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LamarCheeks last won the day on November 24 2019

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About LamarCheeks

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  1. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Dang. Flipping back and forth between Toiletmakers-Illini and Twerps-'Cats. ... Last I looked, it was 'Cats 55-50. Now, it's Twerps 58-55. Am guessing the Cats' magic has run out -- at least for tonight.
  2. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Dakich, who's the color man in West Lafayette for Toiletmaker-Illinois game: "I love this crowd. To me, this is the best place in college basketball." OK, Danny boy -- whatever you say.
  3. I have heard the story about Herbert demanding we hire Sampson. I didn't realize he thought Kelvin was black. He is Native American (Lumbee Indian), so I guess he would've satisfied Herbert's demand for a minority ... I would've been fine with Beilein, but I would've wanted no part of Stallings. First, he hadn't really accomplished anything. Second, he's a Purdue guy. Man, I'm just not comfortable with a Purdue person coaching us (although Moren so far as worked out ... but Versyp was a huge mistake). I do remember hearing Stallings' name bandied about after Davis resigned. If memory serves, the main connection was that Greenspan (our AD at the time) had hired him at Illinois State ... Sampson is a good coach, but our team had somewhat of a thuggish image under him. I remember seeing a story that with the exception of Eric Gordon and D.J. White, pretty much everyone on the team was smoking a lot of dope. And this is what always bugged me about Kelvin: When he took the job, he was told to stop the extra texting and phone calls -- whatever it was that got him in trouble at Oklahoma. And he didn't stop! I realize that what he got busted for is no longer a violation and it almost seemed a silly one back then, but the reality is -- it was a violation. And he kept doing it -- when he was told not to.
  4. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    It was added about 5-6 years ago.
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    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    I'd say Maryland probably is a little better than us, but sheesh -- we're making it easy for them.
  6. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    We've had -- I think -- two shot-clock violations, a 10-second violation and about a half-dozen (if not more) other turnovers in the backcourt when we couldn't beat the press. Get that cleaned up and we might have a chance. Can't have that many empty possessions.
  7. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    Playing passively. Missing easy shots. Not grabbing loose balls and available rebounds. ... If we don't get these things corrected, this'll get out of hand in a hurry.
  8. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    Down 16-15 after a quarter ... Not bad considering our start. ... Missing some easy buckets, though. Need to start hitting those.
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    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    Bendu is back. Hopefully, that's a good sign.
  10. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    Damn, that's not the start we needed. ... Struggling just to get the ball past half court.
  11. I wonder if the players really would have bailed had Treloar or Davis not coached them that season? IMO, here's what should've happened: IU lets Davis coach that season with the interim tag. Then afterward, say "Thanks, Mike. You got us through a tough season and we appreciate that. But we're going to go in a different direction." ... At some point when he worked for Knight, Davis interviewed for the Delaware job, but didn't get it. So he's not good enough for the Blue Hens, but we're gonna give him the keys to one of the most storied programs in the country? That shouldn't have happened. ... After that one season with Davis as interim, you then have time to sit back and do a thorough search and find the right person (though knowing the IU administration, the would've botched it up!) -- and since the season was mildly successful, Davis is now in a position to get a decent mid-major job. It's a win-win, instead of a big gamble. ... Would we have gotten to the title game the next season? Maybe, maybe not. But the Davis years after that were pretty lean -- showing that he just wasn't ready for a gig like that. ... Unfortunately, the IU brass didn't learn from that situation years later when Hepp passed and Bill Lynch was interim football coach for a season. After that one year, you thank Lynch and send him on his way ... From all accounts, Lynch and Davis are fine, upstanding men -- but they were in way over their heads coaching programs at a Power 5 school.
  12. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB at #20 Maryland 1/20 8 pm BTN

    I don't want to beat the Twerps as badly as I do the Toiletmakers, but I'd really, really like to see us go on the road and get a big win tonight. I can't explain it, but something about Brenda Frese really bugs me. And we've never beaten them. There's a first time for everything. Hoping our gals can make it happen tonight.
  13. LamarCheeks

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    There's been some talk here that Justin might try to finish his undergrad in three years, then play his final season elsewhere as a grad transfer. Not sure if that'll happen, but it's been mentioned ...
  14. LamarCheeks

    IU at Nebraska Game Thread 1/18 7 PM BTN

    My bad -- didn't see the shot clock. ... Am trying to watch -- on a tablet -- and work at the same time.