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    Coaching Carousel

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    Illinois 77, UNLV 74 POSTGAME

    I’m pretty neutral on the coaching demeanor topic, and I agree completely that good coaches and bad coaches yell, and good coaches and bad coaches don’t yell (would love to see a four quadrant matrix on that). But I think the end of a close game is a good time for a coach to show some poise...
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    12/8 Games

    Lots of them. Northwestern on a 19-0 run to go up 2 on DePaul. Gut check time for UK. Seton Hall up 4 midway with 8 to play, but Seton Hall looks a little too excited.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Notre Dame, Tuesday, November 27th, 6:00pm CT, ESPNU

    Yep, ND is either on the upsweep of a steep learning curve, or DePaul was an outlier and they will revert to form tonight. Neither would surprise me. I’m not sold on the whole rather start 3-6 against a tough schedule because the players will develop faster. It could happen, but I’ll believe...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Notre Dame, Tuesday, November 27th, 6:00pm CT, ESPNU

    Hubb and Harvey (Brey’s two highest ranked recruits since Demetrius Jackson, I think) are both coming off major surgeries. ACL for Hubb and microfracture for Harvey. So they are both behind where they “should” be. Harvey wasn’t fully cleared until October. They will probably get better, but...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2018)

    It was in this chat: Doesn’t seem like much substance behind it.
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    2018-2019 Predictions Thread

    ND is very winnable. They return: a very good guard (Gibbs), three or four upperclassmen who need to take big leaps that they may or may not be capable of, and a sophomore (Brey’s highest ranked recruit since Jackson) who had microfracture surgery last year and is a total question mark. Their...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2018)

    Ah. Recruiting is fluid.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2018)

    Wait, seriously? Piper said this since the commitment tweet?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (August 2018)

    You mean a Landers Nolley type situation? Because the short term does not look good.
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    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    SFA dominated WVU in 15-16 before losing at the last second to ND. The West Virginia win was impressive, but I will note that WV teams can be very stupid at times.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2018)

    I thought Boeheim was sticking around to coach his kid who will be a freshman in 2018?
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    Coaching Carousel

    Xavier fans would burn the place to the ground if that happened.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Cincinnati people think there’s a very, very good chance Mack will take the UL job. But the idea that it has been a done deal for months is silly.
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    3/17 Games

    Apparently Colson went out with an injury (early second half?). It's too bad for him; he is a warrior on the court and worked extremely hard to be in basketball shape when his foot was healed. That's the game, though. Apparently Isaac Haas is going to try to play with a fractured elbow, if...
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    This year's experimental NIT rules

    Just looked at the box score; that’s the Austin Colbert? I lost track of him.
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    NCAA Tournament

    The committee has taken injuries into account before; it would not have been unprecedented. ND was 10th in the ACC, Syracuse was 11th. Some metrics point to ND and others as getting hosed, others don't. I believe RPI is considered the most flawed of the metrics... If I were in charge I would...
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    NCAA Tournament

    ND beat Witchita State, Syracuse, Florida State, Virginia Tech. They were KenPom 31, two teams higher in KenPom did not make it (St. Mary’s and Penn State.) Alabama was KenPom 51, Oklahoma 47, St. Bonaventure 69, etc., etc. BPI 33, same story. ND had a case as legit as all the other bubble...
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    Leron Black

    A married couple I know worked for the same Fortune 500 company. He took a position in Italy for a three year term. She was unable to get a work permit to do the same job she already had from “home” in Italy, and ended up having to be out of the country 50% of the time. I was surprised by...
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    Mark Smith transferring from Illinois

    I agree with the poster below that as long as your personality/style/demeanor is in the fat part of the bell curve it probably won’t be much of an issue. And with the other poster who noted that it’s a market and it will work itself out. I will admit to having preconceived notions about...
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    Mark Smith transferring from Illinois

    And you know this how, exactly? People have a lot of opinions about Underwood’s coaching style (interspersed with a healthy dose of “kids these days”) without actually experiencing it twenty hours a week. It’s not just about in-game theatrics; I agree that players who can’t handle someone...
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    For what it's worth an attorney engaged by Arizona says they've been investigating this for months. Which doesn't mean they came to the right conclusion, or that money didn't change hands, but it looks like he didn't just get cleared without some due diligence...
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    The Yahoo article was sourced solely from Dawkins’s side, mostly emails from Dawkins to his boss. He said he was shopping Bowen to Michigan State; there wasn’t anything about how Michigan State responded. Certainly much smoke around East Lansing, but “they” will need more than what Dawkins...
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    FBI College Basketball Corruption Investigation

    I get that. My point was that it’s unrealistic to expect coaches to have control or knowledge of a payment that small from someone outside the university to someone outside the university. It doesn’t say anything about Izzo one way or the other.