11/26 Games

#4      
So, Zags' are really real this year?
In past years I have often said that Gonzaga was overrated (and I think I have generally been proven right) but, this year (and based on only today's game) they look to be the real deal. They are always well coached and now I think they have the depth to win it all. Very impressive win today.
 
#8      
Don’t like to minimize games to officiating, but that game winning shot for Saint Mary’s was an obvious travel taking a step with the pivot foot. Announcers thought so too.
 
#9      
Springfield
Watching Gonzaga the later today, there is a distinctive difference. Zags have skills and size and do not make many mistakes while burying shot after shot against quality defenders in Kansas. Our guys will depend on a lot of new guys and three sophs but have a decided speed advantage against almost anyone. At the pace the Illini play, they will turn the ball over, but the better they get at eliminating those and making shots at a quick pace, the more explosive and confident they will become. This team can play with anyone, but it would be a tough task to take the Zags for about a month. Good competition coming along with maybe a handful of losses but no blowouts loom. A championship season is a long process to be endured and embraced. This will be one of them and a team to be remembered in the ilk of Illini greats.....but they need a nickname to go with the Whiz Kids and the Flyin' Illini,,,,how about Covid Warriors or Corona Kids?
 
#10      
Winged Warrior
.but they need a nickname to go with the Whiz Kids and the Flyin' Illini,,,,how about Covid Warriors or Corona Kids?

 
#16      
Let’s see some beatdowns of ranked opponents before we go looking for a nickname for this team. A name will come....
 
#17      
Watching Gonzaga the later today, there is a distinctive difference. Zags have skills and size and do not make many mistakes while burying shot after shot against quality defenders in Kansas. Our guys will depend on a lot of new guys and three sophs but have a decided speed advantage against almost anyone. At the pace the Illini play, they will turn the ball over, but the better they get at eliminating those and making shots at a quick pace, the more explosive and confident they will become. This team can play with anyone, but it would be a tough task to take the Zags for about a month. Good competition coming along with maybe a handful of losses but no blowouts loom. A championship season is a long process to be endured and embraced. This will be one of them and a team to be remembered in the ilk of Illini greats.....but they need a nickname to go with the Whiz Kids and the Flyin' Illini,,,,how about Covid Warriors or Corona Kids?
I think you are over valuing Kansas. They are not as good as advertised. Gonzaga is good but Kansas got exposed. Their D is average. Even their own fans are saying KU is not as good as they were last year.
 
#19      
Either Clemson has some exceptional on ball defenders, or Purdue doesn't have a Big Ten caliber point guard. Clemson just keeps taking the dribble from them; it's bizarre to see.
 
#20      
Washington State
Don’t think anyone mentioned Nebby got beat by Nevada. Haven’t seen either Huskers game but some said they looked good day 1.