Illini Tale of the Tape: 2009-2010 Illinois Basketball Game Reviews Are Done

A little more than 40 days ago, I decided to try something new with my basketball focus for Writing Illini.

Coming off a roller-coaster 2009-2010 season marked by countless peaks and valleys, I decided to revisit the 32 Illini basketball games that I recorded last season, with the purpose of cutting out the emotion and reviewing what went right and wrong both collectively and individually.

I called this fact-finding experience “Illini Tale of the Tape.”

Little did I know how much work watching every game all over again would entail, but somehow I got it done, beginning on June 8th with the Presbyterian game and finishing yesterday with the Dayton loss in the NIT Quarterfinals.

In the process, I confirmed some suspicions, altered some of my opinions, and learned some new things about the Illinois basketball team, all of which I plan to start sharing in the next couple of days.

The first extension from the Illini Tale of the Tape series will be a Summer School session where I provide individual breakdowns of returning Illini basketball players and then detail areas where they need to improve heading into a 2010-2011 season that appears promising on paper. Look for that to get started in the coming days.

As for now, here is the comprehensive list of 2009-2010 Illinois basketball games that I watched and broke down during the past two months (and with that, I exhale).

Presbyterian vs. Illinois (11/21/ 2009)

Wofford vs. Illinois (11/24/2009)

Illinois vs. Clemson (12/2/2009)

Boise State vs. Illinois (12/5/2009)

Vanderbilt vs. Illinois (12/8/2009)

Western Michigan vs. Illinois (12/13/2009)

Illinois vs. Georgia (12/19/2009)

Illinois vs. Missouri (12/23/2009)

Northwestern vs. Illinois (12/30/2009)

Gonzaga vs. Illinois (January 2, 2010)

Iowa vs. Illinois (January 5, 2010)

Illinois vs. Indiana (January 9, 2010)

Penn State vs. Illinois (January 12, 2010)

Illinois vs. Michigan State (January 16, 2010)

Purdue vs. Illinois, First Half (January 19, 2010)

Purdue vs. Illinois, Second Half (January 19, 2010)

Illinois vs. Northwestern (January 23, 2010)

Illinois vs. Penn State (January 27, 2010)

Indiana vs. Illinois (January 30, 2010)

Illinois vs. Iowa (February 3, 2010)

Michigan State vs. Illinois (February 6, 2010)

Illinois vs. Wisconsin (February 9, 2010)

Ohio State vs. Illinois (February 14, 2010)

Illinois vs. Purdue (February 20, 2010)

Michigan vs. Illinois (February 23, 2010)

Minnesota vs. Illinois (February 27, 2010)

Illinois vs. Ohio State (March 2, 2010)

Wisconsin vs. Illinois (March 7, 2010)

Illinois vs. Wisconsin, Big Ten Tournament (March 12, 2010)

Illinois vs. Ohio State, Big Ten Tournament (March 13, 2010)

Illinois vs. Stony Brook, NIT (March 17, 2010)

Kent State vs. Illinois, NIT (March 22, 2010)

Dayton vs. Illinois, NIT (March 24, 2010)

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