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  1. EllderIlliniFan

    Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58 POSTGAME

    I thought that he had a reasonable outside shot. Since a bad start he has not shot from outside 15 feet. When he gains confidence in the outside shot it will make him even tougher to handle.
  2. EllderIlliniFan

    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Looks like many of the Wisconsin players are out of breath already. Run run run
  3. EllderIlliniFan

    Bracketology

    Is the NCAA tournament supposed to have the best 64/68 teams or the teams with the best records? It would seem that they are trying to get the best teams. If the Illini win out or even go 5-1, they certainly should be considered in the best 64 teams in spite of their record. They would have...
  4. EllderIlliniFan

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

    The few times I have watched Purdue, Edwards does chuck it without even being part of the offense. It is one thing to take shots as part of the offense but often his shots are him just going for it.
  5. EllderIlliniFan

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

    Not only our starters but 9 or 10 deep. Part of our success is keeping everyone as fresh as possible playing intense defense. Also if you are not getting it done, you sit. The defense requires everyone to do their job. One weak link and it breaks down for easy layups. Also very discouraging...
  6. EllderIlliniFan

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

    I totally agree that everyone is discounting how good Illinois is. The Illini have demonstrated for the last 6 games that they can (and will) beat anybody. They have done it with defense. 1. It is much less likely to have an off night if your strength is defense versus offense. 2. The defense...
  7. EllderIlliniFan

    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    You left out Kipper. WHEN he hits his potential watch out. Everyone will be as surprised by his performance as they have been Giorgi's. If the Illini miracle happens (Win out) Kipper will be a factor.
  8. EllderIlliniFan

    2/9 Weekend Games

    For the last 3 minutes!!!
  9. EllderIlliniFan

    2/9 Weekend Games

    Is this the same Iowa team that rolled over Illinois?
  10. EllderIlliniFan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    We will have a difficult time if they are able to play slow and our shooting goes cold. We will not generate much offense. We will foul and they will score from the FT line. Also if they out rebound us it will be doubly bad when our shooting goes cold. If we cannot speed up their play we will...
  11. EllderIlliniFan

    Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 POSTGAME

    He does not have much experience losing 3 games in a row. Has not had to practice being gracious in defeat.
  12. EllderIlliniFan

    2019 NBA Draft

    Does the NBA draft based on potential for guards? I assume they do that more for big men. If they draft based on potential does a freshman have to be as good as a sophomore? Or a sophomore as good as a junior? The logic being the junior has logged two additional years in which he has...
  13. EllderIlliniFan

    2/3 Games

    21-2 run by Purdue erased that.
  14. EllderIlliniFan

    2/3 Games

    Minnesota up 13 on Purdue middle of second half at Purdue
  15. EllderIlliniFan

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

    If they win it will be based first on Defense and reasonable shooting and rebounding which does not let MSU back in the game.
  16. EllderIlliniFan

    Illinois 71, Nebraska 64 POSTGAME

    They do not seem to have a routine at the free throw line. It looks like they think being casual about it is the way to go. Need to have a set routine that you go thru every time whether it is the first minute of the game or the deciding free throw of the game. Similar to putting for us old...
  17. EllderIlliniFan

    Illinois 71, Nebraska 64 POSTGAME

    9-23 Free Throws :devilish: Nebraska 21 offensive rebounds Win by 7 Wow
  18. EllderIlliniFan

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Nebraska

    The reffing is not very consistent.
  19. EllderIlliniFan

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Nebraska

    Look at Nebraska playing mostly 5 players. All with close to 15 min. Should wear them down in the second half.
  20. EllderIlliniFan

    Pregame: Illinois at Iowa, Sunday, January 20th, 12:00pm CT, BTN

    I believe that you have to have a 500 record to play in the NIT. With 14 regular season games and 3 BTT games left we would have to finish with a 12-5 run. That would include a loss in the final BTT game. So 10-4 for the rest of the BIG10 season. If we can do that we should sweep the NIT, :)
  21. EllderIlliniFan

    Illinois 95, Minnesota 68 POSTGAME

    One thing that makes a long run in the BIG 10 tournament believable is having 10 players that are interchangeable. I believe last night that 9 or 10 were on the floor in the first 4 minutes. If we have 10 guys that can play the aggressive defensive system you can see playing 4 (or 5) days in a...
  22. EllderIlliniFan

    Pregame: Illinois vs Minnesota, Wednesday, January 16th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    There is flaw in your logic. Did they get more playing time because they had improved to the point where they could play more or did they improve because they had more playing time? I would tend to think that they improved to the point where they could handle more time. I saw Nunn play against...
  23. EllderIlliniFan

    1/9 Games

    KSU coming back!
  24. EllderIlliniFan

    1/8 Games

    He fouled in the first couple of minutes of the game and threw the ball at the defender for a tech. Sat the rest of the half. Fouled at the very beginning of the second half.