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  1. 6 points
    Old Friend

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Fellas, the Big Ten is a brutal league. It has been for as long as I've been alive. We're not going undefeated in the Big Ten. Nobody is. There will be nights we look great and nights we look awful. When we look awful, it doesn't mean we should fire a coach or athletic director and when we look great it doesn't mean we're contenders. Upsets happen every week. At the end of the day, the Big Ten is either the best or second best basketball conference in the country year in and year out. I think we'll make the NCAA tournament and be a tough out when we get there. People panicking over close, ugly wins really should put today's game in perspective. That was Indiana a year or two ago. The emotional over reactions to every play, every half, and every outcome are exhausting. Nobody who matters looks at any part of a program through that microscope.
  2. 6 points
    Off topic, but Purdue played at South Carolina today and lost 85-49.
  3. 6 points
    Uspshoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Hummel has done a fantastic job since he started. I really enjoy him on the call. He is a busy man. Espn and BTN use him and espn uses him for studio work as well. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  4. 5 points
    I think people overreacted in regards to the OT win. We played bad and still gutted it out. Nebraska isn’t “bad” they just have zero depth so if one of their guys has a bad night or gets in foul trouble it’s basically game over for them. If neither of those two things happen they are going to take it to you which Purdue found out first hand. If you think beating Nebraska in OT is embarrassing ask UNC how they feel right now after booting one to Wofford at home.
  5. 5 points
    BtownStrength

    Will Trayce Go Pro?

    My completely uninformed opinion: Trayce tests the waters this year, gets feedback, and returns. He develops a killer jump shot and gets physically stronger. He averages 22 points 12,rebounds and 3 blocks per game in his sophomore campaign, leading us to a Big Ten Championship and thena Final Four. In the NCAA championship game, he puts up 40 and 20, looking like a young Wilt leading us to a 105-53 win over Maryland. The 2002 heartbreak is avenged. Trayce is then selected with the #1 overall pick and becomes a stellar ambassador for the IU brand during a freakishly successful NBA career. Who knows though, just a guess. Anything could happen
  6. 5 points
    mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    If Northwestern beats MSU that would be fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  7. 5 points
    BottomLine

    College Bball Thread

    Thinking everyone finishes 10-10 in the Big 10 and all 14 share the championship.
  8. 5 points
    Stuhoo

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    So basically, when we played like crap and Nebraska played really well... we won.
  9. 5 points
    Uspshoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Everybody just pull up a chair and witness this anarchy all year long. Teams are going to look unbeatable one week and that very same team is going to look like crap the next week. It has been very noticeable the difference a team looks at home compared to the road. This is going to be a fun season to follow Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. 4 points
    Well in basketball, the team with more points always wins.....regardless of bad or poor play. That is the goal every game day.
  11. 4 points
    Uspshoosier

    College Bball Thread

    I think it's a fairly weird freak event. Current streak is 13 games over 8 game days. Closest in my database is 11 straight over 6 game days in 2011. Also 5-day streaks in 2013 (9 games) and 2014 (8 games). Bart Torvik Talking about the B1G home winning streak. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  12. 4 points
    cthomas

    College Bball Thread

    Bobby Wilkerson got KO'ed in the championship game in '76 and I think spent the night in a hospital. If I recall correctly, he didn't return to Bloomington with the team but returned later. But you are absolutely right that it wasn't a common occurrence or at least wasn't diagnosed. Probably more of the latter.
  13. 4 points
    Not surprising. Versyp has done to PU what Mike Davis did to IU. Followed a legend and did great at first then drove program to mediocrity. Difference is PU refuses to get rid of her so they alternate between a fringe tourney team and missing all together. Women's BBall was PU's elite sport through the mid 2000's as a dynasty similar to IU soccer till Versyp got her hands on it. Fortunately for IU soccer when they got Mr. Mediocrity in Mike Freitag they dismissed him in a few years and Todd Yeagley has returned it to elite. Not sure why PU lets Versyp keep lowering their standards but not complaining. Thankfully for us Moren (who played for PU) has a 10 million dollar buyout clause in her contract that pretty much prohibits her from going to Boilermakers after what Versyp did to us spurning IU for PU. Looks like it worked out for us better then for PU even though it took many years to play out that way:).
  14. 4 points
    Stromboli

    College Bball Thread

    So someone on reddit calculated the odds of this B1G home win streak happening, based on the combined chance of win percentage. It’s 0.45/1000. Insane.
  15. 4 points
    brumdog45

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    So in two of the three games we 'played like crap', we won.
  16. 4 points
    Demo

    College Bball Thread

    So, Marcus Carr just put a million on OSU in the 2nd half and they flat refused to run a double or trap at him? Maybe a couple of folks ‘round here can put off the canonization of Chris Holtmann for at least a bit longer.
  17. 4 points
    LIHoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Imagine the tie-breaking process to figure out who starts playing Friday and who starts on Wednesday.
  18. 4 points
    LIHoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Nebraska just went from 150 to 128. KP must believe Carsen still has eligibility cuz 6-4 Purdon't only drops from 6th to 10th. Stop living in the past, man.
  19. 4 points
    Honkyman

    Will Trayce Go Pro?

    The college fan base almost always believes it is too early for a player to go pro. But if an NBA team is willing to draft a player after only one year of college and pay him lots of money, the case against going to the NBA is usually not as persuasive as the case for going. I hope TJD has the kind of year that teams want to draft him high in the first round.
  20. 4 points
    mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    It’s just going to be hard to win on the road this year. I hope people actually recognize this and not expect us to be the 76 Hoosiers. The things people gripe about are legit things. But if we solved those things we are a top 3 team this year. I don’t think anyone expects that. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  21. 3 points
    HoosierAloha

    College Bball Thread

    I believe there are more of these nowadays because of the “bigger, stronger, faster” players. There’s “less room” on the court because of the quickness of the players. I believe the game is also played a bit more physical from distance than the close physicality in the past. Just my opinion and could be totally off. I believe it’s also been a point of attention and that will always make it seem like it happens more frequently. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  22. 3 points
    LIHoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Wonder how many Minny kids are gonna trip climbing onto the court to storm it?
  23. 3 points
    Jump on the struggle bus with Old Fart and me! I think the Kohl’s Center is the toughest place for us to play in conference. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  24. 3 points
    Honkyman

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Nebraska won at home. Big 10 teams are undefeated at home in conference play so far this season. What was troubling about Friday night's game was that it resembled for too much the conference play of last season--unforced turnovers, poor defense, inability to hit 3-point shots and free throws (until the end), lackluster effort through much of the game, and Archie Miller being out-coached by the opposing coach. That IU won on Friday (narrowly in overtime) or that Nebraska defeated Purdue in Lincoln today does not change the fact that there are serious problems with the team's play that must be fixed if IU is going to make the NCAA tournament.
  25. 3 points
    mdn82

    College Bball Thread

    70-56 Nebraska. Final Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners


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