Illinois 77, UNLV 74 POSTGAME

#11
I was honestly more impressed with our play in a few of our losses. A wins a win but that was just rough on he eyes to watch!
 
#13
Nice to see the freshmen hit some clutch free throws at the end. Game should not have come down to free throws, tho. UNLV looked worse than what I've seen from Rutgers this year. B1G season is looking very rough.
 
#14
Played some pretty solid ball with contributions from some unexpected sources. Built a double digit lead, then pretty much fell apart to let UNLV back into it. Good thing the game wasn't 41 minutes long.

Like it that we won but not encouraged.
 
#15
Mad Scientist
Arizona, USA
I stand by my assessment from before the season that this team will quite possibly be a pretty good, tournament-quality team by the end of the season. Unfortunately, I fear we may have already squandered too many games to actually make the tournament. Maybe this is setting up to be a blockbuster NIT for us?

Heh.
 
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#16
I stand by my assessment from before the season that this team will quite possibly be a pretty good, tournament-quality team by the end of the season. Unfortunately, I fear we may have already squandered too many games to actually make the tournament. Maybe this is setting up to be a blockbuster NIT for us?

Heh.
I'm not seeing the same thing you're seeing. I'm seeing a 10 win team. I hope your vision is better than mine.
 
#17
I stand by my assessment from before the season that this team will quite possibly be a pretty good, tournament-quality team by the end of the season. Unfortunately, I fear we may have already squandered too many games to actually make the tournament. Maybe this is setting up to be a blockbuster NIT for us?

Heh.
Strength of schedule could be the ultimate key here.
 
#20
Much better to win like this than by 10+. Important for these younguns to win a close one. Great to see big games from SK, KN, AG and AF. The system is working and improvements are coming bit by bit. We will be sweating the bubble in March.
 
#24
It was more the porous defense, we ran the clock down and hit the shots. A couple of passive no shots at the end, but most of their comeback was poor defense.