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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Thursday, March 14th, 8:30pm CT, BTN

    I know one way to improve our chances against Iowa, leave Damonte on the bench. Literally hasn’t scored in three straight games. Hope we win tomorrow night and get some revenge from our previous outing against the Hawkeyes. Think Trent and Andres gained some confidence with their performances...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Kasubke, Love, and Fletcher are all guys we have offered. This shootout is a fun event. If you have never been I highly suggest it.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    At the Highland Shootout. Cuonzo just walked into the house. My guess to watch Love from CBC and Mosley from Rockbridge. I heard our staff will not be at this event... hope that isn’t true. Painter in the house as well
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    This team is essentially year one for Underwood because we lost so many players off of last years roster. Our Win Loss record is going to be awful when the season is over. Hopefully we don't lose many players this year if any during the offseason. Next year will be better if the team remains...
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    Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78 POSTGAME

    Nice effort last night. Team battled to have a chance to win against Gonzaga. If given the choice prior to tipoff that we would be down 2 pts with the ball and less than a minute in the game we would have all taken that. AJ battled and got 10 rebs, great effort from him. Everyone needs to...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Illinois Wesleyan (Exhibition), Friday, November 2nd, 7:00pm CT, BTN Plus

    Will a replay of the game be available to watch later tonight if I have BTN +?
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    I hope Smith gets to play this year. And then Damonte and Trent "abuse" him the night of the Braggin Rights game. A tip dunk over he or Tilmon would be great. I hope our team can mature quickly this year and play better as a unit than last year's team. If we do that we will be enjoyable to...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2018)

    Hope Timme has a public workout and the fans fill it up at Ubben. If we land him and no one else for the fall signing period it would still be a huge success for the staff. Start stacking players of Ayo/Timme caliber types in consecutive classes and we will be in good shape.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2018)

    Are we certain that Drew Timme actually makes it to campus for one of his official visits? Looks like last weekend he visited Gonzaga?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July 2018)

    DJ Jeffries decommited this afternoon from Kentucky. He was a 6'7" small forward... I was hoping that the fact they already had a 5 star wing would be a negative in the Whitney recruitment.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    40 point losses... that was what would be happening with Groce as head coach. New man in charge. Last year we didn't get the win loss record we wanted but at least most of the games weren't decided by half. I am thankful the roster has been purged. I look forward to see how this team does this...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May-June 2018)

    Have zero info on Whitney but if we could somehow land him over the summer I would have to think that would be helpful in landing a post player in the fall. Whitney is the type of athlete that can be used in so many ways in our spread offense. It would be really impressive if the staff lands him.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Missouri just added another transfer guard, Dru Smith from Evansville. I think Robertson blowing up for them as a grad transfer may be fools gold. I am glad that we aren't going after so many transfers like Groce did. Gotta think Ramey is going to go to Louisville. Would love to beat them again...
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    Mark Smith transferring to Missouri

    If you heard how much Tilmon was booed this year when he never even played for us I would think it would be much worse for Mark.
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    Mark Smith transferring to Missouri

    Can't wait too see how much he gets booed at the Braggin Rights game in two years. Also by that point our offense will be fully functional and Underwood can scheme for the weakest defender on the opposing team...which at that point for Missouri it will be Mark Smith.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    Tevian Jones! Awesome get by the staff. Nice job by Ayo helping out as well. I look forward to watching what a player like Jones can do in his career at Illnois in this system.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    His Dad came on Tay and Carp last week I believe. Really good interview and very interesting perspective from a parent ( who happens to be a former NBA player and current NBA assistant coach). I think Griffin was a great get this late in the year for our staff. Sounds like his Dad has done a...
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    2018 Off Season Thread

    If he would have hit more of his open looks he wouldn't be told by the current coaching staff that his role would be diminishing next year. If you can't play defense well (against a 4 or 5) and aren't making shots you shouldn't be a starter or get starter type minutes.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    Smith had better do something offensively wherever he lands because he is one of the worst defenders at the college level I have ever seen. Kid also had 42 rebounds for an entire season, not good. He needs major work on his game. I watched Smith multiple times in high school and was thinking...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    Courtney Ramey and Webster Groves advance to 5A state championship. They will play Chaminade which features Jericole Hellems. That should be a great game. Did the sophomore guard who is a really good shooter ever make it to campus for an unofficial visit, Luke Kasubke?
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    Leron Black to pursue professional career

    Opens up another scholarship, now staff can recruit to life without Leron. This team is undergoing a massive transformation. Will be interesting to see how things go next year. I really hope we can land one of Jones or Ramey. Plenty of opportunity for a freshman to get lots of playing time.
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    Leron Black to pursue professional career

    Good luck Leron. I really enjoyed watching him progress as a player this year. I will always remember his Braggin Rights game this year, best game I watched of him live.. I hope he does well overseas playing professionally and has a great career that will support he and his family!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2018)

    Ramey will be at the Mizzou game today. No idea where he ends up. Odd recruitment from the Missouri staff. Was hoping they would just completely drop the ball and never attend one of his high school games.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January-February 2018)

    Glad we are going to recruit Kasubke. Kid is a phenomenal shooter. Only a sophomore and is 6'6". Went to watch Hellem's play earlier this year and left being more impressed by this kid.
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    Illinois 73, Indiana 71 POSTGAME

    We were up 8 with 1:20 left. I was excited we were going to win. My wife says, "We could find a way to lose still." Thank goodness Indiana gifted us that one at the charity stripe. Underwood has to coach this team to do everything. I am glad he yelled at Alstork, because he should not have...