Game Thread: Illinois vs Marshall

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Illini Basketball Fan Forever
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Nice to see this offense with Smith, Williams, Alstork and Nichols taking the ball to the hoop so much, rather than passing it around and taking 3's all the time. Smith and Williams both seem pretty physical in there for freshman guards. Looks like we have a pretty good rebounding team as well, despite some lapses here and there.

Also, glad to listen to Barnhart and Thomas online, rather than that other broadcasing team.
 
The 3 FR guards played together the last several minutes of the half. Give them one full year of playing together in this system and it's going to "start" looking like 2004-2005 again.

Personally, I like Trent at PG more than TJL. Better handles, better shooter, plus he can hit the three.

And BU is starting to settle on a 9-man rotation. Kipper is the back-up 4/5.
I think we need Greg to fight Happ/Haas for at least few minutes. He won't play perimeter oriented team like this - I assume he's not moving fast enough on roation
 
I think we need Greg to fight Happ/Haas for at least few minutes. He won't play perimeter oriented team like this - I assume he's not moving fast enough on roation
Greg E will have to chase Happ out to the 3 point line and play some D outside of 15 feet. Not so much with Haas...more just denial from him to get the ball otherwise it would be automatic for him inside of 5 feet.
 
Thankfully the Augustana and North Carolina Central games will also have Barnhart and Thomas doing the audio for the BTN Plus broadcasts.
 
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I guess it's almost an afterthought now, but no problems whatsoever with their press.
It's not WV, but no issues at all.
 
Anybody recall Frankie's FR season? DaMonte (as a FR) is so much under control and a lot less "flashy" than his Dad. Solid --- is the best word I can use to describe his play.

Anxious to see how he'll develop over the next 2-3 years.
 
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