Illinois 73, Northwestern 66 Postgame

#56      
From Downtown
Ayo at 2-min warning 🚨

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#63      
Looks like we're going to survive again. How many games would we have lost this year without Dosunmu bailing the team out at the end?
I agree but part of that equation is that Ayo played a bunch of minutes before he took over in the final couple and didn't really stuff the stat sheet before that.
 
#67      
lots of posters saying this but I disagree. Would be true if we were a 5 or 6 seed. They’re looking at a 1 or 2 right now. No chance they get upset by a 15 or 16 seed. That’s not who Nebraska, NU or Maryland are. Not even close.
I liked this post. Then I remembered the Ohio game. That’s a 15 seed. And we are still capable of losing that game with a bad bounce. But so is a team like Ohio State. Gonzaga and Baylor might be the only two teams who couldn’t lose to a 15 this year.
 
#68      
lots of posters saying this but I disagree. Would be true if we were a 5 or 6 seed. They’re looking at a 1 or 2 right now. No chance they get upset by a 15 or 16 seed. That’s not who Nebraska, NU or Maryland are. Not even close.
Yes I agree it happens but I doubt but 2nd rd is a possibility would leave this hype of a season to utterly disappointment considering the expectations but with Ayo he is a winner and this game where he wasn’t his best didn’t dominate like he normally does he still locked it in
 
#69      
Yes, there is no doubt the league is the toughest in the country and night in night out is a battle no matter the opponent. The disappointing thing to my eyes are the unforced turnovers, missed free throws, and poor shots without attempting to get the ball down low where we clearly had NW outmatched. Great teams do not display those mental lapses on a consistent basis like we have consistently seen from this team. Love our potential and hope like heck we win it all this year, but great teams do not display these habits.
 
#70      
That is true, but you won't win a championship if the opponents are allowed to hang around every game. Eventually one of these teams is going to hit a few big shots at the end to beat us, and I'm afraid that is going to be in March.
Fair, the turnovers and free throws have to change. It's so annoying to be careless with all those possessions.
 
#74      
It was a weird game. I really think Ayo wanted to see others score. I thought Grandison should have played more. Again free throws almost killed us.