To be fair every offense looks better when you have the type of talent and shooting the 05 guards had. Illinois had a good % from 3 this season but they had to be very selective on their attempts and didn't get many 3s up per game.
It was a thing of beauty. However, I don’t think Weber ever found another group that could run the motion that way. I don’t know why it’s so difficult, but it appears to be. I still have nightmares of hearing BW yelling MOOOOOVE!!!
It is really hard to argue the Big Ten was as strong as everyone was saying when there is only on team left after the first weekend!While I absolutely believed prior to the tournament that the Big Ten was the dominant league, I have my doubts now that I've watched the OSU, Illini and Iowa get battered. With losses also by MSU, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin, I think we have shown that our perceived dominance was an illusion.
I think I watched more college basketball this year than any season in my life. This tournament makes me feel like I learned nothing.It is really hard to argue the Big Ten was as strong as everyone was saying when there is only on team left after the first weekend!
I think I watched more college basketball this year than any season in my life. This tournament makes me feel like I learned nothing.
Nothing I thought would happen has happened, other than Gonzaga & Baylor being really good.
Agree about Belo and Miller's play, both are good reasons to be excited about next season.I have faith in Underwood, Antigua, Chin and Gentry to find a decent center, if Kofi leaves. That is all we need with Melendez and Goode coming aboard. We still have the best PG in the Big Ten and Mr. Basketball (Miller) with a year of experience. When you think about it , Belo and Miller were the only players that played respectfully vs. Loyola.
I think that flying illini style of a roster loaded with athletic 6’6” to 6’8” wings and maybe 1-2 smaller point guard with great ball handling skills and 1 versatile big man gives any team unbelievable options.I basically only watch B1G basketball during the regular season, but try and watch a majority of march madness.
Seeing how teams like FSU and Bama play (recency bias I know), make me wonder if that's where BU would like to be. Maybe you have 1 guy on the court short than 6'5", but 3 and D and athletes rule their game. It's genuinely fun to watch. And it's effective on both sides of the ball. The way we've loaded up on wings makes me believe we are at least experimenting with it.
If you surround Curbelo with 3 pt threats, I'll take that over any team in the country. Miller is a fantastic start. Goode/Mendelez add to that for sure.
We're also in a great spot to grab a major impact C next year. I think a lot of guys who'd be on the fence about staying will leave with the 1 time transfer rule in effect, not to mention the extra year of eligibility. If there was ever a year to grab a 25+ min C transfer, it's this year.
SI called the Flying Illini "positionless clones." So fun to watch! I think it's just hard to find five guys that good at the same time.I think that flying illini style of a roster loaded with athletic 6’6” to 6’8” wings and maybe 1-2 smaller point guard with great ball handling skills and 1 versatile big man gives any team unbelievable options.
Alabama this year is a testament to this and I would not mind if we followed that model.
Curbelo and Adam aren't going anywhere. That is the future of our program. Same with Coleman, Grandinson, Hutch (if healthy), Giorgi, and KOFI (if he stays). to sure who you are referencing but it won't be any of the players that I just listedI don't think anyone outside of Curbelo is set in stone to stay. I feel 4-5 transfers, unfortunately. That's just a vibe check from watching player body language during games, however.