SportsTalk Live: Illini's chances in the Tourney
A there are very happy group on the line -- they are headed to the NCAA. Tournament. They'll battle number ten Colorado in the first round. How far can they don't. Claim -- -- -- to the sweet sixteen Colorado's good rebounding team in Illinois is not Miami could be hat. They they struggled down the stretch that they get through the ACC term and they limped into it and I think if Illinois can somehow get by Colorado that 710 game I think they can beat Miami. Oh my gosh you had an idea of drinking. What happened at me a break at all either they struggle a lot of it ACC player today but they were -- lost three out of four going into it they had dropped in the rankings and then they. They got better in the ACC tournament but Duke lost the next play Duke in the ACC tournament. So it was a little bit of an easier path. I can't pretend to know a whole lot about Colorado considered good rebounding team. That is that the Mets have really bad matchup for Illinois because they don't rebound and if Illinois doesn't shoot well this could be a one game. One of them maybe I've I watched -- call road. Games this year because 45 garnered her -- -- solid across the Colorado. He did you have to do in hypothetical what the cholera so we have to watch Colorado against that got this guy named Chang on the team -- you know I love. Oddities that in this guy is. You know different you don't see obvious like the Jeremy Lin of eventually and they I've watched him win some pretty good games I mean you know they're not a pushover team. With Illinois you don't know what you're getting very good in the team that beat Indiana. In Bloomington. Were you getting the team that lost some games that they never should have lost. You know Brandon Paul is just the spectacular player at times that I just appears that game that we've made a last second shot. 25 points and they're gonna. There is -- where did that game was at Illinois right what else have six I mean there's three other guys have six points. If they can shoot the lights out Brandon Paul can lead them they can beat anybody can beat a Colorado they can beat the Miami and they can surprise some teams up as we've seen this year they be -- good enough for number one seeds what we're about Barry Larkin can be in the point guard for Miami and who had it originally committed to DePaul. Didn't really correct and they let him out of the Letterman tent why on earth -- he. -- -- -- said there were family issues and he wanted to get closer to home but I mean why did the X don't come to do Paul like Oliver Purnell. And they ended up now working out but yeah and he's a very good player yeah he's great I think Illini are very struggle with Colorado tad -- is an outstanding coach. They rebound really well that's a problem for Illinois if she.
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses how Illinois will fare in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Colorado - 3/18