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Posted: 1/2/2013 9:08 PM

Illinois-Purdue 


21-18 Illinois at the under 12:00.  Good game so far.

Not sure why PU wouldn't want to work the ball into the paint more than they have, since they have more size, and that seems to be Illinois' weak spot--although the Illini are very quick and are active with their hands on defense.

B. Paul banked a 3-pointer earlier and picked up a foul call sticking out his leg, for a 4-point play.  If you see a replay, I believe it will show all five Illinois players outside the 3-point arc when the shot goes up.  Happens a lot, and it's hard to get in good rebounding position starting that far out.

TV Ted is in the building, so that will negate some of the home court advantage for PU.  Very entertaining game so far.  The B1G.  Can't beat it.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:11 AM

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Hard to decide which is more entertaining.....watching the Illwhini lose, or watching their board implode!!
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Posted: 1/3/2013 1:19 PM

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well you can hate on Purdue but this game actually helps IU...got to win some road games and Illinois didn't get it done this time....interesting what they said about Groce being from Danville and grew up an IU fan.



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Posted: 1/3/2013 1:24 PM

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PU has now won something like 8 in a row in this series. Talk about a school having another's number. The Ilwhini can't beat them on either court.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 6:59 PM

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Illinois didn't shoot well and got beat on the boards, plain and simple. It goes hand-in-hand with that team. This was a 2-point game with 21 seconds left when Lawson missed the free throw and Byrd chased down the rebound. That particular rebound was more about hustle and desire than positioning, but in a close game every possession counts and PU outboarded UI by at least 7--due in part to UI's lack of size but also due to their emphasis on the three-point shot.

When they're hitting their shots, Illinois could beat anybody in the B1G. When they're not hitting, well, you know the rest.
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