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Location: South Jersey, United States

Friday, March 18, 2005

Way to go!

Way to Go Knights! Although the outcome was the same, my alma mater, FDU, made those damn Fighting Illini work for it!
The Knights had been promising all week they would make Illinois work and they were true to their word.
They converted three offensive rebounds and a steal into points to erase an early 17-10 deficit and grabbed a 20-19 lead with 7:30 to go in the first half. Then after the Illini dropped three consecutive 3-pointers and took a 30-20 lead, the Knights outscored them 11-2 the final 4 minutes of the half.
"I think we earned the rest of the country's respect," Peterson said. "But a loss is a loss and we really wanted to make history tonight."
Illinois orange dominated the RCA Dome crowd of 26,804 and Illini fans started cheering when the pep band arrived during the Texas-Nevada game. Fairleigh Dickinson averaged only 1,239 fans per home game this season and had only a few hundred faithful in the stands, but they won over several neutral spectators and were getting plenty of noise as they made Illinois earn its win.

Way to make the students and alumni proud by fighting in that game and not just giving up. Can't wait to see you next year!


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