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  1. 17 points

    Poll: Archie Miller

    Reading this thread after the Wisconsin loss, our first loss this season I guess I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.
  2. 16 points

    Poll: Archie Miller

    I think a lot of frustration with the Wisconsin game is from what happened last year. Too many times this team would fail to show up and get run out of the gym. I get it can happen one or two times a year, but fear is settling in that an Archie Miller team may be prone to these sort of outings more than just a couple. To me, one is unacceptable because a team should never fail to show up with lack of effort and trying, but last years team is still very fresh in a lot of people’s minds. I am not rushing to judgement yet, but it is a little worrisome that this performance is showing up again. I will definitely wait to see the next handful of games away from Assembly Hall to see how things go, but this can’t happen more than twice in a season. I am still confident in Archie, but want to see this team’s mindset the rest of the season. There’s no way we can ever play that way in the Big10, especially on the road and expect to compete. I still really like this team, and we’ve done well this season without a top Big10 point guard and lack of production recently from our two big men (Brunk and Davis). I encourage everyone to keep hope, I am and I still have some skepticism in me, but this team has shown what it’s capable of, and I believe that will be a consistent norm this season. Last year we had some great performance that pumped us up, but I was always worried because we had 3 or 4 non-conference games where we greatly struggled. That hasn’t really been the case this year. I’ve said since last season this would be a team that barely makes it into the NCAA Tournament, and I believe that is still the case. If IU finishes 3-1 the next 4, that puts IU’s record at 11-2. IU will need to get 9 more wins to get in IMO. We have 9 games at home that are very winnable outside of OSU and Maryland (MSU could sneak into that). We also have road games that we can win in Rutgers, Nebraska, Illinois, PSU, and Minnesota. If we come out with another performance like Wisconsin I will be a lot more worried and frustrated, but I will wait until that happens again. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  3. 16 points
    Old Friend

    Poll: Archie Miller

    I sure hope some of you don't have jobs where a bad day or a bad result doesn't result in your being judged the way some of you are judging. Yesterday was bad. But....that's all. Yesterday was bad. Even the effort was bad. I get it. That doesn't affect one thing moving forward. Why are you hitting the panic button? Same reason many of the same people hit the panic button after the Michigan State football game??? It's like people forgot we beat a ranked team on Wednesday night and have another game in 48 hours. I'm a big picture guy. I don't focus on the results of one event and let it affect my opinion too much. Right now? Indiana doesn't have a true point guard or anyone who facilitates the offense. Green and Durham are both scorers first. Franklin's a 2 guard who can bring the ball up. Far different than a point guard. Wisconsin made shots they haven't been making early. Indiana missed shots early. You guys who have played sports know how hard it is to stop a run on the road when a team gets hot. Plus, Phinisee is our best on ball defender, and because he wasn't out there, Wisconsin was able to get into their sets in large part because they're patient and well coached. Those of you focused on Wisconsin's 4-4 record? Marquette beat Purdue by 10. Wisconsin beat Purdue by 16. And if your argument is "one game doesn't matter!" I'd say..."right." The season will play out how the season plays out. I'm here to tell you the kids coming next year are good. Very good. We have a deep and talented team now, even if the roster isn't perfect; and yesterday - while awful - was no more indicative of who Indiana is than the Marquette game was a year ago. Brad Stevens wasn't available. Billy Donovan wasn't available. We can sit here and name drop all we want; and we can whine about who wanted who. At the end of the day, Indiana is on a good path, and I guarantee there will be a day - probably soon - where all of the nay sayers who want him gone or think he was a bad hire are hushed. Indiana beat Michigan State twice a year ago. All MSU did was go to the Final Four. Indiana won a game against an experienced, big, ranked team this week. Before you panic, why not let a few more games pan out....give it a legitimate reason instead of an emotional reaction to a result? It WILL play out one way or another. I'm not saying it's all good and I'm not saying anybody's wrong. I'm just saying I don't believe the results of one game are worth the absolute lack of reason I see here. Are some really that deep into "I need it NOW and I need every game...every play to satisfy that need!" ?
  4. 14 points
    We won! Lets never talk about this game again.
  5. 13 points
    Irrationally exuberant Hoosier Guy has morphed into mob-style threat Hoosier Guy! ;)
  6. 13 points
    Maybe you shouldn’t go! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  7. 13 points
    Flying out tomorrow morning to go to the game with my Son-Senior in HS. Hope this trip is great, will be fun either way but truly memorable if IU wins. Last time I saw a game at MSG we beat St. John's but that was in early 90's. Come on Hoosiers. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  8. 13 points
    Old Friend

    Poll: Archie Miller

    I know, right? This guy looks completely lost. Weird how a snapshot and a single moment in time can totally define a guy!
  9. 13 points
    Outrage is all the rage! Catch the fever! Friends, our guys were embarrassed today. No two ways around it. Fans deserve to be frustrated at this loss because of the uninspired effort displayed for about 80% of the game. From a defensive standpoint, we took a step back today. WAY too many open looks. We were playing catch up much of the day and when we weren't, we were just getting out-physicaled and had silly defensive lapses. Now the offense wasn't good today, but 64 points can beat a Wisconsin sometimes. The defense was extremely disappointing. I'm not surprised we lost. I am surprised we didn't compete. That being said, this is the first time this year we have witnessed the team play like that. True we've played some cupcakes but you can show positioning, physicality and effort against anyone. By and large we showed that until today. Therefore I'm not ready to jump on the "more of the same" bus that people seem to be flocking to. This game only counts as one loss. It's a road game in a tough venue. We weren't ready. They did similar to Marquette a few weeks ago. If this carries over and this becomes common place for the season, then the overwhelming negativity is justified in my opinion. Until then, THIS team deserves a chance to rebound and bounce back. It was just four days ago that Leonard Hamilton was gushing about how good of a team we have and how good we can be. One embarrassing loss doesn't necessarily change the potential we have for the future. Or... You know... We stink... Fire the coach... Shut down the program... :) Happy Holidays! -GnarlyTimG
  10. 12 points
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  11. 12 points
    I think making the tournament this year is essential for perception and recruiting. I think I would consider myself one of the more positive when it comes to CAM, and I think it would put him in an impossible spot if he doesn’t this year. Would he get fired? Probably not. Would the fans that weren’t against the hire start turning on him? I think so. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  12. 12 points

    Poll: Archie Miller

  13. 11 points
    Good IU crowd here, although now I have Drunk UConn guys next to me, but TT fans are here for us too Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  14. 11 points
    We out here Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  15. 11 points
    Old Friend

    Poll: Archie Miller

    You're putting toothpaste back in the tube. It hasn't happened on a regular basis this season. The rear view mirror is exactly that. Last year was last year with a completely different team and roster. Means nothing about what will happen. Let's see what happens when we get our point guard back and play a few more games. At that point, if signs are negative you'll have company. Plenty of it. Nobody here...not one person is happy with mediocrity or losing. Don't pretend people are accepting losses or have lowered their standards or that you're by yourself with high expectations. You're not. The difference between you and a couple others and everyone else is you seem to believe one bad sign is a definitive indicator of what WILL happen. As if the house of cards just fell over because we lost at Wisconsin. And you seem to want every game...every play to show whatever you want to see or your reaction falls off the cliff. Indiana University screwed up the basketball program 19 years ago. Archie Miller is the first coach since then who's truly taken positive steps to fix the problems on a permanent basis, He has changed the roster. He's changed the kids he recruits (and if I agree with Dan Dakich on anything it's that you cannot recruit just one kid who has an alternative agenda); and he has changed some things offensively. That said, without a point guard and on ball defender, we can't get into our stuff and we can't take things away the way we need to. That was on full display on Saturday. It has not yet happened on a regular basis. Any more than the positives have against good teams. What I see here is an emotional reaction to an event. I understand that, but emotional reactions don't define anything. Nor do the events that cause them unless ....they become permanent. This isn't permanent in any way yet, and if it becomes permanent, you'll get your wish. Personally? I think he needs more leaders and more kick-a$$ kids who can pull a team up when a game like Saturday happens. I don't think that player exists right now, and it manifested into a problem on Saturday.
  16. 11 points
    Soooo, what had happened was, I was gifted a pass to something called the admiral club or something like that, inside Kohl by this dude I ran into before tip. Been pregaming since 1:00. Got in late. Was some 26 -7 or something. Start asking around about this pass to find out it’s free beers. At the half I’m pissed so I decide to go check this place out. Beers were not free. Regular towny bar prices though so I stayed for a couple 6-7 and by some miracle, run into a group of IU fans who are splitting and going back to the bar I had left earlier. My judgement is seriously compromised at this point because this sounds like a fantastic idea. Back at the Wandos, I decide on a Long Island Ice tea. Game is still going on tv and I’m half watching it and the blonde in the corner when out of the blue, I pull up the Btown app and start typing. Had to close one eye to complete my couple odd posts. Anyway I don’t believe the post was even meant for you. I tried a while later to say I was sorry, but it really just came out looking like I called the game sorry. So that’s how that all went. Please disregard anything prior to this. ***And that’s why I’ll never drink mystery shots with no dudes from Bedford again. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  17. 11 points
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  18. 10 points
    Hoosier Guy at Francon 7? While Gradman woke up in July at Francon 2? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  19. 10 points
    As I have said many times, We spoke to his agent and he wasn't interested in a job where basketball was the #1 sport. I believe the word he used was he didn't want to be in a pressure cooker.
  20. 9 points
    Rob out here trying to give all these fools strep. Hurley playing checkers while Archie’s playing chess.
  21. 9 points
    Me So Hornsby

    Poll: Archie Miller

    Threads like this make it so easy to stay away from this forum Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  22. 9 points

    Bowl Projection

    I'm so glad the rumors I heard was wrong and we are going to Florida instead of New York.
  23. 9 points

    (2020) RB Charlie Spegal

    He has given his verbal and will be a preferred walk-on
  24. 9 points
    Go. Relish in victory or wallow in defeat. You’ll remember it either way. I was at the IPFW loss, and the Butler loss when we were #1. I will never forget them. Admittedly my enthusiasm for IUBB starts the season at 100 and slowly drains throughout the season until we miss the tournament. It’s a regular tradition, so usually I choose an early season game before I realize we suck. [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  25. 9 points
    You’re never as good as your best day and you’re never as bad as your worst day. Indiana Hoosiers basketball is extraordinary entertainment. Of course you should go