Game Thread: Illinois vs Cincinnati

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#451      
I guess The Hot Ones got to Coach Underwood
 
#453      
I just can't believe how we came out of the gate roaring and now are totally useless. It boggles the mind.
It's called adjustments. Cinci's coach made adjustments and Underwood doesn't know how to do that. Illinois having just 13 points in the second half is the best example of Underwood's lack of adjustments.
 
#455      
Why do we weave for 15 seconds of the clock when we are down 23 points?
The weave is a good way to get all five guys moving. Since the 10 minute mark of the first half, there's been a lot of standing around. At this point, the game is over. Run some good offense as tomorrow brings another opportunity.
 
#456      
Chicago, IL
Is Brad a bad coach and Ayo was just that good ?
 
#457      
We have a ball control problem, we have an offense diversity problem and we lack a driver.

Curbelo needs to be reigned in. Fundamentals do matter. Hutch is probably the best player to drive and slash. CH and Grandison have to cut and drive. The offense us predictable and kacks diversity. AC dribbles and keeps or feeds Kofi. Grandison, Trent and CH neef to be involved more. E
Damonte has to try to get those 3s going again.
 
#462      
Is Brad a bad coach and Ayo was just that good ?
Underwood is a fine coach, but I do think Ayo covered up flaws that are now being slightly exposed.

Illinois will be fine. But this game has certainly been disappointing. The NCAA jobbed us in the Marquette game, but we have no one to blame but ourselves in this one.
 
#463      
This is undoubtedly terrible....but it's absolutely astonishing how quickly some in this fan base throw players and coaches under the bus.

It happened last year too. It's even more pathetic than our team's performance....
I totally get what you’re saying and don’t disagree at all with your overall point.

Honestly though, what else would you expect watching back to back performances like this?
 
#464      
Wer’re a top 25 team just not top 20 at this point in the season. Can’t coach heart. We’ll be fine, gotta get it together QUICK.

You’re going to have a hard time convincing me we are a top 25 team after tonight. It’s not like shots aren’t falling… we aren’t getting a semblance of a look on offense.
 
#465      
Always remember, we are Illinois and we cannot be trusted
 
#468      
Faber College
Players look lazy and tired. It's just another game and we can overcome. Curbelo... maybe not.
 
#469      
Underwood is a fine coach, but I do think Ayo covered up flaws that are now being slightly exposed.

Illinois will be fine. But this game has certainly been disappointing. The NCAA jobbed us in the Marquette game, but we have no one to blame but ourselves in this one.

Ayo was the primary operator in the pick and roll last year and because of his ability to shoot coming off screens it opened up everything. Curbelo can't shoot coming off the screen so teams so anticipate his penetration. How many times today did he just put his head down a drive off a screen invariably leading to some turnover or bad pass.
 
#472      
Damn Trent why aren't you the court leader. I'd have jump some shin by now
 
#474      
One good thing to look forward is next year when there are two frosh point guards who can send Curbelo to the bench when he starts chucking airballs, falling down in the lane, and throwing the ball to row 5. Simply has to stop.

Also, not sure who he will replace, but Hutch will likely get his chance as a starter....soon.
 
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