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RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by runningracer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:47 pm

Could be one of the biggest games of the season for our team on Saturday. So many things to consider...the early start time......the result of last years game........the revenge factor.........just our second road game......will we continue to develop a killer instinct, or continue to play unevenly? Have to be proud of how we have been closing out games, but this one will be a dogfight all the way. This could be a signature game for this team, or a heartbreaker. Regardless, looking forward to the Racers lacing them up on Saturday and being aggressive.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by runningracer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 pm

ISU plays BYU on Direct TV 374 at 8:00 tonight if anyone is interested.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by msuowns » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:30 pm

MVC bait. Must win
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Re: Illinois State

Post by smidge34 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:17 pm

runningracer wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 pm
ISU plays BYU on Direct TV 374 at 8:00 tonight if anyone is interested.
Channel 9403 on Dish lmao, I never heard of BYUTV but I've got it. Didn't even know it.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by dbstepside » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:12 pm

Thanks Smidge. I didn’t know I had that channel either but I do now.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by smidge34 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:40 pm

Anybody watching notice that terrific little PG for BYU named Jashire Hardnett? He's legit.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by bjhracer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:04 pm

Of course, as much as we recruited him the name should ring a bell with with everyone. Biggest thing I took from the game is we are going to have to get Illinois St frustrated and off their game. The took some crazy shots in the first half and gave up many possessions due to frustration. They seemed to calm down quite a bit in the 2nd and started making some baskets. Of course playing at their place it will be harder to get them off their game. Hope our 3 is falling. Should be a good game.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by 75Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:27 pm

Fayne, Evans and Yarbrough are the "big three" for their team.

As they go, so does Illinois State.

Fayne is #13, Evans is #14 and Yarbrough is #41 among players on our schedule this year.

Miller is #6, Stark is #25 and Buchannan is #29.

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Re: Illinois State

Post by FijiRacer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:16 pm

I think we win this one if we keep playing like we have been the past few weeks. We match up extremely well with them both offensively and defensively. Seems we counter most of their strengths with our own on the other side of the ball and we have some huge advantages. We're the 31st best Offensive Rebounding team in the country and they are the 327th best at stopping it. We should have the upper hand on the boards. In addition they've shot the ball poorly thus far and we've been good at forcing opponents into low shooting percentages. REALLY looking forward to this one as I think it'll be a good barometer for the rest of the season.

One thing we gotta watch out for is their marksman Keyshawn Evans. High volume three point shooter making over 49% of his shots.
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Post by jayinbama » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 pm

I watched ISU take down South Carolina in a Thanksgiving tournament. They played great defense.
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RACERS @ ILLINOIS STATE GAME THREAD

Post by 75Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:29 pm

Keyshawn Evans………………136.2414
TERRELL MILLER, JR.………130.4265

JONATHAN STARK.……………127.8218

Phil Fayne.………………………116.7524
JA MORANT………………………110.5459

Milik Yarbrough.………………103.3836


SHAQ BUCHANAN.………………83.2185

BYRON HAWKINS…………………74.9402

William Tinsley.…………………63.0693
ANTHONY SMITH..………………60.9322

JALEN DUPREE.……………………59.4947
Madison Williams………………59.1534
Taylor Bruninga.…………………52.8825



Isaac Gassman.…………………28.4171
Jerron Martin.……………………25.9421
BRION WHITLEY.…………………22.8116
JACHAI TAYLOR.…………………22.6894

BRION SANCHIOUS………………19.8394
Matt Hein.…………………………13.7571
Luke Litwiller.……………………12.6482
DEVIN GILMORE.…………………11.8915
ZACH HOPEWELL.………………11.3621

Elijah Clarance……………………1.0597
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Re: Illinois State

Post by 75Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm

I believe if Brion and Hawkins can post 80+ numbers in this game, we will win.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by 75Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:25 pm

Here's my prediction for this game.....

STAT..... .......RACERS....... .......Illinois State
FGM..... .......28....... .......24
FGA..... .......55....... .......59
FG%..... .....50.91......... .....40.68

3M..... .......7....... .......7
3PA..... .......20....... .......23
3P%..... .....35.00...... .....30.43

FTM..... .......14....... .......12
FTA..... .......20....... .......16
FT%..... .....70.00...... .......75.00

OR..... .......11....... .......9
DR..... .......25....... .......23
REB..... .......36....... .......32

FLS..... .......16....... .......20

AST..... .......15....... .......12
TOS..... .......14....... .......14

BLK..... .......4....... .......3
STL..... .......7....... .......6

PTS..... .......77....... .......67

Adjusting for home court advantage leaves a final predicted outcome of 75-69 in favor of Murray State!

Murray State has a 73.77% Chance of winning this game.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by 02Racer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:25 pm

75Fan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm
I believe if Brion and Hawkins can post 80+ numbers in this game, we will win.
With Brion currently hovering at 19, that doesn't make me hopeful. :lol:
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Re: RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by speck » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:19 pm

Right now ESPN is giving us a 41.1% chance of winning. It will be a tough game on the road.
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Re: Illinois State

Post by Handicap » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:35 pm

02Racer wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:25 pm
75Fan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm
I believe if Brion and Hawkins can post 80+ numbers in this game, we will win.
With Brion currently hovering at 19, that doesn't make me hopeful. :lol:
Maybe he meant the other Brion......... 3 points higher
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Re: RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by smidge34 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:05 pm

I sure hope our chance of winning doesn't rest on the shoulders of either.
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Re: RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by NKYRacer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm

Hey 75, can you do a combined player rating? Asking for a friend...
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Re: RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by 75Fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 pm

Jalen Smith or Anthony Dupree? :D
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Re: RACERS @ Illinois State Game Thread

Post by 02Racer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:56 pm

What if the Brions combine for 80?
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