Yeah, he is going to see unforced turnovers and missed ft’s as major reason it was close. Believe ohio scored 20pts off of to’s. Not sure we even shot 50% on ft’s.
Last year’s Ohio State game with a big ten title on the line as well as the Iowa game with a top 4 seed on the line were bigger games.....not to mention the National Championship game in April 2005.....Not arguing it is a big game and a measuring stick but not a big deal if we lose.We will need to bring it a LOT more than today if we want to have a chance, but I think today's game might have been the necessary event to provide a chip on our shoulder and some enhanced focus for Wednesday ... hope so, anyway. This is arguably the biggest game for this program since the Wake Forest game in 2004-05, and a win here catapults us into the "Illinois basketball is back" category with ZERO doubt, to the extent anyone still doubts it! I am so pumped for this game, and I really hope we come in ready to play.
I wonder if Underwood didn't make adjustments intentionally. Maybe he didn't want to give something away?
They played a no middle man to man almost exclusively last year and they are really really good at it. Davion Mitchell is arguably the best defensive guard in the country. This will be a great test for Ayo and the entire teamBaylor plays a 1-3-1 matchup zone and plays a zone offense with inside ball screens. Will be a good test on how to beat the 131