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Illinois: A team centered around toughness

FIVE TAKEAWAYS The Illinois Fighting Illini traveled to Mackey Arena to face the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday evening in a game that had a lot of bracket implications. Illinois came out on top 79-62 to earn a rare BIG 10 road win. We were there to witness a truly “tough” team take control in the …

Jan 21 Game results

BIG WINS ILLINOIS defeated Purdue at Mackey Arena 79-62. A road win in the BIG 10 is a huge win. Gaining another quad 1 win is also huge. Illinois has put themselves in good position to make the tourney this year. Purdue now 10-9 is in need of a winning streak to get off the …

Bracket Report: Jan 21

SEEDS 1-4 This week we have a new number 1 seed in San Diego St. The Aztecs are undefeated and have 3 quad 1 and 3 quad 2 wins. This is good enough for us to move them up. Seeds 2-3 find a bunch of teams with similar resumes. We had a huge discussion between …

Jan 20th Game results

BIG WINS NC STATE goes on the road and beats Virginia 53-51. Good Quad 1 win for the Wolfpack and also gives a fellow bubble team a home loss. A good night for NC State. RUTGERS- This game was on Sunday. They continue to win games. Defeating Minnesota at home is a good quad 2 …

Game Results Jan 18

BIG WINS LOUISVILLE- Winning on the road at Duke 79-73 is a huge win. The Cardinals were in a lull and now move up to the top 4 seed lines for sure. Duke will likely fall out of the 1 seed after two losses this week. KENTUCKY– An overtime win over Arkansas gains the Wildcats …

Jan 17 Game results

BIG WINS IOWA – getting a quad 1 win at home is always big. Not a huge schedule of games but Iowa gets the best win of the night HOLDING SERVE DAYTON– Dayton was a 2 seed in our bracket before the game. They held on to win on a buzzer beater in OT on …

Jan 16 Game results

BIG WINS GONZAGA defeats a 15-3 Santa Clara team 104-54. Santa Clara had just defeated St. Mary’s on the road in previous game. Not a great win but a great style win as the Zags fight for/maintain a resume worthy of a 1 seed WASHINGTON- The Huskies defeated fellow bubble team Oregon St at home …

Jan 15 Game results

BIG WINS SETON HALL– Defeats Butler in Indianapolis 78-70. Huge resume win as the Pirates are looking at top 4 seed at this time GEORGETOWN – Defeats Creighton 83-80 to add a quad 1 win for the moment. Regardless this win is huge for a team that is either just in or just out of …

Results Jan 14

BIG WINS CLEMSON– Beats Duke at home. Third win in a row for the Tigers. Their NET prior to the DUKE game was 92 but this win may move them into consideration range. DAYTON– Defeats VCU at home by 14. Beating a main competitor in the A!) by double digits adds to an already solid …

Keys to making the tournament: Stat wise

As the conference season kicks off in full here in 2020, we thought we would share some info that we use to sort teams 1-68 for selection for the tournament. NET: Teams in the top 40 of the NET will get heavy consideration. The NET is not a standings board, but teams in this area …