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  1. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    I just don’t see our boys winning this game. I remember after we lost our fifth straight to the badgers i thought the streak will definitely end. Here we are, 14 straight losses later. There’s just something about Wisconsin’s system that always completely shuts down ours, even when Happ is...
  2. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I think people still remember how abysmal of an NBA coach he is.
  3. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    And ND, and Georgetown, and Mizz... etc. etc. etc.
  4. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Rutgers

    A team that’s shoots 30% in the first half shot 45% When the pressure D doesn’t work it gives opponents so many wide open looks and shots right at the basket. Better make some adjustments defensively. Got to force these guys into tougher shots.
  5. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    Oh most definitely. I tend to notice that’s the case with a great deal of head figures though.
  6. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Seen Oak Hill play a couple times. Brown is pretty aggressive, and i love it. Take it with a grain of salt since I haven’t seen him play against anyone that i would consider B1G caliber defenders. He definitely won’t be able to bully in the B1G the same way right out the gate. All in all, he...
  7. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    Man, that wins gotta feel good for them boys, and coach. Makes it a lot easier to buy into the system and culture going forward when you see positive results. I hope Kip continues to thrive in his new role. On a side note, I can’t stand Tom Izzo. I’ve had the displeasure of meeting him a few...
  8. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Terrible job filling the empty roles. Smith retaining the DC spot is just a stubborn old man’s attempt to use a tired old scheme that almost every coach in the B1G bragged about how they can do whatever they want on offense against. I thought Smith was about winning games?!
  9. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Reeves will not be ready to contribute to a team until he gets a year or two in college to build up. Love his stroke, but pretty one-dimensional right now. He knows it, and has been working on it diligently.
  10. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Pregame: Illinois vs Michigan State, Tuesday, February 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

    MSU is one of those teams that is really effective on both offense and defense, and can really distrupt a team when things aren’t flowing for them on offense. I don’t see us winning this one, but anything can happen at this point. We’re at home, playing on house money; so hoping either way we...
  11. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Nebraska

    Seems like BU commenting on Jones taking minutes away from him has got him motivated for now.
  12. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Pregame: Illinois vs Nebraska, Saturday, February 2nd, 1:15pm CT, BTN

    We did lose to them by 15, and the huskers controlled the game. Copeland was a key contributor, but watson and palmer really kept us discombobulated. Palmer got to the line so many times, and nobody could guard him. I can see why ILL is the dog.
  13. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Minnesota 86, Illinois 75 POSTGAME

    This was the difference maker in the game. Minny could have blown us out if they weren’t such a poor 3 point shooting team. We just didn’t make any shots hard for them, like good teams do.
  14. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois at Minnesota

    Need to clamp down on defense in the second half. Can’t win games letting your opponent shoot 50%
  15. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 78, Maryland 67 POSTGAME

    I liked Kane’s against UNLV
  16. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 78, Maryland 67 POSTGAME

    Let’s forget about playing games at the UC and home. Move all games to the Garden.
  17. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    Totally agree, the defense masks it’s ineffectiveness by trying to create turnovers. Most teams on any given night can create open shots throught running their halfcourt offense.
  18. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    My god, another game where the opponent shoots 50% and 50% from 3.
  19. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Iowa 95, Illinois 71 POSTGAME

    I don’t think i’ve seen a team get more wide open looks than iowa. Inside or outside. There’s no excuse for letting a team shoot 68% for a game. Ayo’s offense is smooth even though he shot cold from three, but his defense is awful. The kid is a worker, so i expect him to find a way to improve.
  20. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Or just any defense.
  21. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois 95, Minnesota 68 POSTGAME

    Great to watch another team constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Let’s build off this.
  22. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Minnesota

    Funny, this is going like the football game against minny. 😂
  23. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Minnesota

    Ok boys, good half!! Illini shooting percentage will go down and minny will most likely shoot better than they did in the first half. Hope our defense doesn’t give up anything easy, and blow this lead.
  24. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Hearing Thomas is staying in Miami, but i dunno if who i’m hear It from is reliable.
  25. Ol Dirty Gamer

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Some knocks on Ayo that some scouts have mentioned is poor on ball defense, lack of lateral quickness, mid range scoring and better decision making. I don’t believe he will consider leaving till after year 2. Most of his weaknesses can be greatly improved with his type of work ethic.