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cthomas last won the day on October 23 2022

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  1. cthomas

    College Bball Thread

    For that to work, Edey has to go out on the floor with him. More than likely Purdue will be happy to let TJD have whatever he wants away from the basket. I think Painter is too smart to challenge him away from the bucket.
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    College Bball Thread

    Maybe the others aren't doing more because they don't have to. They have several kids we wanted so they can't be too bad. Defending the giant has to start with stifling pressure on the guards. Allowing them to just throw the ball in to him unimpeded is a losing proposition.
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    IUBB @ Minnesota - Wednesday, 1/25/23 @ 9:00 ET on BTN

    CMW has COVID and they have a depleted roster. What the hell is going on? I just want to get a win and get out of there without someone getting injured from falling off their stupid elevated floor.
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    IUBB vs Michigan State - Sunday, 1/22/23 @ Noon on CBS

    To hear anyone from MSU complaining about physical play is beyond ludicrous. That from a program that used football pads in practice to emphasize physical play. It's fine to play that way but not fine to whine about it when it comes back at you.
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    IUBB vs Michigan State - Sunday, 1/22/23 @ Noon on CBS

    At some point that will be a good thing.
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    Mike Woodson

    A support group perhaps for the mentally unhinged.
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    IUBB vs Michigan State - Sunday, 1/22/23 @ Noon on CBS

    At this point, I think he is a high risk to move on to the NBA. It's not just potential anymore, he is demonstrating his ability. He has the measureables also. Enjoy him while he is here.
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    2022/23 IUFB Offseason News

    I like what we are doing with the portal. Trying to compete with the top programs for high school kids is never going to work out in sufficient numbers for us to be competitive. Our best bet is getting good players looking for a fresh start.
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    IUWBB vs Wisconsin - Sunday, 1/15/23 @ 2:00 on B1G+

    The IU women keep getting better and better. I remember when Purdue was the women's team in Indiana. Not anymore. Building a dynasty here with a national championship sure to come.
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    Mike Woodson

    I watched a game recently of '76 IU playing Illinois at home. Arguably IU was one of the best college basketball teams of all time. They struggled most of the game against a massively inferior team. Won by14 or so, but it was ugly the whole way. I'm not comparing this team in any way to that one, but teams struggle sometimes. This team had unrealistic expectations to start the season and, without 2 starters what we are seeing is what we should expect. Energy and effort are as much mental as physical. The knee jerk reaction of fans over every game is mind blowing. I've been a fan since the late fifties and I was a maniac over wins and losses for a long time. I think I finally have found a reasonable perspective. The game and the kids are different. I'm not analyzing every decision a coach makes or every play a kid fails to make. It's just a game, maybe an escape from the day to day, in a world with so many bigger problems.
  11. With NIL, the line between the two is becoming very blurry. As an NBA coach, Woodson was equal parts coach and talent manager. He is learning. CMW knows basketball at every level. At the end of the day, success or failure often comes down to the talent needed to play a particular way.
  12. I have thought this all along but have been reluctant to state it in front of the mob. He has a vision for IU basketball and it is an NBA style offense. He doesn't have the players to make it work the way he wants, but he can't stray from the style if he hopes to get the guys he needs. The top kids care most about the style of play. Listen to their interviews and that's what you will hear. IU can't run a play based or motion style offense and attract the kids CMW wants. A free flowing read and react style is what great high school kids are looking for. And their best chance to get to the next level. If he can get the guys he needs, CMW can be great at IU. If not, there will be another coaching search.
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    IUBB @ Penn State - Wednesday, 1/11/23 @ 7:00 on BTN

    They are getting too many open looks from 3.
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    Cutting the Cord

    I employed a little tin foil from time to time myself. Tuning rabbit ears was a valuable skill.
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    Cutting the Cord

    I just want channel 4 and my rabbit ears back.