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  1. 100% agree. My point was - I think Coach starts his starters both halves and those guys were primarily selected based from total collective experience (hence why guys like TG are not starting). anyway, IU wins last night. Illannoy loses today. Let’s keep it going!
  2. I think after last nights 1st half performance, some coaches would’ve started in the second half. He put in 18, was rebounding well and defending. I’m sure he was tempted. sitting behind a desk is a lot different than a 20 min half of b-ball, but I understand your point. It would have to take an exceptional performance- which Rob was last night. I haven’t studied Pitino, Cal, Few, Drew, Pearl, etc half time substitution patterns, but I’m guessing one of them would’ve started Rob in second half. Maybe I’m wrong.
  3. I think it’s as simple as Coach just wanting the most experience starting the game. With that thinking, he’d add Rob and take someone out. I think a lot of coaches would’ve started Rob in the 2nd half last night, but he’s sticking to his starters - I’m thinking primarily bc of experience.
  4. Great observation. I then think back to DJ White. He was great with his back to the basket. But also - when they kicked out, they were very effective that way too.
  5. Ha. Yeah true. I guess I like underwooods old school coaching style.
  6. Great observations. Hopefully it pays off for KL in a year.
  7. In the toruney, Ivey can almost single handedly carry them to a few wins. I was most impressed with Gillis. He’s like Race, but a more consistent deep threat.
  8. Same with Illannoy. Especially during the Dee Brown jersey pop era. I like underwood.
  9. Been thinking a lot about this! Success last night without TJD and the college game has moved away from dominant big men. Which got me thinking about Archie When Archie was here, his best players were Juwan, a broken down Romeo, and TJD. Basically built an offense around Morgan and TJD all those years. At Dayton, all of his success was bc of guards. Now - he HAD to recruit TJD. And this may highlight Archie’s deficiencies, but i really don’t think he wanted to design an offense around big men. If TJD had no Indiana ties, would he have even recruited him? I recognize some sort of larger body is needed down low, but I feel like had Archie ran a guard focused offense, maybe he’d have more success? Just a random observation. He seemed great at Dayton. Obviously not here.
  10. May have been mentioned, but for TJD to come in cold, miss two free throws, and still makes arguably the two most important of his IU career to ice game. that’s a heckuva efficient way to contribute it 7 minutes or whatever he played!
  11. Aside from Iowa, XJ has matured last ten games or so. I’m not sure if Coach is emphasizing more half court sets - so as not to rush and turn it over in transition, but something is starting to click. also - XJ wants to be an alpha and leader on this team. Not as talented as other previous leaders (ie - Yogi), but he wants to carry this team on his back. Love his attitude.
  12. Hopefully this is what helps the program turn the corner. Wat Shot-esque for sure.
  13. Just like IU at Wisky! Think IU missed 4 layups in last two mins.
  14. I think he’s been to two games (Baylor and Villanova). Both lost. hopefully the trend doesn’t continue tomorrow!
  15. He’s assembled a top-5 staff. Recruiting has been great and will continue as such under him (assuming staff stays intact). on the court - agree - trending where a lot of us thought (7-10 seed). crazy thing is, not very far off from being a 1 or 2 loss team. my only complaints are kopp still starting (he wants experience) and lack of sets/plays for Stewart and kopp. They r both one dimensional and shouldn’t be on floor together imo.
  16. As frustrating as XJ can be at times, I appreciate he wants to be the leader, wants to take over a game and wants to carry this team on his back like an Alpha. He’s the only one that will step up (maybe Bates too). But, his skill isn’t obviously all there, but at the very least - I can appreciate his mentality and fight.
  17. His minutes were on par with the rest of the games this season, but I think there was a 7-0 run for IU in the first half where he wasn’t in. he came in later in the second half to help close game, but with Trey hopefully emerging, could very well cut into his minutes.
  18. Would you mind elaborating if you can?
  19. Is he eligible in January? all joking aside, it’ll be interesting for us to hopefully see first-hand if it’s true that European ball is fundamentally superior to USA hoops.
  20. So wait - Oats offense is basically shoot as many threes as possible - which I believe he said was based off analytics (I recall that during the coaching search). Clowney’s last comment on Bama was their play was really like that because the personnel necessitated that (or something to that effect). So - now that Oats is recruiting Clowney, a big man will be the focus of the offense? Im not an X and O guy, but something seems up here unless I’m completely missing something. I hope for his sake, if he does end up at Bama, it truly is for the best for him. Perhaps one to keep an eye on down the road in the portal.
  21. I think we’ve learned now with Garland, Kaufman, and possibly Clowney, that you just never no until the end. But like everyone says, transfer portal fixes this right up. Really not a huge loss. Disappointing- sure. But nothing like losing out on guys in years past. IU has one of the best staff of coaches in college now. They’ll find one kid to replace him.
  22. Archie knows hoops. He didn’t get to IU on accident. He just basically recruited a Dayton roster to IU. Also, all of his 5 stars were Indiana kids - his offensive style had zero attraction nationally. He’ll learn from this and bounce back - better than say a guy like John Groce has.
  23. No. Heard from a friend who follows closely and has some ties to their athletic dept … but perhaps his source is message board on this.
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