Pregame: Illinois vs Miami, Monday, December 2nd, 6:00pm CT, ESPN2

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#55
Evanston
I wish that was in place for the 1984 tourney game as well. Although I can't remember if that out-of-bounds was within the last two minutes.

I had my games mixed up, that was the phantom foul supposedly committed by Douglas on a clear tie-up with less than a minute left...and the Kentucky player also travelled if I recall.

Anyway, let's take that out on Miami too.
I was 10 years old for the Dicky Beal game. I remember it to this day both for the horrible reffing and the fact that it was the first time I ever swore out loud in front of my parents.:tape:
 
#56
I was glad to hear Williams is being aggressive in practice going to the hoop and shooting the 3. If he can bring even some of that to games like tomorrow and B10 season he would help out in a big way.
 
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#57
Bonnaroo Land
I see we are getting so many poster's arch-nemesis, Dakich, to announce.
 
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I realize Miami has lostc3 games but Louisville, Florida, and UConn are all solid programs. Now they play us. Miami has a.very tough schedule and I think they just got a player back as well so we need to be ready.
 
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#63
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I realize Miami has lostc3 games but Louisville, Florida, and UConn are all solid programs. Now they play us. Miami has a.very tough schedule and I think they just got a player back as well so we need to be ready.
While those are three solid programs, Florida & UConn are both 4-2 this year & they beat Miami by 20 & 25 points respectively.

This is an average to bad Miami team.
 
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#65
Why is it in the 20 games we have played in the CHALLENGE only 8 have been home games and 12 road games? That sucks!
Honestly I like road games better. Need that tough environment vs a major conference team to get the team ready for big ten play. At times this challenge games has been our only true road non con. Having played at Arizona this year, I feel like we’ve accomplished that. And it’s also nice to give the fans a high major team to see in Champaign before Conference play comes around.
 
#73
For fun, here is our Big Ten/ACC Challenge history:

2018-19: Notre Dame 74, Illinois 76 in South Bend, IN
2017-18: Wake Forest 80, Illinois 73 in Winston-Salem, NC
2016-17: Illinois 88, NC State 74 in Champaign, IL
2015-16: Notre Dame 84, Illinois 79 in Champaign, IL
2014-15: #15 Miami (FL) 70, #24 Illinois 61 in Coral Gables, FL
2013-14: Georgia Tech 67, Illinois 64 in Atlanta, GA
2012-13: #22 Illinois 75, Georgia Tech 62 in Champaign, IL
2011-12: Illinois 71, Maryland 62 in College Park, MD
2010-11: #20 Illinois 79, North Carolina 67 in Champaign, IL
2009-10: Illinois 76, #18 Clemson 74 in Clemson, SC
2008-09: Clemson 76, Illinois 74 in Champaign, IL
2007-08: Maryland 69, Illinois 61 in College Park, MD
2006-07: #19 Maryland 72, Illinois 66 in Champaign, IL
2005-06: #12 Illinois 68, North Carolina 64 in Chapel Hill, NC
2004-05: #5 Illinois 91, #1 Wake Forest 73 in Champaign, IL
2003-04: #10 North Carolina 88, #11 Illinois 81 in Greensboro, NC
2002-03: #25 Illinois 92, #12 North Carolina 65 in Champaign, IL
2001-02: #5 Maryland 76, #2 Illinois 63 in College Park, MD
2000-01: #1 Duke 78, #9 Illinois 77 in Greensboro, NC
1999-00: #17 Duke 72, #16 Illinois 69 in Chicago, IL

We have had a couple of streaks, but overall, we are 8-12 (.400). We peaked at 7-7 (.500) after that George Tech win in 2012-13, at the time the best record among Big Ten teams (IIRC). I would say it's time we start winning some games and getting those fun matchups again, starting with BEATING MIAMI! Here are all of the opponents we've had:

Maryland (x4)
North Carolina (x4)
Clemson (x2)
Duke (x2)
Georgia Tech (x2)
Miami (FL) [x2] ... counting this year
Notre Dame (x2)
Wake Forest (x2)
NC State (x1)
 
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