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  1. KzooHoosier82

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    We also won’t always play like we did tonight, night in and night out. I get everyone’s frustration, hell Archie told reporters just how frustrated he is. We’ll take a day or two off, rest up and get back to work. We played like crap, got away with a win and hopefully will bring it next weekend in Indy (I say this knowing all to well what a house of horrors Bankers Life has been)
  2. KzooHoosier82

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Fair enough but he needs talent to distribute to as well. We need both those guys to play well to be successful. Right now their backups aren’t playing well enough and Al’s basketball IQ isn’t where you want it to be for a floor general.
  3. KzooHoosier82

    IUBB vs Nebraska 12/13 8 pm BTN

    Phin also coughed up the ball twice late in regulation that led to points. If Smith is replaceable, I don’t know by whom because it sure as hell doesn’t involve anyone we have on our bench. Both of those guys are important if we want to have sustained success. Our guards need to play better on ball defense and hit shots pure and simple. Not sure why Smith is taking heat for tonight
  4. As limited as Armaan is offensively Al is equally limited on the defensive end and not just his on ball defense. His off ball defense (help side and screening hedging/switching) are atrocious. The effort just isn’t there. He also turns the ball over at a higher clip. Armaan’s shot isn’t there but it has been in spurts, especially when he had more minutes in the exhibition games. My hope is that will come with time. If it doesn’t Al will be the clear choice but I think we benefit from giving Armaan the nod right now and seeing what he can do.
  5. Armaan isn’t better right now but he will be and hopefully he can continue to make strides this season to get there. Durham is too streaky and makes a ton of mistakes (especially on defense and effort on defense). He also doesn’t have the composure of a player with his experience. Armaan makes a lot of freshmen mistakes but is pretty steady and gives consistent effort. Both lack consistency in their shot. Al can win you a game right now if he gets hot but I’m not sure Armaan is there yet. So I guess the long and the short of my opinion is give the minutes to Armaan and spell him with Al when he’s having an off night or not asserting himself on offense. Both will be frustrating at times and brilliant at times, right now neither have really risen above the other on the court
  6. Win is a win. I think Devonte wanted to show out for the hometown and was in his feelings tonight. Just a piss poor showing all game long. Luckily Brunk and Al woke up late to get us some badly needed buckets. The good news is there will be TONS to learn from. Back to work
  7. 2 seconds left on the shot clock. That was Brunk’s fault for not going up with it.
  8. I’ve watched HS JV girls games that were more fundamentally sound than this
  9. Our “small” line up isn’t even that small when TJD, Smith and Hunter/Damezi/Race are in. Brunk offers nothing and Davis offers little against smaller/athletic teams like this.
  10. The mental midgetry going on here HAS to stop.
  11. Dude traveled twice, basket good...got it
  12. Brunk is a liability on both ends again tonight and does anyone on this team read a scouting report?
  13. One of the greatest and at least for me it never gets old. I’m really happy they still have this event, keeping his and Stuart Scott’s legacy alive
  14. KzooHoosier82

    Bowl Projection

    Even the unabashed IU troll Jerry Palm now has the Hoosiers going to the Gator Bowl. His stellar predictions have come a long way from a month or so ago when he essentially predicted a five win IU team would lose out and miss a bowl all together. Up until a couple days ago he kept us in Detroit so he was clearly tipped off, no other way he makes that change.
  15. KzooHoosier82

    IUBB vs Wisconsin Game Thread 12/7 @ 4:30 pm BTN

    Brunk has been so unbelievablely bad today. We get to a 10-0 run despite his ridiculous offensive play and he fouls a guy under our basket? How many mistakes does it take to get into Archie’s doghouse?