Thursday, December 02, 2004

Illini Fly To #1?

Total domination. Led by four double-figure scorers, and powered by 11-26 shooting from the arc, the Fighting Illini trashed Wake Forest, the #1 team in the country, by 18 and it wasn't that close. As was the case against Gonzaga on Saturday, the Illini smoked their opponent right out of the gate. If the Illini can continue to shoot like this -- on top of their typically tough defense -- they really do have a shot at grabbing the school's first national championship in their 100th year of basketball.

The Cats, meanwhile, continue to roll, trouncing their 4th mid-major opponent to start the season. The victim this time was Tennessee Tech, coached by former Tubby assistant Mike Sutton. The real season starts Saturday, as the Cats travel to Chapel Hill to take on the Heels. The Cats are running a 4-game streak against the Tar Holes, 2 straight at the Dean Dome. We'll see what this team is made of real soon.


At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's me, I'm first!

"If the Illini can continue to shoot like this" -- I'm just praying to the stay-healthy gods. It should be a fun season (I'm even tempted to get cable/sat in the house again).

-sacto-stevie (who will post under his blogger id someday)


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