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52 minutes ago, Joe DeLow said:

And the Illini are now 6-8 in the Big Ten along with Minnesota. And on a 4 game winning streak beating Nebraska, Michigan State, Rutgers and Ohio State.


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Pretty embarrassing that Illinois is getting better as the season goes on and our team is getting worse. Hard to fathom how this season is not on Archie other than he lost the team and needs to clean house. 

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8 hours ago, KzooHoosier82 said:

Pretty embarrassing that Illinois is getting better as the season goes on and our team is getting worse. Hard to fathom how this season is not on Archie other than he lost the team and needs to clean house. 

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Pretty embarrassing that Illinois is getting better as the season goes on and our team is getting worse. Hard to fathom how this season is not on Archie other than he lost the team and needs to clean house. 


They play hard for 40 minutes. Plain and simple.

When you lose 9 of 10 it's easy to lose sight of the reality of things for both players and fans. The reality of the situation at the time of Crean's firing and subsequent coaching search was that his replacement would either be someone with a philosophy similar to Crean's or drastically different. Based on how that era played out, the odds favored the latter candidate; usually the case for a new hire when the previous coach was relieved of duty. But regardless of the hire there are players who will prefer one way vs the other, leaving a very real possibility of a team not entirely bought into the culture change. Mix in a few players lacking the required mentality to deal with change as well as a vaunted recruit who becomes the focal point of the program in year 2 (really, year 1) before he even sets foot on the practice floor. Now pile on an ungodly amount of injuries, further adding to everyone's frustrations, and we have before us the one scenario we all overlooked as being a distinct possibility because we so badly wanted to catapult back to the top when a coaching change was made. And unfortunately, it's nearly the worst possible version of that scenario: a fractured team.

It's the coaches' and players' responsibilities to work through that. Right now they aren't. This kind of thing hits hard because you always assume it won't happen. But it was always a possibility.


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14 hours ago, KzooHoosier82 said:

Pretty embarrassing that Illinois is getting better as the season goes on and our team is getting worse. Hard to fathom how this season is not on Archie other than he lost the team and needs to clean house. 

And we go there in a few weeks...we'll get beat something like 70-52. It'll be just like old times.

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Fantastic game in the A-10. Dayton was down 21 to VCU and came all the way back and then vcu just a a layup to go up 1. Dayton ball with .8 sec under their own basket


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Geo Baker with a huge 3. Rutgers up 1 with 3 secs to go against Iowa.  

 

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This is Iowa’s year. They throw it the length of the court broken play and Wieskamp drains a corner off balance 3 at the buzzer to win it. Brutal for Rutgers

 

 

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College basketball is crazy and I love it
Temple wins it in OT at South Florida. Temple hit 1 FT with 1.8 sec go. South Florida throws it the length of the court and they call a foul on temple with .8 to go. South Florida missed both FT to lose the game


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