Illinois 94, Minnesota 63 Postgame

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6 different Illini had assists
5 different Illini had dunks
4 different Illini made a 3 (and Ayo didn't even attempt one)

Most complete game ever.
 
#160      
You can’t expect some of our fans to have a perspective longer than a couple of games
well, this isn't entirely unfair. I think Dee was the only player of the year and that was Sporting News which is probably the least glamorous of the awards. Did anyone else grab one for us?
 
#165      
Thoughts on that raised floor? Somehow, someone needs to address it before someone gets badly hurt.
But Bardo and Gaudin (? not sure about other announcer) said it makes "The Barn" one of the premier college basketball venues.... :rolleyes:

I agree with you. Have always hated watching games there as many a player has fallen off of it. Way too dangerous for the way the game is played these days.
 
#166      
Danger Zone
But Bardo and Gaudin (? not sure about other announcer) said it makes "The Barn" one of the premier college basketball venues.... :rolleyes:

I agree with you. Have always hated watching games there as many a player has fallen off of it. Way too dangerous for the way the game is played these days.
Different venue, but I still cringe when I remember that Louisville player who broke his leg a few years back on the elevated floors they used in the tourney.
 
#167      
Where does this one rank all time as far as alley-oops/dunks, steals, assists, FTs, all-around great play (passing, speed, defense) are concerned? I'll never forget "Paint the Hall Orange" game (Illini painted The Barn orange this time), Ill-AZ 2005 and others.

I'm searching, but does Fox re-run games? I hope this one will be on BTN in 60 or whatever. Wish now I'd recorded it, but you never know what's gonna happen, especially when some seemed sure Illini would lose.

To be fair, Minnesota was hurting; but what a performance, Illini!

Sorry, but I'm a little giddy right now.
Big Ten Network will replay. Hopefully a game in 60
 
#169      
The way Ayo is playing now, would any of you bet against him getting another triple-double before this season is over?
I truly believe he's gonna get one in the NCAA tournament! Triple double for Ayo in the tournament will be exactly what he deserves to cap an awesome career playing in the orange and blue for the Illini! I-L-L
 
#171      
Thoughts on that raised floor? Somehow, someone needs to address it before someone gets badly hurt.
I've said that for years and recently only a few posts ago. No wonder Minnesota has a great home record. Opposing coaches have to waste valuable time warning players about the plunge off the deck. What a Mickey Mouse arrangement ... and dangerous. Pure bush league. Glad Illini have slaughtered Minnesota - Illini don't appear to be afraid of heights. Bardo gave us a guided tour from the bowels of visting team lockerroom during the telecast. Absolutely primitive design - you gotta negotiate that elevated crap. Rinky-dink.
 
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#172      
I like that BU left Ayo in... This game should be fun and for the kids. Ayo deserves all the accolades he can get, regardless if coaches in the past would've sat him on the bench or not.
The program needs kids to get drafted. If it lifts Ayo’s profile among recruits or NBA scouts, I’m all for it.