Illinois 75, Wisconsin 60 Postgame

#253      
Paducah, Ky
Watched the game again. Early in the game after Kofi dunked, Mikah Potter told Kofi something. I believed he told Kofi that he was outmatched and outsized by him, Kofi grinned and nodded. I believed Potter grew tired of guarding Kofi and was a little too enthusiatic to switch or run out at a guard. Left Kofi alone way too many times.

I watched the game again too and my conclusion was we were in control from the opening tip.....I paid attention to other aspects of the game such as demeanor on the court, etc....It really helps when you know we already won the game .....
wisky looked defeated and demoralized after the early run by us and realized they were outmatched.....They are all old enough to know what was in store for them and I really think they knew the outcome early on.......they didn't give up but knew the mountain (kofi ) they had to climb to get back in the game....

Best overall game we have played this year, IMHO.........
 
#256      
Another crazy thought on breaking that streak. That was the first time we beat Wisconsin at home since 2011, as has been mentioned, and it is also the first time we have had a winning streak of ANY kind (i.e., more than ONE WIN IN A ROW) since that time as well. We had these wins back-to-back vs. the Badgers:

2010 in BTT: W 58-54 vs. #13 Wisconsin in Indianapolis, IN on 3/12/2010
2011 at Home: W 69-61 vs. Wisconsin in Champaign, IL on 1/2/2011

However, this is the first time we have one two regular season games in a row vs. Wisconsin since...

... Dee Brown and James Augustine led us to a 66-51 win at Wisconsin in 2006, to cap off a four-game winning streak vs. the Badgers stretching back to our three meetings with them in 2005. Talk about having our number! :oops:
 
#257      
Yeah, 8 steals away. Close.
Or 3 turnovers, however he played in a way very few people can !!
Remember when Dion played he was accused by many for being soft lol...
After his time he was missed as much as any player I can think of !!
And Ayo is gonna be the same better enjoy him fella's his kind dont come around very often!!!
 
#258      
Or 3 turnovers, however he played in a way very few people can !!
Remember when Dion played he was accused by many for being soft lol...
After his time he was missed as much as any player I can think of !!
And Ayo is gonna be the same better enjoy him fella's his kind dont come around very often!!!
I love the kid. I wish my Dad still had his mental faculties to watch Ayo progress through the program. He would have loved him too.
 
#259      
I love the kid. I wish my Dad still had his mental faculties to watch Ayo progress through the program. He would have loved him too.
Yes he would have!! Been watching since late 70's and we've had some great ones but this kid Ayo is on another level..
Best wishes to your father I-L-L