Arizona 90, Illinois 69 POSTGAME

#2
The Eternal Optimist
Denver, CO
Didn't someone say Sean Miller "can't coach" the other day? I think the guy can coach just fine by the looks of these freshmen. Wow.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
We let them put up 90 on us. Defense needs to be better.
 
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Out coached out played... Wasn't expecting a win here, but you need to be competitive with top 25 teams. Hopefully we see improvement. We definitely have a cupcake schedule until big ten play. Get confidence don't lose to lower competition, and just win in the big ten. Go illini
 
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Take a bite, boys. It should taste familiar.

 
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Good thing we have 8 days to mull this one over...
 
#8
Baltimore, MD
ran out of gas in the second half. That first half team was pretty good
 
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Phoenix, AZ
We aren't finishing top half of B1G if sloppy turnovers and weak defense aren't fixed. Also if we can't put together two consistent halves of decent basketball. Seems like more of the same to me, only difference is we might be able to out-talent a few more teams. Arizona clearly ain't one of them.
 
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Super disappointing. Didn't see any improvement from the N. St. and GCU games in our defense and scoring droughts. Was hoping we looked closer to a tournament team to start the year but we do not at this point. Sure hope coaching staff is up to the task of getting them there.
 
#12
AZ shoots 60% from 2 plus we have 22 turnovers is a receipe for losses
 
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Shouldn’t have turned it on. Missed the 3/4 of the game at a birthday dinner. Turned it on when I got home and we looked awful. Mannion took over and punked our guys, especially Ayo. He couldn’t guard that guy for anything.

Road game, tough environment, I get it. It’s one game. We have a row of cupcakes coming up to get right.

That said, I’m a little concerned about Giorgi. He looks really out of sync our their playing around the three point line. Not using him more in the post might really limit his productivity.
 
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So now we have to root for AZ to be great the rest of the year to make sure that’s a “good loss”? That sucks

Other than that, 2-1... right where most of us thought we’d be. And two tough road games under our belts.

Next!
 
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We aren't finishing top half of B1G if sloppy turnovers and weak defense aren't fixed. Also if we can't put together two consistent halves of decent basketball. Seems like more of the same to me, only difference is we might be able to out-talent a few more teams. Arizona clearly ain't one of them.
Agree. The amount of turnovers was really disappointing
 
#16
Spokane, WA
Not sure how much the two-day turnaround factors into this. But man, it looks like we need to practice entry passes into the post. A lot. Although I'm not 100% sure what kind of post moves Kofi has got once he gets the ball.

We will be fine. Optimistic about this season.

Props to Mannion, he's a real baller. Illini guards should be having bad dreams about him for some time. No props to Cheater U. in Tucson, though. Hope the hammer comes down on Arizona and Kansas soon.
 
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Goal for the next week:

BIGS:Figure out some offense for our two bigs to coexist.

Guards: Passing drills for our guards. 12 turnovers for Ayo and Andre won't cut it.

Free Tevian! We need another long athlete.
 
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Charleston/Collinsville
A little bit of a bigger margin than I would have liked, but we're a decent team.

This game was supposed to be a barometer, and I think there are some good things (and not as good things) with these guys.

8 days for the Rainbow Warriors. Rest up, play like we did 1st half and we're 11-2 come New Year's.
 
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Can Lovie coach our basketball team, too?
 
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Stylin' and Profilin'
Didn't someone say Sean Miller "can't coach" the other day? I think the guy can coach just fine by the looks of these freshmen. Wow.
They're worth every penny!
 
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This was a game we needed to play. Some good things. We have good individuals. Remains to be seen if we will be a good team. Without Tevian depth is a problem. Turnovers and defense must be corrected. Does Brad run the right offensive and defensive systems? Does he get the most out of the talent we have? We will know better in March.
 
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Didn't someone say Sean Miller "can't coach" the other day? I think the guy can coach just fine by the looks of these freshmen. Wow.
I'm not sure how Sean Miller coached his recruits to be Burger Boys, but sure.

(but BU was outcoached tonight also, it's true)
 
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In my opinion, Arizona just looks really good, I could see them being top 10 all season. Nico Mannion looking like Steve Nash out there.

We got some stuff to clean up, but I think we are still a tourney team.
 
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