2017-2018 Predictions Thread

Post Season?

  • NCAA Tournament

    Votes: 109 60.2%
  • NIT

    Votes: 62 34.3%
  • Neither

    Votes: 10 5.5%

  • Total voters
    181
  • Poll closed .
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#51
Love to hear all the optimism here, but given our youth I see us hovering near the bubble and being in the NIT. Hope I am wrong in the correct direction.

I think we will get back to relevance next year, no bubble issues. Perhaps ranked ~#20.

The only way I see us being tourney bound is if the defense is quite good, which I feel is unlikely. I expect the offense will be decent as the season rolls into regular B10 play.

Looking forward to the season and hope you optimists are correct, I think we will exceed the writer's general consensus of us, but .500 in the B10 at best I fear. Given our youth I would not be shocked if we drop one of the gimmes.
GO ILLINI!
 
#52
Dallas,TX via Alton,Illinois
22-26 overall wins for total season,,,,,,,11-7 reg season record in BIG(BIG Championship game in BTT with a loss)
7th seed in NCAA tourney with sweet 16 apperance,,,,,

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#53
Texas
17-14, 16-15- ish

NIT

I'd like to see improvement this year and some roster additions for next year to shore up the glaring holes we still have.

I'm in this one for the long haul, not going to happen overnight
 
#54
W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
L vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
L vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
L vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
L vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

16-15 overall 8-10 B10. Just too young and don't have the pieces Brad needs yet. NIT and next year NCAA
 
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#56
Colorado Springs
After last nights debacle...I don't know. Thank goodness it was an exhibition game.
 
#57
Im very impressed with BU, but I've seen nothing yet so I'll inclined to low expectations.
10-2, non-con
7-11 conference
1-1 in BTT
Leaves us hoping the circus is not in town, so that NIT games are at home
 
#58
(16-16) Overall

(11-2) NonCon
(5-13) B10
(0-1) BTT

No true road wins & no tournament of any type.
 
#59
Ft. Collins, CO
Cautiously Optimistic!

vs Southern Fri, Nov 10 - W
vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12 - W
vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17 - W
vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19 - W
vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22 - W
vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24 - W
@ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28 - L
@ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1 - L
vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3 - L
vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6 - W
@ UNLV Sat, Dec 9 - L
vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13 - W
vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16 - W
vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23 - W
vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30 - W
@ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3 - L
@ Michigan Sat, Jan 6 - L
vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11 - W
@ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15 - W
@ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19 - L
vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22 - L
vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24 - W
vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30 - W
@ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4 - W
vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8 - W
vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11 - W
@ Indiana Wed, Feb 14 - L
vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18 - W
@ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20 - L
vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22 - L
@ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25 - W

Hoping for: 20-11 Overall (9-9 BIG), one win in the BTT & NCAA 8 seed
Not surprised if: 18-13 Overall (8-10 BIG), zero winds in BTT & NIT bid

In either case, I can't wait to watch a solid coach actively "coach" in a game and see how our young guys develop ... go :illinois:!
 
#61
Shooting for the NCAA Tourney, but not expecting anything other than to see system and player development.
 
#62
San Francisco
We'll get < 9 B1G wins and no NCAA tourney bid.

I'd put the over/under at 7 B1G wins and that's based purely on faith in Underwood. The roster suggests it should be lower.

Underwood is going to do a great job here, but he's not a miracle worker. Forget about the comparison to OKST last year - they had a much more talented roster (e.g., compare Evans and Forte to our backcourt).

Brace yourselves for a tough year. We are who we are and Underwood can't change it in a year.
 
#63
I agree ^^^

Underwood doesn't have the veteran leadership this year. We will see growth, but everyone has to prepare for a bumpy ride.
 
#64
We'll get < 9 B1G wins and no NCAA tourney bid.

I'd put the over/under at 7 B1G wins and that's based purely on faith in Underwood. The roster suggests it should be lower.

Underwood is going to do a great job here, but he's not a miracle worker. Forget about the comparison to OKST last year - they had a much more talented roster (e.g., compare Evans and Forte to our backcourt).

Brace yourselves for a tough year. We are who we are and Underwood can't change it in a year.
Let's do 7.5 wins. That way 7 wins isn't left out.
 
#67
W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
L vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
L vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
L vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
L vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

16-15 overall 8-10 B10. Just too young and don't have the pieces Brad needs yet. NIT and next year NCAA
is this a bannable offense :eek:
 
#71
Springfield
W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
L vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
L vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

18-13 (7-11)
 
#73
Former Krush Cow
Chicago, IL
W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
W @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
W @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
L @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
W vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

21-9 (11-7) NCAA tourney. Signature wins vs Purdue, at Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
 
#74
Palmetto, FL
15-17, 7-11 in conference and 0-1 in the Big Ten tournament.

Finke graduate transfers to Horizon league, Te'Jon transfers to MVC, Black returns to school, Vesel goes back to Europe.
 
#75
Tyngsborough, MA
My prediction is that we win the Big Ten Tournament and get the automatic bid. :D
 
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