Illinois and Xavier played Wednesday night on ESPNU in the Maui Invitational seventh-place game.
It was also the third straight day where Jason Benetti and Bill Walton were on the call.
And, since we don’t know the next time Walton will announce an Illinois game, we wanted to mark it down with a bunch of things we thought about him.
Bill Walton: “My favorite flavor is a rainbow, I love rainbows”— Pros and Joes (@BarstoolProJoes) November 22, 2018
Broadcaster: “that’s still not a flavor..”
"Mizzou. What's that?" — Bill Walton— Scott Richey (@srrichey) November 22, 2018
Bill Walton sounds high as a kite floating on a gentle Maui breeze surrounded by rainbows and unicorns.— Bruce (@bjf123) November 22, 2018
You're an only child?— Seth (@Seth_SportsTalk) November 22, 2018
Well they got it right the first time. What're your parents names?
Larry and Sue.
Are they watching at home?
Hello Larry and Sue. You should be proud of your son.
“Every morning I wake up and there are all the children playing on the lawn. I just can’t help but think of John Fogerty.” — Bill Walton calling Illinois-Xavier.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) November 22, 2018
I’ve been watching basketball on multiple screens from 10am to 1am every day this week and I only turn the volume on when Bill Walton is commentating.— Upgrayedd (@WelcomeToUAB) November 22, 2018
If you thought Alan and Adonis would be the best players for an Illinois team in Maui this year, you might've been smoking with Bill Walton. #Illini— Stephen Cohn (@stephen__cohn) November 22, 2018
Bill Walton: “wait what was your name again?— Pros and Joes (@BarstoolProJoes) November 22, 2018
Broadcaster: “nice to meet you I’m Jason”
Bill Walton: “I thought you said your name was Justin?”
Bill Walton just roasted Mizzou and praised @IlliniVBall in a span of 30 seconds and that’s honestly all I needed from tonight— Alex Erwin (@aerwin96) November 22, 2018
Bill Walton just now: “This is the greatest 7th place game I’ve ever been a part of!”— Illini4Life (@Illini_in_KS) November 22, 2018
Thanks, Bill. #Illini
To Giorgi B., Hankie McSpankie, and weed, thank you for a fun, annoying, and interesting three days, Bill.