Jump to content

Thanks for visiting BtownBanners.com!  We noticed you have AdBlock enabled.  While ads can be annoying, we utilize them to provide these forums free of charge to you!  Please consider removing your AdBlock for BtownBanners or consider signing up to donate and help BtownBanners stay alive!  Thank you!

mamasa

IUBB vs Portland St game thread 11/9 @ 2 pm BTN+

Recommended Posts

23 minutes ago, Dhop said:

Duke and UNC put up 89 and 78 points respectively against teams that would have probably lost to Portland State today.
Man! I can’t believe how bad they suck this year!


Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners

Don’t quite get the comparison but Duke beat 168th  Kenpom rated Colorado State and we beat 277th rated PS. Neither team is a world beater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, woodenshoemanHoosierfan said:

And Duke only won their exhibition by 6.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 

OK.....

And in regular season they have beaten Kansas and then beat CO State 89-55. I’m guessing Duke will be decent this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did Davis get some minutes? I kinda like the saving him strategy until Big season especially since we have Brunk and TDJ that play. Having multiple bigs should really pay off this year. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's too bad a handful of posters are so negative that it makes it hard to read through topics.  I'm not asking for rainbows and unicorns, but damn! 

I completely agree with criticism,  but speaking in absolutes, and only posting when things are not going well, is head scratching. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Old Friend said:

PSU has a very quick point guard (who was the conference freshman of the year 2 years ago and preseason Big Sky 1st team, and preseason POY), and can make shots (made 7 three-pointers a game a year ago and made 8 today, plenty of which were contested. ) Also a team that can get to the FT line and make shots when they get there.  If that's the 277th best team in the country, I'm Tom Cruise.     Indiana controlled the game, led by 16 a couple of times; and we have people complaining that - in game 2 with a brand new team that's obviously growing and will get better - we didn't win by enough.   Yes...there is a lot to improve, but damn, folks.   Every minute won't be pretty.  I don't think Kenpom means anything at this point in the season.   And comparing Indiana to Duke is meaningless.  Why??

I agree comparing to IU to Duke is meaningless as are, for the most part, these games.  That’s why I did not get, and was responding to,  the “Duke only won an exhibition game by 6 comment”. 
 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's too bad a handful of posters are so negative that it makes it hard to read through topics.  I'm not asking for rainbows and unicorns, but damn! 
I completely agree with criticism,  but speaking in absolutes, and only posting when things are not going well, is head scratching. 

It’s not really head scratching when you really think about it..


Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, VO5 said:

I’m just hoping once we hit P5 teams on our schedule that the staff realizes we can’t start Smith-TJD-Brunk and be successful. We will get eaten alive on D. Our best lineup is either 3 guards with Smith and TJD as the 5 or 2 guards with Hunter at the “3”. Brunk should be coming off the bench IMO.

Completely agree. It’s a small sample size, but it’s pretty clear to me this team is best playing smaller. This game was close because we fouled too much and we couldn’t shoot from the perimeter. 

We fouled too much partly because we played too big and without athleticism, and we shot poorly because most of the game we had 3 non-shooters on the floor. 

The times we were able to stretch the lead in both halves was when we had Smith and TJD at the forwards with either 3 guards or 2 guards and Hunter. We’re more athletic defensively and have better floor spacing offensively that way. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got the win. PS has some ballers for sure. Quick and shot makers. Did anyone else thing we didn’t move on offense well? I saw a lot of standing around. Happy to see Hunter continue to improve and maybe just maybe be getting his sea legs back. I can’t help but think he is going to make some big contributions as we move through the season. Off to the next game!


Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Crimson and Cream said:

Didn't see the floor the entire game

According to Fish on the pregame show Anderson has a nagging injury and was dressed but probably wouldn't play.  Didn't sound too serious.

Edited by BottomLine
Clarification

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, BGleas said:

Completely agree. It’s a small sample size, but it’s pretty clear to me this team is best playing smaller. This game was close because we fouled too much and we couldn’t shoot from the perimeter. 

We fouled too much partly because we played too big and without athleticism, and we shot poorly because most of the game we had 3 non-shooters on the floor. 

The times we were able to stretch the lead in both halves was when we had Smith and TJD at the forwards with either 3 guards or 2 guards and Hunter. We’re more athletic defensively and have better floor spacing offensively that way. 

Perfectly stated. I think the staff probably realizes this, or at least I hope so, and is just testing things at the beginning of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×