Antigua is such a baller big man coach*
3 words too many*
Nicholls St up 10 first half against Pitt.*
Won by 5*
up 8 with 1:56 left*
down to 3 with 1:14 left*
1 pt lead 30 secs and the ball. *
Nicholls wins by 5!*
Nicholls is gonna win*
Down to 3 w 6 to play*
hmm, N St the real deal
KenPom of 75*
The 3 guys who were scoring against us have combined for 10 points against Pitt*
Maybe - but they beat Florida State in their opener*
Still up 10 at the half *
Apparently Issac Chew is an assistant on GCUís staff*
The prayer before the game was one of the most bizarre things Iíve seen at a sporting event*
What channel is tonight's game on?*
The football game? FS1*
The same channel tomorrow night's game is on*
Can we all pause for a second and realize that Grand Canyon University is three hours away from the
AZ is the Grand Canyon State. Thatís where the name supposedly originated*
In fairness thereís not much in the way of towns between them and it. Big sky country. Also kudos
They should be a case study in every marketing program.
A few thought so far of my own
Ayo I think is one of those players that steps up to the competition, which is not ideal, but better than the opposite, we shall see vs AZ I think this team may be like Ayo, letís see how they stack up vs AZ, I think they hang and even win Defense and TOs have to get better Feliz is the man at the end of the game Griffin just needs to be in more control on his shot, he is a deadeye Kofi, this is what I hope he would be, but I thought for sure, cuz illinois he would bust out, but wow, just awesome Kinda bummed BBV isnít getting more tick, but maybe that was just garbage duty and heís truly not in playing shape yet Please no more lil undy x
Ayo I think is one of those players that steps up to the competition, which is not ideal, but better than the opposite, we shall see vs AZ
I think this team may be like Ayo, letís see how they stack up vs AZ, I think they hang and even win
Defense and TOs have to get better
Feliz is the man at the end of the game
Griffin just needs to be in more control on his shot, he is a deadeye
Kofi, this is what I hope he would be, but I thought for sure, cuz illinois he would bust out, but wow, just awesome
Kinda bummed BBV isnít getting more tick, but maybe that was just garbage duty and heís truly not in playing shape yet
Please no more lil undy x
Responses...long bc I was entertaining myself while having my morning coffee.
What's the story of why Kofi chose Illinois? *
too lazy to look for the article, but in an interview, kofi talked about how
No love for sophomore trent? *
Sophomore trent didnít feel better to me, maybe because the team sucked last year*
Well, like you said freshman trent was pretty good as well
good point jerkstore
I think they're (Trent and Ayo) getting keyed on and that's benefitting the bigs
I think (as I said above) that people need to adjust their expectations
I'm just mocking gig
gig is still convinced ayo is going pro after his freshman year.*
The ultimate "shooting fish in a barrel". :-)
Soph Trent was a more complete player...and I think that will continue as guys
BBV looked terrible and scared early. I'm sure that's why he was pulled.*
BBV is in line for the Alex Legion award
Completely different. Legion's rep was built on his HS ranking and being a UK recruit.
He wasnít ready for that. But he got a little taste so hopefully it helps. *
yup. these are the games to get guys experience for later. glad it's happening*
I thought the elder Finke was on GCU, was that last year?*
Yep...it was his grad transfer year.*
If anyone needs any Illini fans suck material, this Thread is perfect. I was more impressed with the
Itís not Christian hate, its cult hate. The entire broadcast was a fabrication designed to sell
I mean, it WAS their broadcast team. If you were expecting impartial, not sure what to tell you.
someone needs their coffee*
WTF are you talking about?*
He doesn't know*
Small sample size but Ayo is playing like he thinks heís a lock for a lottery pick.....
Everyone is all ďroad win in a tough placeĒ
Itís too early to tell what GCU is, but I think youíre likely overstating how bad they are.
Yeah they were borderline top-100 kenpom last year. Would have prob been a 13 seed
They lost some from that team and their best 2 players didnít play last night. The team we played
They lost a lot from that team
Not sure you can take much more out of it than that. It's a road W, and there are no bad road wins.
Our depth really concerns me*
If GCU hadn't laid an egg against Davenport, I think we would feel better
3rd or 4th. First one was Louisville, and they took them to the wire.
Oh, wow. I guess the Duke connections makes sense through Colangelo and K with USA basketball*
Might end up being perfect scheduling. Feels like AZ would've killed us if we played tonight
Feels like we get kicked in the teeth sunday, but can start 6-1
Dreaming big, but it kind of has the feel of a tourney situation
Totally, good analogy. Beat a 13 seed, now we play the 5. *
I'd say more like we beat an 11, now play the 3*
Yeah baby !!*
That atmosphere was amazing. Krush should watch videos of their games and emulate everything they do
Thatís how Krush used to be...you know, when we were good.*
Tell us more about the old days, Great-Grandpa...
Seriously, the atmosphere in the old AssHall was one of the best in College Basketball most 80s-00s
Yep yep. It sure was a "pit" for opponents for a while...
Is Krush seating still based on how much $$ you can get committed?, Old way was better*
Are you going to Tucson on Sunday too?
Colorado is playing ASU in China. Interesting*
that's a weird place.*
Wait til one of our guys gets T'd up for flopping this season. See the Baylor/UWash game*
The head snap was a Feliz trademark last year.
That was an awful call. But it's gonna happen. Huge POE this year.*
whatever happened to the brothers finke?*
Tim transferred to Wright State, and Mike is out of eligibility.*
DMW needs to start.
Feliz has been our best player through two games. We should bench him*
Who starts is immaterial. Heíll still play the same amount of minutes.*
It's immaterial to you. It is not immaterial to the players*
I agree. Navidad is such a steadying influence, Iíd rather see a Giorgi/Ayo and Caribbean Connect
up a spot to 42 in kenpom*
back to 19-12 *
Getting ready to rewatch the game. Couldn't pay close attention the first time. Didn't realize
Theyíre probably more like Joel Osteen Christians rather than Jesus Christians.*
But like the blond-haired, super white-teethed, looking-down-their nose type Christian.
That are all Jesusy yet yell opposing players suck.*
Throw a couple of White Claws in them and see what happens.*
Dry campus. Must be some really fizzy soda pop.*
But Jesus said alcohol is fine.*
Do they all wear shock collars and get zapped if they try to cross the campus border?
Trust me when I tell you they have every motivation to stay on campus.
I think that's what they were talking about - improving the neighborhood and working with local HS's
when I was younger, I was always up for some bad shit.*
I get a different vibe. More like, ďeww, no, thereís brown people out thereĒ*
will you be doing play-by-play
FTA so far vs opponent: 59-25*
Just because it needs to be repeated: Merrimack
Also, pretty solid road broadcast.*
Everything about the entire operation out there is just too good to be normal. Impressive but weird*
You guys realize youíre mocking one of our most famous and successful alums, right?
Creepy is creepy*
Man, I thought I was the only one. Itís like the whole thing is bankrolled by the Sinaloa cartel....
I gotta admit...that place looked like a fun environment.
Most rebounds for Illinois in the last 12 seasons, if I heard DWS correctly*
Thru 2 games we're rebounding 45% of our own misses and 85% of our opponents' misses
Outrebounded our first two opponents 105-49 combined. 40 off reb compared to 37 opponent def reb*
you'd think we'd win by more...*
Top 2 games in total rebounds in each game, previous high was 52, we had 53 Tuesday and 52 tonight*
Here's the tweet he tried to reference
Most Rebounds for @IlliniMBB in the Last 12 Seasons
Most Rebounds for @IlliniMBB in the Last 12 Seasons
Perhaps when combined with game #1. Confusing language*
Listened to the lat 8 minutes on the radio. That place was loud
So, is Ayo injured? Something is off.*
His shots always been off.*
we played pretty decently for a lot of the game
can we talk about the elephant in the room?
I've long suspected jumping on the Christian-y bandwagon can be used as a strategy
itís easy to be hot
They are a dry hot *
THey're all praying for you, bonbon.*
They're dropping coverage before the presser...was hoping to catch Thunder's reactions.*
Had we not almost collapsed Tuesday I think weíd all be thrilled with this win
Agreed on all points*
Covered, by the way*
One down, Two to go*
Was Jerry Colangelo wearing GCU colors? I mean...*
Iíd have taken a 12 point win in a heartbeat going in, so yay?
The Caribbean's B1G team *
One thingís for sure: we better have an actionable plan for when Kofi hits the freshman wall
Thereís some pretty crappy D, but I agree the turnovers are the bigger problem at this point*
Yep. Outside shooting and TOs are preventing this team from being pretty good*
Plan would be to put Giorgi back at the 5 where he belongs.*
First game watching this year, Kofi is awesome. Endurance may be an issue.
Double digit road win
Well, ####, might as well hang the banner now *
WE don't hang banners. They get all dusty once your program is irrelevant.*
Better to be a has-been than a never-was?
I like you, but I don't understand your weird compulsion to troll game threads.
Yup. This is where I'm at*
Doubled them up in rebounds but 17 turn overs
Playing tight games against teams like this isnít great. A win is a win though.
Kofi: 2 games, 2 double-doubles, averaging 17 and 12 *
The difference he makes on the boards is amazing, even against low majors.
Ayo is concerning, very concerning
Wonder if he's just trying to get others going...not pushing things for himself just yet*
That is definitely a possibility, let's hope that is it, I am not sure, but would love to hear it*
I'm not sure either...but he seems like the kind of kid that would do that*
He had 10 and didn't really look for his offense much.
I donít think heís healthy*
And almost as many turnovers*
Very solid road win, good work*
Hot pot of Kofi!*
Gameball to Antigua tonight. His two main guys (Feliz and Kofi) carried us home*