Saturday, December 10, 2005
Jen and I attended the Pape' Jam Saturday night between Oregon and Illinois. It was great to sit amongst the orange and blue with Karl, Mary Jo, Dan, Kristi, Dan, Stacey, and kids. Dee Brown and Richie McBride led with way with 3-point bombs all night long. Oregon had no answer. This game was over about 10 minutes into the first half.
We enjoyed an 18-point lead at the break and pulled away to a comfortable 89-59 victory in the beautiful Rose Garden. Section 207, Row 0, seats 14 and 15 will never be the same again. Lots of Orange and Blue adorned the Garden tonight. It was a beautiful sight. With this win we should crack the TOP-10 in all polls come Sunday.
Dee was amazing tonight in leading the way for the ILLINI with 26 points. Oregon shot only 35% for the game and 26% in the first half. Ouch - not good. The Ducks really struggled with shot selection all night - not taking too many good ones.