Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Friday, March 12th, 5:30pm CT, BTN

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#251      
Is Illinois in Indy yet? If not they should seriously consider not going with the news coming out of the ACCT. It's just not worth the risk.
This makes no sense.

Firstly, they've been in Indy now for 2 days, along with the rest of the B1G after 7 straight negative tests for everyone involved with the team.

Secondly, the NCAA tournament is in Indy, and they are already in that bubble, so why leave?
 
#252      
This makes no sense.

Firstly, they've been in Indy now for 2 days, along with the rest of the B1G after 7 straight negative tests for everyone involved with the team.

Secondly, the NCAA tournament is in Indy, and they are already in that bubble, so why leave?
Agreed - with the BTT being located in Indy, at this point, the die is cast. That's a not insignificant advantage for our conference with all this going on.
All they can do is stick to their protocols, stay safe, and ball out until the final buzzer.
 
#255      
Agreed - with the BTT being located in Indy, at this point, the die is cast. That's a not insignificant advantage for our conference with all this going on.
All they can do is stick to their protocols, stay safe, and ball out until the final buzzer.
Besides, if the worst comes to pass and the ACC teams are unable to participate in the NCAA tournament this year, they could just substitute them with the bottom 6 teams in the B1G and the quality of play wouldn't even dip.
 
#256      
Besides, if the worst comes to pass and the ACC teams are unable to participate in the NCAA tournament this year, they could just substitute them with the bottom 6 teams in the B1G and the quality of play wouldn't even dip.
correct stephen colbert GIF by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
 
#257      
Denver, CO
Look I know we all wanna win the BTT and prove we are conference champs, but wouldn’t be so mad with an early bow out and avoid getting COVID. We would get the 1 seed likely
 
#258      
Look I know we all wanna win the BTT and prove we are conference champs, but wouldn’t be so mad with an early bow out and avoid getting COVID. We would get the 1 seed likely
They are already in the same bubble they're going to be in next week for the NCAA tournament. Since wins don't appear to be carriers of COVID when I last checked, I'd just as soon win the damned thing.
 
#261      
Where are the Illini fans gathering in Indy before the game? Assuming there will be lots of Orange there today! I-L-L
 
#262      
Game day is finally here. Such an exciting time of year for college bball fans. Lot on the line with conference tournaments. Hoping it all goes off without anyone testing positive.

I-N-I
 
#271      
You'll easily find it on youtube with decent googling skils ;)

If you or anyone finds it - please please DM me a link. I just briefly tried to find a replay of any of the previous BTT games, and failed. (Looking for the full game, not just highlights).
 
#272      
If you or anyone finds it - please please DM me a link. I just briefly tried to find a replay of any of the previous BTT games, and failed. (Looking for the full game, not just highlights).
Sure. I even found current Maryland vs Michigan LIVE on youtube. :ROFLMAO:
Obviously, it wasn't super High Quality. Either way, :illinois: got ya.
 
#273      
The desert
Tangent on Ron Harper Sr.

He said my favorite quote in sports. A reporter asked him during the record breaking 1997 season if that Bulls team could beat the 1969 76ers who held the record for most wins in a season. He said: “We would kill those guys. They’re in their 70’s.”

That's definitely a good one, but my favorite quote in sports still has to be "I'm just here so I don't get fined."
 
#274      
Man, with all these teams getting knicked out of their tournaments do to positive tests, I am now getting very nervous about exposure this weekend. Wish the NCAA would delay a week.
 
#275      
Man, with all these teams getting knicked out of their tournaments do to positive tests, I am now getting very nervous about exposure this weekend. Wish the NCAA would delay a week.
Delay a week and there might not be a tournament. Not saying that they don't test like crazy, but it's getting scary that there might not be a tournament.
 
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