Florida Atlantic 73, Illinois 71 OT POSTGAME

You can’t play Georgi and Samba at the same time when you can’t keep Georgi on the court because of foul problems. A lot of our problems extend from not having an inside game. If Georgi would stop making stupid fouls.
Maybe with Samba in, the big or foul goes through Samba instead, or doesn't happen.
 
The Samba lovefest is hilarious. He played himself right off the court today. He had multiple plays where he yanked himself out of position on D without even really being forced to make a decision, and he is completely incapable of contributing anything but a basic handoff on offense.

I think he could be a good player. But he’s not going to help this team win games yet.
 
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The Samba lovefest is hilarious. He played himself right off the court today. He had multiple plays where he yanked himself out of position on D without even really being forced to make a decision, and he is completely incapable of contributing anything but a basic handoff on offense.

I think he could be a good player. But he’s not going to help this team win games yet.
Regarding Kane’s offense, we’ve seen him look very competent in pick-n-rolls (finishing with lobs), put the ball on the floor from the high post, and hit mid-range shots. He has a ways to go in terms of development, but he’s not as offensively inept as you suggest.
 
I am always pro coach and I am not sure a move is needed but on the other hand I am not sure it isn’t needed. What I witnessed in Champaign today was embarrassing! Team played with lack of fire for first 38 minutes that is alarming!
 
This may have been the worst possible season to play this monster schedule. Young players like we have need to build some confidence, and just the opposite has happened with all these losses. Plus, there's no veteran leader to take over win things go bad. It seems to be a repeat of last year in those ways. It's a tough situation and mindset to get out of.
 
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I am old enough to remember what used to make good offensive basketball. Pick and rolls, give and go's, back doors, chest passes. I hated the guy but Bobby Knight had it right. Now it is nothing but ball screens to set up a dribble one-on-one move to try to emulate the pro game. When you don't have the players, and most teams don't, it makes for a very inconsistent offense. I hope our next coach does not have high ball screen in his vocabulary.
 
This may have been the worst possible season to play this monster schedule. Young players like we have need to build some confidence, and just the opposite has happened with all these losses. Plus, there's no veteran leader to take over win things go bad. It seems to be a repeat of last year in those ways. It's a tough situation and mindset to get out of.
I agree the logistics of this schedule were not ideal, and not playing 7-8 cupcakes at home (like KSU did) this year hurts a young and underdeveloped team.

That said, this “monster schedule” stuff is a bit overblown. We’ve played some P5 schools, Gonzaga was certainly good, but Georgetown, ISU, Xavier, Mizzou, and ND are all middling teams this year. A competent level of basketball splits those games and probably wins more than half. We’ve been really bad.
 
If we have a ton of transfers after this season (I truly believe it will be a wave), who will be back to play next year? I think we lose Griffin, Jones, Kip, Higgs, and one more surprise we weren’t expecting. When Jones departs, I fully expect January to decommit and we have no recruits expected to be going our way. That leaves us with a starting five of Frazier, Ayo, Georgi, Williams and Feliz. This leaves Kane and the walk ons coming off the bench. Can someone tell me where this gets better and BU can turn this around? I get the buyout is huge but how much money will they university lose as the fan base dwindles away and donors quit donating money?
 
The excuse that the team is young doesn't fly because he has chased off the older players like finke, jcl, Greg E, black, Mr illinois bb Mark Smith (who scored 22 and played 36 mins. yesterday by the way). Just what did he do to ms to get the sit out year waiver? We had no chance to get Liddell with that history. I don't care that he constantly scowls and demeans players as long as he wins. His recruiting and player retention is very suspect. I'd say 3 is the over under on transfers after this year. TJ and AG very likely will be gone.
 
This is bad. Got a feeling in my stomach this morning something like when my dog died or I was divorced. I say suspend all investigations everywhere and focus on why U of ILL b-ball and f-ball are so lousy. We, as fans, have the right to know.
 
I am old enough to remember what used to make good offensive basketball. Pick and rolls, give and go's, back doors, chest passes. I hated the guy but Bobby Knight had it right. Now it is nothing but ball screens to set up a dribble one-on-one move to try to emulate the pro game. When you don't have the players, and most teams don't, it makes for a very inconsistent offense. I hope our next coach does not have high ball screen in his vocabulary.
I dislike Knight as a person but the same thought crossed my mind. Knight was big on triple threat position on offense. We have players that are looking to pass ad soon ad they receive it even when an open shot is present. On defense, Knight's plan was to get in their jock strap and allow corner 3's vs inside looks or top of the key shots. Seems like BU has it backwards on offense and defense.
 
Underwood, said he hoped this would be an identity game. A game against FAU with 2 leading scorers out. That's ridiculous. Also, said if this isn't a wake up call he doesn't know what is. Been plenty of times to wake up long before this. And maybe he should wake up. FAU shot 59% second half. This has been going on for a year and a half. The faces have changed , but the shooting %'s haven't. Maybe, the defense your running isn't working.
And somebody please tell me what the half court offense is trying to accomplish. I know what i see doesn't produce a lot of good shots.
 
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