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  1. So looking back, it appears that Juwan scored 75 points in the Crossroads Classic over his entire career (Freshman: DNP; Sophomore: 6; Junior: 34; Senior: 35). Wonder if anyone’s scored more than that?
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    Around the B1G/NCAA

    My family and I call him Mad Eye Moody, of Harry Potter fame... He’s a dead ringer if you ask me
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    Romeo Langford

    Thank God Archie is willing to play his best players, freshmen or not. That’s going to pay off on the court and on the recruiting trail.
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    Around the B1G/NCAA

    Quickly approaching dumpster fire levels in Champagne.
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    Around the B1G/NCAA

    And then you have this... https://www.suntimeshighschoolsports.com/2018/12/17/illinois-brad-underwood-recruiting/
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    Injuries

    Because HIPAA is just a useful excuse to hide behind when they don’t want to release information.
  7. To rehash our one missed opportunity in 11 games so far over and over again? I guess we have different definitions of fun, lol
  8. I don’t understand this obsession with where we’d be ranked if we beat Arkansas... It really does not matter at all, and all the hand-wringing over a one-point road loss to a power conference team in November is pretty annoying, frankly. We’re 5-2 against the Kenpom top 50. Being ranked in the 15-20 range in December instead of the 20-25 range would make absolutely no difference in the long run. We were ranked #3 after we beat Kansas and UNC in November 2016, and it meant nothing. If we take care of business in conference, which needed to happen regardless of the outcome of the Arkansas game, the top 15 ranking and good tourney seed will come. The Arkansas loss won’t hurt our resume at all come tourney time, and really, just the fact that we played the game helps our SOS and computer rankings. Get over it.
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    Central Arkansas Pregame Thread

    Their free throw defense is scary good... This could be a trap game 😂😂😂
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    Curtis Jones

    Don’t think we’re ever gonna regret losing this kid.
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    Justin Smith

    I actually think Archie has done a great job managing Smith thus far. I think during a recent radio show, Archie said something to the effect of “when a player is struggling, you have to get him to focus on the things he’s doing well instead of the things he’s not doing well.” Smith was in a huge slump through his zero-point performance against Penn State. But Archie stuck with him, focused on his play on defense and on the boards in that game, and I think we’re starting to see that pay off. He still mostly sucks and plays way too soft/sloppy on offense, but he’s made some huge plays in big moments over the past two games. And he’s been very solid defensively and on the glass. I think our best 5 is Phinisee, Langford, Smith, Morgan, and one of Green/McBob, and that’s who’s been on the floor to close out these tough games. We’ve needed Smith, and he’s been starting to deliver. Props to Archie for helping him get out of his slump.
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    Butler Postgame Thread

    There’s a difference between legitimate criticism and the over the top whining in most of those quotes. I agree that the out of timeout and end of half plays haven’t been great the past few games — that’s been kind of confusing to me, as I thought Archie did a good job of that last year. It seems like we’ve ended up with a lot of tough Phinisee drives in those situations, and I’m not sure if that’s how Archie is drawing them up, or if the players just aren’t executing... Either way, he’s got to figure that out. But to act like Jordan is some coaching genius compared to Archie because he “told his players not to let Romeo get the ball” is pretty funny. And I totally disagree that the rotations have been bad... I actually like the way Archie’s been distributing minutes. The slow starts and offensive struggles have been frustrating, and those are things that needs to be addressed. But the fact of the matter is, we’ve been down at halftime in the past two games against good teams, and we’ve won both games. The coaching staff deserves a LOT of credit for that. Going into the meat of the conference season, we’re 9-2 with our only losses coming to decent/great teams on the road. We have a great tournament resume with 5 very solid wins, and we’ve positioned ourselves to compete for the conference title with a 2-0 start, which includes a road win. Hard to expect much more than that, and I’m not the type of fan that has low expectations.
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    Butler Postgame Thread

    Which of Yogi’s games in his senior year would you put on par with the game Juwan just had? He only cracked 30 in a big home win over IPFW and a road loss to Wisconsin that year.
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    Butler Postgame Thread

    If he keeps it up, I think he’s going to end up at #2 for me. I know everyone has different criteria and it’s all subjective, but to me, Vic is #1, and Juwan is well on his way to overtaking Yogi for #2. IMO he’s already ahead of Zeller when you take into account their entire careers at IU. And to be honest, I can’t really remember any of those other three ever taking over a big game like Juwan did tonight.
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    Butler Postgame Thread

    Lol, ya don’t say? Idk man, the contested 40 foot jumper is a pretty high percentage shot
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