Game Thread: Illinois vs New Mexico State

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#79
I would have bet my life that NMS was shooting 60%+ from the arc....but they are only 4-9. Little difference in turnovers too. Illini below 40% from the field and the arc is killing them.
 
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I would have bet my life that NMS was shooting 60%+ from the arc....but they are only 4-9. Little difference in turnovers too. Illini below 40% from the field and the arc is killing them.

This isn't a case of NMSU just shooting out of their minds and going on a lucky run.

They are faster, more athletic, and more aggressive than us.

NMSU will win this game. This first half wasn't some lucky fluke. They're attacking us at will.
 
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This isn't a case of NMSU just shooting out of their minds and going on a lucky run.

They are faster, more athletic, and more aggressive than us.

NMSU will win this game. This first half wasn't some lucky fluke. They're attacking us at will.
good thing you're not the Illini coach.
 
#95
The Milky Way
I didn't think this was a tourney team, ever, but I thought we'd be better than this at this point.

Need a big second half, just so much blah in the first half.....
 
#96
Figured Lofton would take Alstork to the rack again before half. Was really surprised he passed it off, lucky for us he did.
 
#97
Something that is seldom seen in any game, especially with all the ticky tack fouls that are being called this year.....no free throws made and only one shot....though it was a second chance due to lane violation. Don't recall ever witnessing that before.
 
#98
This isn't a case of NMSU just shooting out of their minds and going on a lucky run.

They are faster, more athletic, and more aggressive than us.

NMSU will win this game. This first half wasn't some lucky fluke. They're attacking us at will.
While I don't disagree with much of what you said (outside of NM winning this game, I'm hoping we see a Maryland second half) have you posted one thing this season positive about this team?

It's exactly what we all knew it was going to be, a total roller coaster. Lou put it best the other day in his press conference, you can't just push a button and import your system.
 
good thing you're not the Illini coach.

You can insert Coach K in there right now, and it doesn't change the matter of what's occurring.

We need to give NMSU credit. They are a pretty good team and they are attacking tenaciously. We, on the other hand, cannot defend in the paint. We are turnover prone. And we are very poor beyond the arc. All of that is coming to a head at once.

NMSU is probably better than us. And they're playing far more aggressively tonight. Just stating the obvious at this point in time.
 
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