Pregame: Illinois vs Cincinnati, Monday, November 22nd, 5:30pm CT, ESPNews

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New topic: For fans who do get espnews how can we watch Monday's game against Cincinnati? I have Comcast cable.
 
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BU gets to face another first year HC, which I imagine can cause some headaches for game planning. Wes Miller was on a pretty good roll at UNC-G so maybe he gets this Cincinnati team playing better than projected. Cincinnati is 96th in Kenpom hasn't played anybody good yet, but they already moved up from 117th to start the season. Marquette was ranked 95th when we played them and already moved up to 71st. A good reminder that we as fans, and even the team, don't know exactly who we are up against this early in the season. Especially against a first year HC.

Just saying it's possible Cincinnati is better than we think. But I'm chomping at the bit to see how Curbelo plays. I hope he comes out and puts on a show. There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders and I hope he is not letting it get to him. He will be a star, he just needs to settle in.
 
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BU gets to face another first year HC, which I imagine can cause some headaches for game planning. Wes Miller was on a pretty good roll at UNC-G so maybe he gets this Cincinnati team playing better than projected. Cincinnati is 96th in Kenpom hasn't played anybody good yet, but they already moved up from 117th to start the season. Marquette was ranked 95th when we played them and already moved up to 71st. A good reminder that we as fans, and even the team, don't know exactly who we are up against this early in the season. Especially against a first year HC.

Just saying it's possible Cincinnati is better than we think. But I'm chomping at the bit to see how Curbelo plays. I hope he comes out and puts on a show. There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders and I hope he is not letting it get to him. He will be a star, he just needs to settle in.
Was going to make a similar point on Marquette as they just picked up 2 pretty solid wins to get to 5-0, and if they beat the Bonnies on Sunday, they’re probably a top 25 team come Monday. Kenpom doesn’t mean a ton until everyone’s played 9 or 10 games.
 
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Illini Basketball Fan Forever
Ft Worth, Texas
If we play like we did at Marquette, we will get killed by Cincy. Need to get it together this game, play sharp on offense and not turn the ball over, take good shots.
 
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Illini Basketball Fan Forever
Ft Worth, Texas
BU gets to face another first year HC, which I imagine can cause some headaches for game planning. Wes Miller was on a pretty good roll at UNC-G so maybe he gets this Cincinnati team playing better than projected. Cincinnati is 96th in Kenpom hasn't played anybody good yet, but they already moved up from 117th to start the season. Marquette was ranked 95th when we played them and already moved up to 71st. A good reminder that we as fans, and even the team, don't know exactly who we are up against this early in the season. Especially against a first year HC.

Just saying it's possible Cincinnati is better than we think. But I'm chomping at the bit to see how Curbelo plays. I hope he comes out and puts on a show. There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders and I hope he is not letting it get to him. He will be a star, he just needs to settle in.
Curbelo needs to focus on playing point guard, not putting on a show or playing like the new Ayo. We don't need him to score at all, so not sure why he is shooting so much.
 
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BU gets to face another first year HC, which I imagine can cause some headaches for game planning. Wes Miller was on a pretty good roll at UNC-G so maybe he gets this Cincinnati team playing better than projected. Cincinnati is 96th in Kenpom hasn't played anybody good yet, but they already moved up from 117th to start the season. Marquette was ranked 95th when we played them and already moved up to 71st. A good reminder that we as fans, and even the team, don't know exactly who we are up against this early in the season. Especially against a first year HC.

Just saying it's possible Cincinnati is better than we think. But I'm chomping at the bit to see how Curbelo plays. I hope he comes out and puts on a show. There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders and I hope he is not letting it get to him. He will be a star, he just needs to settle in.
Cincinnati goes 10 guys deep. They have several bigs to throw at Kofi.
 
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I believe they will be unranked come Monday. Which might be good for this team. After all the jawing and trash talking from the players, that Marquette was a great wake up call.
 
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I believe they will be unranked come Monday. Which might be good for this team. After all the jawing and trash talking from the players, that Marquette was a great wake up call.
Absolutely no chance they fall out of the top 20, let alone top 25. Marquette is piling on wins, and I’m assuming most of the AP knows Kofi missed the game. I say they check in at 15.
 
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BU gets to face another first year HC, which I imagine can cause some headaches for game planning. Wes Miller was on a pretty good roll at UNC-G so maybe he gets this Cincinnati team playing better than projected. Cincinnati is 96th in Kenpom hasn't played anybody good yet, but they already moved up from 117th to start the season. Marquette was ranked 95th when we played them and already moved up to 71st. A good reminder that we as fans, and even the team, don't know exactly who we are up against this early in the season. Especially against a first year HC.

Just saying it's possible Cincinnati is better than we think. But I'm chomping at the bit to see how Curbelo plays. I hope he comes out and puts on a show. There is a lot of pressure on his shoulders and I hope he is not letting it get to him. He will be a star, he just needs to settle in.
I'll probably regret posting this but........the phrase is actually "champing at the bit" rather than chomping. Drives me crazy when someone says chomping as I was rudely corrected on that same error many years ago and have never forgotten it.
 
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I'll probably regret posting this but........the phrase is actually "champing at the bit" rather than chomping. Drives me crazy when someone says chomping as I was rudely corrected on that same error many years ago and have never forgotten it.
I bet you were champing/chomping at the bit waiting for the right opportunity to bust this anecdote out.
 
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I bet you were champing/chomping at the bit waiting for the right opportunity to bust this anecdote out.
Touche`. Just had to get it out of my system. Taking off tomorrow morning driving to KC hoping to see the team put Marquette behind them. I'm more worried about Cincinnati than Arkansas. Kofi may be rusty and a a couple of contests from being in actual game shape.
 
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I'll probably regret posting this but........the phrase is actually "champing at the bit" rather than chomping. Drives me crazy when someone says chomping as I was rudely corrected on that same error many years ago and have never forgotten it.
Lol....were you born before 1930? In England?

If "chomping" at the bit drives you crazy....maybe have a Snickers!
 
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I'll probably regret posting this but........the phrase is actually "champing at the bit" rather than chomping. Drives me crazy when someone says chomping as I was rudely corrected on that same error many years ago and have never forgotten it.
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