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    IUBB vs Morehead State - Monday, 11/07/22 @ 7:00 on B1G+

    I would be very surprised also. Kopp is a better fit with the first unit right now and I don't really see that changing. He needs featured scorers and playmakers around him to be most effective. While Bates could probably work ok with the starters, he seems to fit better with the second unit. He is featured more than he would be with the starters and potentially, when he settles down a bit, can provide a scoring punch that Kopp likely wouldn't with that group.
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    College Bball Thread

    It being Louisville, I'm guessing it was quantity over quality.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    It's just a tad early to be convinced that he's for sure leaving but I think there is reason for concern. I disagree on the ease of filling needs through the portal. In the scenario that we need a point guard, we'll need a starting level PG. Whereas we will likely only need a serviceable big to play a backup role. I'm sure Bates and Galloway can help out some at point but if IU is relying on them for extended minutes there, I doubt it really matters who are 3/4 bigs are.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Which one of them are you going to have play point, LOL? While it would be good to get at least one more big for next year, we will still have 2 more experienced bigs than we will PGs IF JHS goes pro. Hopefully we can pick up an experienced transfer in that scenario because I'm far more concerned about relying on a freshman PG and a collection of combo guards than I am the bigs.
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    IU/Kentucky Series to Resume

    Sounds like Cal is planning on retiring or moving on in a few years.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    We were not going to be a contender relying on freshman to start either, especially with who we were recruiting. I'm not even sure where the idea that Page would be an automatic starter and upgrade over Duncomb even comes from and certainly none of the guards we missed on had a hope in hell of starting over Galloway.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Next year's starting lineup is already on the team or already committed. None of the recruiting misses, with the possible exception of Bidunga, would have changed that. Those misses will severely hurt the depth for next year and going forward if there are not some late additions though.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    Yes, I thought you covered the first part very well. I wasn't disagreeing with the part I quoted, just expanding on it.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    I don't know that I would even call it optimism. If IU doesn't improve one iota from last year, then they'd still have a good chance to run roughshod over most of the rest of the Big 10. That's how much the Big lost from last year. How plausible is that IU doesn't improve at least slightly? That the returning players aren't better in year two of the new system? That none of the new players contribute anything?
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    Well, Metallica will... but as Meatloaf almost sang, 1 out of 4 ain't good.
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    I prefer intelligence gathering methods that don't require self torture. I also need calmer, more soothing music while driving in traffic or else the objectionable content that they hear may not be coming from their music, lol!
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    Yes, for me the negotiation would go something like this: Kids: Can we listen to something obnoxious and loosely associated with music? Me: Are you paying for the car? Insurance? Gas? Me: No? Then, enjoy your ear buds.
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    I'll take your word for the lack of good pizza in Houston. Whenever I visit Texas, pizza is about the last type of food I'm interested in. Still, I'd trade every pizza place in Bloomington for a Pappacitos and I'd throw in half of the ones in Indy as well for a Pappadeaux.
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    Bloomington has several options for decent and relatively inexpensive pizza but no really good pizza or at least none that I ever had.
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    (2023) - SG Jamie Kaiser Jr. to Maryland

    I'm betting it was his apparently sudden insistence on playing point guard. No way that was happening at IU and as soon as I saw his comments on playing point for Maryland I wrote him off.