Marching to Madness Fast Break: Illinois/Wake Forest postgame analysis

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

This is the first of many Marching to Madness Fast Breaks this season, as we’ll do postgame analysis for games around the country.

In the first one, co-host Ken Cross is on site to talk about Wake Forest beating Illinois 80-73 in the late game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. 

Bryant Crawford led four Demon Deacons in double figures with 20 points as they scored 28 points off 19 Illinois turnovers in sealing the win.

Topics of discussion include: how Danny Manning’s use of a 2-3 zone influenced the game, Aaron Jordan’s overall game, Dunkin’ Doral Moore, the game flow, and much more.  

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About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals,, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell.

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.