Illinois Open Thread

By 11W Staff on February 22, 2011 at 6:30p
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Chris Lauderback's picture

Great. Jim Burr is in the house tonight. I hope he's not mic'd up again.

slippy's picture

So that guy didn't foul Buford right there?

slippy's picture

Damnit lighty.  That's a turnover.

slippy's picture

Damnit lighty!  That's a triple team.

Chris Lauderback's picture

As I tweeted, it's a damn shame the 50 person Illy student section near the roof of the Schott is so much louder than the Nuthouse.

slippy's picture

Place looks empty.  Wish I wasn't 6 hours away.

Chris Lauderback's picture

there's probably 17k in here. they are just so damn quiet.

Chris Lauderback's picture

I have to believe Thad's gonna come out of this timeout looking to establish Sully down low. especially with WB getting a breather.

slippy's picture

Sully hasn't touched the ball on settled offense yet.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Exhibit A of why I'm fine with us playing only six players. Thomas comes in for Buford - for whatever reason - and immediately gets beat back door.

slippy's picture

His off-ball defense leaves something to be desired.  Nice replay there...got stuck ball watching.  Head on a swivel brother.

slippy's picture

Man he really needs to find a new way around screens.

slippy's picture

Lauderdale is struggling around screens as well.

TLB's picture

3 blind mice.........3 blind mice.........

slippy's picture

Hey someone else is here.  This thread was looking pretty sad.  Would have been really sad if I used my real name for my screenname (chris).

TLB's picture

always quiet for basketball.  no idea why.

slippy's picture

Wow not getting the calls tonight.  That was a brutal push on craft.

slippy's picture

Lighty made a layup!

TLB's picture

7 for 8 from three and they are still down 6

 

TLB's picture

WHY.........

is Bruce Weber complaining to the officials?

and

is there an entire section of empty seats behind the basket?

slippy's picture

There's definitely an empty section somewhere.  They've shown it 2 or 3 times now.

Chris Lauderback's picture

that section is finally starting to fill up. They mustve let some randoms in off the street. I think I saw of a few of them with change cups.

RoweTrain's picture

Why does everyone shoot lights out against us? 

TLB's picture

Was thinking the same thing.  Must be a focus thing.  They get up to play a top team, I guess.

slippy's picture

It is a little ridiculous.

 

But 8/9 from 3 point and we're still up by 5.  That's bad news for Illinois when they start missing.

TLB's picture

It's like a reversal of Jordan rules.  Dude is so much better than everyone else they won't call fouls committed against him

 

TLB's picture

not a fan of Musberger, but I think basketball is his best sport.

RoweTrain's picture

I guess we should just make it so they can't shoot a la that last trip.  Can't make shots that you don't shoot.

Chris Lauderback's picture

we're overcoming this 3 pt barrage thanks to a 15-0 points off turnovers edge.

TLB's picture

Tisdale is a human moving screen

RoweTrain's picture

There's something about that guy that makes me want to throw my remote at the screen everytime he's on there, maybe because he's so lanky and goofy (or that he's drilling threes)

Chris Lauderback's picture

14-2 run to close half. I had a feeling WB was gonna bring it tonight. 17 pts and 2 nice dimes on last 2 buckets of half. SICK.

TLB's picture

she asked awful questions.

 

Weber is gonna chew some ass

slippy's picture

WB has a manly stat line right now

6/9, 17 points, 4 boards, 2 assists, and a block.

 

And no TOs from the team.  Good half.  If Illinois wasn't shooting lights out from deep we're up by 25.

ERIC OSU's picture

great half offensively... hurrendous first 10-12 minutes of perimeter defense, i understand that some teams are continually getting away with moving screens agaisnt us like the Mich State game.. but the inability to get thru screens/and lack of communication on screens is ridiculous. Last 8 minutes or so looked better tho, guys actually in the Illini's face on the 3-ball.

slippy's picture

Damnit lighty.  That's 3 turnovers that don't show up on the statline.

ERIC OSU's picture

he has zero confidence right now.... they arent even guarding him on the perimeter

slippy's picture

He either throws up a bad 3 or tries to draw a foul.  I think the refs have actually been decent on those sorts of plays - Lighty hasn't gotten fouled.

ERIC OSU's picture

i agree, if you just watched that last sequence.. lighty was wide open for a three and buford didnt even look to pass to him, instead forced a shot. not good

TLB's picture

Officials going to do whatever they can to keep this close

TLB's picture

damn.  was hoping we learned something at Wisconsin

TLB's picture

So tired of seeing B1G officials doing whatever they can to keep games close.

slippy's picture

Seriously guys?  Stop complaining about the officials.  They're not bad enough to change the game.  The officials didn't go 8-9 from 3 point range in the first half.

slippy's picture

I mean in general.  One call here or there is fine, I do it too, but as a whole they have no agenda.

TLB's picture

missing the point.  a foul is a foul.  Just because one team is a lot better or one player is nearly unstoppable doesnt mean they can be hacked and nothing called.  That is how teams get back into games.  Yes they shot well from 3point early, but this 2nd half run is definately aided by non-calls on tOSU offensive end.

 

slippy's picture

We got away with 2 fouls that I remember in the first half that weren't called.

 

Aided maybe but not caused.  Blame it on the 1-7 shooting from us and the 2 turnovers.

TLB's picture

and they got away with 2 blatent pushes.

 

and because the fouls were only 6 for illinois and  2  for the Bucks in the first half, they made up for it with 5 straight on us.

TLB's picture

btw, I am not saying they have an agenda to allow one team or another to win.  I am saying they do their best to disallow a blowout in conference play.   And they do pay attention to how many they have called on each team and player.

Powers's picture

just like that Lighty takes over

slippy's picture

See?  That steal right there?  Lighty slapped the hell out of the guy's arm but didn't get called and we get 3 points out of this.

slippy's picture

Ha.  You can't come over the top coming around a guy's back and get the ball without fouling.  Unless he carries it all the time in which case that's bad enough that it would get called.

ERIC OSU's picture

if anybody just watched the replay, vindicate me haha

TLB's picture

not sure I count, but I am with ya

ERIC OSU's picture

hahaha and david responds to the comment thread!!!

TLB's picture

and then lazily watchs as they rebound over him

Chris Lauderback's picture

That one was for you, TLB. A moving screen?! From Burr, no less?

TLB's picture

Haha..........they have realized that no matter what they do, we will blow them out.

ERIC OSU's picture

THAT is the david lighty we have grown to love, hes been doing it since 06-07... defense setting up offense

slippy's picture

Apparently lighty heard I was talking shit.  Just don't get too cocky and start shooting every time.

 

We need to get back to basics and work it through Sully.

poguemahone's picture

Just don't get too cocky and start shooting every time.

Who do you think he is, DeShaun Thomas?

Worked out for DT twice in a row there.

slippy's picture

Haha...I'm trying to reserve my judgement on Thomas.  I have hope he'll learn to stay a little more active on defense and pass the ball.

TLB's picture

anyone else have an urge to punch Tisdale?

RoweTrain's picture

Everytime he's on my television.

slippy's picture

It's like they have a never ending supply of lanky white dudes.

RoweTrain's picture

You ain't lyin Slip, you ain't lyin.

ERIC OSU's picture

i think this is the last time we have to put up with the joke, isnt he a Sr?

RoweTrain's picture

Yes he is.  Could always see him in the B1G tournament.

slippy's picture

Yea but we'll just be saying this same stuff about this Meyers Leonard kid for the next 3 years.

ERIC OSU's picture

yesssssssss, that kid defines doooshie-ness. When we played in Champagne, he was unbearably annoying

RoweTrain's picture

Not going to be good for my blood pressure either.  Just irritates the @$#% out of me.

TLB's picture

He is a Sr. and only had 10 3's coming into the game

slippy's picture

Hitting free throws tonight.  We're +7 at the stripe right now in a 10 point game.

ERIC OSU's picture

I think Dan Dakich is a good color analyst, hope ESPN keeps him on the B1G-beat for years to come.

TLB's picture

Yeah, he is definately better than most

slippy's picture

Alright TLB, I'll complain about another moving screen right there on Tisdale.

TLB's picture

He doesnt ever set a real screen

ERIC OSU's picture

Sully's got to get better at that hedge...

TLB's picture

I like it.  They shot lights out from 3 and were still down by 15.

Made a run early in 2nd half and we answered.

TLB's picture

btw........Jim Calhoun is very upset

TLB's picture

That you Chris, holding the Taylor Swift big head?

slippy's picture

Smith and Siebert just both blew their Trillion!