Pregame: Illinois at Wake Forest, Tuesday, November 28th, 8:00pm CT, ESPNU

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I wouldn't go that far. It is still skewed with preseason bias but its more right than not probably.
Add in last seasons performances plus the talent + production we lost not to mention playing virtually no remotely decent team, its obvious why we are ranked so low.

I think its wrong to take stock in these rankings until Mid January. By that time, teams will have faced probably about the best (and worst) competition they will, giving a more complete picture to the team.
 
Houston and Ga. Southern are ranked higher than we are according to Kenpom.
Yeah, Kenpom in November........Ga. Southern is 100 and we're 102, so yeah, rated ahead of us. How Wake is at 82 or whatever is mind boggling. Drake is almost outside the top 200 and Liberty is 165, and those are losses, likely at home.
 
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Keep Woods/Crawford under 35 combined and Moore off the glass or out of the game due to us running up and down and I say 76-67 ILLINI Win!!
 
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Keep Woods/Crawford under 35 combined and Moore off the glass or out of the game due to us running up and down and I say 76-67 ILLINI Win!!
You bring up a good point. The way we play really can gas bigs who aren’t accustomed to running. Additionally, one of Wake’s weaknesses has been 3 point defense. I think it’s important to take what they give us, but we also need to continue to get shots at the rim and hopefully get Moore in foul trouble which would really open the floor for us.
 
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I'm in 122, 8 rows from the floor. I'll be the other one in orange. I'll be looking for you.
We will be at the back of 119 row x. My buddy is wearing an Illini shirt but I have not worn one yet this season soooo... not going change up right now.
 
For those questioning the early season ratings, I believe Sagarin has a method for blending in preseason expectations to his rating, but also has ratings without. If you go strictly by results, he has us favored over Wake by 6, despite their home advantage. If you believe that's a better reflection, it makes the line a bit surprising, and explains why 2-4 Wake is getting more love than it looks like they deserve. If I were a betting man, I'd take the points.
 
I wouldn't go that far. It is still skewed with preseason bias but its more right than not probably.
Kenpom uses a rolling window of (I think) 30 games, using some algorithm to rate the more recent games more importantly.

I think that his rankings might have a blind spot when a team has a coaching change or has a lot of 1 and done's.
 
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Given that we are Illinois!, it's pretty much a given that the earlier game will go long (triple OT, amirite?;-) So, will ESPN be streaming the game in real time?
 
Given that we are Illinois!, it's pretty much a given that the earlier game will go long (triple OT, amirite?;-) So, will ESPN be streaming the game in real time?
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that any game that is broadcast on an ESPN channel, is also streamed on the ESPN app. Furthermore, I think they will also change coverage to ESPN News if the earlier game goes long (and you get that channel).

Again, I'm just guessing here.
 
Given that we are Illinois!, it's pretty much a given that the earlier game will go long (triple OT, amirite?;-) So, will ESPN be streaming the game in real time?
I don't remember where they streamed the second game last night when the first game ran long, but they definitely did do that.
Of course, if you're a recorder guy like I am, that is only so helpful, as I don't which of the other ESPN channels to record as my backup.
 
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that any game that is broadcast on an ESPN channel, is also streamed on the ESPN app. Furthermore, I think they will also change coverage to ESPN News if the earlier game goes long (and you get that channel).

Again, I'm just guessing here.

As someone else typed earlier in this thread, there are 2 games that can run late, and only 1 overflow game. So, yes, we will join the game around the half.
 
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