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09:28 AM ET 02.18 | Referring to himself as a "fighter," Illinois coach Bruce Weber vowed he hasn't waved a white flag of surrender and neither have his players despite the team's steep decline and his recent critical postgame self-analysis. "By no means would I ever think our season was over or that I've given up on anybody," Weber said. "In fact, it's the other way."

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Bruce Weber, Icon SMI Bruce Weber, Icon SMI
February 18, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Conference tournaments allow for bottom dweller hopes...and many times throw a wrench in tournament selection committee's plans.

If you don't want such heresy, do away with conference tournaments.

February 18, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Conference tournaments allow for bottom dweller hopes...and many times throw a wrench in tournament selection committee's plans. If you don't want such heresy, do away with conference tournaments.

I'm for it

February 18, 2012  11:37 AM ET

The skids for his exit have already been greased.

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February 19, 2012  03:10 PM ET
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They can still have the conf. tourney, just quit giving the Tourney Champion the auto-bid. Make the regular season count for something other than seeding in the conf. tourney.

100% agree. I'd personally do away with the conference tourneys, but that won't happen because of $$$$$. At the very least though, I'd give the automatic bid to the regular season champ.

February 20, 2012  05:01 PM ET

Bruce is like Fred Garvin. Lives in a dream world.

 
February 21, 2012  02:26 AM ET

illinois is finished---get the NIT tickets printed.

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