Terps vs Illinois Primer and Thread

11/28/2011 8:26:51 PM I'll be in the air tomorrow, so I need to get this thread up now.  Here's the deal:  I live in Illinois.  I have nothing against the Illini or their fans, but I'd really like to win this game. 

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like our Terps are capable of competing against high-major teams.  I hope I'm wrong, but the Terps just don't have enough depth or height to beat Illinois right now.  I don't think it matters where the game is played.  If this game were played in March, it might be different, but it's not.

As fans, we should be focused on how the team executes Turgeon's offense and if we see improvement from game to game.  It's the little things.

I'm not throwing in the towel.  Our guards could get hot from outside and the team collectively turns in a complete defensive performance.  We can win in that scenario assuming that we don't turn the ball over either.

Here's the big picture: if the Terps can enter the ACC season with 4 losses or less; that would be a great beginning and something to build upon.  To accomplish this, the Terps simply need to beat the teams they should (i.e. cupcakes).  If they steal a win vs either Illinois or ND, even better.

Tweet from my buddy who is an Illini fan about the Terps opponent:  we play good D & have budding star at C. Struggle to score. game will be close. Our fat white pg should carry team in crunch

If it's close, I'll be happy.



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