Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Tuesday, February 16th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

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#52      
I think we win, & I wouldn't touch this game with real money, but with someone else's money I take Rutgers to cover the 14.5 point spread. Sure there top scorer is out, but we make new & great offensive players on every team we meet. Sure they can't stop anyone inside, but we don't have anyone inside to stop. Yes Rutgers is equivalent to Sister Mary's of the poor, I just don't think we are 14.5 points better than Sister Mary's right now.

We just need to win.

Agree with you 100%. I tell all my friends the worst decision you can make is to bet on Illini basketball. They will break your heart again and again.
 
#55      
You need to lay off the koolaid or pass me some. We just aren't good enough at this point to steal both of those games, thinking we could steal one at this point will likely take some more koolaid.

But let's just start with a good old fashioned win against Rutgers, if we get a beatdown win all the better.

I only said we could be competitive. If you're competitive and it's still close late in the game anything could happen. Both of those teams have shown they are beatable, Wisc more so than IU. I never said I thought we would win.

I also went on record, along with many others, saying we had no chance against Purdue last month. Anything can happen in cbb.
 
#56      
I expect the Illini to win by at least 20 points. We are a terrible team, but many are underestimating just how historically terrible this Rutgers team is even with Sanders playing.

With Sanders, in their Big Ten road games they have lost by 22, 25, 26, 11, 34 and 24 points. Sanders played in all games and scored almost 1/3 of their points in most of these games. Sanders is their best player and only PG on the roster, Grier & Daniels at the PG spot is a disaster for Rutgers and we should pressure full court.

Illinois 82 Rutgers 59
 
#57      
Wilmette, IL
I just went to try to set my DVR for the Illinois-Rutgers game, using my mobile app to set the recording.


I know this isn't a marquee game or anything, but I think the Xfinity mobile app may be a little out of line...





Illinois_vs_Rutgers_Xfinity.jpg
 
#58      
I only said we could be competitive. If you're competitive and it's still close late in the game anything could happen. Both of those teams have shown they are beatable, Wisc more so than IU. I never said I thought we would win.

I also went on record, along with many others, saying we had no chance against Purdue last month. Anything can happen in cbb.

"we could definitely be competitive and maybe steal 1 or both"

in fairness there was a maybe in there, stealing both is like lightning striking twice, it could happen, but if it is good it won't happen to us, not this year.

But I admire the optimism, I just don't have that much left!
 
#59      
I just went to try to set my DVR for the Illinois-Rutgers game, using my mobile app to set the recording.


I know this isn't a marquee game or anything, but I think the Xfinity mobile app may be a little out of line...





Illinois_vs_Rutgers_Xfinity.jpg

Best laugh of the day!
 
#61      
"we could definitely be competitive and maybe steal 1 or both"

in fairness there was a maybe in there, stealing both is like lightning striking twice, it could happen, but if it is good it won't happen to us, not this year.

But I admire the optimism, I just don't have that much left!

Evidently "maybe" doesn't mean the same to you as it does me. To me it means maybe.

To my wife it could mean yes, no, or anything in between
 
#62      
Sanders being out sets this up for being the beat down this team needs. They really need a convincing win to get their confidence back for the final stretch of games. After this game there are 2 more what I would consider to be "winnable" games against Minny at home and PSU away, and 3 tough games in IU at home and Wisc and Maryland on the road. The Maryland game is the only one I consider unwinnable, but the other 2 we could definitely be competitive and maybe steal 1 or both. Need to get that ball rolling tomorrow night.

What team have you been watching?! There's no way we go into Madison and stay within 20; and even IU at home will be double digits the entire game.
 
#64      
What team have you been watching?! There's no way we go into Madison and stay within 20; and even IU at home will be double digits the entire game.

Thanks for the heads up. I don't even have to watch now. You just saved me a lot of time.
 
#65      
The camera never lies
Champaign
Along with a win, i'm hoping for some dunks, I think I've shot 4-5 all year at home. Come on fella's, help a photog out.
 
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I just went to try to set my DVR for the Illinois-Rutgers game, using my mobile app to set the recording.


I know this isn't a marquee game or anything, but I think the Xfinity mobile app may be a little out of line...





Illinois_vs_Rutgers_Xfinity.jpg

Awesome!!! I love the new xfinity system!
 
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