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    Illinois vs Penn State, Tuesday, January 19th, 7:30pm CT, BTN

    Agreed a loss is a loss. The 5 minute periods where the team is "lost in the ozone" and the opposition races to a 15 to 20 lead has to end
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    A lot of talk about players not coming to Illinois. We could use a 4 with some length, any serious possiblities?
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    This team is perplexing. When the numbers suggest the team should be controlling these games rather than struggling to catch up, I lean toward a lack of defensive intensity as an explanation. Do any other teams run that horse______ "Weber weave?"
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    Amen. Irrelevant to the discussion, they ain't comin back
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    Can you really pick someoine up who has missed two cruical free-thows to kill a rally. Personally, I would rather not here "shake it off," "get em next time," "hang in there." and so forth.
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    Prior to writing a post-mortem on this season and casting evil omens for next season, perhaps we should wait and see how this season actually plays out. Last season, we were riding high enterting the tournament, depite the fact we finsihed and season at 5 and 5, with a 4 game losing streak...
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    We can not really get around the fact we have two freshmen in the lineup. Both have pretty scary growth potential, but they are going to have some turnovers, ill-advised shots, and defensive lapses, perhaps enough to make a difference in a close game. I think we will see more consistency as...
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    Lack of 40 minutes of intense defense was the primary cause of this loss. I am not one to blame the officiating, but quite clearly "in the b_____ department these refs were not well endowed."
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    Ohio State 87, Illinois 81 Postgame

    Agreed one does not win many games when one gives up 87 points.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Ohio State

    We seem to have to work a lot harder for our shots than Ohio State does.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Ohio State

    This game might get really physical before its over, we need more of that.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Ohio State

    We have missed a lot more shots, they should have more rebounds.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Ohio State

    Maryland and Ohio State seems to be in a constant state of attach on offense, unlike the Illini.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Ohio State

    "Curbelo out of control."