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Demo last won the day on December 26 2019

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  1. Demo

    Favorite Basketball Moments

    The New Castle-Marion, Steve Alford-James Blackmon, game. Alford had 48, Blackmon had 41, and the atmosphere was as electric I can ever remember being a part of.
  2. Yeah, given the how highly Miller has clearly prioritized Kaufman, I find it almost impossible to believe that he would have accepted this commitment knowing that it would end things with Kaufman.
  3. Didn’t see him as much as some others, but looked to me like he had a lot of Ethan Happ going on, at least in the half court. Has a really nice dropstep/counter series. Showed a little jump hook over either shoulder. Uses a lot of ball and shoulder fakes. He has absolutely been coached up.
  4. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    I’d love to hear the story of the light coming on for Turner. That dude went from flat out lost to the best big in the country not named Ralph Sampson in something like 2 1/2 months. Incredible.
  5. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    That tournament run was incredible. I was a Freshman walk-on at Oral Roberts University in 80-81 and we played IU at Market Square Arena in Dec ‘80. We lost by 9. Needless to say, I did not play. That IU team at that point, despite the ridiculous talent level, just wasn’t very good. Offensively, they were a mess. Tolbert and Turner were constantly running into each other and ending up in the same space. Turner couldn’t figure out his reads at all. Our 2 bigs, Mark Acres and Tom Prusater, absolutely outplayed them. And our pg, Cat Johnson, who may have been the quickest on ball defender in the country, was able to keep Isiah out of the lane and generally pissed him off. But we couldn’t really match up with Wittman and, in particular, Kitchell. Those 2 bailed them out. RMK was shockingly calm given how far off they were, except for Turner, who he was just killing. And, yeah, the growth of that group from December to March was pretty astounding, though you knew it was gonna come eventually. Watched the NC game with teammates and we were amazed at what Isiah did to Jimmy Black after Cat played him even or better. Haven’t talked to him in years, but I guarantee you Cat still talks about what he did to Isiah the way people talk about what Dakich did to Jordan.
  6. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    And now David Dejulius leaving UM. He came a long way last year.
  7. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    And no one yet leaving Bloomington. Still don’t see it happening, but I can honestly say that it never occurred to me that everyone might return.
  8. Demo

    (2021) SG - Blake Wesley

    You read my mind. Been wanting to watch some full games of this kid all year so I can make a fair comparison to Mohammed.
  9. Former pseudo-target Ruedale Williams committed to Kansas St.
  10. Demo

    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Obviously no idea who Archie might be interested in, but I can tell you that from that list Illinois watched Jayden Nicholson a couple of times this winter. 6’4” lefty. Smooth stroke. Good athlete. Tough kid. Watched him against Ryan Kalkbrenner, 6’11” shotblocker going to Creighton, and Nicholson took the ball at him every chance he got. Pretty gutsy for a freshman.
  11. Caught a couple of USF games last year. Had a really good game against Gonzaga, they couldn’t keep him out of the lane, and a “couldn’t throw it in the ocean” game against St Mary’s. No idea which of those is closer to the genuine article.
  12. It was the only answer. Can’t imagine they seriously considered it.
  13. Oh yeah. And unlike the generic broadcasts that national sports media has created, everything about those broadcasts was unique and created an almost Pavlovian response. WTTV, Martha, Marlowe, that super low camera position that made you feel like you were right behind Knight, it couldn’t be mistaken for any other broadcast. Channel 4 deserves a bunch of credit for it’s role in creating generations of basketball lovers. Not just IU, all of those state tournament games from Hinkle with Tom Carnegie on the call. Freaking goosebumps just thinking about it. Will never forget Carnegie, always like 3 seconds after the actual bucket, with his, “Heeee scored!” That stuff just can’t be replicated now, and that’s a loss for all of us.
  14. Demo

    College Bball Thread

    Vaguely. Calloway tipped in a miss to beat LSU, right? My memory definitely isn’t what it used to be.