Illini Basketball 2020-2021

#51
BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Ayo's physical transformation:
 
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#53
Champaign
Amazing what Fletch did to his hair!

I went in front of the mirror tonight. It’s pretty close.
 
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Ayo's physical transformation:

Cue the crazies who start asking if he's TOO muscular and will no longer be able to jump as high or run as fast or any number of other things.
 
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#56
Realistically, how many school records could Frazier break if he came back a 5th year?
 
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Wed, Nov 25___North Carolina A&T
Thu, Nov 26___Wright State
Fri, Nov 27___Ohio

Wed, Dec 2____Baylor
Tue, Dec 8____at Duke
Sat, Dec 12___at Missouri
Tue, Dec 15___Minnesota
Sun, Dec 20___at Rutgers
Wed, Dec 23___at Penn State
Sat, Dec 26___Indiana

Sat, Jan 2____Purdue
Thu, Jan 7____at Northwestern
Sun, Jan 10___Maryland
Wed, Jan 13___at Nebraska
Sat, Jan 16___Ohio State
Wed, Jan 20___Penn State
Sat, Jan 23___at Michigan State
Fri, Jan 29___Iowa

Tue, Feb 2____at Indiana
Sat, Feb 6____Wisconsin
Thu, Feb 11___at Michigan
Tue, Feb 16___Northwestern
Sat, Feb 20___at Minnesota
Wed, Feb 24___Nebraska
Sat, Feb 27___at Wisconsin

Sat, Mar 6____at Ohio State
This is a great schedule at the beginning as we only have Rutgers at an empty RAC. I could see us undefeated going into East Lansing. That will be a huge game as we owe them from last year.
 
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#58
Realistically, how many school records could Frazier break if he came back a 5th year?
I have no clue if he can break any other than like games player or whatever, but even if so, surely any records broken would have an asterisk, right?
 
#60
Bonnaroo Land
Is there a rule that the season schedule needs to be finalized before the start of the season? Or is it possible that games can be set up a few weeks in advance during the season? Given the circumstances this season, some really great games could be played.
 
#61
North Bethesda, Maryland
Looks like Lunardi has moved us up to a #2 in bracketology. My apologies if someone mentioned this already...or not...bears repeating
 
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#62
Think we're about to see Damonte go full Nitti. Should be fun.
 
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Just came across this: “Since Tom Izzo took over the program in 1995, the Spartans have never gone longer than four years between Final Four appearances.” Love him or hate him, that is impressive. It is the direction BU can take the Illini.
 
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Just came across this: “Since Tom Izzo took over the program in 1995, the Spartans have never gone longer than four years between Final Four appearances.” Love him or hate him, that is impressive. It is the direction BU can take the Illini.
Izzo is an elite level coach. I would put him in the same tier as Roy, Cal, K, Wooden, Knight, etc.
 
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#66
New York
The athletic polled players in the B1G about who the best players in the conference are. One q was who the hardest players in the conference are to score on. Aaron Henry number 1, followed by FIVE illini players at numbers 2-6. 😯
 
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The athletic polled players in the B1G about who the best players in the conference are. One q was who the hardest players in the conference are to score on. Aaron Henry number 1, followed by FIVE illini players at numbers 2-6. 😯
Ayo, Trent, DaMonte, Kofi, and ?
 
#70
Ayo, Trent, DaMonte, Kofi, and ?
There were 3 votes each for Trent and Damonte, and then 1 each for Ayo, Kofi, and Georgi B(!?!)

The Athletic mentioned that Purdue happened to have the most players in the survey, and with the way we stuffed them last year....


 
#73
Izzo is an elite level coach. I would put him in the same tier as Roy, Cal, K, Wooden, Knight, etc.
He is a better person than any of those guys.
 
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He is a better person than any of those guys.

My favorite Izzo moment was his staunch defense of Weber when he was fired, presumably because he wanted to have one more team he didn't have to worry about beating him in subsequent seasons.
 
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#75
St Paul, MN
He is a better person than any of those guys.
Been a fair number of sexual abuse and rape allegations against his players with little or no discipline issued. MSU is Cover Up U.
 
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