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Minnesota and Illinois Open Big Ten Tournament - OPEN THREAD

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Andy Lyons

Winner might end up with a favored seed.

Game Time: 5:00
TV: BTN
Radio: AM1500 and the Gopher Radio Network

Pos Minnesota Pnt/Gm Pnt/Gm Illinois Pos
PG Andre Hollins 13.9
16.3 Brandon Paul
G
G Joe Coleman 8.9
12.8 D.J. Richardson
G
F Austin Hollins 10.4
10.6 Tracy Abrams F
F Rodney Williams 10.5
7.2 Tyler Griffey F
C Trevor Mbakwe 10.0 6.5 Nnanna Egwu C
Bench Maverick Ahanmisi 3.6 7.7 Joseph Bertrand Bench
Bench Julian Welch 3.3 4.1 Sam McLaurin Bench
Bench Elliott Eliason 2.3
3.6 Myke Henry Bench

DEFENSE - defend the three, defend the three, defend the three. Do not double-down on the post and stay out on shooters. Illinois can beat anybody, anywhere when they are shooting well from deep. Get out to shooters and make them hit difficult shots.

HAVE FUN - I hope to see Mbakwe and Andre Hollins having some fun out there this morning with thunderous dunks and draining threes (Mbakwe dunks and Dre shoots threes, not the other way around). Play with some passion and get this win and move on.