Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday - Game Day

Can we start the damn game already? :)

TIP: I was going to post a link to watch the game online, but you are doing yourself a major disservice if you don't watch in high-definition on a large TV.

STL Today - Illini hope their height provides an edge over UNLV
- Points out they have two tall guys
- Anthony Marshall makes a comment that I'm not sure whether its an observation or trash talk
"I don't think they're used to seeing a defense that we're accustomed to playing in our conference. So, we have to throw some new things at them and try to make them uncomfortable.''
- Illini used to big-time neutral venues
- When McCamey has 7 or more assists they are 14-0

Alton Telegraph - Illini ready for Runnin' Rebels
- Nothing new, not sure why I even posted it

PJ Star - UNLV guard rebels against family ties to Illinois hoops
- first article I've read about Kendall Wallace's connection to Illinois -- points for something new
- a little more on Carlos Lopez and D.J. Richardson crossing paths, both former Finlay Prep players

Tulsa World - Illinois expecting tough match-up
- calls Rebels tough and athletic
- seen craziness already in the tournament, hopes to add to that craziness - Would an Illinois loss be the end for Bruce Webber?
- coach's job on the line

Sports radio interviews - UNLV brings NCAA tournament tradition back to forefront
- interview with Lon Kruger, good quick read

KU - Strengths, weaknesses, players to watch from UNLV, Illinois
- nice breakdown, not seen one in this format or focus up to this point

If you're reading this, I can count on you watching the game.

However, your friends who aren't as dedicated as you -- find them, sit them down, pour them whatever they like to drink and MAKE THEM CHEER FOR THE REBELS.

Go, Fight, Win!

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