Illini Basketball 2022-2023

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Dan

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Illini Basketball 2022-2023 (6-1, 0-0)
DateOpponentResult
Mon, Nov 7Eastern IllinoisW 87-57
Fri, Nov 11Kansas CityW 86-48
Mon, Nov 14MonmouthW 103-65
Fri, Nov 18UCLAW 79-70
Sun, Nov 20VirginiaL 70-61
Fri, Nov 25LindenwoodW 92-59
Tue, Nov 29SyracuseW 73-44
Fri, Dec 2at Maryland8:00pm BTN
Tue, Dec 6Texas
(New York City)
6:00pm ESPN
Sat, Dec 10Penn State11:00am BTN
Sat, Dec 17Alabama A&M3:00pm BTN
Thu, Dec 22Missouri
(St. Louis)
8:00pm SECN
Thu, Dec 29Bethune-Cookman7:30pm FS1
Wed, Jan 4at Northwestern8:00pm BTN
Sat, Jan 7Wisconsin12:30pm/1:00pm ESPN2
Tue, Jan 10at Nebraska8:00pm BTN
Fri, Jan 13Michigan State8:00pm FS1
Mon, Jan 16at Minnesota5:00pm BTN
Thu, Jan 19Indiana7:30pm FS1
Tue, Jan 24Ohio State6:00pm ESPN/2
Sat, Jan 28at Wisconsin2:00pm FOX
Tue, Jan 31Nebraska6:30pm BTN
Sat, Feb 4at Iowa1:30pm FOX
Tue, Feb 7Minnesota7:30pm BTN
Sat, Feb 11Rutgers1:00pm FS1
Tue, Feb 14at Penn State6:00pm ESPN/2/U
Sat, Feb 18at Indiana11:00am ESPN/2
Thu, Feb 23Northwestern8:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 26at Ohio State11:00am CBS
Thu, Mar 2Michigan6:00pm ESPN
Sun, Mar 5at Purdue11:30am FOX

All times CT

Illinois' 20-Game Big Ten Schedule Rotation
Home & Away – Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home Only – Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers
Away Only – Iowa, Maryland, Purdue
 
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Big Jack

Decatur
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First, I agree that there should be better spacing this year with Kofi gone. Second, I’m expecting RJ to take a big step forward if for no other reason than his minutes per game could well triple this year. (Please note, the increased minutes are not the only reason I’m bullish on RJ.) But I have to laugh a bit when I see stats like this cited. I’m not gonna get all “goose bumpy” over a stat based on 15 shots just as I’m not gonna get all down based on his 1 of 4 from three performance in the exhibition.
 
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Anyone else concerned with how out of shape Mayer appears to be?

We were probably pencilling him in for ~30 mpg at the 4/5 spots, and that was before Goode got hurt. I like Dain’s potential but I don’t see him as ready for a steady rotation spot until the game slows down for him a bit which will hopefully happen later in the season. Means we are probably going to have to lean pretty heavy on Rogers, which I do think he can handle, but he’s a freshman and will probably have games where he’s in foul trouble.

All of a sudden we don’t look as deep as I thought, particularly at the 4.
 
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Anyone else concerned with how out of shape Mayer appears to be?

We were probably pencilling him in for ~30 mpg at the 4/5 spots, and that was before Goode got hurt. I like Dain’s potential but I don’t see him as ready for a steady rotation spot until the game slows down for him a bit which will hopefully happen later in the season. Means we are probably going to have to lean pretty heavy on Rogers, which I do think he can handle, but he’s a freshman and will probably have games where he’s in foul trouble.

All of a sudden we don’t look as deep as I thought, particularly at the 4.
Since the time it came out that he was hurt this summer — back I believe — I’ve had a sneaking suspicion he’s gonna miss some time during the year. Hope I’m wrong.
 
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Anyone else concerned with how out of shape Mayer appears to be?

We were probably pencilling him in for ~30 mpg at the 4/5 spots, and that was before Goode got hurt. I like Dain’s potential but I don’t see him as ready for a steady rotation spot until the game slows down for him a bit which will hopefully happen later in the season. Means we are probably going to have to lean pretty heavy on Rogers, which I do think he can handle, but he’s a freshman and will probably have games where he’s in foul trouble.

All of a sudden we don’t look as deep as I thought, particularly at the 4.
Hasn't he been sick? Agree he looked out of shape but figured it was due to recent illness.
 
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Big Jack

Decatur
Anyone else concerned with how out of shape Mayer appears to be?

We were probably pencilling him in for ~30 mpg at the 4/5 spots, and that was before Goode got hurt. I like Dain’s potential but I don’t see him as ready for a steady rotation spot until the game slows down for him a bit which will hopefully happen later in the season. Means we are probably going to have to lean pretty heavy on Rogers, which I do think he can handle, but he’s a freshman and will probably have games where he’s in foul trouble.

All of a sudden we don’t look as deep as I thought, particularly at the 4.
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Looks like SEC Network for Braggin' Rights
https://espnpressroom.com/us/program-schedules/
Gross. There is no way a rivalry with this kind of history between teams from the Power 2 should be relegated to a regional network.

From 2003 (as far back as I could track it) to 2015 we played on ESPN2 every year, except once we played on ESPN. Since then, we have played once on ESPN2, and twice on each of ESPNU, BTN, and SECN. This is one of the top annual non-conference rivalries in the country. Why has this turned into a TV _______ match between the B1G and SEC? Ridiculous.