Pregame: Illinois vs Nebraska, Thursday, February 25th, 6:00pm CT, BTN

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I predict Kofi will double his conference assist totals tonight. If memory serves (I'm probvablay wrong, but as Colbert used to say, it feels true), he got his first two in the game after another game where he was tripled all night. It seemed to have been a point of emphasis then, and I expect it will be again tonight.
 
#53      
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Sure looks that way from all the vague tweeting going on. Would be pretty terrible if he’s out for any sustained period. Sissoko needed to be given a flagrant way before that hit on Ayo. Terribly dirty play, Izzo should take responsibility. Clearly game plan was to rough our guys up. Hope Ayo is OK.
 
#54      
some chatter going on...guess we will wait and see who is right. Hopefully if he misses he's back by Saturday
 
#55      
Smoke out on Ayo. But don't think it is concussion. Also would not be surprised to see him miss a few. Just me, but I would refuse to play MSU in Big Ten tourney if we come up against them. Why risk injury?
 
#56      
Smoke out on Ayo. But don't think it is concussion. Also would not be surprised to see him miss a few. Just me, but I would refuse to play MSU in Big Ten tourney if we come up against them. Why risk injury?

I agree it didn’t look like he was concussed. It was straight trauma to his face. I wouldn’t be surprised if they hold him out here as a precaution and he has to wear a mask going forward.

Ask Daryl morsell how it’s like to play with a mask...it’s pretty terrible
 
#57      
Smoke out on Ayo. But don't think it is concussion. Also would not be surprised to see him miss a few. Just me, but I would refuse to play MSU in Big Ten tourney if we come up against them. Why risk injury?
guess we will find out, hope it is just a rumor. could see a mask going forward for a little bit
 
#58      
I agree it didn’t look like he was concussed. It was straight trauma to his face. I wouldn’t be surprised if they hold him out here as a precaution and he has to wear a mask going forward.

Ask Daryl morsell how it’s like to play with a mask...it’s pretty terrible
Other than when he played the game of his year against us.
 
#60      
Possibly a player of the year having to miss games because of a dirty play. Thanks a lot Izzo and the Big Ten
As I said in the game thread, MSU player should miss multiple games for his hits on Ayo and Kofi. And this is Izzo's mo since he first became head coach. I remember his first or second year the MSU/IL game at Champaign sitting courtside, was super physical with one of his players getting a flagrant. Back then, it was just a technical no ejection. Izzo pulled the player, but he was in literally minutes (maybe even seconds) later. I lost any respect I may have had for Izzo at that moment. He's a punk, and the Big Ten is scared of him just as they were of Knight. So I predict they will have nothing to say about any of this. It's really to the point of being a joke with how they manage their officials, and the entire organization.
 
#62      
I think if we can hit better than half our free throws it will be a little easier to win.
 
#64      
Man if the league had to feel Kofi because Jackson-Davis dunked on him... I can't wait to see what Kofi shows up with tonight

vs godzilla GIF
 
#70      
time for the belo show!! would love to see Kofi get up 20 shots inside the paint
 
#71      
I would want no piece of King Kofi tonight either. Big fella will be trying to finish through guys craniums rather than shoot free throws.
Hopefully, we have a good officiating crew because Nebraska has some hotheads, Teddy Allen in particular, and they are a muck-it-up team.
I have some serious concerns about both teams staying under control.
 
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