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    Rutgers 91, Illinois 88 Postgame

    Observations: - Can't let good teams hang around - have to get more production from Miller/Grandison - control emotions - adjust to how the game is being called Silver lining: Miller ain’t jumping pro after this year. He has a lot of growing up to do.
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    Missouri 81, Illinois 78 Postgame

    Oh, and it definitely feels like the Smith, Tilmon, Pickett trio live rent free in our guys heads. You can tell this game, for some on our team, is more like the “get back at those guys” show instead of just playing the game and beating them, soundly.
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    Missouri 81, Illinois 78 Postgame

    Missed free throws Sloppy ball handling Kofi didn’t go strong to the basket a number of times and missed easy ones because of it Where was Miller tonight? Where has Grandison been this season? Thought he was supposed to be our best athlete or something? Curbelo....love the fire he plays...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (December 2020)

    I thought for sure this was going to be Ahmad Starks
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (December 2020)

    On that note, what’s the deal with a guy like Harold Yu? Plays on a good high school team (Sierra Canyon with Lebron James Jr) and is 7-3, 280 pounds (averaging what I’ve seen as 260 and 300). Sure he’s the number 205 player overall, but you can’t coach size like that.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (December 2020)

    Stars don’t matter in recruiting near as much as coaching and ability to develop. Don’t believe me? Go back and look at the top 100 from each year and write down how many had even mediocre NBA careers. Josh Jackson was the number 1 overall recruit in 2016 and couldn’t hack it in the league...
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Chicago State

    Spread on this jumped last night from 26.5 to 37.5 in about 2 hours.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs North Carolina A&T

    I know it’s a cupcake, but as has been said before, it’s nice to see us destroy a cupcake the way we are supposed to. Defense looks outstanding. Hustle looks outstanding. Shooting will come and go, but those two things travel with you.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs North Carolina A&T

    Oh my. Adam Miller, have yourself a day young fella!
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November 2020)

    So.......is Malik Fitts still eligible? 😂
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    Yes. He has committed to Kentucky. I’m too stupid to be able to link the Tipton Edits twitter.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    What if it’s Hopkins and he got tired of waiting?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    This is not going well
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    This’ll take the sting out of losing Nesbitt/Jones....but altenberger has a good point. With Covid, is there potential for us to be able to get Frazier and DMW a free year and have them again next year?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (October 2020)

    After the Vols football game yesterday, I could really use a pick me up from somewhere. The Bears could help today, but man, Hopkins would be huge!