I will live with 4-14 in the conference, if this one can be the 4th. Go Illini.
Groce: Thought our guys really stepped up to the plate; done that now 3 of the last 4 games when we've been in not ideal spots.
Groce: Thought there were a good number of things defensively we didn't do very well (vs Rutgers) — guarding the ball, PnR coverage.
Groce: Offensively (Iowa) very connected. Ball moves. They play with a lot of purpose.
Groce: (Iowa) just big and long and athletic. Good at both ends. We'll have to minimize mistakes, execute, be efficient offensively.
Groce: Thought we had one of our best practices of the year today. That was good.
Groce: Leron Black starting to get lack of soreness in knee. Swelling down.
Groce: Docs feel very good about (Black's) ability to eventually fully recover.
Groce: I don't foresee (Black) playing in games at this juncture. He's too far off and been out to long.
Groce: Mike Thorne able to move a little bit better. Soreness and swelling like Leron is down. How much of that is he's been inactive?
Groce: Michael Finke practiced today. Looked pretty good. Was fairly mobile. Looked good enough he may provide minutes vs. Iowa.
Groce: I would expect Nunn and Finke to be available vs. Iowa. How much? We'll see. Black, Thorne, Abrams not quite as ready.
Groce: Uthoff is a tough cover because of his size and skill and athleticism working in concert with that size. Plays both ends.
There seems to be several people who despi deep plansse Iowa as much as others despise Indiana. Is that possible?
Glad to hear it! It's tough to give up on our team. When most people say they are fed up and not going to be a fan, I just write it off to their anger/disappointment getting the best of them at that moment. It always passes. Been there, done that, always back in time to watch the next game though, no matter what. :thumb:
I totally agree with illini70math. I was thinking earlier that DJW could have a big game. The Illini are looking at this game scared and neither should us fans... Winning in triple overtime and getting a couple days off could be a very good thing too