Illinois ends the game on a huge 13-2 run to defeat #1 Indiana, making a lay-up off of an inbounds play with .5 seconds left. Thought this deserved its own thread for the people who weren't following the Thursday night thread, and for a possible posbang to see Tom Crean and Home Depot eat it.
Illinois stuns Indiana
Angry Number One Hating God. Believe.
Does that mean we want to lose against Wisconsin so we'll be number 2 against State?
Regression to the mean for the #1 team!
They might get a couple of first place votes, but no way would that one half be more impressive then full game victories over OSU and @ Wisconsin.
Besides, Duke is about to win by single digits in a home game where they were up by 21 at half time. Does that sound like #1 worthy to you? Only if you watched the first half. Also NC State has never been considered an elite or even a very good defense their year, it is not like Duke put those number up vs a high caliber defense.
in a response to an "Avoid the #1 Jinx" post
Maybe, but honestly, we aren't deserving of number 1 either, we are good, but I think we have some issues that better get resolved quickly. Our half court sets involve way too much standing around and watching and defensively we are far from elite. At this point, I could give two craps where we are rated, I'm thankful we are better than the last 20 years but I just want us to get better in the next few games...I think we have some kinks to work out...
Good thing Duke didn't shoot 41 free throws...
What a play! That was an amazing comeback and last second shot by the Illini. We win on Saturday and we're back to #1
BEAT WISCO. ENTER EL #1
I-L-L -- I-N-I !!!
Awesome game to watch! People who didn't see it, check out the Sportscenter highlights after while. It'll be worth it!
While I want to beat Wiscy, I'm not sure I want the #1 ranking that would likely come with it!
I thought for sure they were done going down by 14 in the second half. What a comeback.
Griffey's reaction after making the game winning bucket was awesome. A combination of "did I get it off in time?" and "holy shit, did that just happen?"
Thanks for playing the extra on the set, Needs
When it comes to seeding in the tournament. Similar opponent records are going to matter. We beat Illinois, they lost! As sad as Illinois athletics are, I really like John Groce.
Which is why Saturday is so important. Wisconsin won at Indiana and this is our only game against them.
Yeah but wed still have to beat IU at home. If for some reason we lost then none of that matters.
wed = Weed?
wed = Wed(ding)?
wed = we'd?
wed = Wednesday?
Also, D.J Richardson snapped off tonight. 23(?) points. Some killer shots (& threes) down the stretch to give them a chance. He needs to go suck on a lemon tonight, he was awesome.
I didn't even bother watching until O saw it was tied with like a minute left. Wow, I need to watch the replay. Thanks Illinois!
That was one of the best comebacks I have ever seen.
I'm glad we got the other Illinois when we played.
2012-13 Big Ten STANDINGS
|#12 Michigan State||8-2||--||19-4|
|#10 Ohio State||7-3||1||17-5|
Dear Penn State:
I suggest that you win one of your next two games (@ Nebraska, vs. Iowa). The last six will not be fun (@ Michigan, @ Illinois, vs. Michigan, @ Minnesota, @ Northwestern, vs. Wisconsin).
Wouldn't Indiana have the tiebreaker against us?
The regular season title is purely conference wins and losses. Tiebreakers and head-to-head matchups only factor in when it's time for the Big Ten Tourney
In case of ties, the standings list the team with best overall winning percentage first without taking tiebreakers into account. So Michigan's 21-2 (.913) is better than Indiana's 20-3 (.870), which in turn is better than MSU's 19-4 (.826).
Potentially heading to EL as the number 1 team again...
This Illini team fought back and closed out strong. Great game and great ending. Just goes to show you that the B1G is just nasty especially at home.
Zeller got caught watching the paint dry
Reference sir. Shooter would be proud.
Indiana needed Dikembe Mutombo on that last layup, how on earth do you leave him wide open?!? Oh Zeller you dingus.
Heh Indiana was up nine with 3:30 left and I shut it off...
If Duke loses then four of the five top teams will have lost and hopefully it would stay there.
I'm torn . . . was I supposed to root for IU or our "archrivals" to lose?
Kidding. Great game.
maybe you should change the title to "Hoosiers lose snowflakes thread"
I think the title is ok.
This snowflake meme is out of control.
That's my bad.
Are you fucking kidding me!!?? I turn it off with 9 minutes to go to watch parks and rec, then go on the app to see this!? To think I missed this for a food poisoning gimmick episode....
Right before Illinois started their 13-2 run to finish the game. The road is rough in the B1G. Win like this could secure Illinois a tourney bid.
Illinois is in as long as they go 4 - 4 down the stretch. They should beat Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, and Northwestern. Then they'd have 20 wins, including W's over Butler, Gonzaga, Ohio State, and Indiana. Three out of four of those games are at home, and the road game is Northwestern... which, well, might as well be a home game for Illinois.
"Illinois is in as long as they go 4 - 4 down the stretch. They should beat Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, and Northwestern. "
Yes, except they will probably lose to Nebraska and Penn State but make up for it by beating MSU and Minnesota or something.
When there are this many number 1 teams, there are no number 1 teams.
I don't even want to be ranked No. 1 with this craziness. Love that this makes a B1G (regular season) title a little easier though!!!