Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Katz Touts Illini for Perfect *Regular* Season

Listening to the game at the Izzone last night, ESPN's Andy Katz was on at halftime with Loren Tate. He said that if the Illini held on against Michigan State "they would run the table."

Today Katz repeats it online. He isn't going so far as to say they'd sweep the Big Ten tournament and the NCAAs after that... but he gives his analysis of the last 8 games of the season here.

Meanwhile, Dicky V reports on the historical difficulties of going undefeated in the Big Ten right below.

It won't be easy. But it does appear do-able for the Men in Orange. I suspect after last night's 13 3-pointer performance, teams are going to put more emphasis on guarding the perimeter. It'll be up to Augustine's play in the post, the driving ability of Head and Brown, and the backdoor cuts of Roger Powell to make 'em pay.

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