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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    No kidding- it’s amazing what a difference a game makes in the fans view of a coach! Loyola was favored by like 7.5 points, but you got the feeling OSU was the better team if you didn’t know anything g about either team it was amazing how OSU used a zone to takeaway Loyola’s offense completely...
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    3/27 Games

    Our humiliation is complete Loyola is not a juggernaut that was way under seeded- they are who we thought they were. And we couldn’t figure them out for the entire 40 min
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    Well said - I think we're all still struggling with this -it's inconceivable. I didn't recognize our team - we never made a run or really had the ability to stop them - in fairness the players played with passion (Kofi, Curbelo and Miller come to mind) and the players were clearly trying to...
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    But we weren’t a 1 seed playing an 8 in any of those games- this is by far the “worst performance” we’ve had in the tournament - Austin Peay is what comes to mind but that was a bit of a fluke by one point against a team playing out of their mind- this was just a methodical beat down
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    Loyola deserved to win and were clearly the better team today- we never cut it to less than 6 so we were never really a threat to win the game Hats off the Underwood and team for an incredible season that brought me and all Illini fans a lot of joy. But I will forever be perplexed by how we...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Loyola Chicago, Sunday, March 21st, 11:10am CT, CBS

    Completely agree- hard guy not to like and obviously a great coach as well. One good team sometimes is a fluke to bring them back to this level is a sign of their program I wouldn’t be upset at all if he was really successful except when he plays us!
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Loyola Chicago, Sunday, March 21st, 11:10am CT, CBS

    I say this with all the humility any Illini fan could muster right now- but there is no “probably” about it. We are a better team, we have more offensive weapons, we are more talented at every position and we have played a much higher level of competition this year. I know you are conjuring...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Loyola Chicago, Sunday, March 21st, 11:10am CT, CBS

    Wouldn’t we just have Kofi stay deep and let Krutwig shoot (it doesn’t look like he’s attempted a 3 in a couple of years) and stay tight in everyone else and switch all the picks? Similar to what we did against Michigan? If they are going to beat us it will have to be 1-1 off the dribble or...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Loyola Chicago, Sunday, March 21st, 11:10am CT, CBS

    Loyola is obviously a good team and they deserve a lot of credit for the season they’ve had- but they are no match for us Krutwig is what makes their offense go - he will have to dominate Kofi for them to have a chance - if Kofi/Giorgi just play Krutwig to a standstill we are so much better at...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Drexel, Friday, March 19th, 12:15pm CT, TBS

    From a team to team comparison standpoint - it's not even close- the '05 team was one of the best college basketball teams of that era Having said that - this team is probably better built for the tournament given the versatility of being able to pound it inside and have really good three...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    We could really use Washington - he's the stretch 4 we've been looking for, can knock down the three, good hands, active rebounder, elite prospect that would change our recruiting profile Given what Michigan is brining in, we need more guys like this to just compete in the big ten
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    AP All-Americans: Ayo First Team, Kofi Second Team

    I was shocked as well that Ayo was the first Illini to make first team AP - AA, but here's the list of Illini to make the team - Dee was second team twice https://fightingillini.com/news/2021/3/16/dosunmu-cockburn-named-ap-all-americans.aspx
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    NCAA Tournament

    I'll give it a go - we lost to Maryland at home who is a 10 seed, to Missouri (who as it turns out is not very good at basketball this year afterall), and more recently got handled by MSU who is an 11 seed, so we are capable of losing to inferior teams - we've shown that this year, we only need...
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    NCAA Tournament

    I remember that - apparently Doyle's career went downhill after that (I don't think because of that by any means) was out of broadcasting for a while and he's now found new life doing sports betting podcasts. Gill is obviously back on CSN doing bulls analysis - so he's done well
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    NCAA Tournament

    Oh no- no Ted Valentine! We might have a decent shot at a well called game now