Pregame: Illinois at Michigan State, Tuesday, February 23rd, 6:00pm CT, FS1

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Spartards watch out, Here Comes Giorgi, again!
 
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Chicago
I don't know what Coach said before Minnesota game. But repeat it. I have rarely seen a more perfect game of basketball played than the win against Minn. What happened, how, why? I'm too dumb even to guess. Just sheer ridiculosity how well Illini played. What clicked? May it happen against Michigan State.

But Izzy and the Spartans will be ready. I guarantee it.

P.S. Illinois don't need no Griffin - a headcase who would have been divisive on this here Illini team.

Kind of an unnecessary shot at Alan, no?
 
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Kenpom says Ayo, Damonte, and Grandison have only played together about 3% per game for the past 5 games. And I'm pretty sure it was less than that previously.

That's our 3 biggest guards and I want to see that lineup more often down the stretch. Ohio St, Michigan, Iowa, Gonzaga, and Baylor all have more size than us at the 1-4.
 
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I haven't thought about this until now. How many times has Kofi been in real foul trouble this year? Seems like almost none. He has done an amazing job of protecting the rim without fouling this year.
Heheheh you missed those games, eh? I remember two or three games where it looks like the ref's have it out for him. I think Kofi's really put a ton of work in on conditioning and coach has a better idea of which personnel groups to throw in to keep him fresh. When Kofi gets tired kofi starts fouling. Hats off to the big guy for all the work he's put in (and hats off to the coaching staff). Kofi has really improved defensively this year. I think the ref's have evolved a bit this season as well. There have been strange games (Indiana - that was one for the books) but it seems the refs have been letting them play more if the players don't get chippy. NOTE TO THE KIDS: do not get chippy - the game plays faster and that benefits us... get chippy and the refs go on lockdown mode. I think half of Kofi's fouls now are Kofi accidentally sending some poor dude flying when he bumps into them. Now that I think about it, there seems to be a lot less flopping than early on in the season as well; at least it's not as obvious - maybe they got BETTER at flopping as the season progressed? =)
 
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KenPom has it as Illinois by 9, because Michigan State is not good. Better than Nebraska and Northwestern (by a little), but not good enough to be a tournament quality team.
 
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Kenpom says Ayo, Damonte, and Grandison have only played together about 3% per game for the past 5 games. And I'm pretty sure it was less than that previously.

That's our 3 biggest guards and I want to see that lineup more often down the stretch. Ohio St, Michigan, Iowa, Gonzaga, and Baylor all have more size than us at the 1-4.
Yea I would probably start dmw over Miller but maybe Miller has an attitude. Not that Miller does bad he does fine but that lineup could be great and like to see it more
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Why are you able to win on the road?

BU: We have guys with experience.

Me: He's probably talking about Ayo, Trent, Da'Monte, Giorgi, Jacob, etc. We really do have a lot of great experience on this team.

BU: And we have guys who are fearless.

Me: Talking about Curbelo. Definitely Curbelo. Wager all the beach houses.
 
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Johns Creek, GA
Why are you able to win on the road?

BU: We have guys with experience.

Me: He's probably talking about Ayo, Trent, Da'Monte, Giorgi, Jacob, etc. We really do have a lot of great experience on this team.

BU: And we have guys who are fearless.

Me: Talking about Curbelo. Definitely Curbelo. Wager all the beach houses.
Ayo is fearless, Kofi is fearless (inside 8 feet from the rim), DMW and Trent are 100% fearless on D.
 
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BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Ayo is fearless, Kofi is fearless (inside 8 feet from the rim), DMW and Trent are 100% fearless on D.
Yeah, but there are other ways to describe their contributions to the team. My take is that BU has settled on "fearless" as the nicest way to describe Curbelo's playstyle. Not erratic, not out-of-control, not infuriating. Fearless.

In a Southern drawl: "Curbelo, God bless him, is fearless."
 
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Kenpom says Ayo, Damonte, and Grandison have only played together about 3% per game for the past 5 games. And I'm pretty sure it was less than that previously.

That's our 3 biggest guards and I want to see that lineup more often down the stretch. Ohio St, Michigan, Iowa, Gonzaga, and Baylor all have more size than us at the 1-4.
The way Trent and Adam are playing defense I think the minutes are being distributed correctly
 
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