Moline's Musings

Moline's Musings

Plays of the Game - Michigan

Oh, that one stings.  The Illini had a 13-point second half lead in Ann Arbor, but couldn't hold on, as the Wolverines found their shooting touch in the second half and pulled out a 73-65 win over Illinois in the Big Ten opener for both teams.  There were some good choices for today's Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  We'll start with sophomore point guard J

Efficiency Stats - Michigan

Not much to say about that loss, other than it hurts.  The Illini let a 13-point second half lead slip away and they lost at Michigan 73-65 in overtime.  Malcolm Hill was great, with 19 points, but not many other good things to say right now.  Here are the efficiency stats for Illinois:

Plays of the Game - Kennesaw State

When you win by 48 points, there are plenty of options for tonight's Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  Decisions, decisions.  We'll start off with sophomore Malcolm Hill, who finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds, including this nice reverse dunk.

Efficiency Stats - Kennesaw State

This was just what the doctor ordered for the Illini in their final non-conference game of the regular season, as Illinois led by as many as 52 points in a 93-45 blowout win.  As you might expect, the efficiency stats look pretty good in this one, if not quite as impressive as they were at halftime.  Here are the final numbers for Illinois:

Plays of the Game - Missouri

Sometimes there is room for debate about what should be our Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game.  Not today.  Not at all.  When you hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat Missouri in the Braggin' Rights game, that's the play of the game.  However, that doesn't mean there aren't some other great highlights to s

Efficiency Stats - Missouri

Wow.  That's what the Braggin' Rights game is all about.  The numbers won't tell you all that much about this game, but we've got them for you anyway.  First, for the Illini:

Plays of the Game - Hampton

In a rather sloppy game, the Fighting Illini were able to pull away in the second half for a comfortable 73-55 win over the Hampton Pirates.  Sophomore Jaylon Tate played well, especially in the first half, finishing with eight points (on 8-8 FT's) and three assists.  He's featured prominently tonight in our nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World "WOW!" Play of the Game. 

Efficiency Stats - Hampton

It wasn't the prettiest game, but Illinois came away with a comfortable 73-55 win over Hampton to improve to 8-3 on the season.  Kendrick Nunn had a season-high 16 points, and he was joined in double figures by Rayvonte Rice (12) and Nnanna Egwu (10).  Let's take a look at tonight's efficiency stats, first for the Illini:

Plays of the Game - Oregon

This seemed like what we had last year for Illinois on offense: Rayvonte Rice and not much else.  That was an issue, as Oregon had a balanced attack with five players in double figures.  Nnanna Egwu was the only other Illinois player to hit double digit scoring with ten points.  On to tonight's nominees for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance Worl

Efficiency Stats - Oregon

Well, the second half didn't go as planned for the Illini.  Oregon scored at will for much of the half, while the Illini didn't get much offense from anyone not named Rayvonte Rice.  Let's look at the numbers, first for Illinois: