Posts tagged "2011-12 illini basketball"

Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings

Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings
Ohio State or Michigan State? Who’s number one? Welcome to the Big Ten power rankings. Go here for our most recent Big East Power Rankings, which are probably more informative and accurate than the rankings below will turn out. 1) #10 Michigan State Spartans (17-4, 6-2) 13 in a row over Minnesota. Tom Izzo down-played... Read more »

Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?

Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?
I’ve always said that doing power rankings is only fun (and worth reading) when the hierarchy is rather grey and things are up in the air. PRs are kind of stupid and pointless when you get towards the end of regular season and close to conference tournament time- if you’re the sort who has rankings... Read more »

2011-12 Illini Better Team than 2010-11 Illini

2011-12 Illini Better Team than 2010-11 Illini
It’s rather ironic when you think about it. Last year’s Illini basketball team entered the year with exceedingly high expectations; the theme was last dance for a talented senior trio. This year’s team entered with zero expectations. The theme was rebuilding and re-establishing. Yet, if it were somehow possible to get the two teams to... Read more »
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#22 Illini Stay Undefeated Winning UGLIEST Way Possible

#22 Illini Stay Undefeated Winning UGLIEST Way Possible
It would be fair to say that last year’s Illini basketball team might have lost a game like last night. After all, the 2010-11 Illinois team lost to lowly UIC in a de facto home game at the United Center while being ranked #12. And they failed to win back-to-backs from mid-January on. You could... Read more »