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On to the Big Dance
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Boz & Mr.G discuss the Illinis matchup against Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tourney with Rob Herbst of the Bowling Green Daily News. Plus, they discuss the Tourney with ESPN-U's Dickey Simpkins.
Episode Segments:
Talking Illini March 16th Hour One
Boz & Mr. G share their thoughts on the Illini drawing a Number 5 seed in the Big Dance, and wonder whos going to pick up the scoring slack if Chester Frazier cant play. They also examine how other conferences fared in the Tourney selection, and then break down the West and Midwest Brackets. Plus - Rob Herbst from the Bowling Green Daily News gives us a scouting report on Western Kentucky.
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Talking Illini March 16th Hour Two
Boz & Mr. G continue their look at the brackets, with a focus on the South & East seedings. They also have details on their bracket contest. Then ESPN Us Dickie Simpkins shares his views on Western Kentucky (who are coached by his old Providence Teammate Ken McDonald), his own tournament memories, and also gives his Final Four picks.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dickey Simpkins
Dickey Simpkins established himself as one of the premier prep players in the Washington, D.C. area, one of the country's basketball hot beds. Simpkins achieved success while playing for Friendly High School (Ft. Washington, Md.), and grabbed All-County, All-Metropolitan, All-American Honors which led him to be selected to the McDonalds Capitol Classic Team (1990). In addition to playing high school basketball, Dickey also played AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball where his team won Washington, D.C. area Championships '87, '89, & '90. After high school, he then landed a full scholarship to play basketball for Providence College, in the Big East, one of the top conferences in Division I basketball. While playing for Providence College, Dickey was selected to play in the 1991 Olympic Festival where he won a Gold medal, he was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team '92 & '94, and ranks 15th in career points. Dickey graduated from Providence College in 1994 with a B.A. in Marketing/Art. In the 1994 NBA Draft, Dickey was selected in the first round (21st overall) to the Chicago Bulls. He went on to play 6 seasons with the Bulls where he was a part of the best NBA team record ever (1996) and three NBA Championship Titles '96, '97, '98. Since 2000, Dickey has been playing international professional basketball in various countries, which include Greece, Puerto Rico, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, and the Philippines. During his international career some of his achievements include being named to the Puerto Rico Basketball League All-Star Team '02 & Puerto Rico Basketball League Championship Title '05, FIBA Europe Championship Cup North '03, and Lithuania League All-Star Team '04.

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