Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Thursday, March 5th, 6:00pm CT, ESPN

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Admin
Illinois at Ohio State
Thursday, March 5th
6:00pm CT
ESPN

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#8
Illinois
One more regular season road win please. Winning out looks more and more difficult but what if...
 
#9
Ohio St is a very awkward team to defend. They almost always have 4 (sometimes 5) guys on the court who can hit a 3. But at the same time they can still play big with both Wesson's and Liddell. We might need both Giorgi and Kipper to play well in this one.
 
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St Paul, MN
Caleb Wesson is gonna be a problem if he keeps shooting and making 3's.
 
#13
Forgottonia
We certainly can win, but it will take a more complete effort than the last 3 games. We played pretty good today, but we can be better. If griffin can take the next step and lock down on defense it would be huge. I hate when he’s not in on offense, but he just makes too many costly mistakes on defense. Clean that up so we can keep him to close games.
 
#14
Yeah...Kofi defending Wesson could be a problem.... don't want him that far from basket..maybe some zone?
 
#17
Yeah...Kofi defending Wesson could be a problem.... don't want him that far from basket..maybe some zone?
ID honestly have Giorgi or kip on him since they can expand and have kofi on Liddell. He can’t hit the three as well. He does his damage on offensive rebounding in post.
 
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ID honestly have Giorgi or kip on him since they can expand and have kofi on Liddell. He can’t hit the three as well. He does his damage on offensive rebounding in post.
Can do that some but Kip hasn't played more than 5 to 10 minutes and Giorgi has played poorly until today..if we get today's Giorgi...not trying to do too much... potentially covers 20 to 25 minutes. Will be interesting to see what Underwood dials up
 
#20
Maybe Giorgi on Wesson?
Not ideal. Wesson is very good in the post as well. But Giorgi did do a great job of fronting the post on Trayce today. We will definitely see both guys on him at some point. Hopefully we find something that works.
 
#23
Have to protect the three point line except against Liddell and Young. Got by today with IU shooting 50% from three and out rebounding us. Don’t want to try that again.
 
#25
Can they punish us 1 on 1 inside? With their shooting I can us doing what we did vs Michigan sticking to the shooters and forcing them to win 1 on 1 battles.
 
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