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Illinois - Carolina, NCAA Final

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by WestEnd, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. WestEnd

    WestEnd look ma no shoelaces, and I'm down with the KIIING

    I'm real busy today, and that's a good thing because this game can't come soon enough. I really think Illinois might shoot themselves in the foot if they let this game turn into a half-court game, because May has been playing very well lately, and he looks more confidant than anyone out there.

    If I'm coach Weber I tell my guys to get out there, push the ball, and take it to the hole HARD ... if they can stick with that early on, I think they might be able to get May tired, get some fouls on him by attacking the basket, and thus hopefully make him less of a factor down the stretch.

    regardless of how they do it though, If Illinois can force carolina to rely on their guards to make the big buckets down the stretch in a close game, I think Illinois comes out on top.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    ill be pulling for UNC so my friend can win a huge pool.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I want Illinois and think Illinois will win.

    I always root for the Big Ten.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Damn straight. We want to be the "1" in Illinois 1-loss national championship season.
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    I really think it's a toss up tonight. I'm hoping Illinois will win... I think their guard play will be too much for UNC. Illinois plays tough defense... as long as they don't back down for the entire game they should win.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Have you guys ever seen a team pass the ball as crisply and quickly as Illinois?

    Man they can move the ball around!

    Also, Dee Brown is about the quickest guy I've ever seen. Reminds me of Scoonie but a bit quicker.
  7. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    I pullling for Illinois to win. If they can stop Williams and May underneath they win!
  8. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    I think it will be a matter of style. If Illinois tries to outrun UNC like MSU did, they won't be able to win. Also, I don't think they'll be able to just sit back and shoot 3s the whole game like they did against Louisville's zone either. Lastly, they've gotta find some way to contain May. That's my 3 keys for the game.

    I'll be happy either way. It'd be great to have the Big10 win and to have OSU as the only one to knock off the champs. But on the otherhand, I've been a Tar Heel fan since I was about 14 years old, so I like to see them win as well.
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I can't stand UNC. Duke at least has Coach K to redeem themselves for me... The Nova win* was just icing on the cake
  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Dang it, come on illinois, 9-5 UNC (nice shot dee)
  11. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Call me a Big Ten homer, but a no-call against UNC is a charge against Illinois on the other side? No way he gets control of the ball for that time out.

  12. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Why is manuel the only one these refs will call fouls on during the final four? They called NOTHING on anyone else on saturday nor tonight.
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    If UNC wins..I get 2nd place($100) in our work bracket.

    and Raymond Felton is a local boy...
  14. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Holy Colorado Buffalo Football Batman!

    Illinois fans SHOULD be call on three UNC guys raping an Illinois player?
  15. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    Great non-call ref! I beginning to think the refs have NC in an office pool also.

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