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8bucks

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  1. 8bucks

    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    I think that is a good idea as well. If we have a bad streak like last year or don’t make the tournament then reopen. But things are looking very encouraging at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Who would you choose?

    Butler. I cheered for them back when they were the little program that rarely ever made the tournament. Got to see them in both NCAA championships and don’t have a problem cheering for them. They have become a great program for such a small school despite having several of their coaches move up. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    Thanks for sharing. I think it is definitely fair to say that some kids and families may believe this. However, I also think it would be something I would use to recruit against a school like IU. MSU has done very well recruiting our state but now Archie is starting to bring in some of those kids. Is our fan base crazy. Sure and I bet MSU won’t discuss with recruits how hard it is to play against us in Assembly Hall with those fans cheering for their team. He will however bring up any stories he can about our fan base being crazy in the sense that article talked about. It’s a communication battle. Schools recruit with positives about their program, negatives about the competition and they also have to counter claims from other coaches. We saw with Brooks that we lost that battle of information and he went to a schools whose fans did not want him because he did not want to go to a school whose fans might not want him. Even Butlers coach did this recently when he told Chris that our fans were crazy calling for Archie’s head in year 3. He even stated how in year 2 his fans wanted him gone but now loved him because they are winning. I went to the Butler boards and sure enough there was a heavily discussed topic asking if he was the right person for the job. I wish these “journalists” would push a little further and ask for examples. If we do have crazy fan examples they should be called out. But I strongly believe that the idea was either planted or strongly encouraged by Izzo. I even suspect someone from Izzos staff may have encouraged the writer to ask these questions. Recruiting is a battle about a lot of things. Controlling the narrative about your program and your opponents programs is a huge part of this. Frankly I would trade crazy fans vs a program that has treated women so poorly. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    I agree. 2 guys are getting much less time and we seem to show up with great effort every game. In years past, Archie would say indicate changes were coming but if he made them, we did not see them. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  5. Similar- I moved from the couch to the foot stool to watch the last minute of the game. It was my fault Phinisees pass was late to TJD so went back to the couch just in time for the defense stop. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  6. Brunk was huge down the stretch. 2 buckets when the offense was sputtering and at least 2 boards in the last 3 mins. 1 of those offensive. Great finish Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  7. Aren’t we in a tie for 3rd? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Looks like he got 15 tonight. Franklins PT is probably needed more the next few years. How much work he is willing to put in will determine if his minutes go up or down. I like his demeanor though. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  9. Anyone know what MSU shot from 3 in the second half. Seemed they hit 5 in a row at one point. Impressive that we could weather that storm and not have to rely on someone being unusually hot. Guys just hustled. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  10. Onions! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  11. Like our fight. But green and DD need to sit the rest out Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    It is not only season ticket holders that are at risk of dropping. Corporate sponsorships contribute a lot of money to IU and speaking first hand, the value of that is dropping. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Crean also got in early on kids but lost out in the end as better programs came calling. That could happen here if LB starts to impress at a higher level or it may not. He could also be one of those kids that excelled in an offense geared around him but struggles without that. He might be able to go and kill it at a mid major where that happens and we all think what if. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  14. I hope you are right but to just have to win 5 more could mean we go 4 and 9 to close out the BT regular season and get 1 win in the BTT. Going 4-9 down the stretch sounds like a team going to wrong way. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  15. Are these are statistics for BT games only? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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