March 23 MJ in Austin chat

March 23 MJ in Austin chat

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 12:30pm

Thanks to a 57-49 win against Colorado, Illinois will play Miami on Sunday. And beat writer Marcus Jackson will chat about it at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Submit questions at any time.

Marcus Jackson wrote on March 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Profile Picture

Good afternoon. Looks like this will be a very brief chat today, just one question. Apparently you all celebrated late into the night. I'm headed to the Erwin Center soon. I'm told the fire alarm went off during Miami's practice this afternoon.

Anonymous User wrote on March 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Do you think a couple of Illinois players are playing for themselves and not very good team play.  Abrams and paul seem to be playing for NBA scouts.  Do you think Illinois would be a better team with a point guard that will play point and not the 2 guard. 

Marcus Jackson wrote on March 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Profile Picture

Anonymous,

No, I don't. I'm not sure exactly what either did to make you think they were playing for themselves. The best way to impress NBA scouts is to win and that's all they care about. The only think Tracy cares about is winning. Brandon and Tracy are two of maybe three or four players on the team who can create their own shots, they're just trying to make plays.

Would the team be better off with a true point guard? Absolutely. Every team in the country wants one of those. Tracy isn't a natural point guard, he's still learning the position. They're jsut playing the hand they've been dealt.

Marcus Jackson wrote on March 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Profile Picture

All right, I'm out. Headed to Erwin to meet with Miami players and then with Illini players. We'll have plenty of coverage tomorrow ahead of the game.