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About NashvilleHoosier

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  1. NashvilleHoosier

    2019 NIT Tournament

    I really hope this is our attitude. This season didn't turn out like anyone expected. But it doesn't have to end with such a bitter taste. If we were to go with this damn thing, let's be honest....that is progress! It's not exactly the progress we want (half the fan base believes we should have won the Big Ten and been in the final four this year). But, you can look up a ton of examples of high level coaches who's first few years didn't include anything impressive. No postseason in year 1 --> NIT champs in year 2 is progress! And yes, I understand the challenges ahead in year 3, but I sincerely hope this group takes the opportunity they have and makes the most of it now. We very well could be looking back in 7 or 8 years like Michigan or Virginia or Villanova fans are right now and thinking, "man remember the struggles we had in Archie's first few years? We were pissed about being in the NIT but look at us now!" If we are going to be the program we should be and truly get back among the blue bloods, it won't be built in 2 seasons.
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    Bracketology and team resumes thread

    We all would b/c a 5-3 quad 2 record would have made us 20-11 overall and 11-9 in conference. The 6 seed in the BTT. Likely finishing 21-12 and our name wouldn’t have been mentioned at all this week b/c we would be a lock for a 7 seed. :-)
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    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    So I log back on to check for new info and I get to sift through 2 or 3 pages of people arguing about whether Trayce is going to get popped tonight. I'm not sure any recruitment has ever been this tight lipped.
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    You be the Committee

    They tweeted yesterday that we were out after the loss. They also responded to someone who asked if there was a "dream scenario" still alive where a bunch of other bubble teams lost allowing IU to sneak into a Dayton game with..."No". So their bracket must not have been updated. Unless they had a change of heart later in the evening. I'm guessing the reality is we could not have possibly made ourselves look worse yesterday. Not only by losing but by how we lost with very little fight until the end. Had it been a truly back and forth game with both teams fighting like hell, maybe we put ourselves in a position to be seen as equally deserving of a bid even with a loss. But now we give a leg up to all of other teams like Belmont who so many people are arguing are deserving. The last impression we gave was a reminder of the team we were during the most important stretch of the season. We'll have to see if the committee takes that into consideration, or simply looks at things on paper. I say we are done though. And deservedly so.
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    Bracketology and team resumes thread

    I can't see it happening either. And to be honest, it would be a crying shame if we made it in over someone like Belmont, UNCG, etc. We simply don't deserve it. This team is what it is, and that is a team deserving of a NIT bit. This season was a big ol' turd b/c we had (rightfully so) high expectations. But I'll never lose interest, either in our season, or the tournament. I watched every single game of our 6 win season. I'm not going to stop now. Glass half full: believe it or not an NIT bid is a step forward from last year. It sure doesn't feel like it but it is. So let's just go win the damn thing. Hopefully we can recover from a disappointing selection sunday and come out motivated to prove people wrong. Then go into an extremely important offseason where everyone starts buying in even more. Take that momentum into being a surprising young team that not many expected to make noise. Glass half empty: today's loss was so draining after the roller coaster of a season that we can't get our minds right after not hearing our name called on Sunday. We lose at home (will Glass even accept a home game in the NIT?) to a lesser team. Before the game we hear about Romeo's "injury" that will keep him out for a month. Next season we have no go-to guy and still aren't a good shooting team. We end up with about the same record. Note: my comment about Romeo is unfair and not meant to be a slight. The kid had unfair expectations. He's handled himself extremely well. Even if he felt it was in his best interest to not play in the NIT to not risk his future, I'd be disappointed but wouldn't blame him.
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    Hoosier Cheering Guide 3/9/19

    And let’s just hope they go ahead and lose that 16th game right off the bat. Against Kansas in KC so it seems likely. 16-16.....there is just simply no chance the committee can allow that team in. Right?
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    Can the Hoosiers go dancing?

    Yikes. Today was just not good. Marquette likely loses us a quad 1 win. Many bubble teams picked up key wins. Doesn’t necessarily change what we have to do, but we should hope like hell Marquette jumps back into the top 30 NET during the big east tourney.
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    Can the Hoosiers go dancing?

    Here's what we should really hope happens. Marquette wins the Big East tournament, leaving no doubt they'll still be a quad 1 win for us. Minnesota and Ohio St. win their last game of the season. I think OSU is currently #48 and Minny #54 in the NET. If we play one of them in the #8/#9 game, and they are in the NET top 50, that's another opp for a quad 1 win. Even with a loss against Mich/MSU, at 18-15, I just can't see a team with 7 quad 1 wins being left out. Here's the possible nightmare scenario. Marquette continues to struggle and slides another couple of spots. We lose a quad 1 win. Ohio St. and Minnesota both lose their last game, which is very possible. We play one of them in the 8/9 BTT game and both are just outside of the top 50, on a neutral court, that's only a quad 2 win opportunity. 18-14 w/ 5 quad 1 wins may put the committee in a mindset that our game against Mich/MSU is a win and get in game. I hate that. Note: this ^^ is all assuming I understand the NET and quad systems correctly. I think I do, but someone correct me if I'm off on something here.
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    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    That may be true. But we're talking about what Cal can sell. He can sell that. Do you honestly think its a good sales pitch to a recruit to say, "yeah but most of those players could have come to play for me somewhere else and still been in the NBA."? That's a pretty lame selling point.
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    (2019) SF Keion Brooks Jr. to Kentucky

    I think we as a fanbase reeeeeaaaally want this to be true. But unfortunately its just not. He'll be able to sell this snake oil as long as it continues to be true. UK has 25 players in the NBA, the overwhelming majority of which played for Cal, and 12 of the 25 have entered the NBA since 2015. Duke can claim they are right there recently, but if a kid is looking for a path to the NBA, Cal can still sell that "snake oil" better than anyone. I hate it, and I really wish it wasn't true, but it is.
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    Can the Hoosiers go dancing?

    Well considering this is the first time any conference has ever played a 20 game schedule, your answer is that an 8-12 team has NEVER been considered! :-) But that also means that a team that is 4 games under .500 has NEVER had 8 conference wins. Combine that with the possibility of 6-7 quad 1 wins, which no other bubble team will be able to claim, and we certainly have a chance. I'm not overly optimistic we win out though, and even if we beat MSU again, and then possibly lose to Illinois, I think a 7-13 conference record makes it impossible.
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    Indiana at Iowa Game Thread: 2/22 - 9:00pm - FS1

    Ah, you beat me to it. Is this actually a rule change though? A very similar play happened to me many many years ago playing in (I think) 8th grade AAU ball. I hit a three and the defender jumped to defend it way late and came down, fouling me as he couldn't stop his momentum. We happened to be in the bonus so I got a chance for a 5 point play. Hit the first....missed the second. Mentally, my game never really recovered. Hung up the sneakers after freshman ball......oh what could have been! :-)
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    Indiana at Iowa Game Thread: 2/22 - 9:00pm - FS1

    I was thinking the same thing at the time the play happened and I don't recall seeing any replay. My only guess is that the foul came.....after the shot? Maybe the defender (not even sure who it was) came down and then bumped into Morgan as they fell out of bounds? Only logical explanation I can think of.
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    Purdue at Indiana Game Thread - 7:00pm ESPN2

    I feel like you can say this about nearly any Purdue player who contributes. Edwards is obviously a no-brainer. How bad do we need a Ryan Cline this year? As annoying as Haarms is to watch, we would love him if was on our roster and he would allow Juwan to play the 4. Same with Williams. I'd love to have an Eifert on our team. There are probably more, but that's who I can think of off the top of my head.
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    Andrew Gutman - Celtic FC

    Sweet. I have a new favorite player, then.