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IlliniJoe81
January 4, 2022 @ 12:55 PM

It's all about Kofi tonight. He absolutely destroyed Minnesota last year. If he's wearing a mask, 75% in shape, can't stay on the floor more than 4 minutes and in early foul trouble then we probably lose. We don't want 20+ minutes of Payne and BBV at center.

If he's anything like his normal self then we probably roll these guys. I don't think they can guard him 1-on-1 and I don't think they force enough turnovers to stop our entry passes.

Plan B needs to be Coleman Hawkins as the backup 5.

The good thing about Kofi is that 7' 290 shows up every night. Either he fouls out their center or they double-team him and we do our 3-point thing.

On paper this is a great matchup for us.

That being said, I spend hours in March writing about how we would handle Loyola so I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

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