Pregame blog: Illinois vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Illini Inquirer publisher Jeremy Werner is getting you ready for Thursday night's Big Ten tipoff between Illinois vs. Ohio State

30 minutes to topoff

The Orange Krush is back. That's a big boost to the homecourt advantage for the Illini. The Krush has been here for only three games so far this season. The first four were at Springfield to renovations here and the last four, including three home games. Usually by this time of year, the Krush would be 12 games deep. Looks like a good showing for the student group tonight. No offense to the average fans who filled their seats previously, but the Illini need some energy next to the court. The renovations improved the atmosphere on the court drastically with the Krush right on top of the action.

UPDATE: Mike Thorne Jr. is officially out tonight.

40 minutes to tipoff

Speaking of injuries, Khalid Lewis is available for this second rendition of OSU vs. Illinois. He wasn't available on Jan. 3 in Columbus due to the mumps. He could've helped, especially on defense (remember those Alex Austin fouls?). An underrated Illini "injury" this season. Lewis played just five minutes against Minnesota on Saturday. But I wouldn't look too much into it. Lewis picked up two quick fouls, and Jaylon Tate was the hot hand (six assists, zero turnovers). The Illini have a point guard platoon. Usually, Groce will go 25 minutes with one and 15 minutes with the other. Nothing's changed there. I'd expect Lewis to play a big role tonight against big-bodied OSU point guard JaQuan Lyle.

That name should sting here. Not because Illinois didn't land him. But because Lyle's decommitment from Louisville ultimately led to Quentin Snider decommitting from Illinois on Signing Day and signing with Louisville, his dream school. Needless to say, Illinois is worse off because of Lyle's decommitment.

Other recruitments may hurt due to position (Snider, Jalen Brunson, Jawun Evans and Glynn Watson) or exposure (Cliff Alexander), but the Keita Bates-Diop recruitment hurts too. He's a central Illinois native (Normal) and assistant Paris Parham had a great relationship with KBD even when he coached at Illinois State. Bates-Diop (11.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 bpg) isn't a complete player yet. He's inconsistent but he flashes star potential, like his 22-point, 8-rebound, four-block performance earlier this week against Penn State.

60 minutes to tipoff

Just saw Mike Thorne Jr. head into the locker room in street clothes. He seemed to have a limp. I doubt he plays tonight.

The longer he sits out, the more the decision to bring him back for the Indiana game will be criticized. Playing Thorne Jr. in that game erased any chance of him receiving a medical hardship waiver because he played in a game in the second half. 

But another requirement for a medical hardship waiver is that the injury must be "incapacitating," meaning season-ending. The doctors cleared Thorne Jr. to play before the Indiana game. He wanted to play. The staff wanted him to play, given how the season has gone so far. But he's suffered from swelling and soreness since those 16 minutes, 9 points and 9 rebounds at Indiana. His diabetes-- which hurts circulation -- doesn't aid his recovery.

Leron Black, who seems destined for a redshirt season, has had a season of different hairdos. He started with a high top, then tried to go dreads. Tonight, he's got a shaved head. I like the first and third 'dos way better than the second.

90 minutes to tipoff

Transfer Kipper Nichols is getting a sweaty workout in before the game. He has solid form on his jumper, something to work with. He's making a solid number of threes. I wouldn't say that will be the 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward's strength -- rebounding and defense will be -- but he looks like he'll be a threat to shoot.

Malcolm Hill, Aaron Jordan, Michael Finke and walk-on Cameron Liss are on the court early to get some shots up. Graduate assistant James Haring grabbed Finke and shook him around when he walke out on the court. "That's my boy," Haring said. "Gotta get him jacked up for tonight." Big game for the Illini to try and turn this one around.

Finke is coming off a career-high 16 rebounds (14 defensive). He was more active on the glass. Part of that was because the Illini staff showed him his putrid rebound percentages over the previous three games (six rebounds total during those three games, including only one defensive rebound). But Mav Morgan's career game (14 points, seven rebounds) allowed Finke to play at his natural position, the four. Finke won more matchups on the glass against smaller fours. The Illini also zoned a poor-shooting Minnesota team effectively.

Tonight shows us whether Morgan's game on Saturday was a flash in the pan or a breakout. Morgan has always had skill, especially on offense. He has scored more than six points in 13 of 20 games and double digits in four games. He's shooting an efficient 57.9 percent. 

The key for Morgan is the glass. His rebound percentages are half of Mike Thorne Jr.'s and Leron Black's and more closely resemble a small forward's. He's averaging just 2.0 rebounds per game. He simply hasn't been tough enough during his Illini career. On Minnesota, Morgan showed a bit of an edge. He had seven rebounds and slammed a rare dunk.

He practiced well last week, winning the James Augustine rebound jersey -- for grabbing the most rebounds in the previous practice -- in back-to-back days, the first time he'd done that in his career, according to Groce. When he plays like that, he changes the Illini. He's not Mike Thorne Jr., but he allows the Illini to play like Thorne were in -- moving FInke to the 4, Hill to the 3 with one of either Nunn or Jalen Coleman-Lands at the 2 and the other ready to come off the bench. 

Can Morgan give the Illini 70 percent of what Thorne was doing: maybe eigh points and five rebounds? He's 2.5 years in to his career. It's time for him to take that next step. I'm told his Twitter feed gives us a clue that he's ready for this game.

2 hours to tipoff

Thad Matta took advantage of his stayover in Champaign last night by taking a recruiting trip to Champaign Central last night. Illinois did something similar when it was in Minneapolis last week, watching 2017 targets PF Theo John and PG McKinley Wright. After watching the Maroons practice, Matta extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2018 guard Tim Finke, a top-25 prospect. This was going to happen at some point.

Tim Finke, the son of former Illini Jeff Finke and youngest brother of current Illini freshman Michael Finke, currently 6-foot-6 in shoes. His growth has astounded the family -- and rumor has it that he may still have an inch or two left in those growth plates. Can you imagine a 6-foot-8 guard with elite skill, athleticism, versatility and basketball IQ? That's Sam Dekker-like.

Should Illinois worry about Ohio State?

Well, Tim grew up in an Illinois household, he's grown up an Illini fan and he'd have the chance to play with his oldest brother -- with whom he's never played -- for a year. But Ohio State has made NCAA Tournaments, gone deep in those tournaments and sent several guys to the NBA. Finke is a phenomenal player who will draw interest from blue bloods, so get ready, Illini fans, more offers are coming.

Jeff Finke has told me he will let Tim go through the process. He'll take lots of visits. We don't know if he's the type of younger brother who wants to follow his older brother's footsteps or if he's the kind of younger brother who wants to blaze his own trail. He's a high school sophomore. He's got  a long time to take it all in and make his decision.

3 hours to tipoff

Hello there! Thanks for checking in on the Illini Inquirer pregame blog.

Tonight, we have a battle of two teams relying on a lot of young players. According to KenPom.com, Ohio State (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) is the 346th least experienced team among 351 teams. Only Nebraska (37.0 percent) is giving a higher percengtage of minutes played to freshman than Ohio State (36.3 percent). Illinois, meanwhile, is relying on a higher percentage of minutes from newcomers (freshmen and transfers) -- 52.6 percent -- than any other Big Ten team.

This is also each team's first time playing an opponent for a second time this season. Ohio State won the Jan. 3 matchup 75-73 at Columbus thanks in large part to 38 free throw attempts. Vegas lists the Buckeyes as a one-point road favorite. Needless to say, this is a toss up and a winnable game for the Illini.

What's this one mean for the Illini? A chance to gain some momentum after breaking an 8-game road losing streak at Minnesota. A chance for John Groce to test if his big lineup (Morgan, Finke, Hill, Nunn and point guard) can work again. A chance for Groce to top his mentor Thad Matta (Groce is 1-5 vs. Matta) for the second time.


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Malcolm Hill, Aaron Jordan, Michael Finke and walk-on Cameron Liss are on the court early to get some shots up. Graduate assistant James Haring grabbed Finke and shook him around when he walke out on the court. \"That's my boy,\" Haring said. \"Gotta get him jacked up for tonight.\" Big game for the Illini to try and turn this one around.

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Finke is coming off a career-high 16 rebounds (14 defensive). He was more active on the glass. Part of that was because the Illini staff showed him his putrid rebound percentages over the previous three games (six rebounds total during those three games, including only one defensive rebound). But Mav Morgan's career game (14 points, seven rebounds) allowed Finke to play at his natural position, the four. Finke won more matchups on the glass against smaller fours. The Illini also zoned a poor-shooting Minnesota team effectively.

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Tonight shows us whether Morgan's game on Saturday was a flash in the pan or a breakout. Morgan has always had skill, especially on offense. He has scored more than six points in 13 of 20 games and double digits in four games. He's shooting an efficient 57.9 percent. 

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The key for Morgan is the glass. His rebound percentages are half of Mike Thorne Jr.'s and Leron Black's and more closely resemble a small forward's. He's averaging just 2.0 rebounds per game. He simply hasn't been tough enough during his Illini career. On Minnesota, Morgan showed a bit of an edge. He had seven rebounds and slammed a rare dunk.

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He practiced well last week, winning the James Augustine rebound jersey -- for grabbing the most rebounds in the previous practice -- in back-to-back days, the first time he'd done that in his career, according to Groce. When he plays like that, he changes the Illini. He's not Mike Thorne Jr., but he allows the Illini to play like Thorne were in -- moving FInke to the 4, Hill to the 3 with one of either Nunn or Jalen Coleman-Lands at the 2 and the other ready to come off the bench. 

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Can Morgan give the Illini 70 percent of what Thorne was doing: maybe eigh points and five rebounds? He's 2.5 years in to his career. It's time for him to take that next step. I'm told his Twitter feed gives us a clue that he's ready for this game.

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#Illini have 3 of the next 4 at home, starting with the Buckeyes Thursday night. Preview » https://t.co/ezFJGp4bdR pic.twitter.com/j7Y8Hb6zft

\n— Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) January 27, 2016
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2 hours to tipoff

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Thad Matta took advantage of his stayover in Champaign last night by taking a recruiting trip to Champaign Central last night. Illinois did something similar when it was in Minneapolis last week, watching 2017 targets PF Theo John and PG McKinley Wright. After watching the Maroons practice, Matta extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2018 guard Tim Finke, a top-25 prospect. This was going to happen at some point.

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Tim Finke, the son of former Illini Jeff Finke and youngest brother of current Illini freshman Michael Finke, currently 6-foot-6 in shoes. His growth has astounded the family -- and rumor has it that he may still have an inch or two left in those growth plates. Can you imagine a 6-foot-8 guard with elite skill, athleticism, versatility and basketball IQ? That's Sam Dekker-like.

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Should Illinois worry about Ohio State?

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Well, Tim grew up in an Illinois household, he's grown up an Illini fan and he'd have the chance to play with his oldest brother -- with whom he's never played -- for a year. But Ohio State has made NCAA Tournaments, gone deep in those tournaments and sent several guys to the NBA. Finke is a phenomenal player who will draw interest from blue bloods, so get ready, Illini fans, more offers are coming.

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Jeff Finke has told me he will let Tim go through the process. He'll take lots of visits. We don't know if he's the type of younger brother who wants to follow his older brother's footsteps or if he's the kind of younger brother who wants to blaze his own trail. He's a high school sophomore. He's got  a long time to take it all in and make his decision.

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3 hours to tipoff

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Hello there! Thanks for checking in on the Illini Inquirer pregame blog.

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Tonight, we have a battle of two teams relying on a lot of young players. According to KenPom.com, Ohio State (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) is the 346th least experienced team among 351 teams. Only Nebraska (37.0 percent) is giving a higher percengtage of minutes played to freshman than Ohio State (36.3 percent). Illinois, meanwhile, is relying on a higher percentage of minutes from newcomers (freshmen and transfers) -- 52.6 percent -- than any other Big Ten team.

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This is also each team's first time playing an opponent for a second time this season. Ohio State won the Jan. 3 matchup 75-73 at Columbus thanks in large part to 38 free throw attempts. Vegas lists the Buckeyes as a one-point road favorite. Needless to say, this is a toss up and a winnable game for the Illini.

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What's this one mean for the Illini? A chance to gain some momentum after breaking an 8-game road losing streak at Minnesota. A chance for John Groce to test if his big lineup (Morgan, Finke, Hill, Nunn and point guard) can work again. A chance for Groce to top his mentor Thad Matta (Groce is 1-5 vs. Matta) for the second time.

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30 minutes to topoff

The Orange Krush is back. That's a big boost to the homecourt advantage for the Illini. The Krush has been here for only three games so far this season. The first four were at Springfield to renovations here and the last four, including three home games. Usually by this time of year, the Krush would be 12 games deep. Looks like a good showing for the student group tonight. No offense to the average fans who filled their seats previously, but the Illini need some energy next to the court. The renovations improved the atmosphere on the court drastically with the Krush right on top of the action.

UPDATE: Mike Thorne Jr. is officially out tonight.

40 minutes to tipoff

Speaking of injuries, Khalid Lewis is available for this second rendition of OSU vs. Illinois. He wasn't available on Jan. 3 in Columbus due to the mumps. He could've helped, especially on defense (remember those Alex Austin fouls?). An underrated Illini \"injury\" this season. Lewis played just five minutes against Minnesota on Saturday. But I wouldn't look too much into it. Lewis picked up two quick fouls, and Jaylon Tate was the hot hand (six assists, zero turnovers). The Illini have a point guard platoon. Usually, Groce will go 25 minutes with one and 15 minutes with the other. Nothing's changed there. I'd expect Lewis to play a big role tonight against big-bodied OSU point guard JaQuan Lyle.

That name should sting here. Not because Illinois didn't land him. But because Lyle's decommitment from Louisville ultimately led to Quentin Snider decommitting from Illinois on Signing Day and signing with Louisville, his dream school. Needless to say, Illinois is worse off because of Lyle's decommitment.

Other recruitments may hurt due to position (Snider, Jalen Brunson, Jawun Evans and Glynn Watson) or exposure (Cliff Alexander), but the Keita Bates-Diop recruitment hurts too. He's a central Illinois native (Normal) and assistant Paris Parham had a great relationship with KBD even when he coached at Illinois State. Bates-Diop (11.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 bpg) isn't a complete player yet. He's inconsistent but he flashes star potential, like his 22-point, 8-rebound, four-block performance earlier this week against Penn State.

60 minutes to tipoff

Just saw Mike Thorne Jr. head into the locker room in street clothes. He seemed to have a limp. I doubt he plays tonight.

The longer he sits out, the more the decision to bring him back for the Indiana game will be criticized. Playing Thorne Jr. in that game erased any chance of him receiving a medical hardship waiver because he played in a game in the second half.

But another requirement for a medical hardship waiver is that the injury must be \"incapacitating,\" meaning season-ending. The doctors cleared Thorne Jr. to play before the Indiana game. He wanted to play. The staff wanted him to play, given how the season has gone so far. But he's suffered from swelling and soreness since those 16 minutes, 9 points and 9 rebounds at Indiana. His diabetes-- which hurts circulation -- doesn't aid his recovery.

Leron Black, who seems destined for a redshirt season, has had a season of different hairdos. He started with a high top, then tried to go dreads. Tonight, he's got a shaved head. I like the first and third 'dos way better than the second.

90 minutes to tipoff

Transfer Kipper Nichols is getting a sweaty workout in before the game. He has solid form on his jumper, something to work with. He's making a solid number of threes. I wouldn't say that will be the 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward's strength -- rebounding and defense will be -- but he looks like he'll be a threat to shoot.

Kipper Nichols getting a workout in before the game. Solid form on jumper. Looks like he can be a threat. #illini pic.twitter.com/VbA8r4DHku

— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) January 29, 2016

Malcolm Hill, Aaron Jordan, Michael Finke and walk-on Cameron Liss are on the court early to get some shots up. Graduate assistant James Haring grabbed Finke and shook him around when he walke out on the court. \"That's my boy,\" Haring said. \"Gotta get him jacked up for tonight.\" Big game for the Illini to try and turn this one around.

Finke is coming off a career-high 16 rebounds (14 defensive). He was more active on the glass. Part of that was because the Illini staff showed him his putrid rebound percentages over the previous three games (six rebounds total during those three games, including only one defensive rebound). But Mav Morgan's career game (14 points, seven rebounds) allowed Finke to play at his natural position, the four. Finke won more matchups on the glass against smaller fours. The Illini also zoned a poor-shooting Minnesota team effectively.

Tonight shows us whether Morgan's game on Saturday was a flash in the pan or a breakout. Morgan has always had skill, especially on offense. He has scored more than six points in 13 of 20 games and double digits in four games. He's shooting an efficient 57.9 percent.

The key for Morgan is the glass. His rebound percentages are half of Mike Thorne Jr.'s and Leron Black's and more closely resemble a small forward's. He's averaging just 2.0 rebounds per game. He simply hasn't been tough enough during his Illini career. On Minnesota, Morgan showed a bit of an edge. He had seven rebounds and slammed a rare dunk.

He practiced well last week, winning the James Augustine rebound jersey -- for grabbing the most rebounds in the previous practice -- in back-to-back days, the first time he'd done that in his career, according to Groce. When he plays like that, he changes the Illini. He's not Mike Thorne Jr., but he allows the Illini to play like Thorne were in -- moving FInke to the 4, Hill to the 3 with one of either Nunn or Jalen Coleman-Lands at the 2 and the other ready to come off the bench.

Can Morgan give the Illini 70 percent of what Thorne was doing: maybe eigh points and five rebounds? He's 2.5 years in to his career. It's time for him to take that next step. I'm told his Twitter feed gives us a clue that he's ready for this game.

#Illini have 3 of the next 4 at home, starting with the Buckeyes Thursday night. Preview » https://t.co/ezFJGp4bdR pic.twitter.com/j7Y8Hb6zft

— Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) January 27, 2016

2 hours to tipoff

Thad Matta took advantage of his stayover in Champaign last night by taking a recruiting trip to Champaign Central last night. Illinois did something similar when it was in Minneapolis last week, watching 2017 targets PF Theo John and PG McKinley Wright. After watching the Maroons practice, Matta extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2018 guard Tim Finke, a top-25 prospect. This was going to happen at some point.

Tim Finke, the son of former Illini Jeff Finke and youngest brother of current Illini freshman Michael Finke, currently 6-foot-6 in shoes. His growth has astounded the family -- and rumor has it that he may still have an inch or two left in those growth plates. Can you imagine a 6-foot-8 guard with elite skill, athleticism, versatility and basketball IQ? That's Sam Dekker-like.

Should Illinois worry about Ohio State?

Well, Tim grew up in an Illinois household, he's grown up an Illini fan and he'd have the chance to play with his oldest brother -- with whom he's never played -- for a year. But Ohio State has made NCAA Tournaments, gone deep in those tournaments and sent several guys to the NBA. Finke is a phenomenal player who will draw interest from blue bloods, so get ready, Illini fans, more offers are coming.

Jeff Finke has told me he will let Tim go through the process. He'll take lots of visits. We don't know if he's the type of younger brother who wants to follow his older brother's footsteps or if he's the kind of younger brother who wants to blaze his own trail. He's a high school sophomore. He's got a long time to take it all in and make his decision.

3 hours to tipoff

Hello there! Thanks for checking in on the Illini Inquirer pregame blog.

Tonight, we have a battle of two teams relying on a lot of young players. According to KenPom.com, Ohio State (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) is the 346th least experienced team among 351 teams. Only Nebraska (37.0 percent) is giving a higher percengtage of minutes played to freshman than Ohio State (36.3 percent). Illinois, meanwhile, is relying on a higher percentage of minutes from newcomers (freshmen and transfers) -- 52.6 percent -- than any other Big Ten team.

This is also each team's first time playing an opponent for a second time this season. Ohio State won the Jan. 3 matchup 75-73 at Columbus thanks in large part to 38 free throw attempts. Vegas lists the Buckeyes as a one-point road favorite. Needless to say, this is a toss up and a winnable game for the Illini.

What's this one mean for the Illini? A chance to gain some momentum after breaking an 8-game road losing streak at Minnesota. A chance for John Groce to test if his big lineup (Morgan, Finke, Hill, Nunn and point guard) can work again. A chance for Groce to top his mentor Thad Matta (Groce is 1-5 vs. Matta) for the second time.

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