Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

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#29
That last attempt by Kane is the exact reason he's not playing. He's simply not physically or mentally ready for this level. He's what, 6'10"? He gets a great dish, tries to lay it up and it gets swatted. He needs to go up strong and dunk that with some authority. That might work in high school.....not in the Big 10.
Though you could argue with our record getting him some more experience would be useful.
 
#33
Richmond, VA
I notice that we move around a lot on O, but it doesn't seem to get the D to either move enough or get off balance, out of position as much as I would hope to give us uncontested looks. Every single shot we take is contested unless it's a run out or something.
 
#36
I notice that we move around a lot on O, but it doesn't seem to get the D to either move enough or get off balance, out of position as much as I would hope to give us uncontested looks. Every single shot we take is contested unless it's a run out or something.
That's because we LOVE to dribble and hold the ball long enough for the D to rotate.
 
#38
Could someone please give that girl something to scream about? Although it’s not quite as bad as the girl that used to be at the Michigan St. games.
 
#40
Haven't made a 3 yet?
Northwestern denies the three-pointer more aggressively than about any team you’ll see. If the refs were calling a tighter game on the ball screen hedges it would look a bit different.

Won’t matter if we keep watching freshmen turn the ball over, of course.
 
#43
Someone please tell me what they see in Tevian right now? All for giving him playing time to mature, but he obviously doesn't have the BBIQ to play B1G games yet.
 
#45
I try to never complain about the refs. However, because of our pressure some of these calls are bailing out our competition when they make ball handling mistakes.
 
#47
Illini Basketball Fan Forever
Bay Area, CA
Nice to see more driving to the rim. We don't guard the lane well against dunks in the half court, so I guess we need to force a bunch of turnovers and run the court to have a shot today.
 
#49
Except kipper gets up on a guy quicker than him that can't shoot who drives by him for layup, now making northwestern look like phi slamma jamma... guess I lean toward defense worse
 
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