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Old 03-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #2269
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Default Re: Illinois basketball fans

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Originally Posted by DeuceWallaces
If you want to go back 20-25 years, explain to me why you're better than the following. This is just off the top off my head. Your claim to fame is ONE finals appearance and one final four in the past 23 years:

Kentucky
Syracuse
Kansas
Duke
UCLA
Florida
North Carolina
Michigan State
Michigan
Butler
Connecticut
Purdue
Villanova
Indiana
Maryland
Arizona
Arkansas
Ohio State

Honorable mention Cincinnati, UNLV, VCU, Louisville, Georgetown, probably more.

Show me the tiers where you're above 3rd.
This post has so much fail.

Ok so you want to say all of these schools you listed have had more success in the last 20-25 years than Illinois. The schools off your list I'll give you are Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Duke, UCLA, Florida, Michigan St, N. Carolina, Arizona, UConn.

The rest of those schools you mentioned, ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS? Now if you want to say in the last 5 years fine but there is no way Butler,VCU, Louisville, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Maryland, Purdue, Villanova, Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas have been as good or better than Illinois in the last 20-25 years(since 1986-87 season).
Let's go over the list:
Purdue - 6 conference titles(reg. season), 19 tourney appearances, 7 Sweet 16, 2 Elite 8's, no Final fours

Louisville - 7 conference titles, 20 tourney appearances, 10 Sweet 16's, 4 Elite 8's, 1 Final Four, no title game

Butler - 10 conference titles, 10 tourney appearances, 4 Sweet 16's, 2 Elite 8's, 2 Finals Fours, 2 title games, no championships

VCU - 5 conference titles, 5 tourney appearances, 1 Sweet 16, 1 Elite 8, 1 Final Four, no title game

Cincinnati - 10 conference titles, 16 tourney appearances, 5 Sweet 16's, 2 Elite 8's, 1 Final Four, no champ. game

Villanova - 2 conference titles, 14 tourney appearances, 5 Sweet 16's, 3 Elite 8's, 1 Final Four, no champ. game

Michigan - 1 conference title, *SOME OF THESE PROBABLY DON'T COUNT 13 tourney appearances, 5 Sweet 16's, 4 Elite 8's, 3 Final Fours, 3 title games, 1 national champ.

Indiana - 5 conference titles, 21 tourney appearances, 8 Sweet 16's, 3 Elite 8's, 3 Final Fours, 2 champ. games, 1 national champ.

Arkansas - 7 conference titles (none since 94-95), 16 tourney appearances, 6 Sweet 16's, 4 Elite 8's, 3 Finals Fours, 2 champ. games, 1 national champ.

Maryland - 2 conference titles, 15 tourney appearances, 7 Sweet 16's, 2 Elite 8's, 2 Final Fours, 1 champ. game, 1 national champ.

Georgetown - 7 conference titles, 17 tourney appearances, 7 Sweet 16's, 4 Elite 8's, 1 Final Four, no champ. game

UNLV - 8 conference titles(none since 99-00), 12 tourney appearances, 5 Sweet 16's, 4 Elite 8's, 3 Final Fours, 1 champ game, 1 national champ.

Illinois - 5 conference titles, 19 tourney appearances, 5 Sweet 16's, 3 Elite 8's, 2 Final Fours, 1 champ. game.

So what makes you conclude that any of these schools has done more or is better than Illinois that you mentioned. i just laid out the best evidence you'll have and all of these schools are either fairly equal or less than what Illinois has done in the last 25 years.
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