weight via greasy cheeseburgers.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    There is a pretty big difference between your examples of Giorgi and Samba here. Giorgi has proven his worth on the court and sustained that throughout the season. Samba has not. Therefore, you can't treat their situations the same.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    This is the first year under a new selection system. I think it's foolish of us to act like we all know exactly how the committee selections will work. The odds are certainly stacked against us, but there is a lot of uncertainty here.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Though he never played a game and now plays professionally in Australia.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, February 14th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I don't imagine that. Logically, I think that is reasonably likely, but I imagine sweeping the rest of our schedule, including the NCAA tournament, because hey, imagination is supposed to be for dream scenarios, right?
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    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    That sounds like the level of detail only Ken Pomeroy could provide.
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    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    Comparison on a per-minute basis: Happ: 0.441 PPM, 0.281 RPM Bezhanishvili: 0.538 PPM, 0.197 RPM Bezhanishvili scores 22% more efficiently than Happ did, and Happ rebounded 43% more efficiently than Bezhanishvili does.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    It sure was nice of our staff to tell him he didn't fit our system before he made the mistake of committing here. /s
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    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    KenPom is now 72. We went down?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Nolley isn't playing this year due to clearance issues.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    I don't think the NIT is as much of a stretch as you seem to think. Consider: There is no requirement for a .500+ record anymore. We are a large-market team from a major conference with a fanbase known to travel well and spend money. We are a team that has been quite hot at the end of the year...
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    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    I agree with most of this, but who is Webber?
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    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    Remember when we were by far the most dominant BTT team over like it's first 10 years? I remember. *Sigh*
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    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    I mostly agree with you. The one exception for me is Mizzou. I still don't condone going on their boards and talking trash, but I absolutely will and do revel in their misery when it occurs. It's the best kind of schadenfreude. Growing up on the Illinois side of the Mississippi in Greater St...