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Sycamores @ Redbirds 12-31-17

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DannyCooksey
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:13 am

Chance for the Birds to win their 4th straight and to start Valley play 2-0.

I am interested to see how we start this game. We've gotten better starts on the road this year. Hopefully we can start fast tomorrow.

With the extra time between games I am expecting improved defensive rotation and awareness in man and zone. The practice time over the last week should really benefit TB and EC especially.

Until proven otherwise MY will again be the best player on the floor. That should be the difference.

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Trees 64

Redbird Alum 2004
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:03 pm

I will be at this game and I am looking for a statement game for the birds. It would be great to see David and Romine dressed. Something tells me Elijah hit hard over the little break. You can tell he wants to do big things. As was said Milik will be the best player on the floor. I think Fayne has a pretty big game though. ISU blue doesn't have a big that can guard him.

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TreRoberson4Heisman
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:06 pm

MY is going to give Alize Johnson a run for the money in terms of MVC POY.

Redbird222
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:10 pm

Our guards need to stop the penetration of Scott and Barnes. Neither are tall and length could bother their shots if we positioned properly. The trees inside game is lacking for the most part. Fayne will be much more athletic and we should exploit that. Murphy is a big man and if Taylor is left along he may be physically outmatched. The Sycamores played good defense against Valpo forcing lots of turnovers; however, I would say they have been inconsistent at best in the games I have seen.

We should win this game and start 2-0. I only see us losing this game if we can't take care of the ball and are ice cold. They should not be abke to outscore us.

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Redbird222
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:16 pm

I forgot to mention they have three freshman
( two guards and a big from overseas) that are playing considerable minutes. Add the sophomore Barnes and they should be decent the next two years assuming they continue to add talent around that core.

birdballfan
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:52 pm

TreRoberson4Heisman wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:06 pm
MY is going to give Alize Johnson a run for the money in terms of MVC POY.
It's the other way around, Alize will give MY a run for his money!! :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:

Phantom
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 pm

Come out ready to go, start fast and get it done. Hopefully the guys got some work in over the break and didn't fire down too many cookies and beer & shit. (Like me.) Be aggressive off the glass and hit FT's.

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saxman210
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm

Phantom wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Come out ready to go, start fast and get it done. Hopefully the guys got some work in over the break and didn't fire down too many cookies and beer & shit. (Like me.) Be aggressive off the glass and hit FT's.

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Really? You and Cooksey with the same prediction?
BRMM 2003-2006

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cpacmel
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:15 pm

Illinois State opens -6.5

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saxman210
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:32 pm

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CaliRdBrd
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:08 pm

Birds - 80
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cpacmel
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cpacmel wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Illinois State opens -6.5
Over / under 144.5

Metamoron
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:00 am

Hope for a good fast start and an early lead so that EC can get some extended minutes and settle
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Phantom
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:14 am

saxman210 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Phantom wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Come out ready to go, start fast and get it done. Hopefully the guys got some work in over the break and didn't fire down too many cookies and beer & shit. (Like me.) Be aggressive off the glass and hit FT's.

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Really? You and Cooksey with the same prediction?
Well shit.

I didn't even read his, I just posted my reply before looking at the others.

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BirdGrad2011
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:22 am

Don’t think this will be good attendance wise. Bitter cold, last NFL Sunday for local teams, NYE. Hoping the team shows up better than fans will.
Formerly ISUBirds89

Sladerunningbear
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:27 am

ISU: 71
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Tired of it!

Spread it!

Redbird Alum 2004
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:36 am

Metamoron wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:00 am
Hope for a good fast start and an early lead so that EC can get some extended minutes and settle
In.
This. We need to jump out fast so Elijah, David and Christian and get some minutes

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chuckie1980
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:42 am

BIRD. Bird. Bird is the word.

BIRDS will win...by either 1-2 baskets...or a blowout. Depends on health....and luck and toxic koolaid....

REDBIRDS 97
Trees.........61

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Adunk33
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:17 am

71-64 Good guys.

CB2K
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:13 pm

We will be braving the cold to attend the game as well. Anticipating Christian and/or David playing. Hope to see some intense D and effective offense.

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