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Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He will offer information on Brad Underwood’s team every morning:
I regularly listen to the “Eye on College Basketball” podcast featuring the CBS Sports duo of Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish. One of the best college hoop pods, in my opinion. (Also, shameless self-promotion, listen to “Inside Illini Basketball”).
Regardless, the most recent episode fell on Monday. It’s also an episode heavy Big Ten that I can remember, with segments about Luka Garza returning to Iowa and Xavier Tillman’s decision not to return to the state of Michigan. Oh, and a full 15 minutes – basically a quarter of the podcast – on Illinois to pick up Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn for another season.
worth listening to if you’re an Illini fan (and available wherever you get your podcasts). Here’s a highlight:
Parrish: “You could take the top two players off anyone’s list. Is anyone better than what Illinois has in Dosunmu and Cockburn? I would say no. I think they have. the best. “
Norlander: “If you told me that (Collin) Gillespie and (Jeremiah) Robinson-Earl in Villanova became that, I would believe you. Gonzaga, I don’t think he has a 1-2 is better. a solid chance at that. Yeah, I think so. “