The only rosters I have on my College Hoops 2K8 game that are relevant to Illinois areHow about a simulated Final Four with '84, '89, '01, '05 ??
Watch 89 game against IU. There were seven extraordinary athletes on that team. Didn’t remember them as a great shooting team but shot 42% from three. That said Kofi would have been a problem for them. Not one they couldn’t overcome but he would have caused some adaptation. Hope we will get to the point where we approach those teams. Expecting our passing next year to remind us of 2004-5. Not there but a reminder.Don't know why I suggested seven-game series - a bit much. Simulated final four would be interesting. I still go with '89.
That vote among Illini fans is upcoming on ILLINIBOARD.com in just a few days. The Elite 8 of all-time great Illinois teams is just about to be determined (by vote). It's a 99% certainty that 89 and 05 will be in the final.Just for grins: who would you take in a seven-game matchup between '89 Flying Illini and 2005 team?
I go for Flyings, but it's gonna be very close.
This.Ga65: I watch that game every time it's on. And the '89 team beat IU at IU without Kendall Gill. Flying Illini seemed like men among boys to me most of the time that season. The loss to Michigan still hurts.