Pregame: Illinois vs Valparaiso, Friday, November 17th, 7:00pm CT, B1G+

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skyIdub

Winged Warrior
We got beat by 7 points by the #4 team in the country. The sky is falling.
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I bet those 37 in a row were all catch and shoot 3's from the three point line. And not off the dribble 3's from five feet beyond. I'm not on the DGL bandwagon yet, and worry that we're in danger of him developing a bad habit of taking low-percentage 3's.
I'll bet that you are right. Obviously we need to get him some opportunities for some catch and shoot 3s in a game, because 37 is a lot!
 
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RichardKeenesCousin

Richard Keene's Cousin
I bet those 37 in a row were all catch and shoot 3's from the three point line. And not off the dribble 3's from five feet beyond. I'm not on the DGL bandwagon yet, and worry that we're in danger of him developing a bad habit of taking low-percentage 3's.
I don't like low-percentage 3s. I like high-percentage 3s much better.
 
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I don't like low-percentage 3s. I like high-percentage 3s much better.
Lol. If DGL makes 37 in a row in a game, I'll be donating for a statue of him (right next to Paddock's) no matter where he took the 37 shots from. But his chances of doing that are gonna be a lot better if he doesn't get into a mindset of thinking he can and should take them from anywhere.
 
#59      

Illinifan533

Normal, Illinois
We got beat by 7 points by the #4 team in the country. The sky is falling.
These are Illini fans, after all. I saw many comments on posts about Whitman's extensions about how he should be fired because football hasn't won any Big Ten championships, the Lovie Smith hire, and that Underwood hasn't made any deep tournament runs. A lot have the mindset of "If we don't win every game then everyone sucks and should be fired!" Quite the aggravating fanbase to be a part of.
 
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Loyalillini10

Urbana, IL
Where are you reading Dain is too tired? That sounds like a made up reason. The real reason he's not playing is he doesn't follow the scouting report and makes dumb decisions sometimes. Could he be a valuable contributor to the team? You bet but not if he is going to freelance and not do what the coaches are asking him to do.
This issue with this response is you are expecting fans on Loyalty to actually listen to what's being reported and do a little bit of research instead of just jumping to their own conclusions on what is going on. A lot of folks here like to have their own "alternative facts."
 
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Would love to see us have TSJ take a back seat during these easy games, and give DGL and Ty more usage. They need the reps, plus TSJ doesn't need to be flying down the lane putting his body at stake in these types of games. Scares me every time he puts his head down and goes full steam downhill.
I'd love to see a cupcake game where TSJ took nothing but "mid-range" shots. There has been a lot of talk about him being a 3 level scorer, but virtually everything so far has been either a 3 or a head down freight train to the rim, much like last year. He justifiably draws so much attention that if he got into the paint under control it's likely there would be open perimeter shooters due to defense dropping off to help. Otherwise, he's such a skilled athlete that he could score on a variety of shots in the paint, much like Kolek did to us on Tuesday.
 
#63      

Loyalillini10

Urbana, IL
Need to bring Rodgers off the bench to backup at the 4. He is not a lead guard.
Start DGL and bite the bullet on his learning on the job. Or start Goode and have Domask and TSJ run the offense and bring DGL as first guard off the bench and give him more minutes.
We have a chance to get some rhythm on offense before we get into league play and tougher games.

Our half court offense is simply not every good right now.
This is a fan forum and so we are all entitled to our own opinions. My opinion and response to you is Rodgers hasn't done anything in this very very young season to warrant these types of conclusions. PG is not his natural position, although he did play some in high school, but in the early goings (including exhibitions) the offense has run best with him at the 1. Someone mentioned how few assists he has on the season, so far, but he has made some great passes and on many occasions, the recipients just haven't been able to put the ball in the hoop.

Another issue I have with your observation is one of the major strengths of our team is our size. Having Ty's role changed to a back-up 4, diminishes that strength as we would be undersized at that position if we used him in that manner.

I agree with BU when he says he doesn't want to put too much on DGL right now and it wouldn't be fair to him. DGL has a lot of potential, but it would be unfair to him at this point to put the team on him because he has a PG in front of his name on stat sheets. He scored 18 in our season opener and that has led many fans to believe he is the answer. He's had one good offensive game so far this year. He gets plenty of minutes so far.
 
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This issue with this response is you are expecting fans on Loyalty to actually listen to what's being reported and do a little bit of research instead of just jumping to their own conclusions on what is going on. A lot of folks here like to have their own "alternative facts."
To be fair, BU said in the Oakland post-game presser (I think) that he had had to take Dain out of that game because he was tired.
 
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Loyalillini10

Urbana, IL
To be fair, BU said in the Oakland post-game presser (I think) that he had had to take Dain out of that game because he was tired.
That is true for the Oakland game. But, posters have been going on and on about Dain's minutes in the Marquette game (and overall). It has been reported that Dain is having issues with following the scouting reports, thus, negatively impacting his minutes so far this year.
 
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RichardKeenesCousin

Richard Keene's Cousin
That's crazy even if it is practice. That was my high for free throws in a row in practice. I once made 12 threes in a row just messing around and thought that was pretty good, apparently not. If DGL can bring some of that to the games on a regular basis it will be hard to keep him off the floor.

Got any other fun facts about your athletic achievements?

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#69      
Need to bring Rodgers off the bench to backup at the 4. He is not a lead guard.
Start DGL and bite the bullet on his learning on the job. Or start Goode and have Domask and TSJ run the offense and bring DGL as first guard off the bench and give him more minutes.
We have a chance to get some rhythm on offense before we get into league play and tougher games.

Our half court offense is simply not every good right now.
no…just no….
 
#72      

Goillinikobd

Southeastern US
no…just no….
Can’t disagree that our half court offense needs help, but moving yet one more player (Ty) out of position to compensate for our lack of a true PG may make things worse. I think we have to cobble together a Frankenstein PG with CH and TSJ and the bench
 
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