I'd ordinarily be wary of any optimism in a situation where we took a smaller step forward than the rest of the league, but there wasn't a team that depended on freshmen more than Illinois. Rutgers and Maryland were in the same neighborhood in terms of minutes, but we were the only team depending on true freshmen as our top two options. Both of those other two teams had a junior and southmore as their top two guys. I had expected Frazier and Nichols to be those guys for us, but it didn't quite work out that way.
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