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  1. That’s good to hear. I hate to pile on Archie again but one of his biggest weaknesses was his inability to lockdown Finland.
    22 points
  2. I think we just picked up a guy who is going to be one of the most hated players in the B1G, and I love that.
    19 points
  3. I, first and foremost, will always root for IU. But, it doesn't have to be an all or nothing thing. Al Durham gave 4 years to our program and never did anything to embarrass or disgrace the candy stripes. He stayed committed to the program even though the coach that recruited him (Crean) was fired. In essence, he gave just as much of himself to IU as Steve Alford, Calbert Cheaney, Damon Bailey, Alan Henderson, and Yogi Ferrell. He gave more years to it than Isiah Thomas, Jared Jeffries, Eric Gordon. Victor Oladipo, or Cody Zeller. Damn right I'm going to still root for Al and be interested in how he does. I hope he gets to experience the NCAA tournament. Covid robbed him of the only chance he had for that at IU. Franklin, Hunter, and Brunk, I'm less concerned about. But, if someone else feels about them the way I feel about Al, there's nothing wrong with that. Maybe they followed those kids in high school. Maybe they are younger and had classes with them at IU. The only NBA player I follow at all is Romeo, and it's not because he went to IU. It's because he grew up locally to me and I followed his high school career. Being an IU fan does not mean you can't root for someone that plays for another team.
    19 points
  4. We are just starting to see the light come on for this young man. Playing confident, playing defense, and this is just the beginning. Been impressed with him the last two games. Hoping to see his role grow this year. Still needs to work on the turnovers but that comes with more playing time.
    17 points
  5. Actually kind of disappointed it wasn't just a coaching decision to go to Lander.
    17 points
  6. Don't fall for it keet, don't fall.for it!!!
    15 points
  7. Lander.. 6 pts 4 assists 3 rebounds. Good for him!
    15 points
  8. I heard un the press conference Woodson said TJD had a great game but reminded him that he scored 48 at Illinois
    14 points
  9. I'm tired of this defeatist attitude. I get it, we spent 20 yrs in the doghouse, that's over. They found a way to win, and pulled it out. They didn't quit. I trust Woody and this staff, and this team.
    14 points
  10. Points Trayce 21 Race 5 Rebounds Trayce 14 Race 10 Blocks Trayce 3 Race 2 You guys need to quit taking this kid and his production for granted...
    14 points
  11. If I'm remembering this correctly... We were down 11 with under 4 minutes, and 6 with under 30 seconds and sent the game to OT We were down 2 with under a minute in OT and had a chance to win on the last possession. We were down 4 with under 30 seconds in double OT and tied the game. I'm disappointed we lost, but that is the most telling takeaway about this team from last night IMO.
    13 points
  12. Happy Thanksgiving y’all. I’m thankful that Brad Stevens was rumored as our new coach, and therefore I found this message board. This season has been a blast so far watching this team grow and reading y’all bitch. 😜 Along with some great insight, opinions, and thoughts. 😀 PS: wasn’t real sure where to park this post
    13 points
  13. I said it in the game thread last night, but Woodson has got to find a way to get Lander real minutes in this cupcake portion of the schedule. He cannot got a full game not playing or just playing in garbage time in this portion of the schedule. A decision has to be made by the staff, over these next three games, which has the better long term impact on this season and beyond, trying to get Phinisee right (which has been attempted for 3 years) or getting Lander comfortable and growing? Very difficult to do both because the minutes just aren't there. I'd lean to the latter at this point.
    13 points
  14. Maybe he got pinched trying to sell the box score of the secret scrimmage...😁
    13 points
  15. Prepare to be jealous...just got invited to the IU game next Tuesday by a vendor. Vendor got 3rd row seats. No idea where they are, but 3rd row can't be bad!😃
    13 points
  16. Couple of observed moments from last night I enjoyed. IU was down, 1st half, but beginning to show signs of responding to Marshall’s impressive 12-point lead when Durr was called on a moving screen (on 3 drained by X). Woodson leaned into the ref that called the foul, which seemed a bad call. Good to see. Woodson has not bitched about officiating this year much, but that was good to see. 2nd moment: latter portion of 2nd half Woody called a timeout and torched X the entire timeout. X came out of the timeout, did not pout and finished the game with strong leadership of the team from pg spot. Little building blocks that make us better.
    12 points
  17. Gotta love Coach Woody postgame yesterday... "We'll break this tape down, and if I gotta go turnover by turnover, they gonna see it and know about it."
    12 points
  18. As mentioned, last year’s team probably would’ve lost this….and by double digits….because they demonstrated that they had a hard time fighting back from 2 or more punches. Resilient teams had our team’s lunch last year. The difference between the two teams (last year vs. this year): each one of the those crucial shots to stop SJU’s run and take back the lead were a result of pushing the ball up the floor and taking advantage of the numbers. Last year Rob or Al would’ve pushed the ball up the floor, pulled back the dribble, look at CAM, get the offense set up, dribble the ball around the top of the key while trying to get the ball into a triple teamed TJD and then be forced into taking a bad shot at the end of the shot clock. As we saw too many times this strategy also allowed the opposing defense to get set. And in most cases a set defense was better than our set offense. We punched back in crucial times last night with shots taken early in the shot clock that would not have happened last year: Kopp’s baseline jumper. Scoops jumper. Lander’s acrobatic layup. Geronimo’s 3. Last year’s team pushed the ball with no purpose. This team pushes the ball with a purpose - to take advantage of a defense that doesn’t have time to get organized.
    12 points
  19. Just win the game. Better to learn after a win than a loss. And with this staff, I'm confident we can actually learn and improve. And we found out a lot about this team... we suck at free throws, Xavier Johnson is really important, and Jordan Geronimo needs to be taking Race Thompson's perimeter shots.
    12 points
  20. We beat a good team, with a great player going off. We have a long way to go, but we fought. Not lucky.
    12 points
  21. Who cares what Lebron thinks. But congratulations and welcome to Gabe
    12 points
  22. Perspective. Since Mike Woodson was hired: 1. Reclaimed 5 players from the portal, including pre-season All-American, TJD. 2. Retained Kenya Hunter 3. Added former Hoosier and elite assistant Dane Fife 4. Hired Yasir Rosemond, who has already brought in 2 ATL-area recruits 5. Retained commitments from Logan Duncomb and CJ Gunn 6. Has rebuilt numerous bridges with former Hoosiers 7. Swiped Tamar Bates from Texas upon departure of Shaka Smart 8. Landed Kaleb Banks 9. Landed Jalen Hood-Schifino 10. Landed Jakai Newton 11. Portal add: Xavier Johnson 12. Portal add: Michael Durr 13. Portal add: Miller Kopp All this in just one off-season. Noah Clowney would have been nice to have, but we are rolling…and the season is a week away. LFG.
    12 points
  23. I didn't read this thread but here are my two thoughts: Archies team would have lost this game by 30. The announcers are still massaging the Boeheims balls. They talked about them 99% of the game. Pathetic.
    11 points
  24. Encouraging loss. We showed so much more than we have in years. And the room to grow is limitless. Hate losing, it stings. But I like where we are going.
    11 points
  25. This team is not being coached by the spastic Tom Crean or the bull-headed Archie Miller. It's being coached by someone who had a good amount of success coaching in the NBA. If Mike Woodson thinks Rob should play over Lander, I'm not going to question that. If Mike Woodson decides now is the best time to play Lander over Rob, I'm not going to question that either. Bottom line is, I think Lander picks up a good chunk of Galloway's minutes and Rob keeps most of his minutes, but slides off the ball more. But, let's ultimately leave this up to the coaches. Until proven otherwise, we should assume they know more about the situation than we do.
    11 points
  26. That's a really good win. St. John's is a good team, and that's a really good resume win, especially given the weaker out of conference schedule. It's also a good win because at this point in the season we get the resume booster, but Woodson also can build off where IU struggled and lay into the team.
    11 points
  27. 11 points
  28. There were multiple 18-2 runs last year. Difference is we are the team with 18 this year.
    11 points
  29. I'm planning to get hammered and then do lots of posting in the game thread.
    11 points
  30. Woody says the point guards main job is to "run the team." I honestly thought Rob did the best job of that, and Khristian was second...I didn't think XJ had a particularly good game... It had to be tough for Lander to sit there for 39 minutes, then get pitched into the fray...did he make some mistakes? Yes, he did...but he also made some plays...he hadn't sulked on the bench, he was ready when Woody called his number... Goes a long way with me... And listening to CMW's post game, I think we're fine...
    10 points
  31. Seems the kid from Illinois is cashing in on NIL...
    10 points
  32. I thought only Purdue had calf issues...
    10 points
  33. I know we have hijacked this kids thread but here is my coach Knight story and why I will always love the man. My dad was a pastry chef at a private club in SC. A member brought coach there and knew my dad was a big IU fan, so he brought him into my dads bake shop. They talked for a bit and coach signed a chef jacket for my dad. 2 weeks later my dad received a box. ups from coach Knight. In the box was 10 different IU polos and an autographed red sweater. A note from coach that said I didnt see anything Indiana in your shop, hope this helps, Bob Knight. My dad died a couple of years ago and still had the shirts in his closet.
    10 points
  34. When: Tuesday, November 9th 6 PM EST Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana TV: Big 10 Network Eastern Michigan is coming off of a 6-12 season (3-11 in the MAC West). New coach in former Kent State, Arkansas, and South Florida head coach Stan Heath. One returning starter, Junior Brice McBride (14 ppg) , from that squad... Other Starters in their 74-69 exhibition win over Oakland 4 days ago, were Senior guard transfer (Kennesaw State, Temple, Portland St) Monty Scott, Freshman guard transfer (East Carolina) Noah Farrakan Freshman center Mo Njie, and freshman forward transfer (Oakland) Yusuf Jihad. Here are some highlights from their exhibition win over Oakland... Go Hoosiers!!!!
    10 points
  35. I can see why people might feel that the Hoosier Hysterics have a bit of an annoying schtick, but honestly they've done more than almost anyone to try to build back the culture...Their conversations with the former players tend to follow the same formula each time, but they are great at getting insight into what was going on behind the scenes...They are responsible for Coach Knight associating with Indiana in Public twice now, and they are now responsible for there being some (however small of an amount) more money in the pockets of the players... People on these message boards and on Twitter and Facebook do nothing but crap on the program they claim to love and then wonder why there is no momentum... imagine selling something to someone, say a boat that you own, and your sales pitch was "it used to be good, but now it mostly makes me angry, and I spend more time complaining about it than enjoying it, I'd love for it to be comparable to new boats, but I spend more time thinking about what the boat used to be like and criticizing it for not being that way, than I do investing in making it new again...I say terrible things about the boat and about people who are trying to renew it because I think know so much more about boats than they do...anyway, do you want to buy it?" That is essentially what some of you hope recruits will sign on for with the way you talk about the program...
    10 points
  36. I guess my point is, everyone is disappointed about the loss. But getting beat in double overtime by Syracuse or any reputable program with a hall of fame coach is not a bad loss, especially with a new coach and a new team. TOs can be cleaned up. Defense has been good up until this game. It’s their first real road game, a lot to learn but a lot to be optimistic about too. We have some shooters finally and some leadership.
    9 points
  37. We got embarrassed in the first half. Our coach made adjustments and the team responded, hell of a game and makes me excited for the future!
    9 points
  38. Happy thanksgiving to the best board in the land! Thankful for all the members and mods! Even the ones I don’t agree with ;). Thankful to live in the best country in the world even through all the tough times! Go Hoosiers.
    9 points
  39. I’m not ready to anoint him the second coming or anything. All I wanted to point out is, that it seems like the light is “starting” to come on. He’s still going to make mistakes and X is still the best option. That’s all I was trying to say. Didn’t mean to start this kind of debate.
    9 points
  40. Easy win, never in doubt. 💪😎🍻
    9 points
  41. Win or lose, this team is more enjoyable to watch than recent seasons have been.
    9 points
  42. I go back and forth on this. Some years I want the Big Ten to look great and be the toughest conference, and I think there are years where I don't care as much. For me, this is a year where I'm completely fine with the conference being down and teams like Michigan, Illinois, etc., faltering nationally. The reasoning? IU needs momentum. Coach Woodson needs momentum (he's already building some of course). So if a down year for the conference can help IU finish 2-3 spots higher in the Big Ten this year, then I'm all for it, even if it's largely because the other teams just weren't that good. For this year, there is a lot of value for IU to finish higher than anticipated, even if it's partly because other teams are just down. This season is about creating momentum IMO.
    9 points
  43. So much to be happy about from last night... But we're not quite there yet... Now, I'm not directly comparing this team to the 1975 team, but they did something last night that was typical in most of the 75 teams game...they crushed NIU's spirit in the first 15 minutes with their defense, and from there, the other team simply wanted the game to be over and to get the hell out of AH. If only we had a Steve Green (the most underrated player ever at IU IMHO...God knows what numbers he would have put up with a 3 point line...pretty much automatic from each deep corner)... And I know he shot the doughnut on offense, but a shout-out to Parker Stewart...the Hankerson kid came in averaging 28 ppg after one game, and left averaging 15.5 ppg with Parker taking him on early and setting the tone... Love Tamar Bates...the enthusiasm, the way he lets the game come to him, and his defense is really good...stays in front of his guy always... And it was very cool at the end when they were trying to get Duncomb some points...this team genuinely pulls for each other, and has great chemistry... Thanks Coach Woody, for putting the fire back in this program...
    9 points
  44. Yes he is. He also lives with a family that is big on all things “state of Indiana basketball” i coached this person while he was at SB Riley back in the mid 90’s. He now lives in the St. Louis area, and is also a season ticket holder to ND football. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi7iJH1nv3zAhXbbc0KHV8jDWIQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMarcus_Wilson_(basketball)&usg=AOvVaw36ymbvMJBwYaMN2hCme3B5 His dad(Marcus’s dad that is, and who was also a coach at SB Riley)used to travel to IU basketball games with me, and was a huge Bobby Knight fan. He was that way with his son when it came to coaching him with strong discipline…hence why he probably was 91% free throw shooter. I have no idea how this Bol kid will develop, but he has an excellent mentor in his everyday life now.
    9 points
  45. Fife is awesome. I think he will be well suited to be the next coach as the program is finally on proper footing. He is a coach's son, and has been around Knight and Izzo. He is loyal to Woodson. His personality is great for a coach. He is very thoughtful about his craft. In the interview, I really liked what he said about rebounding (how we shouldn't get outrebounded and that he got that from Izzo). He pointed out free throw shooting is vital because the games are tight. Overall, I think Fife compares very favorably to guys like Jon Scheyer or Hubert Davis who are taking over high profile programs. He is going to be well set up here, and we can even benefit from his exposure to Izzo.
    9 points
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