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Ok, sometimes I get the impression people just look for the negative and then pull up a box score to look for what they think they can critique.    Complaints about shooting?  Let’s see, Hunt

A lot of good comments in this thread so far...I had just a couple of thoughts... Hunter I thought looked great. His defense was much improved and that will get him more minutes. Confident stroke

Some of you are way too reactionary. Go Zoom call your loved ones, be thankful for your health, and that we have IU basketball back.  There was a lot of good things, but still some bad. It was Ga

57 minutes ago, Candystripes_56 said:

Gotta love these freshman. Refreshing seeing guys that can play fast via IQ. All played well and saw good teammates in timeouts. Critically speaking, Galloway needs to work on playing laterally.

 

Wasn't pleased with anyone else, maybe outside of Rob, but even he could work on controlling tempo.

TJD- free throws 

Race- no offensive game other than being more athletic 

Armaan - poor off the ball play and underwhelming effort/high motor tbh 

Al- same ol Al: Points-off-transition-Al. Nothing much has changed. Had astonishingly poor footwork off the ball, in-route to his first shot. Not quick with the ball (poor IQ). 
 

Jerome- okay, so you’ve worked on your turnaround. Where’s the explosion though?
 

Guys, I really hate to say it, I was very optimistic, but we are bottom half of B1G again

What in the hell are you drinking?

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Thought the team showed some promising moments throughout the game, but there were definitely segments in the game that were hard to watch. However, I think this team will be much improved by the time we head into January. I like the feel of this team, especially with the new freshman. I have a feeling they will be much more competitive this year in the Big Ten. Not really sure yet how we will finish in the standings, but I think this squad will be competitive and give themselves a chance in the B10 games. 

 

Other Big Ten Teams: Illinois is a great team this year for sure, but that score is very misleading.. the team they played was absolutely pathetic. 

Michigan State didn't look that impressive either in my opinion. 

It'll be interesting to see how everyone looks after these tougher non-conference games. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Jackson Kellogs said:

Thought the team showed some promising moments throughout the game, but there were definitely segments in the game that were hard to watch. However, I think this team will be much improved by the time we head into January. I like the feel of this team, especially with the new freshman. I have a feeling they will be much more competitive this year in the Big Ten. Not really sure yet how we will finish in the standings, but I think this squad will be competitive in each game and give themselves a chance in the B10 games. 

 

Other Big Ten Teams: Illinois is a great team this year for sure, but that score is very misleading.. the team they played was absolutely pathetic. 

Michigan State didn't look that impressive either in my opinion. 

It'll be interesting to see how everyone looks after these tougher non-conference games. 

 

Illinois played a team that is rated higher in Kenpom than our opponent.  Thing is they did what they were supposed to do. 

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Some of you are way too reactionary. Go Zoom call your loved ones, be thankful for your health, and that we have IU basketball back. 

There was a lot of good things, but still some bad. It was Game One the day before a holiday and before we go play in a tournament. 

Let's see how we look next week before declaring we have major problems. 

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1 minute ago, KoB2011 said:

Some of you are way too reactionary. Go Zoom call your loved ones, be thankful for your health, and that we have IU basketball back. 

There was a lot of good things, but still some bad. It was Game One the day before a holiday and before we go play in a tournament. 

Let's see how we look next week before declaring we have major problems. 

They are the same issues we have had for 3 years. 

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42 minutes ago, Brass Cannon said:

If we can’t shoot 3s and FTs this year isn’t going to be different than the last couple.  It’s one game but given it’s against a cupcake it’s worrisome these continue to not just be weaknesses but terrible weaknesses.  

Unlike year’s past, I think they improve on both. They’re not a great shooting team, but they’re better. 

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7 minutes ago, Brass Cannon said:

Illinois played a team that is rated higher in Kenpom than our opponent.  Thing is they did what they were supposed to do. 

Any preseason ratings.. including Kenpom aren't 100% legitimate. How can you rate one team higher than the other without even playing a game yet. I watched that entire Illinois game, and the team they were playing looked like a high school JV team. Thought Tennessee Tech was a lot more disciplined and a lot more structured by far. Once again, Illinois will be a great team this year but that score is misleading.  A lot of blow outs today. Go check out that Arkansas score... 

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14 minutes ago, Brass Cannon said:

They are the same issues we have had for 3 years. 

Free throw shooting, sure, but aside from that I guess we watched different games. 

We had a nearly 3:1 ATO, that's not like years past. 

We held the other team to 40% from the field, forced a lot of turnovers, and defended without fouling. That seems pretty good. 

We moved the ball well on offense and got the kind of looks we wanted. Is that what you've said about Archie's offense in the past?

 

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Galloway has a negative plus/minus effectively showing how worthless of a stat it is.

Overall I would say that I was satisfied with the game. First game of the year and a new environment without fans leaves me less stressed about the issues that we had tonight. I think to really make some noise this year besides a middle of the pack finish in the B10/7 or 8 seed in the tournament, we are obviously going to have to shoot the ball much better.

Personally I think that the team will be an improved outside shooting team with the addition of Lander, the subtraction of Smith, and improvements with the returning guys.

 

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27 minutes ago, madmax said:

Galloway has a negative plus/minus effectively showing how worthless of a stat it is.

I'm with you...I want to see the justification for that.

the +/- has been suspect for me for awhile because it doesn't consider who else is on the floor with the person being measured.

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2 hours ago, BDB said:

That’s stuff that should be worked on in the off season.  

Yes, I'm sure Archie told the guys to only work on layups and dunks over the course of the off-season.

TIC obviously, but I think shooting woes are generally not a sign of a lack of work or repetitions. I think more often than not its a lack of development and training over time and deficiencies in recruiting.

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I can't count the number of different line-ups that were on the floor last night. Must have been 15-20. That won't likely happen again all season. (not a complaint, just an observation) It was a chance for CAM to confirm/evaluate the guys in a real game vs practice.

I project we're gonna be pretty darn good. Maybe not next week, but come conf time. Rotations will be more in line with talent, defensive lapses will be shored up, and some of the freshman will get more comfortable.

Barring injury....Rob & Jerome will be terrific, along with Trayce.

 

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