Clemson was able to get the ball inside and exploit the relative lack of size of the Illinois post players. Clemson's two starting post players went a combined 13 for 20 shooting, and Clemson won the game, 76 to 74.
Now, Illinois is set to tip off against the Dawgs tomorrow. We don't have anyone who plays quite like Clemson's Trevor Booker. I think Chris Barnes has the potential, but he's still a good distance away from putting it all together on the court.
Yet and still, Illinois is concerned about our big men. Can Chris Barnes step up? Will Jeremy Price have a big game, despite his weight loss? Is Thompkins in better shape? How about Ajax? He played well against Santa Clara. Not so well against Western Kentucky.