Saturday, December 03, 2005
Good win today over a strong XAVIER squad at the United Center. No way were Brown nor Augustine going to let this one slip away in their last appearance in Chicago as they combined for 43 of 65 points.
XAVIER got off fast to a 19-4 start. It didn't look good down 10 at the half. But, early in the 2nd half Dee led the ILLNI back on a 15-4 run. We battled back and forth for the remaining 10 minutes only to hold on at the end for a 3 point victory. After beating UNC and XAVIER this week (2 good wins for our team early in the season) we might crack the top - 10 again early in December. Not bad for a squad that lost Head, Williams, and Powell to the NBA.
Next up is Arkansas Little Rock and Georgetown before travelling to Oregon at the Garden on Saturday against the DUCKS. This is going to be a busy weeks with home games on Monday and Thursday before the long turnaound out west.
That was shaping up to be a competitive game a few weeks ago but I'm not so sure after the DUCKS lost today at home 71-57 to a game Georgetown squad. Oregon didn't play very well at all . Not really sure why.