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Trouble at Home?
CHAMPAIGN – By definition, home means a place where one lives. It's where someone or something is based, founded or developed. As idioms go, home is supposed to be about comfort and relaxation and where familiarity lends itself for an successful environment to become established. But for the Illinois basketball team, Assembly Hall hasn't exactly been a safe haven. Despite facing a group of perceived lesser opponents, the past four home games provided witness to inconsistent play and tighter scores than expected. "We just come out flat," senior guard D.J. Richardson said. "I really can't say too much about it. We've just got to do a better job." It took a 3-pointer from Tyler Griffey with just seconds remaining to save face against Gardner-Webb (63-62). Georgia Tech, Western Carolina and Norfolk State were all within four points of the Illini with five minutes left. Those kinds of...
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