Actually kind of glad PSU had such a good game last night. Makes it very difficult for Illini to overlook them now. I don't think I've seen them play this year other than a minute here or there, but checking out their stats the things that stood out to me were they have some good bigs -- Stevens and Watkins/Harrar. Looks like AJ will need to put on his Superman cape and have a good game to help neutralize them. And Reaves has 66 steals, #14 in country spg. Hope we have a great crowd that team can feed off.
My biggest hope is for psu to NOT have a bench player have a career game against us....I think they are prone to us making them speed up and have a bushel basket of TO's....yes, watkins and Stevens are a load but we have handled teams with better frontcourt players so I firmly believe we will win if we have an average shooting percentage game...and being at home should help immensely...
We’ve only played the Nittany Lions once with Underwood at the helm, losing at home last year by 22 points..But this time around? PSU doesn’t know the type of animal they’re about to step into the ring with.
Dave Wilson's system at talismanred.com has Illinois ranked 94 and Penn State 63. Penn State is far better than their record. PSU has lost 6 games by 4 or less points. Guessing Kenpom would have them below us in luck category.