Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Sunday, January 10th, 7:00pm CT, BTN

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My regular firm policy is to never hurt a turt. I'll make an exception tomorrow.
 
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Floyds Knobs, IN (metro Louisville)
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Start out with an overwhelming attack with lockdown defense, and frighten the helpless turtles right back into their shells.

George Costanza:
Do women know about shrinkage?

Elaine:
What do you mean? Like laundry?

George Costanza:
No.

Jerry:
Like when a man goes swimming... afterwards...

Elaine:
It shrinks?

Jerry:
Like a frightened turtle.
 
#53      
BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Underwood says they spent the last couple of days talking about effort and energy. Hope we can avoid another slow start tomorrow. We won't play every game like 2nd half NU, but if we can be more consistent effort and energy wise, we're going to win a ton of games.
 
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After starting off 4-0 (vs. literally nobody), Maryland has lost 6 out of 8 games - the two wins being vs. La Salle at home and a seemingly fluke win at #6 Wisconsin. Obviously, anything can happen in the Big Ten, but these guys have lost three in a row by double digits, including losing by 22 at home to Iowa on Thursday. We should handle the Terps, and I would be disappointed if we don't, considering the killer instinct we had going in the second half of the NU game. I will predict optimistically!

Maryland 65
#12 Illinois 79

Go Illini, and Go Bears!
 
#55      
Hopefully Hawkins will get more than a couple minutes. Not sure why he hasn’t gotten more minutes lately?
 
#56      
Hopefully Hawkins will get more than a couple minutes. Not sure why he hasn’t gotten more minutes lately?
I think Grandison has been playing better, and eating into his minutes. I like what both have been bringing off the bench, but there's only so many minutes to go around. Let's hope this turns into a blow-out today so they can both get some more time!
 
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Carbondale, IL
I never thought that DJ had elite level athleticism. Thus he was forced into the role he played. That said I think Ace does have that level of athleticism. He’s just trying to find his way in a new role on a loaded, older team.

side note, isn’t he second cousins with DJ?
I don't know about "elite", but this dunk from his freshman year had me thinking he'd be a little more of a flyer in his career:

Also now I remember that Bruce took the names off of the jerseys for awhile. 🤮
 
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Northeast Iowa
I don't know about "elite", but this dunk from his freshman year had me thinking he'd be a little more of a flyer in his career:

Also now I remember that Bruce took the names off of the jerseys for awhile. 🤮
Mike Hall with the audacity to call us the “Fightins” several times in that clip 🤦‍♂️
 
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I don't know about "elite", but this dunk from his freshman year had me thinking he'd be a little more of a flyer in his career:

Also now I remember that Bruce took the names off of the jerseys for awhile. 🤮

He was way out by himself and really got to load up. Potentially a snapshot of his ceiling but not necessarily his normal.

But still awesome to watch.
 
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I was at the Maryland game in College Park last season and had to ride a shuttle back to the parking lot after the game with excited, obnoxious Maryland fans. I want some revenge.
I was tghere gtoo. My shuttle was rather subdued. I was having a dicussion with another Illini at normal tone level that I'm sure the whole bus could hear, just stuff like where in Illinois we were from and such. I got the impression that their number 3 team nearly getting skunked by unranked Illinois was a little disconcerting.

That said, yes, kick some heinie.
 
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