March 19th 2011 4:17 am
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Last night was the big game between University of Illinois and UNLV.
At mom's work, everyone wore their jeans and Illini tshirts. Most of the patients that came in had their orange and blue on. The game was on at about 8:30PM our time.
Everything in the news pointed to a UNLV victory. The Fighting Illini have been inconsistent this year. They would get big leads and then give them up in the second half.
The game was especially interesting because Lon Krueger (UNLV's coach) used to be the U of I basketball coach. He was very popular here. Everyone still likes him very much.
Duncan's family are big UNLV sports fans and they were watching the game. I was watching at home with my family.
The Fighting Illini came to play and had a big lead in the first half and increased it at the start of the second half. UNLV fought back and they were cutting that lead down. Dad was very nervous.
The final score 73 Illinois and 62 UNLV! We won! What did we win? Another game to play and this time agains Kansas and another of our old coaches Bill Self. Rut Ro!
Duncan's mom very graciously congratulated my mom on Facebook and will be cheering for the Illini in the next game. We would definitely have been cheering on UNLV if they were going on too. Dad even bought a UNLV hat when they visited Las Vegas.
So the great basketball rivalry has ended and Duncan and I never had a fight because of it and Monty is not traumatized. They are just practicing their basketball shots for the next time we meet up.