Pregame: Illinois vs Purdue, Monday, January 17th, 11:00am CT, FOX

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Plummer needs to find the stroke from 3 and Damonte needs to be dialed in for us to have a chance in this one. I do like how we match up with Purdue, however.
And Kofi has to stay out of foul trouble. Purdue does have a great inside/outside game when they are not just jacking 3's.
 
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We can beat this team.
For sure. We match up very well with them and I think we have the better perimeter players as a whole (they obviously have the best perimeter player in Ivey).

I’ve brought this up the last couple games, but does Kofi look a little less explosive the last few games to anyone else? Wonder if that bone bruise is still an issue or if he just needs some R&R.
 
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For sure. We match up very well with them and I think we have the better perimeter players as a whole (they obviously have the best perimeter player in Ivey).

I’ve brought this up the last couple games, but does Kofi look a little less explosive the last few games to anyone else? Wonder if that bone bruise is still an issue or if he just needs some R&R.
He surely will have to be at his best against Purdue's 2 headed monster... especially Edey. He is much improved. Kofi will have to be on the floor for most of the game unless we can have an early lead.
 
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This one should be a classic! Anxious to see what Vegas thinks.

Illini -1.5 perhaps ?
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
OK , 2-3 posters have sounded the alarm about us getting beat if......................................????

How about we wait until the game starts and see what happens............purdont went on the road to Rutgers as the # 1 team in the country and
LOST..........purdont's so called 2 headed monster didn't win it and Rutger's is weak at center ....................we beat Rutgers by 35 points ........and this game is going to be in the House of Paign..........

What's up with the negativity 2-3 days before the game starts..............................

Another night after winning a B1G game and improving to 6-0 and the handwringing already starts.....I guess there's no confidence in this years team or not enough confidence.........I'll admit , I was worried that we might let tonight's game slip away from us for a few fleeting seconds , but the facts are scUM
NEVER led in tonight's game .....never.......and purdont was beaten by a team that we beat by 35 points.....If that doesn't instill some confidence in us going into Monday's game , then I hope you can survive the next 60 hours before we take the court and beat the purdontians and go to 7-0 in the B1G.....

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OK , 2-3 posters have sounded the alarm about us getting beat if......................................????

How about we wait until the game starts and see what happens............purdont went on the road to Rutgers as the # 1 team in the country and
LOST..........purdont's so called 2 headed monster didn't win it and Rutger's is weak at center ....................we beat Rutgers by 35 points ........and this game is going to be in the House of Paign..........

What's up with the negativity 2-3 days before the game starts..............................

Another night after winning a B1G game and improving to 6-0 and the handwringing already starts.....I guess there's no confidence in this years team or not enough confidence.........I'll admit , I was worried that we might let tonight's game slip away from us for a few fleeting seconds , but the facts are scUM
NEVER led in tonight's game .....never.......and purdont was beaten by a team that we beat by 35 points.....If that doesn't instill some confidence in us going into Monday's game , then I hope you can survive the next 60 hours before we take the court and beat the purdontians and go to 7-0 in the B1G.....

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I'm with you, pru!!!
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skyIdub

Winged Warrior
OK , 2-3 posters have sounded the alarm about us getting beat if......................................????

I hear you...and I mean, I'm a generally glass-half-full positive poster in here.....but an honest reflection of the last two games does not lead to an over abundance of confidence.

Taking care of the worst team in the B1G, followed by a depleted and just back to playing scUM....and needing Super Trent to put away both...does not remotely translate into handling a top 5 in the country team.

They simply have a lot to clean up in the next couple of days. They are absolutely good enough. I hope they bring the effort.
 
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We are gonna have to play significantly better than we have the past two games if we're gonna have a real chance here. We got it in our arsenal, but we're gonna have to bring it.
We do indeed have it in our arsenal, and I think we’re due. Hoping for our shooting to be on point to take pressure off Kofi vs. their bigs.

Will the Krush be back?! We’ll need ‘em LOUD.
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I hear you...and I mean, I'm a generally glass-half-full positive poster in here.....but an honest reflection of the last two games does not lead to an over abundance of confidence.

Taking care of the worst team in the B1G, followed by a depleted and just back to playing scUM....and needing Super Trent to put away both...does not remotely translate into handling a top 5 in the country team.

They simply have a lot to clean up in the next couple of days. They are absolutely good enough. I hope they bring the effort.
bro, i respect your post ....I really really do ........I don't have an over abundance of confidence , but I am confident enough to not get anxious over our performance when we don't play great but still win the game ......That is the mark of a good to possibly great team that wins when they are not playing at their best.................

Did we look crappy tonight ........Damn straight , we did .......did we frustrate everybody tonight ??....damn straight we did...........But we led every second of this game ....Every damn second....I can't remember that happening before.....can you ?

We might come out and crap the undies Monday......it could happen .....but the handwringing 60 hours before that game starts and only less than an hour after we win and go to 6-0 in the B1G is mind boggling to me......

If this next game was at Mackey after our last 2 game performance's , i would be concerned , for sure......being a holiday Monday , I know the SFC will be rocking as it is sold out and we can make another statement that we are a force to be reckoned with.......JMHO
 
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