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

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#276      
Seattle
Still lots of cheap seats (up high) on StubHub
 
#279      
Denver, CO
Keys to today's game? For me it starts with our defense. I think as good as rutgers can be on defense, they are streaky on offense. we can't let them score 90 again. I think we will lock them down and be out for revenge. They did not look great yesterday, but Indiana is pretty good defensive team too.

Kofi has to have a big game. Can't be intimidated by Myles.
If ayo or trent can get going early, this thing is over.

I think we are so much better than we played them last, and they are maybe just a little better (maybe a little worse).

Illini 65
Rutgers 59

Go illini!! :chief:
 
#280      
Keys to today's game? For me it starts with our defense. I think as good as rutgers can be on defense, they are streaky on offense. we can't let them score 90 again. I think we will lock them down and be out for revenge. They did not look great yesterday, but Indiana is pretty good defensive team too.

Kofi has to have a big game. Can't be intimidated by Myles.
If ayo or trent can get going early, this thing is over.

I think we are so much better than we played them last, and they are maybe just a little better (maybe a little worse).

Illini 65
Rutgers 59

Go illini!! :chief:
We have definitely gotten better production from our starting 5 and bench players since late December.
Jake from State Farm only got 3 minutes of tick vs Rutgers the first go-around, for one. Belo has also made a huge leap in production since then.
I expect a defensive battle in the first 5, and then we put the pedal down and win going away with El Mago getting his first triple double, Giorgi in double digits, and Jake getting a double double.
Everyday Guys - 74
Rutgers - 61
 
#281      
In my opinion we shouldn't care who we play because of your the best team in the nation, you're the best team in the nation! Beat whomever they place in front of you like its the last game you're playing because it might be! Illinois is capable of beating any team in the country when they come to play and to win! Hustle, heart, confidence, effort, and desire will be the determining factors! Be aggressive, don't let up, and FOCUS! Do the little things and stay locked in on your assignments and take advantage of this moment and opportunity! You are the best and it's time to have fun and show the world! I-L-L
 
#284      
I'm going with 83-68 good guys.
can i have some pulp fiction GIF
 
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Keys to today's game? For me it starts with our defense. I think as good as rutgers can be on defense, they are streaky on offense. we can't let them score 90 again. I think we will lock them down and be out for revenge. They did not look great yesterday, but Indiana is pretty good defensive team too.

Kofi has to have a big game. Can't be intimidated by Myles.
If ayo or trent can get going early, this thing is over.

I think we are so much better than we played them last, and they are maybe just a little better (maybe a little worse).

Illini 65
Rutgers 59

Go illini!! :chief:
Keep headband Chachi under 40 and we got this.
 
#286      
In my opinion we shouldn't care who we play because of your the best team in the nation, you're the best team in the nation! Beat whomever they place in front of you like its the last game you're playing because it might be! Illinois is capable of beating any team in the country when they come to play and to win! Hustle, heart, confidence, effort, and desire will be the determining factors! Be aggressive, don't let up, and FOCUS! Do the little things and stay locked in on your assignments and take advantage of this moment and opportunity! You are the best and it's time to have fun and show the world! I-L-L
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#288      
Spokane, WA
Stop Young in transition
Keep Damonte on Harper, hopefully not too much Georgi on Harper
Don't let Mulcahy bait you into dumb fouls

Kofi will dunk a lot
Ayo will shut down Baker
Good Curbelo will show up
Miller will play his late season good defense

ILLINI with a double digit win. Simple. So psyched for this game!!!!!
 
#299      
Vancouver
Nervous. Always nervous with this team.
 
#300      
Kofi should win the big man battle but the game will be won on the arc. As long as we don't have an absurd number of fouls again we should be fine, Rutgers lives and dies by the 3 and we've been solid defending it all season. With us firing on all cylinders like this and looking for revenge, plus not playing on their court I think we win by 10.
As long as it isn't the free throw line. Rutgers camped there last time. Three of our guys fouled out and two more had 4.
 
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