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  1. 13 points
    Chris007

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr.

    I always say you are much quicker than most people on here give you credit for.
  2. 13 points
    Stuhoo

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr.

    Well Chris ... I guess that's better than: 50/50 :-(
  3. 12 points
    Hey All, had to take a little break. I’m an emotional fan during the games. And with the way the team has been playing, I felt it best to take a break. I love my Hoosiers, always will, but it’s a struggle watching games this year with some of the lack of effort. I just don’t get this team at all. We’ve seen they can beat most teams in college basketball, but just refuse to go out there and give it there all. Anyway, I will be watching Saturday, but just really hope to see a MSU type effort. I don’t expect a win every time, but expect 100% heart and effort. There’s no excuse not to do that! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  4. 12 points
    coonhounds

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    I like it better when iu is winning and recruiting is going good. This board is so much better. Please archie turn this thing around! Sent from my SM-G920V using BtownBanners mobile app
  5. 11 points
    Yes, if Romeo is exhibiting, call it, the toxic one and done behaviors... that's incredibly disappointing. I choose to believe that he's not though, given all we heard about the kid coming into his time at Indiana. Regardless, it's February 2019 and he's about four months out from the biggest night of his life thus far - it's got to be difficult to remain focused on the task at hand, especially when anyone can see it's going to take more than four months to fix Indiana's problems. On 2021 - sounds crazy, but I absolutely agree. Everyone knew we were undergoing a massive culture shift switching from Crean to Archie. Indiana fans of all people should realize as well that there's only a handful of right ways to succeed at Indiana, especially if we're to remain "clean". I know discussing "giving Archie years" get's people upset, but culture isn't a thing you go out and acquire. You know you established a culture when you see the same trends year over year over year. Consistency is key, and that's why regardless of who the coach is it will take years to understand if they're successful or not at Indiana.
  6. 11 points
    Hovadipo

    College Bball Thread

    Virginia won’t win a title until they win a title. You don’t say?
  7. 10 points
    Back by popular demand (ok, only Aloha and Natty) I will be your eyes and ears up here in the GREAT LAND keeping everyone posted on the "last great race". Of course, i will be biased towards my friend Ally Zirkle and give you as much inside knowledge on her as I get it. Hopefully, we have another arm wrestling event in Nome and Ally breaks someones arm. She is amazing! Anyhow, here is the official website: https://iditarod.com/ 1. Yesterday and today, i believe was bag drop where stage drop bags at the various checkpoints along the route. 2. The weather has been decent. Up here in Fairbanks, i got about 6 more inches of snow to add to my collection at the house. So, if we are getting dumped on, so is the trail to the south and west. Should make everyone but the lead team happy. 3. I'm tracking around 50ish competitors this year and really don't know who else is running besides AZ. I guess if i'm going to be commentator on this, i really should look into it. -Alaska Hoosier.
  8. 10 points
    Stuhoo

    OG Anunoby - Toronto Raptors

    Interview today of OG: Question: "If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, which one would you choose?" OG: "A racoon. People don't have those, so I want one." Keep being you, OG Anunoby.
  9. 10 points
    told ya...We are still in it for Hurt! Disclaimer: this person has ZERO knowledge about anything or anyone and don't care. suck it
  10. 10 points
    LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Yep. Outscoring opponents by 18 points a game, being ranked No. 4 in the country and having a 21-2 record (with both losses to the No. 2 team) is pretty boring. I'd rather be 13-11.
  11. 9 points
    HoosierX

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr.

    I'm sorry but I can't make myself care about this statement at all. If this was true Kentucky would never sign a recruit.
  12. 9 points
    ALASKA HOOSIER

    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr.

    The Yukon Quest (which is much harder than the Iditarod) is still going on here. Actually, the winner crossed 2x days ago. So, the Iditarod is right around the corner. If everyone wants me to keep the posts going, i sure as W. Lafayette will.
  13. 9 points
    Thomas Bryant?? If anything that kid played with too much heart. Like it or not, you need all of those guys and all the guys to come who you will likely not be a fan of in order to win it all. It’s going to take a combination of the old school upperclassmen heavy teams with some new age star power. Villanova is damn near the best example out there. Also, what’s wrong with a kid looking out for his own best interests? Did you go into work every day for the name on the front of your time card? No. Like it or not, it’s a business now. Indiana needs to be a place that creates mutually beneficial opportunities for these kids. Kentucky, like it or not, has done a great job of this. Probably in an unsustainable fashion, but they did it well. In short, no need to answer your three questions, the only one that matters is do we need Keion Brooks? That my old friend, is a big hell yes. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  14. 9 points
    I think we will hear something soon about this recruitment. I've been told that some teams have been eliminated.
  15. 8 points
    HoosierFan1994

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    I have been busy lately and haven't been able to post as much. I really enjoy reading everyones opinions about this team. There really is no excuse to go from 12-2 to 13-11. This season isn't over yet but it sure does look like they took a step backwards in year two of the Archie Miller era. I really like Archie and I'm not ready to can him yet. He got a pass last year and won't this year. It is just frustrating to see Louisville have success in Mack's first year. Chris Beard took Texas Tech to the Elite 8 in year two. It also seems the players are tuning him out like we see in the NBA. I totally agree that there aren't gym rats on this team and it is about culture. A few things about this years team: 1) We didn't see the jump from certain players like we wanted to. Ex: Devonte is the same player he was a year ago, McRoberts has been a shell of himself partly due to injuries, Justin Smith didn't have the season we all thought he would-granted he was a reserve last year, and Juwan really didn't improve. That's not a knock on him, just a fact. Fitzner has been terrible. Quite frankly we all should have seen it coming. He regressed each year at a WCC school. 2) Romeo wasn't as good as we (including me) all thought. He is a very good player but he shouldn't be a one and done. The experts were right on the 2018 class. They all said it was a down class outside of ESPN's favorites in RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson. Example: Based off of his ESPN grade (95) they would have Romeo as #12-16 in this years rankings. He was #5 last year. I am sure it is similar with Rivals and 247. Not saying rankings are everything, but it puts the hype into some perspective. Also, he probably isn't a lottery pick withthe 2019 class as a freshman. If he comes back and gets better I think he could. 3) Jerome not playing really hurts. He is going to be a good player for IU. He can play the 2-4. I would have to think he would have started this year. I think they will be MUCH better next year. No, I'm not saying they'll be a final four team. However, I think you will see more guys that want it and will play hard for CAM. Rob, Al, and Justin need to really improve next year. Hope they have the same drive as Hulls, Sheehey, and Oladipo did in the 2011 offseason. Zeller gets a lot of credit but those three improved so much. TJD will be a big man that we haven't had since Thomas Bryant. I'm not sure on his height but I think he is much better at the 5 than Juwan Morgan or Justin Smith. Keion Brooks would be perfect here. I think he and TJD are 2-3 year players. Add Jerome Hunter in there and you could have a hell of a top 6 rotation. All 6 could come back for the 2020-2021 season (2 jr, 1 so, 3 fr). Armaan Franklin is going to provide depth and have a role that we all thought Rob would have this year. I hope De'ron comes back next year. Really like what he has brought to the team even in his limited role. I'd love a grad transfer big man and/or shooter. If not, Damezi and Jake are going to have to get better if they want PT. I didn't think they would be playing as much as they have been this year (which at times hasn't been much). Not sure what the future holds for Devonte, De'ron, Clifton, and Race. It is frustrating as a fan. I'm tired of losing and being mediocre. However, I think year three will be positive for IU. If not, yes changes will need to be made. Archie isn't getting a free pass. This year has been awful and he deserves the blame. You can't lose the team like he has. However, I'm excited for who he is bringing in. Archie has said all the right things, now it is time to see results.
  16. 8 points
    pumpfake

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    I think it's like the backup QB syndrome. The fans gripe about the QB and call for the backup to play, eventually he gets in the game and it becomes apparent why he's the backup.
  17. 8 points
    Old Friend

    Fire Fred Glass

    Fellas, the changes have to come from the administration and Board of Trustees. Not Glass. He's the face and the voice, but not the problem. He's been told to operate in the black. And he does. He's been told Indiana will be different and guarantee scholarships. And he has. He's been told it will NOT be about winning, that sports, and especially men's basketball will not be bigger than the university; and that we will be "one team." Those aren't his initiatives. They are that of the University administration. I have maintained for a long time that sports (and in particular a college's most visible entity) are the world's window into that place. Without men's basketball, what would most people know about Duke? Would the world know as much about Indiana University as people do without Bob Knight and success of our basketball program? Not close. No way. But....to academes, sports is an afterthought, not a priority or vital tool. Michael McRobbie has zero interest...and that's not far from absolute truth...in whether or not we hang banners. He wants to make money and stay out of trouble. That's how HE defines success. We define it a little differently, as success on the field/floor is equally or more important; but Fred Glass is as much a fan as we are. He's just doing his job as defined by those who manage him. He's not the problem. You have to remember this is a guy who ran the Indianapolis capital improvement board and was in large part responsible for the sports growth here. He's not an incompetent guy and far better as a growth minded administrator than Greenspan was.
  18. 8 points
    LamarCheeks

    Cody’s freshman yr vs this year

    Speaking of Cody's freshman year, I've written this before, so please excuse my repetitiveness, but this remains my favorite moment from that season (well, behind beating Kentucky): We're playing the Toiletmakers at home in the regular-season finale. Matt Roth had come off the bench and already hit two first-half bombs. Matt Painter implores his defense to keep an eye on him. ... Cody gets the ball on the left side, just outside the lane and takes a couple dribbles. All the sudden, there are three PU guys on him. In the meantime, Roth had sneaked -- unguarded -- either around the top of the key or along the baseline (can't remember exactly) and set up -- unguarded -- right in front of the PU bench. Cody looks over the top of the triple team, sees Roth all alone and fires it over to him. Right as Roth launches a 22-footer, Gus Johnson (who did B1G Network games back then) screams: "LAYUP!" And the ball has barely left Roth's hands when Painter raises his arms in frustration. Of course, the ball found nothing but net. ... Another reminder of just how much we miss having a shooter.
  19. 8 points
    Old Friend

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    So I talked yesterday with someone very close to the team. Won't name him, but he's on the bench or close every game. Also spoke with a former player (walk on) who I trust...played for Crean. Neither had any clue what to say. Just that everyone's pointing fingers and not headed in the same direction. One did say he knows Durham is bought in and loves the kid. Also said Romeo is a little (and has been) disengaged. I don't think there's an easy answer. I'm not sure there IS an answer. My concern though is deeper than chemistry. Something has changed since December; and I can't tell if teams have scouted us differently or what's happening, but we don't look like the same team. I'd like to see more Davis, less Smith. More Durham/Phinisee, less Green. I'd like to see more transition. I'd like to see Romeo with the ball in his hands 12-15 feet from the rim; not 22.
  20. 8 points
    MikeRoberts

    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    Where is Chris and others on this? There is something significant here and for nobody to know is odd. Has Archie lost the team? Has the team lost each other in that there is hate/distrust amongst them? Why are historically decent shooters no longer able to shoot when they put on an IU uniform? Why are quick and athletic players incapable and hesitant to run a fast break? Why is there little fire being shown by anyone? This has become a super boring and annoying team to watch and there is no reason for that; we have all-bigten players, McDonalds All-Americans, 4 star players all over the court and bench and we can barely crack the 50 point mark at home anymore. Wtf is going on? How has no one close to the program shed light on this? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  21. 8 points
    Bowhunter

    Indiana Basketball and Culture

    Thanks for hitting on some of that. I was called into work and hadn’t had a chance to summarize. Another point was the great play of DeRon Davis and the presence he brings to this team. How Davis should start with Morgan and put Smith on the bench , which is what I have been saying as well. Talk of Rob not being right since his concussion and Romeo starting to come around, also hitting around 40% from 3 the last several games. Talked a lot about Crean leaving us with kids that don’t care about Indiana basketball and the pride that goes along with it. Except for Durham of course. They think we will be alright once Archie gets the culture straightened out.
  22. 8 points
    Uspshoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Absolute button is stuck on your keyboard again just a heads up Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  23. 7 points
    Stuhoo

    (2019) CG Harlond Beverly

    Not sure this screams Tim Priller/Guy Marc Michel/Jeremiah April desperation. Beverly is a top 100 kid that plays with an edge, and Archie appears to have had it with at least a few on his current roster. My guess? With only four guards on the current roster, Archie has been forced to give double digit minutes to a certain guard that he wishes he didn't have to play much, if at all. And he aims to correct that by carrying at least five guards on next year's roster. Also sounds more to me like Archie pushing for a roster-wide attitude upgrade.
  24. 7 points
    We could really use a Watford this year Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BtownBanners mobile app
  25. 7 points
    Bailey7878

    College Bball Thread

    Maybe true but i think iu fans would be pretty happy being ranked top 5 year in and out given our current history. Maybe I am wrong. Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk


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