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Longwood frightens Illinois

Andy Katz wrote a long article previewing what’s probably the biggest mismatch in the college basketball season, #1 Illinois against… Longwood.

Longwood coach Mike Gillian had a plan to stop the game with a timeout if Longwood jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and get a picture of the scoreboard. The Lancers never did get that lead, but they stuck with Illinois for much of the game, coming within 7 points in the 2nd half. Not bad. Congratulations to Longwood for a solid performance.

Incidentally, I was recruited heavily by Longwood out of high school to be their mascot.

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Matthew J. Darnell

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