Recent content by DeonThomas

  1. DeonThomas

    Illinois vs Arizona, Saturday, December 11th, 4:00pm CT, FOX

    Neat stat: Currently, our three late game ball-handlers (Grandison, Frazier and Plummer) are a combined 53-57 (93%) from the FT line. Always nice to have in your back pocket during close games!
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    Illinois 87, Iowa 83 Postgame

    I'll certainly give you this........... The players you mention above are/were absolutely ELITE shooters. Undeniably. And it's not always just the stats. Sometimes you need to pass the "eye test". (Altenberger in his final season shot 48% from three pt range and was outstanding, but I...
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    Illinois 87, Iowa 83 Postgame

    DaMonte is a beast on defense and he was superb against the pressure last night night. Very consistent from game to game, too. He, Kofi and Plummer are the MVP's of our first 9 games.
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    Illinois 87, Iowa 83 Postgame

    On the second call (where the game clock moved just 8 seconds), it was following a missed Iowa free throw so the refs could have (should have) noted the time on the clock before the Illini rebound occurred.
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    Illinois vs Arizona, Saturday, December 11th, 4:00pm CT, FOX

    Just checked the schedule. It's feasible that we'll be favored (by Vegas) in the next 14 games, leading up to Purdue on the road. Lots of basketball to be played, but it does look possible. (AZ may be a toss-up.)
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    Illinois vs Arizona, Saturday, December 11th, 4:00pm CT, FOX

    KenPom should have both teams ranked in the 10-13 range come Saturday. Therefore guessing the Illini by 2-3 in Vegas. Really like how we look right now. Would be ideal to have Curbelo come off the bench at some point soon and play a role similar to last year, before settling back into a...
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    Illinois 87, Iowa 83 Postgame

    Rather..... An outstanding frickin' game!!!!!!!! Very well played on the road.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Plummer is a pretty good shooter.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Looking pretty good boys........
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Plummer in the dog house for those earlier turnovers. Might be time to bring him back in.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    I watched the game clock on that last 10 sec call. Just Eight seconds ran off the clock.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    OK, back to the viewing party..........see y'all at the victory celebration.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    I agree with him. What's Fran thinking?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Thinking Iowa is a high middle-of-the-pack Big Ten Team...........probably landing in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th place.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Iowa

    Great half of entertaining basketball! I'm pleased.