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Wiscy v Illini for the B10T title

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Misanthrope, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    The Badgers couldn't shoot worth a shit - and Morley has come back to Earth, by the way (bastard!) - and yet it's only 26-18 Illinois at the half.

    I gotta tell ya, Illinois just doesn't seem to have enough in the post to make a serious run at the title. They'll be a #1 seed, and deservedly so, but I'll be surprised if they actually reach the Final Four.
     
  2. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    Illinois has it's flaws, but the B10 teams they have been playing lately have already seen them once or twice and obviously have picked up a few things. Other tournament teams will have difficulty making many of the adjustments the B10 opponents have, especially if it's the second game at a site.

    Making the F4 and winning it is almost always about matchups. To beat them I think a team needs a solid inside game, and guards that can take care of the ball and slow down ILL's guards. I'm waiting to see what team wants to try to run with them. I wouldn't be surprised if an opponent that could potentially beat them shoots themself in the foot by trying to beat them down the floor.
     
  3. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Damn, I can't see the game but 18 points. Illinois looks a bit better when you check out the Wisconsin ranking on defense. They're tough. Figures Morley would cool down after they faced us!
     
  4. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I can't really disagree with anything you said here. I definitely don't recommend getting into a track meet with the Illini. My concern would be against a team like UNC, who will pound the ball inside on them.

    Illini up 38-25, 12:17 to play...
     
  5. Just remember what they did to Wake earlier in the year.
     
  6. jwinslow

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

    Wow, while these stupid announcers keep thinking its over despite the time, it's now a 5 pt game.
     
  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Boy, everyone in their bracket is gonna be looking at Illinois versus us and Wisky late. They can fade. That 10-0 run just now was unbelievable. I can't see the game, but do they panic when someone starts a late run or what? Neither team could hit the broad side of a barn?
     
  8. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    Packer called this one "over" with 8 minutes left, then Wiscy got within 43-48.
    He almost ate his words, but the Illini did win, 54-43.
     

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