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      11-29-2004 01:55 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Methalius »
      I just scored 1st row seats for Saturday's game against Indiana. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]

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      I've been looking at stubhub.com, and I'm waiting for a friend to indicate which games she's interested in seeing.

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      11-29-2004 01:59 PM #27
      I might try to score some tickets for the Providence game at the Dunk...That and hopefully I can get the Espn Full Court package from my half assed cable provider....Very few UCONN games other than Espn games are on TV in MA and I want them all

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      11-29-2004 02:03 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by ed rooney »
      I might try to score some tickets for the Providence game at the Dunk...

      I'll be at that one, along with PC/Syracuse in January. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-29-2004 02:06 PM #29
      Hmmm, I should also look into Providence tickets.

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      11-29-2004 02:09 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by GSTGuy »
      Anyone else looking forward to the Wake / Illinois game?

      I always like to see good teams matchup against each other early in the season instead of playing a creampuff school. It should be a heck of a game. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Can the Illini make this a statement game to show everyone that they are for real?

    6. 11-30-2004 12:29 AM #31
      watch out for washington..they are going tear it up this year.
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      11-30-2004 09:38 AM #32
      Here is a nice little article about UConn's London trip. It is encouraging to say the least.
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      Coach Jim Calhoun said he was going to use UConn's four-game tour of London to solidify his rotation. He said he wanted to see players in extended stretches and determine which combinations worked and which didn't.
      Here's a look at some of the players in question and where they stand now that the team is home.
      Rashad Anderson: His numbers on the tour weren't good (34.5 percent on threes), but his role as the go-to outside scorer has not changed. Anderson proved he could play in the heat of the NCAA Tournament. No four-game exhibition tour is going to undo that.
      Hilton Armstrong: He is a given to get minutes off the bench. Armstrong was never spectacular in London but was steady, averaging 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. His status seems unchanged.
      Josh Boone: He didn't have a dominating trip. He played very well in the second game against London Towers (22 points, 13 rebounds) but that was the only time he hinted at his promise. No matter. Calhoun wasn't really looking for Boone to prove anything. Boone shot 59.1 percent on free throws during the trip. If the sophomore center can improve that percentage to 70 percent, it will make the Huskies extremely difficult to defend.
      "That would stop people from using the Hack-a-Shaq method," Boone said.
      Denham Brown: There could have been a squeeze in minutes here because of Rudy Gay, but Brown seems determined not to let that happen. He shot well (41.7 percent on threes) and used his strength to rebound (5.3 average), especially in the final two games when he grabbed 14.
      Rudy Gay: On the bus after Friday's game against Brighton, the team gathered around the laptops to watch Gay soar through the lane, catch a missed shot with one hand and dunk, all in the same motion. He did other things, too. Gay made 6 of 10 threes and averaged a team-high 15.5 points. He had 11 assists, second on the team, and averaged 6.5 rebounds. All in 21 minutes a game.
      Antonio Kellogg: The freshman is still trying to learn the point guard position, something that became clear against the experienced professionals in London. He averaged 12.3 minutes on the trip and had five assists and six turnovers. No doubt he would be more comfortable at shooting guard but the Huskies need him to spell Marcus Williams. He brings defensive energy to the position and his inexperience should matter less against younger opponents.
      Ed Nelson: He averaged 16.3 bruising minutes on the trip. Nelson made his case for minutes, especially against muscular opponents (Pittsburgh) that attempt to bully teams inside the lane. He also showed that he is solid with the ball (four assists and one turnover). Nelson led the team in time spent on the floor and left London with a cut lip (an elbow in the Milton Keynes game) and some hard-won respect.
      Ryan Thompson: He was trying to make a case as a player that can stop a slide with solid play. He may have made his point but his tentativeness from outside (Thompson attempted only five shots on the trip) will limit his minutes. Look for him to get the Shamon Tooles minutes.
      Charlie Villanueva: UConn was hoping Villanueva would show the form he displayed during the first two weeks of practice. That didn't happen.
      And yet, Villanueva averaged 8.0 points, 5.6 rebounds in 16.5 minutes in four games. He also had six assists against three turnovers. This proves that even when Villanueva seems off his form, he still puts up numbers.
      If he plays with the energy he showed against Brighton Friday, it will be bad news for UConn opponents.
      Marcus White: Made his case the first night against London Towers, with 12 points and 15 rebounds in 22 minutes. Played only 24 minutes in the final three games. Look for White when the Huskies are getting beat off the glass.
      Marcus Williams: Easily the biggest mover on the trip.
      The Huskies left the United States wondering if Williams could solidify the point guard position. They come home knowing that Williams is their point guard.
      He had 35 assists and 17 turnovers and seems to be gradually rounding into the kind of player who could give them 30 or 35 minutes each night.

    8. 11-30-2004 10:12 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by GSTGuy »
      Anyone else looking forward to the Wake / Illinois game?

      I'll be there!
      PAINT THE HALL ORANGE!


      Modified by watanabe2k at 9:16 AM 11-30-2004

    9. 12-01-2004 12:45 PM #34
      And as usual, the ACC whips the crap out of the Big Ten.
      Just hope Illinois can salvage something tonight to give the Big Ten some pride like Wisconsin did last night.
      And once again, I must say:
      "PAINT THE HALL ORANGE" - T-shirts are only $5 on campus!

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      12-01-2004 01:51 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by watanabe2k »
      And as usual, the ACC whips the crap out of the Big Ten.
      Just hope Illinois can salvage something tonight to give the Big Ten some pride like Wisconsin did last night.
      And once again, I must say:
      "PAINT THE HALL ORANGE" - T-shirts are only $5 on campus!

      Wish I was still there!!!! How long you been there? I need some new U of I shirts [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]
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    11. 12-01-2004 10:15 PM #36
      WHAT A GAME!
      This is my 6th year here as a student (In grad school in sport management).
      I also lived here from 1980-1992 when I was a kid!
      My dad always talked about the 79 Mich St. game, now I can talk about the '04 Wake Forest game!

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      12-01-2004 11:03 PM #37
      The power of the Chief!!!

      Who's for real now? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    13. 12-01-2004 11:22 PM #38
      I think with this Illinois has put themselves in contention for being a final four team. But this does not mean Wake Forest is out of it. I was really impressed with Paul's speed and quickness, I have not seen someone guard Dee and Deron so well. I think the Deacons are still a team to watch out for, thye had me worried when they started hitting threes.
      What was really funny was Eddie Johnson was on a video at half time talking about making his shot to beat Mich St. in 79. I sat there yelling at the screen the whole time, cause Eddie Johnson was in the same dorm floor as my dad and took my dad's ice cube tray, and thus cost my dad $50 on his dorm room deposit.
      Anyway, what a great night, I gotta out again soon!

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      12-02-2004 07:39 AM #39
      Wake is absolutely still a contender. It was a tough spot to win, but I was hoping for more.

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      12-02-2004 08:23 AM #40
      I didn't see anything of the game but from everything that I have read Wake got absolutely crushed. It's just one early season game that really doesn't mean anything. The only thing that matters is what happens in March and April. Great job by Illinois though. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]

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      12-02-2004 09:25 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by LONGBEACH24 »
      Wake is absolutely still a contender. It was a tough spot to win, but I was hoping for more.

      As was I. Wake just came out real flat, something I didn't expect out of a team ranked #1. They also seemed to give up real early. I don't know the style of ball they play over there, but it seemed they tried to force things when they got down early and took real quick shots with no real ball movement. If they had tried to slow down the game to a level they were more comfortable with (they weren't going to keep up with Illinois speed) they might have made it a little closer.
      This early in the season or not, it's still a huge win if Wake continues to stay in contention.
      Misanthrope extraordinaire

    17. 12-02-2004 10:27 AM #42
      On a side note, Gonzaga beat the hell out of #16 Washington, proving that they weren't so bad after all.....

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      12-02-2004 10:32 AM #43
      If Illinois plays with that intensity all year or there abouts the will be National Champs...They have size, talent , speed that will be unmatched..Maybe Wake or UNC could give them a run but thats it...

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      12-07-2004 10:20 AM #44
      Just a quick reminder, Illinois is the #1 team in the nation
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    20. 12-07-2004 10:49 AM #45
      We are number 1! This hasn't happened since I lived here as a kid back in 89.........
      That said, they way we played the last two games, we might be headed back down to #2 or #3, even if we don't lose, because we have been playing sloppy. Last night's game against Chicago State was a circus...........

    21. 12-09-2004 12:16 AM #46
      Quote, originally posted by watanabe2k »
      On a side note, Gonzaga beat the hell out of #16 Washington, proving that they weren't so bad after all.....

      uhh what they didn't beat the hell out of us, were you watching the game even...that was a close game for UW considering it was a road game and we were without our best all around player - Brandon Roy so yea...we are going to beat NC State Dec. 19th sorry ACC Fans, you shall feel the power of the Pac-10.

    22. 12-09-2004 10:30 AM #47
      Quote, originally posted by POPE »
      uhh what they didn't beat the hell out of us, were you watching the game even...that was a close game for UW considering it was a road game and we were without our best all around player - Brandon Roy so yea...we are going to beat NC State Dec. 19th sorry ACC Fans, you shall feel the power of the Pac-10.

      oops my bad, I just glanced at the game for a few minutes when Gonzaga was playing really well.
      And hey I am always glad to see the ACC go down!
      Go Illini! #1 (for now)

    23. 12-10-2004 06:55 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by ed rooney »
      If Illinois plays with that intensity all year or there abouts the will be National Champs...They have size, talent , speed that will be unmatched..Maybe Wake or UNC could give them a run but thats it...

      Wake and UNC aren't the best teams in the ACC though! Illinios doesn't go 11 deep like Georgia Tech, and when the Jackets start to run the floor
      Tech plays at Gonzaga in a week, can't wait to see that game. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-10-2004 10:52 AM #49
      GT has no inside game including that big stiff Schensher

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      12-10-2004 11:05 AM #50
      Quote, originally posted by ed rooney »
      GT has no inside game including that big stiff Schensher

      Uh, they pretty much have the same team back that went to the title game, right? So, are you saying there are teams better than Uconn last season that would keep GT out of the final four?

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