Illinois 94, Minnesota 63 Postgame

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the Front Range
I was 3 years old for the late 80s teams, so can't speak to it. I was a freshman at Illinois for the Elite 8 Arizona game. I watched it in my girlfriend's (now wife's of 13+ years) basement on spring break and then we drove to Rosemont just to try to get a glimpse of the team (we didn't, but it was still fun to try).

Non-professional best moments of my life:

1) Marriage
2) Births of both kids
3) 2005 World Series Game 2 attendance in person
4) Watching the Illini in the Elite 8 in 2005 in my girlfriend's basement

I'm not sure if any professional moments would rank in those Top 4...interesting thought experiment.
White sox fan? Noice! You guys are gonna be good this year.
The 2005 team had a few games like this, total domination. We’ve not seen that yet this year until yesterday. That gives me hope for our NCAA run. We are improving.
 
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Paducah, Ky

Frazier had 15 points and hit on three of his four 3-point attempts against Minnesota. His defense on Gophers leading scorer Marcus Carr resulted in just 12 points and a 3-for-11 shooting night.

“I’m not worried about Trent guarding opposing guards because I see what he does every day in practice,” Dosunmu said. “When he’s on me, I really got to dig deep too to get around him. Trent doesn’t care about offense. What he does offensively for us is great, but at the end of the day, he always speaks defensively.
 
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Frazier had 15 points and hit on three of his four 3-point attempts against Minnesota. His defense on Gophers leading scorer Marcus Carr resulted in just 12 points and a 3-for-11 shooting night.

“I’m not worried about Trent guarding opposing guards because I see what he does every day in practice,” Dosunmu said. “When he’s on me, I really got to dig deep too to get around him. Trent doesn’t care about offense. What he does offensively for us is great, but at the end of the day, he always speaks defensively.

“Every day in practice before we huddle it in, Trent catches the ball from half court and shoots it, make or miss, we end practice like that. When I saw it out of his hands, I knew that was cash,” Ayo Dosunmu said.

Watch out Ayo, don’t need the refs suspending you for the next game.