Likes: Illini Farmer and Dude
Assuming they get past the 2nd round, we really need to give the refs a heads up and then take a charge on that stupid in bounds play. The Iowa board acts like everyone else is physical and they are not. Are they not watching Garza out there and all of the moving picks they set for each other?Love the win, and the contributions from so many different guys. Kipper! And is Giorgi back? If everybody plays like that, and Trent gets his shot back, we could go deep.
Hey CJ, that's quite an out-bounds-play of yours where your tight end drives our linebacker into the stands. /s
But I am impressed with how fast and hard Iowa does run and cut off the ball. Hope we take a lesson from them there.
Yeah, I remember thinking multiple times in the second half that I would love it if just once Garza would come set on a screenAssuming they get past the 2nd round, we really need to give the refs a heads up and then take a charge on that stupid in bounds play. The Iowa board acts like everyone else is physical and they are not. Are they not watching Garza out there and all of the moving picks they set for each other?
I would love to meet Andres. That guy is a winner, pure and simpleI have not watched the game yet, but I was fortunate enough to give Andres Feliz a hug and Thank You for myself and all ya'all...it was evident that he apreciates being an Illini and representing the University of Illinois. He was having dinner with I believeve was his family at Niel street Blues.
Best thing I've ever seen! BU is a legend!
He didn't do himself any favors. He comes across a softie and this makes good material for any team that plays against him to post and coach how to play defense against him. You don't see Kofi, Luka, or other centers complaining. They all get push, hacked, pulled but they come to each game ready to play and not complain.Does this get filed under S for snowflake; P for Poor Loser; or simply L for Loser?
This makes me like our team more. If we figured out how to foul quietly and not get it called - well, welcome to real college basketball.CJ Frederick confirming why we all hate him and his teammates
I know exactly which poster you are talking about and it's borderline flaming/trolling.Great win. Such a pleasure to watch this team. They rarely do it the easy way, but they more often than not this year they've gotten it done.
Just a few musings.
-- I had no problem with the seniors starting. It is fricking senior day. Tyler had two nice assists to Kofi, setting the tone. And what were the Illini down once substitutions occurred -- 6 pts?
-- Historically, I've never hated Iowa like some on here do, but Fran and Co. make it easy to hate the basketball team.
-- Over the last 3 games, DMW is averaging 7.3 ppg on 62.5% from 3 and 58.3% overall. Shoot more baby.
-- I seem to be in the minority, but I wish we didn't have to play Iowa again so quickly. Such a tough match up.
-- As fans, we forget that we are privy to only what happens on the court. I loved Ayo talking about Kipper during the press conference. Yes, every fan has lamented about bad Kipper and what seemingly could have been, but Kipper has still been having a positive impact on this team. Happy for him that last night that positive impact could be seen by all the fans during the game.
-- Like I've done for the last handful of games, I don't read the game thread during or even right after a game. But when I finally got around to reading it today, I noticed a poster who 97% only posts negative things. When the Illini went on their run, no posts. Iowa comes back, so does the poster with more negative comments. No need to name the poster (and can't remember the moniker anyway), but dang just enjoy the team and the game.
With Garza, it is easy to see how he gets post by extending both arms full fledge with elbows out. It should be an offensive foul every freaking time.Assuming they get past the 2nd round, we really need to give the refs a heads up and then take a charge on that stupid in bounds play. The Iowa board acts like everyone else is physical and they are not. Are they not watching Garza out there and all of the moving picks they set for each other?
I think you are forgetting the games where Trent did bury the three and Dre drove the rim for baskets and fouls. Ayo has been given that role (rightfully so) and the others have their roles. Not saying the others can do what Ayo does but they have been pretty successful with their end results.Certainly has been a great season for the Illini, and if anyone told us that they would be 21-10 with a 4 seed in the conference tournament before the season started we would have taken it in a heartbeat. However the ability to execute on offense to close games out is becoming a major issue. They do a pretty good job closing out on defense, but unless Ayo dons his red cape and hits some ridiculous shot, little seems to get accomplished on offense down the stretch. A lot of people talk about GB contributing more and Frazier shooting the ball better, but it hasn't happened all season and is not likely to happen in the postseason.