Recent content by Orangetool

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    Illinois 79, Penn State 65 Postgame

    A great possession ending with a Miller three, put us up 61 -40. Crisp, multiple passes brought back memories of another guard heavy Illini team. We are hard to beat when we have multiple players having a decent scoring outing.
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    Illinois 79, Penn State 65 Postgame

    Hawkins brought a lot of energy, all three frosh played well. This is a great class. Curbelo, the handles, oh my goodness.
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    Illinois 79, Penn State 65 Postgame

    Might be Kofi's best all around game so far. He is showing everybody the power moves with new finesse finishes, hitting his free throws, volleyball type blocks. (Oh man) Can we keep him three years?
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Penn State

    I think we will see some real energy at the outset, will have to maintain the high level. If we could put together a full 40 minutes of inspired high effort play we would be hard to beat.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    It was partly coaching as well. Kofi not getting the ball for 8 plus minutes at the end is something a coach can correct. However, it all gets back to not currently having a good third scoring option.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    Nope. This one is telling. Opposing coaches will set up to limit Ayo and limit Kofi. It will work until we find one or several other reliable scoring options.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    This team really needs a reliable third option. I was hoping that this would be the game that Miller got hot and put up bunches.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    I think Ayo thought that one flip of a shot was going to go in based on rep. Really bad shot.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    Curbelo will be a star some day. this was not his best game. He needs to get that some of that high school schtick wont play here.
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    Maryland 66, Illinois 63 Postgame

    This is a bad loss. We went back to Groce ball where we stop scoring for stretches.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Maryland

    I am dreaming of 2 halves like the second half against NW. Like I said, I'm dreaming.
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    Lonnie Perrin passes away

    I remember watching Lonnie play. He was the best athlete on the team at the time. He was one of Blackman's "fine young men". He could run, kick, seemed to do it all. I remember one time when he was injured on a play. Health staff rushed out onto the field and tended to him, got him to his...
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    Illinois 66, Purdue 58 Postgame

    Re Curbelo, I am thinking that I will be taking satisfaction (as a lot of us will) in being able to say "I saw him play as a freshman in college" or " I remember when he was just a frosh at Illinois...", that is to say once he realizes the stardom I believe is coming his way. We should all...
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    Illinois 69, Indiana 60 Postgame

    Giorgi was very strong today, hit the big three, great high-low game, a great effort. I always find his success very satisfying.
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    Illinois 69, Indiana 60 Postgame

    I guarantee that coach, and his teammates are telling Miller to keep shooting. And he will, shooters shoot.