The Illinois Fighting Illini were able to beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round of the Big Ten conference tournament on Thursday.
Brandon Paul became a hero as he nailed the buzzer-beater that gave the Illini the win over Minnesota. He finished the game with 25 out of Illinois’ 51 points.
Here are some tweets from the “twitter sphere” regarding the game on Thursday…
— Jerrdog(@Jerrdog_) March 14, 2013
— Beau Zimmerman (@beauzim) March 14, 2013
Buzzer beater by Illinois, man I love college basketball #MARCHMADNESS
— Seth (@sethsparks31) March 14, 2013
— Meredith Blanford (@mblanford12) March 14, 2013
Finally nice to watch a good Illinois basketball game again
— Haley Maxwell (@hmax11) March 14, 2013
Illinois basketball gives me heart attacks. #goodgrief
— Alexis Smith (@alexisdsmith) March 14, 2013
Illinois should not of won that game! The basketball gods were definitely with us for the last 5 minutes of that game!
— Jordan Denhart Jr. ✈ (@JDenhart23) March 14, 2013
Wouldn’t be an Illinois basketball game if the fans weren’t about to have heart attacks… Ready for IU #Illini
— Megan Lynch (@mtlynch4) March 14, 2013
Afternoon basketball: Great. Gus Johnson calling a buzzer-beater for a noon game: Even better start to the day. Illinois 51, Minnesota 49.
— Tommy Gallagher (@tgallagher66) March 14, 2013
— Austin Klipp (@AustinKlipp) March 14, 2013
Brandon Paul is good at basketball.#Illinois
— Doug McKinney (@FPDougieFresh) March 14, 2013
B1G Basketball is so entertaining to watch! Going to be an great tournament for sure. Prepare yourself Illinois, IU is coming.
— Jacob Boris (@BorisYellsin) March 14, 2013
Illinois with the buzzer beater! That’s B1G basketball
— Here’s Johnny (@johnnyboy1116) March 14, 2013
Thanks for giving me a heart attack Illinois basketball..
— Corey Carr (@CoreyJCarr) March 14, 2013
— Andrew Lammers (@Lamchops719) March 14, 2013
and Illinois with the buzzer beater… classic B1G basketball
— Djacob (@centalapalooza) March 14, 2013
Imma have to give Illinois basketball that same treatment I give Illinois football
— A.lex L.amar James (@GatorMcFlodge) March 14, 2013
I’m sorry but Illinois to me is a piss poor example of a good basketball team #chuckitup
— jake (@j_frey91) March 14, 2013
That last Illinois possession was the worst ever possession that resulted in points in basketball history
— doctorgc (@DoctorGC) March 14, 2013
— Jacob Allen (@LLkewlJake) March 14, 2013
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