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Dan Dec 22, 2012 08:13 PM

Pregame: Illinois vs Auburn, Saturday, December 29th, 1:15pm CT, BTN
 
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Game 14: Illinois (12-1) vs Auburn (5-6)

Saturday, December 29th

United Center, Chicago

Time: 1:15pm CT

TV: BTN

:illinois:

Dan Dec 22, 2012 09:18 PM

Auburn just lost at home, to Winthrop.

Illini2016 Dec 22, 2012 09:23 PM

Expect a huge, rowdy crowd at the UC. Chicagoland alumni are sick of watching mediocre Illini teams come in and leaving with 2005 nostalgia. They will be loud and proud.

Chief Illiniwek 83
Auburn Tigers 67

trevdv Dec 22, 2012 09:27 PM

:illinois: - 81
Auburn - 63

Warriors1994 Dec 22, 2012 09:29 PM

I should be there and I hope everyone who has the chance to go does. We need it to be loud in the UC!!!!

Illinois5 Dec 22, 2012 11:30 PM

I really don't like this game.

Can these kids lose and bounce back?

They never did all 4 years they've been here.

Hopefully Groce makes them bounce back.

Groundhogday Dec 22, 2012 11:35 PM

Not much of a test. Auburn is No. 164 per Sagarin. I don't have much doubt that we will win, but it would be nice to put away one of these patsies early for a change.

bootsy Dec 22, 2012 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illinois5 (Post 666558)
I really don't like this game.

Can these kids lose and bounce back?

They never did all 4 years they've been here.

Hopefully Groce makes them bounce back.

I love this game because when we do win people like you will stop asking these silly irrelevant questions all the time. We didn't do this last year? They haven't done this in 4 years? They had this record last year and what happened? Focus on NOW and the the future and not the past.

HeartofaChampion Dec 23, 2012 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Groundhogday (Post 666560)
Not much of a test. Auburn is No. 164 per Sagarin. I don't have much doubt that we will win, but it would be nice to put away one of these patsies early for a change.

+1. A win by less than 15 points would be a disappointment. Auburn is a bad team, and we should be fired up for a W at the UC. Need to start showing some killer instinct in these types of games. Hoping we do.

OrangeKrush Dec 23, 2012 02:02 AM

Was there last year for the ugly UNLV loss and I'll be there again Saturday. Can't imagine how ugly the UIC loss was 2 years ago to those in attendance.

illiniracers Dec 23, 2012 03:50 AM

My alma mater Murray State beat Auburn by 30 in the Charleston classic so I expect nothing less in this game. ILLINI

chucktownillini Dec 23, 2012 07:58 AM

Coach Groce needs just 3 wins to reach 100 for his career, so let's drub Auburn @ UC, beat down the Boilers @ Mackey & then get him #100 against Ohio St @ home! How cool would that be, to get your 100th vs Matta, your mentor. Go Illini!!!!!!! :illinois:

WesterveltVictoryCigar Dec 23, 2012 08:10 AM

Auburn is not good on offense, they have 2 guys making ~50% on 3 pointers (but don't take many) and they do well on the offensive glass, that's about it. We should be able to force turnovers and get a lot of good looks on offense. Just need to execute.

Konnie Dec 23, 2012 08:54 AM

This is the first of many critical games. Do they bounce back or start to fade? I think that they will bounce back with a vengeance.

WinOrElse Dec 23, 2012 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illinois5 (Post 666558)
I really don't like this game.

Can these kids lose and bounce back?

They never did all 4 years they've been here.


Hopefully Groce makes them bounce back.

NEVER!!?? You mean they haven't won a game since their first taste of defeat as freshmen!!?? WOW!! I had no idea things were so bad. Can't imagine why I'm so pleased with what's happened so far this year. I must be a complete moron.

trevdv Dec 23, 2012 09:32 AM

Hope you guys like the Big Ten Network, because this is the start of 13 games broadcast on BTN in the next 15 games we play. Next time we'll see Illinois on an ESPN network is February.

illball Dec 23, 2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chucktownillini (Post 666608)
Coach Groce needs just 3 wins to reach 100 for his career, so let's drub Auburn @ UC, beat down the Boilers @ Mackey & then get him #100 against Ohio St @ home! How cool would that be, to get your 100th vs Matta, your mentor. Go Illini!!!!!!! :illinois:

+1 that would be very cool if it turned out that way!!:chief:

illball Dec 23, 2012 10:47 AM

Is auburn returning all their starters from last season? What place did they end up in SEC and did they have any standout wins last season or this season yet? My prediction Ill come out of their shooting slump and Tracey plays more relaxed and doesn't press himself to do something spectacular every play, Ill 82 Aub 60

ILLSauce Dec 23, 2012 11:08 AM

Mike Thomas needs to bring Jim Shepherd back for this game annually at the UC.

WesterveltVictoryCigar Dec 23, 2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by illball (Post 666642)
Is auburn returning all their starters from last season? What place did they end up in SEC and did they have any standout wins last season or this season yet?

Auburn finished 11th in the SEC last year. Best win this year is over College of Charleston, I guess. They beat USF and Ole Miss last season. We should win, but nothing has been easy for us recently.

illiniwisdom Dec 23, 2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bootsy (Post 666565)
I love this game because when we do win people like you will stop asking these silly irrelevant questions all the time. We didn't do this last year? They haven't done this in 4 years? They had this record last year and what happened? Focus on NOW and the the future and not the past.

Amen, bro! This is far better team than Bruce's last team and since this is Bruce's last team it must be that the coach is better. The kids left it all on the floor against vastly superior Mizzou talent. This will be fun for a change at the UC and I will be there.

Kramer116 Dec 23, 2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangeKrush (Post 666592)
Was there last year for the ugly UNLV loss and I'll be there again Saturday. Can't imagine how ugly the UIC loss was 2 years ago to those in attendance.

Be very thankful you did not have to experience that monstrosity in person...

It may have been the most embarrassed I have been as an Illini fan. I did meet Howard Moore after the game, he was a really nice guy and he was pretty huge. I think that will be a good hire for UIC.

Redbirds33333 Dec 23, 2012 12:48 PM

ILL - 83
Aub - 68

Kramer116 Dec 23, 2012 12:54 PM

Who is all going to the game?

I will be in section 312.

mdonsbach Dec 23, 2012 01:00 PM

Dominate and 15 threes


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