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triple last won the day on November 6 2020

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  1. I'll link one. Criticize all you like, but I'm out. Life is too short to get into arguments on message boards. Go Hoosiers! March Madness 2023: Ranking every NCAA Tournament first-round game from No. 1 to 32 - CBSSports.com
  2. I should have clarified that I was referencing the national press stories. Any yes, I used the term "unstoppable beast" to point out the drama that I am seeing in those stories, which is indeed hyperbolic. As Chris just noted, some of them fail to even mention the fact that Kent State also has an opponent, and thus needs to show up too if they hope to win. I believe we are in agreement otherwise.
  3. If IU plays to its potential this manufactured drama about Kent State being an unstoppable beast, as evidenced by their three most notable losses, will vanish quicker than the blink of an eye. Go Hoosiers!
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    (2023) - G Lenee Beaumont to INDIANA

    Parrish won it in 2019.https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2022/03/09/ashlynn-shade-named-gatorade-indiana-basketball-player-year/9438050002/
  5. I'm pretty sure you are confusing concepts. On the men's side an adjustment on offense, for example, is what occurs with less than five seconds left on the shot clock. Say we are running a three-man weave well beyond the top of the key and it's going great with lots of energetic running, side-to-side passes and defenders who seem perfectly content to let us continue along. But suddenly one of our players realizes that the shot clock is about to expire. Crap! He "adjusts" by urgently turning his attention towards the basketball goal to see what if anything we can do to get a shot up in time. Adjustment accomplished!
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    IUBB @ Minnesota - Wednesday, 1/25/23 @ 9:00 ET on BTN

    I'm in the 'take the win' camp. But yes, substitutions (mostly lack thereof) were the biggest issue for me. Hopefully that will be a strong point of emphasis for the coaching staff if Woody misses another game.
  7. I agree with the other comments. Geary brings size but she seems tentative, whereas Browne brings a ton of energy and hustle. I'm not sure I would call one better than the other. I think when Browne is back it will come down to what we need in a given moment.
  8. I can't recall experiencing such a compact/consistent IU sports fix. Starting this past Monday and on eight consecutive days: MBB, WBB, MSOC, MBB, WBB, FB (gulp), MSOC, WBB
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    College Bball Thread

    I understand why Kaufman didn't want to play for Archie, but the Purdue call was/is baffling to me. The last Purdue forward (or big for that matter) to see any level of success in the NBA was Carl Landry...drafted 15 years ago. Purdue makes sense for giants and others like Furst who lack the athleticism and range to make it to the league, because Painter plays to their strengths. I wish Kaufman luck, but first redshirting and then not starting in year two? Ouch!
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Central to my point was that Sampson made those other coaches "look" clean in comparison, by wearing his indiscretions like a badge of honor.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    In his time at IU Sampson made Izzo, Cal and Self look very clean. He made Williams and Coach K look like saints. He openly violated rules (regardless of how silly those rules were in retrospect) and looked the other way as rampant rumors of hard drug use, and even dealing, clouded the program. Not to mention the horrendous team academic results that became clear when the dust settled. IU went overboard in punishing itself afterwards. True. But Sampson wasn't behaving like the coaches noted above, who cover their tracks. IU would have been the poster child for cheating if they had not fired him. Playing that game is one thing. Playing that game out in the open and daring somebody to stop you is a whole different story.
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    (2023) - PF Arrinten Page to USC

    When I read Page's Inside the Hall interview after his IU visit, the last thing that came to mind was excitement. I just don't think he clicked with the program. Sometimes that's just the way it goes.
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    Hoosier Hysterics

    Agreed. I avoided listening to them for a while based on comments here. Looking back that was silly. Live and let live.
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    IUWBB - News and Notes

    I'm excited about Garzon and her hustle during that play was outstanding. But unless the rules are different there it was a blown call. She was well out of bounds, with a foot on the ground, when she tipped it off of the German player.
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    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    I'm not up to speed on the inner workings of the conference, but are you suggesting that the B1G added two programs without the Commissioner's knowledge? I'm just trying to understand how that would even be possible (e.g. who then negotiated with USC and UCLA)...rogue athletic directors?).