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  1. Michael Myers

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    Uh the field is who we are against (always) and that is what I am saying. When you make a bet on Tiger vs the field, you don’t “re-bet” on the last day... your bet is still, and always, tiger vs the field. You are free to “uh...what” me if you’d like, but facts are facts. What % of recruits...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    Fact: In any recruiting battle, it is ILL vs. the field... and as almost any gambler will tell you. Always take the field. We don’t lose out to “a program” unless you look at only 1 player at a time. We lose to “the field”. And when I look at it logically, I get far less ticked off. We will...
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    B1G Postponements due to COVID-19

    I'm over here "who are they dodging?!" Penn St. Indiana NW Mi St. back in time for: ILL ok. They are officially NOT faking it. Ha
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    Illinois 98, Penn State 81 Postgame

    I see a lot of digs against tonight's D. I agree in the first half, there were still some lapses... and in previous games, no question... but to say it about tonight's game, IMHO, would be a mistake. Illinois got bunnies while PSU had to hit 15-19 footers and tough shots, all night long. (And...
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    Illinois 98, Penn State 81 Postgame

    I personally think what happened was that it looked worse than it was, to the naked eye, and that's what Ayo saw. Curbello knew he sort of fell on his own, so he tried to let him know. IMO, everyone did exactly what they should have. No issues at all.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    I agree with you, but laugh at the thought that THIS is the reason. :) If THIS stands for player growth, continuity on the field, coach staff decisions, game-planning, in game recognition, half-time/real-time adjustments, clock management, defensive creativity or offensive ANYTHING ... then I...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    Oh good. Peters
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    Yup. "Put in your running Qb and immediately run him. Twice." Classic direction OH you wanted MISdirection.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Baylor, Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00pm CT, ESPN

    Reading this has been great... the scouting report, the predictions. My only addition would be that Kofi is big, yes, but he is not yet "skilled". If Baylor doubles him... or if he's forced to make moves with the ball, Baylor could gain 12 possessions on us... I think feeding Kofi efficiently...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Baylor, Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00pm CT, ESPN

    Thank you for all of this post (I'm only quoting the intro.) Great stuff. I had noted the other day that the top 5 scorers the other night (and the only ones in double figures) were all GUARDS. 1. I had never seen that. 2. I had trouble squaring that with an effective 1-3-1 (being more...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Baylor, Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00pm CT, ESPN

    You are correct, IMO. Kofi is not (currently) good with his back to the basket. His only real move is the baby hook (which is more than serviceable), but that can only be gotten to 30% of the time. When he doesn't get to the hook, it is an adventure. (some very wild and inexperienced attempts)...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Baylor, Wednesday, December 2nd, 9:00pm CT, ESPN

    21, 17, 18 , 12, 17 These were the point totals for the Top 5 scorers for Baylor in game 1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. These 5 players were the "only" ones in double figures, making up 85 of the 112 points Baylor scored. Guess how many of those 5 top scorers are guards. If you guessed ALL OF...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    I'll probably never warm to the "need 1 yard, go from the shotgun" approach. I just don't like it.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    I do want to see Spann. I do.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    He's yet to snap a ball outside the 25. I'll reserve my opinion until he does.