Illini Basketball 2021-2022

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Welcome to the Illini Basketball & College Basketball 2021-2022 thread :illinois:

Schedule
https://fightingillini.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Oct 23St. Francis (IL.) (Exhibition Game)8:00pm B1G+
Fri, Oct 29Indiana (Pa.) (Exhibition Game)7:00pm B1G+
Tue, Nov 9Jackson StateBTN
Fri, Nov 12Arkansas StateB1G+
Mon, Nov 15at Marquette6:00pm FS1
Mon, Nov 22Cincinnati (Kansas City)5:30pm ESPNews
Tue, Nov 23Arkansas/Kansas St (Kansas City)ESPN2/ESPNews
Fri, Nov 26UT Rio Grande ValleyB1G+
Mon, Nov 29Notre Dame8:00pm ESPN2
Fri, Dec 3Rutgers6:00pm ESPN2
Mon, Dec 6at Iowa6:00pm FS1
Sat, Dec 11Arizona4:00pm FOX
Sat, Dec 18Saint Francis (Pa.)12:00pm BTN
Wed, Dec 22Missouri (St. Louis)8:00pm BTN
Wed, Dec 29Florida A&MBTN
Sun, Jan 2at Minnesota5:00pm BTN
Thu, Jan 6Maryland6:00pm ESPN2
Tue, Jan 11at Nebraska7:30pm BTN
Fri, Jan 14Michigan8:00pm FS1
Mon, Jan 17Purdue11:00am FOX
Fri, Jan 21at Maryland6:00pm FS1
Tue, Jan 25Michigan State6:00pm ESPN/2
Sat, Jan 29at Northwestern3:30pm BTN
Wed, Feb 2Wisconsin8:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 5at Indiana11:00am ESPN/2
Thu, Feb 10at Purdue8:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Feb 13Northwestern1:00pm BTN
Wed, Feb 16at Rutgers6:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 19at Michigan State1:30pm FOX
Thu, Feb 24Ohio State8:00pm FS1
Sun, Feb 27at Michigan1:00pm CBS
Thu, Mar 3Penn State6:00pm FS1
Sun, Mar 6Iowa6:30pm FS1

All times CT



Roster
Trent Frazier
Andre Curbelo
Alfonso Plummer
Luke Goode
Brandin Podziemski
Da'Monte Williams
Jacob Grandison
Austin Hutcherson
Ramses Melendez
Omar Payne
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk
Coleman Hawkins
Brandon Lieb
Kofi Cockburn
 
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Ordained Dudeist Priest
Johns Creek, GA
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That's some pre-season respect right there, but it would look better without scUM above us. Still, 4 B1G teams in the top 10 is great to see.
 
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So nice to be ranked in top 5. Remember Weber later years and Gross every year. Yuck. Underwood has brought the Illini back to the glory years. I love how he turned the staff over, not missing a beat in recruiting.
 
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Winged Warrior
Four and a half legit rim runners (Kofi, Omar, CoHawk, Hutch,...Grandi gets a half) with a PG that has elite vision and creativity...to go with 2 elite shooters (Trent, Plummer) and two elite dawgs on D (TF, DMFW).

That's a brick solid 9 man rotation with Freshmen Goode, Podz, and RJ battling for tick.

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Speaking of Illini-related predictions in the Athletic, in an article on the AP Top Ten that was announced today:

"Which team outside of the top 10 has the most Final Four potential?
Brennan: Illinois. The Illini might be top-five good right now. They came in fifth in Ken Pomeroy's preseason adjusted efficiency projections, after all, and everything Brad Underwood is saying about his team is that it not only can be as good as last year — when Ayo Dosunmu was an All-American and Illinois was a No. 1 seed — but even better."

Gonzaga, UCLA, Kansas and Villanova head men's preseason AP Top 25 poll

https://theathletic.com/news/gonzag...d-mens-preseason-ap-top-25-poll/FiGx4ZC6yGra/
That doesn't sound like BU ;)
 
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His face has more muscle...can't fake that. Does look a little more solid. Plus I think the 2nd picture could be a foot closer...can't tell for sure. He looks taller too.
He's standing differently, so the only obvious difference is the abs, tbh.
 
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Welcome to the Illini Basketball & College Basketball 2022-2022 thread :illinois:

Schedule
https://fightingillini.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Oct 23St. Francis (IL.) (Exhibition Game)8:00pm B1G+
Fri, Oct 29Indiana (Pa.) (Exhibition Game)7:00pm B1G+
Tue, Nov 9Jackson StateBTN
Fri, Nov 12Arkansas StateB1G+
Mon, Nov 15at Marquette6:00pm FS1
Mon, Nov 22Cincinnati (Kansas City)5:30pm ESPNews
Tue, Nov 23Arkansas/Kansas St (Kansas City)ESPN2/ESPNews
Fri, Nov 26UT Rio Grande ValleyB1G+
Mon, Nov 29Notre Dame8:00pm ESPN2
Fri, Dec 3Rutgers6:00pm ESPN2
Mon, Dec 6at Iowa6:00pm FS1
Sat, Dec 11Arizona4:00pm FOX
Sat, Dec 18Saint Francis (Pa.)12:00pm BTN
Wed, Dec 22Missouri (St. Louis)8:00pm BTN
Wed, Dec 29Florida A&MBTN
Sun, Jan 2at Minnesota5:00pm BTN
Thu, Jan 6Maryland6:00pm ESPN2
Tue, Jan 11at Nebraska7:30pm BTN
Fri, Jan 14Michigan8:00pm FS1
Mon, Jan 17Purdue11:00am FOX
Fri, Jan 21at Maryland6:00pm FS1
Tue, Jan 25Michigan State6:00pm ESPN/2
Sat, Jan 29at Northwestern3:30pm BTN
Wed, Feb 2Wisconsin8:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 5at Indiana11:00am ESPN/2
Thu, Feb 10at Purdue8:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Feb 13Northwestern1:00pm BTN
Wed, Feb 16at Rutgers6:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 19at Michigan State1:30pm FOX
Thu, Feb 24Ohio State8:00pm FS1
Sun, Feb 27at Michigan1:00pm CBS
Thu, Mar 3Penn State6:00pm FS1
Sun, Mar 6Iowa6:30pm FS1

All times CT



Roster
Trent Frazier
Andre Curbelo
Alfonso Plummer
Luke Goode
Brandin Podziemski
Da'Monte Williams
Jacob Grandison
Austin Hutcherson
Ramses Melendez
Omar Payne
Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk
Coleman Hawkins
Brandon Lieb
Kofi Cockburn
What happened to Connor Serven? He's still listed on the roster at fightingillini.com.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Some comments from Seth Davis…

“@Corey B. I'm a Kofi fan but I've got three Big Ten frontcourt players on my AA teams, and I don't think he's as good as any of them. I also think Curbelo will be Illinois' best player. Thanks for subscribing.”

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Seth: Thanks for giving Kofi some primo bulletin board material. I'm sure he'll put it to good use while he dunks all over the rest of the Big Ten this year, including all three of your "Big Ten AA frontcourt players."

If we hang a banner this year, maybe Kofi will even give you a shoutout.
 
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