Pregame: Illinois vs Ohio State, Thursday, January 28th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

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Illinois vs Ohio State
Thursday, January 28th
8:00pm CT
BTN

:illinois:
 
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Fairfield, IL
The Illini fought hard against OSU in the last game and deserved to win. It would be nice to see Illinois beat OSU.
 
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Houston, TX
:illinois: - 74
Bad guys - 66

Nice win yesterday, a home win will be nice to dump on the steaming pile of Buckeyes
 
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Big Mo coming back from Minny. Beat dem Buckeyes!
 
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Rebounding bigs

I want to see Finke and Mav windex in this game like they did against Minny. Also, Mavs play against Minny was Awesome. I would really like to see that same guy show up against the bucks. Let's go Maverick!!!
 
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NW Suburbs
I think Thorne can be the difference maker in this one. Let's hope he can go!
 
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Ohio State hosts Penn State tomorrow night a 6:00 PM CT in a game that will air on BTN. It is the first of three games the Buckeyes will play between tomorrow and next Sunday.
 
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Champaign
First game back for students, not counting last night!
 
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First game for me in the new AH/SFC as well. Hope we have a great turn out and the place is rocking. Some hot shooting by the home boys should result in another win.
 
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I want to see Finke and Mav windex in this game like they did against Minny. Also, Mavs play against Minny was Awesome. I would really like to see that same guy show up against the bucks. Let's go Maverick!!!

It helps your defensive rebounding totals when the other team doesn't have anyone with 20 ft of the basket.
 
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Probably not going to win. But i hope they play hard.

This is a game we should be favored to win after nearly beating them on the road. Of course this team is very inconsistent, so we may very well lose. But I don't think we should be satisfied with anything less than winning this one. "Playing hard" isn't enough here.
 
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This is a game we should be favored to win after nearly beating them on the road. Of course this team is very inconsistent, so we may very well lose. But I don't think we should be satisfied with anything less than winning this one. "Playing hard" isn't enough here.

If we're favored to win, which we won't be, it would be based on our entire resume, not the one time that we played them.
 
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If we're favored to win, which we won't be, it would be based on our entire resume, not the one time that we played them.

Regardless of whether we are favored or not (I think the Vegas line will be pretty close to even), we shouldn't be satisfied with just playing hard here. This is a very winnable game.
 
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Watching tO$U vs PennSt. Looking like world beaters tonite.

Bo's back. After his enforced hiatus it is good to see Bo Boroski back wreaking havoc with Flagrants and doing his best to ENFORCE the rules. Always looking to be part of and influence the action and oversee the game. Not saying I missed him much but he is conspicuous in his presence.

State looking good in their friendly confines. Hope the road is not as comfy.
 
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Lyle got in foul trouble early against us, but he made some big plays late in the 2nd half. If he stays on the court in this one it's a completely different game.

Also, Hill did a great job defensively on Tate in the first one. Will Groce stay with that matchup, or will he play Finke and Morgan together again? I am also interested to know if Groce played zone last game because of the team we were playing, or because we were playing with 2 bigs.
 
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Tampa, FL
Lyle got in foul trouble early against us, but he made some big plays late in the 2nd half. If he stays on the court in this one it's a completely different game.

Also, Hill did a great job defensively on Tate in the first one. Will Groce stay with that matchup, or will he play Finke and Morgan together again? I am also interested to know if Groce played zone last game because of the team we were playing, or because we were playing with 2 bigs.

My amateur opinion was that we went to zone because man to man was simply not working.
 
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Maverick Morgan @maverick_morgan 5 months body fat% [down] squat [up] bounce [up] Great progress wait until we have an off season @IlliniMBB

https://twitter.com/Adam_Fletcher41/status/692008819866652672

Saturday was the best I've ever seen Mav. Hopefully that wasn't just a one game thing and he keeps getting better each game. I know Minnesota doesn't have the toughest bigs but hopefully he gained a little bit of confidence.
 
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Im not banking on it, but I still have hope Mav finds his game like a lot of big men do late in his JR/SR year.

That's what I've been banking on. I've noticed, especially this year, he has done a great job in the weight room and with his nutrition and appears to be in better shape each year.
 
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