#5 Iowa vs #3 Illinois • BTT Semifinal • 2:30 • CBS

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Whatever. Illinois is really good and is a poor matchup for Iowa. I will forget about this loss by the time I go to bed. We will be a two seed tomorrow for the first time in my lifetime in the NCAA tourney.
 

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This prison-rules shit has been going on for years and it’s usually the same teams doing it. We know it’s going to happen so it’s not even worth bitching about it. Iowa needs to adjust because the BT officiating isn’t changing.

I’m not even that mad. I think fatigue played a part. IL guards are tough under ideal circumstances but Bohannon on short rest was getting clowned all day. Also, today was definitely a game where we missed Nunge’s post defense and length.
I don't agree that it's not worth bitching about. The only chance to get it to change is by bitching about it, specifically by the fans. It's too easy for the league to ignore if the players and the coaches bitch because they're too close to the action.

If the fans and/or the media continually point out how awful it is, there's an outside shot at change.
 

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Yeah, anyway. We're good and can make a run. And I hope for the players and coaches sake we do. They've earned it.
 

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At the end of the day, they were playing with house money this afternoon. A win would have been great but a loss doesn’t hurt them. Tomorrow’s selection show should be a treat.
 

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Want me to call Pollard and see if he has a form letter you can borrow to complain about the refs?

Jesus, sounds like your theoretical version of CycloneFanatic in here.

Illinois was really good today. Iowa needs Frederick to be good to maximize their results.
 

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He did get his arm coming across to the ball.

That being said, you can’t call something you don’t see (or hear).
 
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Want me to call Pollard and see if he has a form letter you can borrow to complain about the refs?

Jesus, sounds like your theoretical version of CycloneFanatic in here.

Illinois was really good today. Iowa needs Frederick to be good to maximize their results.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 

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Want me to call Pollard and see if he has a form letter you can borrow to complain about the refs?

Jesus, sounds like your theoretical version of CycloneFanatic in here.

Illinois was really good today. Iowa needs Frederick to be good to maximize their results.
Again, it's ok to say the refs sucked. They did suck. They were terrible.

The difference that has pointed out to you half a dozen times when you do this is that everyone here almost universally agrees that Illinois was better today and nobody is blaming the loss on the refs.

If this were CycloneFanatic (or more importantly your AD), then we would be screaming that the refs are the reason Iowa lost and holding news conferences demanding apology letters. We would be insisting that Iowa is absolutely the better team.

That is the difference, and it is a huge one. I hope you remember this the 8th time you try it.
 

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Want me to call Pollard and see if he has a form letter you can borrow to complain about the refs?

Jesus, sounds like your theoretical version of CycloneFanatic in here.

Illinois was really good today. Iowa needs Frederick to be good to maximize their results.
Take a hike across your bridge to nowhere
 

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Not for individual calls though, more just the general style of I am a giant douche officiating.
And in a better officiated game, I still think it's a tossup. Both teams are adaptable. It would just be more fun to watch.
 

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Want me to call Pollard and see if he has a form letter you can borrow to complain about the refs?

Jesus, sounds like your theoretical version of CycloneFanatic in here.

Illinois was really good today. Iowa needs Frederick to be good to maximize their results.
No but you can go grab those 2 wins and stick them up your ass.
 

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I’m not exactly sure how you officiate Cockburn. He’s just so big everything he does appears to be a foul so they don’t call a whole lot. Then Giorgi checks in and they immediately call him for ticky tack shit to make up for what they don’t call Cockburn for.

The shit Curbelo gets away with is much more annoying, specifically the non travel calls. Frazier, Ayo, Miller and Williams play pretty solid defense.
 

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I’m not exactly sure how you officiate Cockburn. He’s just so big everything he does appears to be a foul so they don’t call a whole lot. Then Giorgi checks in and they immediately call him for ticky tack shit to make up for what they don’t call Cockburn for.

The shit Curbelo gets away with is much more annoying, specifically the non travel calls. Frazier, Ayo, Miller and Williams play pretty solid defense.
I lost it when Curbelo tight-roped the sideline again.
 

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I’m not exactly sure how you officiate Cockburn. He’s just so big everything he does appears to be a foul so they don’t call a whole lot. Then Giorgi checks in and they immediately call him for ticky tack shit to make up for what they don’t call Cockburn for.

The shit Curbelo gets away with is much more annoying, specifically the non travel calls. Frazier, Ayo, Miller and Williams play pretty solid defense.
Here's how you officiate Cockburn. When he commits a foul, you call it. He'll get the hint pretty quick. He's not a stupid player, and he'll adjust. Or he won't and that's on him.
 

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Here's how you officiate Cockburn. When he commits a foul, you call it. He'll get the hint pretty quick. He's not a stupid player, and he'll adjust. Or he won't and that's on him.
We all know that’s never going to happen. He’s developed some skills since last year but his entire game is based on his mass. He can just get a wide base and no one can go around him. Guys just bounce off of him.
 

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We all know that’s never going to happen. He’s developed some skills since last year but his entire game is based on his mass. He can just get a wide base and no one can go around him. Guys just bounce off of him.
He's a good player. He should absolutely use his size to his advantage. If he's getting away with murder because of it, that's on the refs. If they call it, I think he'd clean it up.
 
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We all know that’s never going to happen. He’s developed some skills since last year but his entire game is based on his mass. He can just get a wide base and no one can go around him. Guys just bounce off of him.
i loved how he leapt 3 feet into garza with his shoulder to back him down and it was a play on.
 

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i loved how he leapt 3 feet into garza with his shoulder to back him down and it was a play on.
Thats kinda what I mean though. If Patrick does that to someone, the only person bouncing off the opposition is Patrick. If Cockburn does it, the other person is gonna go flying. Same play, but since one is massive, it looks worse.
 

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Ayo is a douche but he made me laugh when he screamed “who’s that?” right when Perkins began his ultimately unsuccessful attempt at making a play on the baseline.
 
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what he did was a charge and is usually called a charge.
 

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Felt like Murray didn’t get enough minutes but I see he got 20.
 

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I wonder if Dr. Tom coached that rapid pump fake. Had to have.

Retardedly innovative and kind of worked. But we sure looked like a bunch of dorks.
 

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i think this is fixed by not seeing teams they have played 2+ times and not having stupid fucking big ten refs.
You think so you dumb old redneck??
 

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The Dr. Tom fake airball pass.

That super low to the ground one handed bounce pass to the interior.

That sloppy hustle 6'7" cracker waving his arms all over the place like a psycho guarding the inbounds pass.

Uniquely Iowa.
 
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Wait, what?? CJ is one of our toughest players. One of the only ones who'll take the contact and drive through it into the lane where he usually finishes with a one handed running make of some sort. Works his ass off on D. This a bad take. Very bad.
All while battling through an injury. Everyone saw what happened when we didn't have that soft AF player in the middle of the year. The full retard is a big ole dumbfuck.
 
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