Led beginning to end at their place without CJ. Bench was monstrous. Cockburn one more huge big that could not EJ (m)
By Barrett777 on 17:46:51 02/22/21
[In reply to "Illinois moved ahead of us in the Coaches poll this week. I forget... how did we do against them? *" by Bucknik, posted at 16:59:26 02/22/21]
OSU did a nice job of knowing when to help and when not to on D, and Illinois does not have quality shooters at every position.
Will be a war in Columbus. Game very possibly for a 1 seed. Both teams have improved since first game. Throw out game 1. Very likely to come down to a make or miss at crunch time, early foul trouble for one of the stars in the game, or a bad TO or two leading to fast breaks the other way.