Moline's Musings

Moline's Musings

Plays of the Game - Brown

It was a tale of two halves tonight for the Illini, and the second half was certainly impressive.  Outscoring the Bears 58-33 in the second half, Illinois rebounded from a lackluster start to win 89-68 and improve to 4-0 on the season.  As for our nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game, all of my choices come

Efficiency Stats - Brown

Well, the Illini came out of the locker room on a mission, outscoring Brown 58-33 after halftime to win 89-68.  Once again, five Illini were in double figures, including Rayvonte Rice's second career double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds).  Here are the efficiency stats for the Illini:

Plays of the Game - Austin Peay

When a team scores 107 points, you have plenty of options for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  Fourteen made three-pointers, some fast breaks, and pretty passes.  Let's get to the highlights.  Our first nominee is a nice play out of a timeout that started the Illini's 32-12 run to end the first half.

Efficiency Stats - Austin Peay

This is fun.  Illinois hit the century mark for the second straight game, the first time that's happened since the Illini scored 100+ in three straight games in December of 1993.  Illinois shot nearly 60% from the field, and 14-25 from three-point range as they ran away from Austin Peay 107-66.  Let's take a look at tonight's efficiency stats, first for the red hot Illini:

Plays of the Game - Coppin State

The challenge tonight is narrowing down the number of nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game to just three.  Here are my choices.  Feel free to pick your favorite in the comments below, or name some others that didn't make my final three.

Efficiency Stats - Coppin State

The Illini dominated this one from start to finish tonight, blowing out an overmatched Coppin State team 114-56.  We saw what can happen with this year's team when the offense is firing on all cylinders.  Although the efficiency numbers dropped slightly in the second half, this was an outstanding performance both offensively and defensively.  First, the numbers for the Illini, wi

Plays of the Game - Georgia Southern

As we'll do after each game, it's time to choose my nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  You can choose your favorite in the comments below. 

Efficiency Stats - Georgia Southern

Well, it's a win.  And the offense was much better in the second half.  But there's still plenty to improve upon, especially on the defensive end.  Here are the final efficiency stats, first for the Illini:

Monday Rewind: Plays of the Game Wisconsin

Illinois won the first and fourth quarters on Saturday at Wisconsin, but the Badgers dominated quarters two and three.  Naturally, our nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game come from the bookend quarters.

Monday Rewind: Plays of the Game Texas State

The script has become familiar for the Illini.  Fall behind in the first half, come back in the fourth quarter.  But this game also included the first-ever weather delay at Memorial Stadium, delaying the game for two hours in the middle.  After the delay, the Illini performed better on both sides of the ball, giving me quite a few options for our