You nailed it. Early in the second half I texted two friends the following:
“I swear I’ve never seen anything like this. An opposing player simply toying with us.”
And note the three of us are approaching 60 years of watching Illini hoops (each), so it’s a large data set. You could see it in his face…..”You can’t stop me.” Felt like he was showcasing every move he’s learned in one 40 minute game.
I give Woodson ton of credit for the early time out. Good move. Finally, our free throw shooting is a gigantic issue. If you want to give an opponent a boost of confidence, miss a bunch of freebies.