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Hoopaholic’s Gazette: Hoosiers, Hoyas, Hoos & HooHaws!!!

b-ballIU fell behind 11-2 from the get go of its Big Ten battle in Champagn-Urbana against the Fighting Illini.

It was an early afternoon tipoff, and with the NFL conference title games on later, I figured I’d better get my trip to the grocery out of the way.

When I returned, I clicked on the telly, and there were the Hoosiers up 10.

So, I set to unpacking my vittles. When I next took notice of the game, about five minutes of game clock later, Illinois was up 9. I figured this game deserved my attention.

Which proved to be so. The Crimson & Crean came back again, going up one with under a minute to play, then setting a great trap for a steal and score to increase the advantage to 3, then closing out the home team, in front of the largest crowd ever for a game in C-U, 80-74.

Scintillating January conference action. Continue reading Hoopaholic’s Gazette: Hoosiers, Hoyas, Hoos & HooHaws!!!