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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    It would stand to reason that we on occasion pull the rug out from a competing program and snag a top-50 guy. Am I crazy or does it seem like we are never on the other end of one of these deals?
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    3/21 Games

    Nothing like watching effing Syracuse on their merry way to the SS to leave no doubt that some higher being wants all Illini fans to suffer for eternity. And to boot, if they and LUC both advance again, guess who plays exactly the defensive scheme we needed in our arsenal today? There’s no other...
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    Karma for all the unfounded Krutwig transfer talk. Completely underprepared. Had no idea how to handle their defensive scheme against the ball screen. Didn’t once give them a different look on defense. We looked slow - like someone inexplicably decided to have the team lift weights the day...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Ohio State, Saturday, March 6th, 3:00pm CT, ESPN

    Ayo versus Dee is intriguing. Both had/have an uncanny ability to turn open court (not necessarily free-path or 2-on-1, just any situation with the D scrambling back) pushes into points. What are seeing now is incredible; when Ayo is pushing the ball and any number of defenders are backpedaling...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Friday, January 29th, 8:00pm CT, FS1

    Was just texting a friend - “oh great here’s another guy who will give us fits for the next 3 years.” IU getting CRUSHED on the boards but playing solid D. Fran looks upset 😢.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Penn State, Tuesday, January 19th, 7:30pm CT, BTN

    Yeah don't get me wrong he is shooting it this year. He's also a career 3.5 ppg scorer who does NOT play starter's minutes. He hit two in the final 8ish minutes. One of them was off a curl+dribble to his left - tougher than a wide open catch and shoot. One of them (not sure if the same one) was...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Penn State, Tuesday, January 19th, 7:30pm CT, BTN

    I am worried BECAUSE I’ve watched a lot of Illini basketball. Not so much about tonight, but in general. I did some prelim research and this program has lost to a lower seeded team thirteen times in the NCAA tournament. 13. You’d think we’d have come up with a few upsets over the years to...