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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 09:48 AM
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Will Illinois'men's basketball team remain #1, or go undefeated?
It's an exciting year to be an Illini fan!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/polls ;_ylc=X3oDMTBpN3NjcG9mBF9TAzk1ODYyMjM4BHNlYwN0bQ--?poll=3

:)
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GR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 09:58 AM
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1. I'm A Kansas Fan...
Our coach built your team ;)..Seriously, I think Illinois is very good, but I thought Ga Tech was very good too and then they lost. I think Kansas, once we get Wayne Simien back in 4-6 weeks will be a contender for the Title...I also think NC, Duke and Oklahoma State are very good, along with Syracuse. And there are a bunch of other good teams about one tier down. Remember, the tourney has a lot of luck attached to it. The best team doesn't always win.

I would be very, very surprised if any team went undefeated this year.

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kslib Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:08 AM
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3. Rock Chalk Baby!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:17 AM
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5. I'm a die hard Illini fan so take this with a grain of salt
Edited on Tue Dec-21-04 10:18 AM by Tyrone Slothrop
But I haven't really been that impressed with Kansas so far this year. They still haven't played a road game or beaten anyone of note. I was really looking forward to their game against Tech on New Year's Day but with Simien out it won't be a true representation of their team.

And as far as Self goes, you can make all sorts of claims that he "built the team", but then he bailed on them. What does that say about him? ;-)

Plus, they're doing far better with Weber at the helm than they ever did with Self.

I sooooo want to see those two play each other in the tourney...

Edit: Yes. I am still bitter. Even though I like Weber a lot more...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:07 AM
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2. Usually a Big Ten team would have a tough time going undefeated.
Edited on Tue Dec-21-04 10:08 AM by XNASA
But this year the Big 10, with the exception of the Illini are weak.

Still, Illinois is gonna have to play at Iowa, at Wisconsin and at Michigan State.

I don't know about undefeated, but 29-1 looks pretty doable. And Illinois is currently rated as being 10 points better than anyone else in the country. Even if they played at #2 Okla State, the Illini would be favored by 4.

:shrug:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:08 AM
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4. no
they`ll be 1-2-3 during the season but end up one or two. they have to get thru the big ten now and i don`t think they are not going undefeated , wisconsin maybe their only loss
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:32 AM
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6. Sorry, but you really need not look outside the ACC
for basketball this year. When your conference comprises over a quarter of the Top 25, who has time for the piddling "3 or 4 teams in the Top 25" conferences?

:P

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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:35 AM
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7. i'd put my money on the Pokes first.
eom
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 10:35 AM
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8. Say what you want, but the Big Ten is tough every year.
Seems to me that every year the Big Ten is not an easy conference, in spite of the win loss records on the books when the season is over. I'll be surprised if the Illini go undefeated.

It'd sure be cool if they could however, I'm another one that was left bitter by Self's departure...


Laura
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