"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 day 1 hour ago||Not if you don't touch the||
Not if you don't touch the ground. If you saw the game, then I'm referring to the one in the second half. Jumps in the air and puts back leverts miss.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Kam has a lot of potential.||
Kam has a lot of potential. I mean he was the #25 ranked recruit in the country for a reason. It hasn't translated entirely to the college level, but he has great size and athleticism. I think he settles for jumpers when he can take it in for layups, but he has pretty good hops and speed for a bigger 4.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Blame Mark Cuban.||
Blame Mark Cuban.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Well, it's the team we got||
Well, it's the team we got for this year. We'll see. Luckily, the B1G is pretty soft so I think we'll hold up once Irvin gets back to 100%.
|1 day 11 hours ago||The rebounds were almost||
The rebounds were almost picked up too quickly by Walton. The guards were all over the place grabbing rebounds that there wasn't really anything for him to get his hands on. There were a few that he almost rebounded, but he just put it back and got the points instead.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Well, it's about shot||
Well, it's about shot selection. Today was much better shot selection. Using the bigs for layups, reverse layups and put backs. Those are high percentage shots that we need in every game.
|1 day 11 hours ago||AXS is Cuban's channel. I||
AXS is Cuban's channel. I think it used to be HDNET before. Apparently, if we beat UCONN, the next two games would have been on ESPN, but oh well. Tomorrow should be a good matchup. Beilein took apart the HAVOC defense last time... let's do it again!
|1 day 11 hours ago||Just got to shoot well. I'm||
Just got to shoot well. I'm glad we didn't settle for the 3 so much like we did against UConn. If Irvin gets back to 100% and Walton gets more consistent, this could be a pretty good team. I still want to see more from Dawkins and DJ Wilson.
|1 day 11 hours ago||We haven't had a 100 point||
We haven't had a 100 point game in a while. This calls for a 100 POINT POSBANGG!!!!!
|1 day 12 hours ago||You missed out. Lots of good||
You missed out. Lots of good looking shots and put backs. Wagner made some nice spin moves too. Doyle had a monster jam.
|1 day 12 hours ago||AXS was fine... but the same||
AXS was fine... but the same commercial is annoying. I don't care about your resort/casino or timeshare.
|1 day 12 hours ago||- Wagner was great. Provided||
- Wagner was great. Provided a spark on offense and his defense was better today. Manned up against a 7 foot Lithuanian and held his own.
- Irvin is slowly getting better. Walton was much more aggressive.
- Spike is clearly still hurting - hasn't done much yet - using MAAR instead is ok, but he needs to get some dribble drive penetration and kick out to create opportunities for our shooters.
- Robinson is still just a shooter... but at least he was hitting shots today. If he can hit 50% plus, he'll be a pretty good asset to stretch the floor.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Bacari did fine w/ Mitch and||
Bacari did fine w/ Mitch and JMo. Doyle needs better hands, but he's in position. Donnal is benched. Should have kept Max.
Anyway, the good news is the rest of the B1G is a piping hot mess. So... we'll get our fair share of wins and finish in the top half so we're making the tourney. Also the rest of our OOC schedule is not that bad.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Fitz would probably be an||
Fitz would probably be an excellent Harbaugh RB.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Well, we did recruit the #25||
Well, we did recruit the #25 player in the country, Kam Chatman... who unfortunately is not playing like that...
|2 days 11 hours ago||In the long run, this game||
In the long run, this game means nothing. That being said, let's at least shoot the ball well. Can we see some more ball movement, better spacing and attempts at rebounds. I know we're not a rebounding team, but when the ball is a 50/50, we have to fight for those.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The staff is fine. We just||
The staff is fine. We just need to recruit some guys who are alphas. I mean everyone is a freaking support player except for Caris.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Terrible shooting from a||
Terrible shooting from a "shooting team". That equals a loss against any opponent. Honestly, I didn't even think UConn looked that good. I thought Xavier was much better. We just had the coldest shooting night ever (except for Caris).
|2 days 11 hours ago||Thanks God Caris came back||
Thanks God Caris came back though. This year would be over without him.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I'm trying to be optimistic,||
I'm trying to be optimistic, but that game sucked. I'm going to chalk it off to cold shooting, but come on, if Robinson is not hitting shots, then just pull him and put in someone who can dribble drive or move the ball around like Dawkins, MAAR or Spike (if he's not hurt).
Zak looked hurt and not 100% so he should sit out against good teams. Let him come in and warm up against lesser opponents. Doyle was ok, but rough hands. Donnal was benched the entire game, which makes it crazy to have not kept Bielfeldt around another year... I don't get that at all.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Leave the lawyer alone.||
Leave the lawyer alone. We're an endangered species! #SortOf #LikelyNotTrue
|2 days 22 hours ago||He does. He's a song-writer||
He does. He's a song-writer as well and I think you can find his music on soundcloud if you're interested.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Guess that NJ Catholic school||
Guess that NJ Catholic school education is pretty good! #NJ2AA
|2 days 23 hours ago||I think Durkin should stay a||
I think Durkin should stay a few more years, then wait for the Georgia job to open up.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I watched the interview with||
I watched the interview with President Loh and he said he wants an offensive minded head coach who will spread things out. He also kept mentioning that they want to be the Oregon of the east.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I think people are||
I think people are overreacting because they are not as familiar with Xavier. If we lost to Kentucky, UCLA or Duke, people would be more forgiving.
It's the 3rd game, there's a lot more to be played. Let's see how they bounce back. THey have another tough one next week.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Just because they're not all||
Just because they're not all freshmen does not mean they're all experienced. It takes a while to learn a sophisticated offense like Beilein's. It takes even longer to play good zone defense in college.
There is a big gap between an All-Freshman team and an Experienced team. We're mostly sophomores with a few upperclassmen sprinkled in.
Bottom line is they need to play together more and need to man up.
|1 week 10 hours ago||On the Bad List add Illinois,||
On the Bad List add Illinois, Rutgers, Penn State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Nebraska, etc.
I think we'll be ok. Thanks.
|1 week 10 hours ago||5th best recruiting class in||
5th best recruiting class in the B1G Ten. If that's second tier, then I don't know what to say. Maybe you need to relax and quit throwing in the towel a year before they even enroll.
|1 week 11 hours ago||There are idiots||
There are idiots everywhere... but OSU does not have any non-idiots in its fanbase!