Illinois Basketball: Illini player assessment from the two-game losing streak

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IOWA CITY. IA- FEBRUARY 02: Illinois head coach Brad Underwood has words with Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) during a time out during a Big Ten Conference basketball game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City Ia, on February 02, 2020. Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It has been a struggle for the Illinois basketball team the past two games against Iowa and Maryland.

These two games resulted in a loss for the Orange and Blue. A big reason we failed to come away with a win is due to the big droughts we tend to go on throughout the game. These droughts have killed this program.

Not every player performed well, but not every player was bad either. I am breaking each player down into a category of either Pass, Fail or Needs Improvement.

The pass category is designated for the Illini players who have done well enough where I don’t have too many complaints. They have either scored a lot of points or at least exceeded my expectations on the basketball court.

I am putting players in the fail category for many different reasons. Overall, these players haven’t lived up to the expectations that have been set for said player. The players in this category need to perform for the Illini to win, but they haven’t been able to over the past two games.

The final category is needs improvement. The players are listed in this category because they haven’t played well but are still doing some good things on the court. I am not terribly upset by their play, but there is always room for improvement.

Here is the Illini player assessment from the two-game losing streak.

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