B1G Tourney Open Thread: #1 Indiana vs #8 Illinois

By 11W Staff on March 15, 2013 at 12:00p
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Jason Priestas's picture

Two turnovers from Oladipo in the first five. Still 3-2 Hoosiers.

RedStorm45's picture

Wow, O/U is 139.  Did Vegas watch Illinois put up 51 yesterday?

RedStorm45's picture

I guess at this rate I will stand corrected.

DefendOhio's picture

This game is putting me to sleep. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

You're not the only one...I think it's put Illinois to sleep as well.

tennbuckeye19's picture

IU is getting pretty much every rebound. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

looks like I have to resort to espn gamecast. so fun watching a made shot or a ball clank off the rim with no in between action

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

DefendOhio's picture

Did you try watching live on ESPN.com?

dubjayfootball90's picture

i am on my work computer, it wont allow it, heh. but eleven warriors and sometimes espn slips through the cracks :)
edit: well, it is working now, heck yea, haha

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Illinois is shooting 24%. Not gonna get it done like that guys.

awwwwwwop's picture

How is a basketball game so boring as to actually drive me to pay attention to Class?

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

BlazeTheBuckeye's picture

WatchESpn App is the best thing since sliced bread.

Hardly home but always reppin

tennbuckeye19's picture

Tom Crean adjusts his pants more than anyone I've ever seen, well maybe with the exception of Chris Farley as Motivational Speaker Matt Foley.

BrewstersMillions's picture

I hate to be that guy but is it me or do people seem to get caught up by Oladipo's hops and ignore sometimes blatant goal tending?

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

awwwwwwop's picture

Honestly, he has rarely stood out to me when watching games.  He has some run-down blocks but he usually swats them out of bounds.  Shannon Scott has had his share of run-down blocks too.  I'm not saying he isn't a good defender, but I just have never really noticed his on-ball or help side defense all that much. I probably have not watched a substantial number of games, but just my observation

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

BrewstersMillions's picture

I'm with you. I think he's a really good player, I don't want to sell him short but I think he's taking advantage of being on one of the best teams in the nation and the hype around some of his 'highlight' reel type plays builds him up more than he may actually deserve.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

tennbuckeye19's picture

He's going pro, so my question is where does he fit in the NBA? 

BrewstersMillions's picture

A 6'4 2 guard? I don't know. Not quite a 1, probably too short to be a 2.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

RedStorm45's picture

13 and 6.  Kind of meh.  I mean he did shoot 61% from the field, but that was largely based on shot selection (which is good, of course).  I think the guy has benefited from having Zeller down low and Watford and Hulls spreading things out.  Still...13 and 6?

dubjayfootball90's picture

similar to how craft benefitted with sullinger low. Sucks that Sully went pro, for my own personal, selfish reasons, of course, haha

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Jason Priestas's picture

No answer for Zeller.

tennbuckeye19's picture

IU is absolutely killing Illinois on the boards.

dubjayfootball90's picture

wow, i just checked, 27-10 rebounds, dayum

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Feels like IU is up by 20 + when it's only a 12 point lead.
I guess I'll just give it a minute or two and they probably will be up 20.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Paint me unimpressed. If Indiana turns the ball over like this, Sparty, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio State will all take their lunch money. They are playing so sloppy.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I wonder how many people have come up to Yogi Ferrell and said "Hey Boo-Boo, Let's go get some pic-ah-nic baskets."

Dr. House's picture

why do i get the feeling the longer they allow Illinois to hang around the more likely they will come back?

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Who are people rooting for in this one?

RedStorm45's picture

Not Indiana.  Although I'd like to knock them off in the title game.  So it doesn't really matter to me I guess.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Personally I'm hoping for an IU loss. I would prefer the easiest route for OSU to the championship. Although beating them again would be sweetness times infinity.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I rather Indiana win, beat UM then lose to us. I don't wanna see UM win anything. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Adam21's picture

The only thing in this tournament that would make me happier than an OSU win is a Tom Crean-led team loss.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Doesn't take much to impress IU fans.

BME_Buckeye's picture

OMG that dunk will be on sportcenter...

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

tennbuckeye19's picture

I wonder if any Illinois coaches were responsible for wrecking the Indiana program? If so, I think I would avoid the handshake line after this game.