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DChoosier last won the day on January 20

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  1. DChoosier

    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    I forget, which of those three have a career scoring average of 14 ppg ??
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    In the off- season I think we have now had an incredibly deep team approximately 6 of the last 7 off-seasons. Sure looks good on paper but……….
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    You make sh!te up and then use that as your argument. NO ONE said that Woodson was a GREAT player in the NBA. The initial post regarding his playing career called Woodson a journeyman, which without question was dismissive of his playing days, which to me implies a 5-6 point a game guy. To my surprise (I didn’t follow the NBA when he played) he averaged 14 points a game and scored nearly 11,000 points which is a far cry from being great but to last that long in the NBA, while scoring 14 a game, is a very solid career and certainly not one to be bashed. I get calling out his college coaching, roster construction etc but to dismiss/denigrate everything else…..Just brutal (but it’s the fire Woodson thread so carry on ).
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    I never paid attention to the NBA when Woody played but your post made me want to check out his playing career. He played for more teams than I realized but he did average 14 a game for his career and just missed scoring11,000 points by 19. In the current era he would have made a ton of cash (as an example Cody has averaged 7.9 ppg, scored 4,376 points but has earned nearly 79,000,000…yowza)
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    That’s three guys Knight got from up there, during our absolute heyday when IU was a huge draw, in 29 years. Were there many more? I don’t think so but I’m too lazy to look it up.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Even Banks played 26% more minutes than Sparks and I can barely visualize Banks playing at all this year.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Ware went from 6 minutes at Oregon to 32 at IU. Who knows how many minutes Ballo gets but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him at 28-30 with MR getting 10-12 at the five. If the Ballo-MR split was 28-12 at the five, and MR averages 30 a game, it would mean MR and Ballo would only be on the floor together for 18 minutes which I would like to see. EDIT/Correction: Ware played 16 minutes and scored 6 a game at Oregon. At IU Ware was at 32 minutes and 16 points per game. It still illustrates that a players minutes can change quite a bit at the new school.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Sparks played 177 minutes all season which was the least of any scholarship player on the team and that is somehow considered “playing him no matter what the on-court failures are telling you” ???? I think the opposite happened. The former MAC freshman of the year, and second team all-MAC player, barely played because his on-court failures were indeed recognized.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    I’d guess that is pretty typical, and a good idea, for most coaches. Good way to see how guys people considered to be 8-12th perform under the lights to help decide who to run with in the conference games. That being said, I don’t think any of us liked it when Woody would give guys early season minutes using hockey line substitutions rather than seeing how a couple of backups would play with a few starters. He seemed to mix in subs a little bit better this past season.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    In regards to Woody wanting to play 10. Gunn didn’t play all that much (373 minutes) yet had the 8th most minutes on the team (ie, I don’t see a big push by Woody to give 10 guys meaningful minutes) I looked at most of the Elite 8 teams and Gunns minutes would have also ranked 8th on most of them ( ie Woodys distribution of minutes is rather “typical”). I agree with you in regards to not being hung up on getting a 13th guy as the 10,11,12 guys aren’t going to see much time anyway. Sparks only had 177 minutes all year (11th) even though Ware missed multiple games.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    IU has never done particularly well up there. Lots to complain about, in regards to the program, but I’d rank not attending the Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club gala as the 15,000,000th most important item.
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    2023-24 IUFB Transfer Portal

    The depth Bama recruits is just crazy. This kid was a top 100 recruit, redshirts a season and then the following season only gets into one game (Middle Tennessee) with no stats. They just stack up the talent.
  13. DChoosier

    College Bball Thread

    True but yet many continue to act as though we lost to UE that night. The tall Cuse guards shut down smaller guards all year and we featured 5’11”/6’0 Yogi and injured shoulder Hulls who combined for a total of 0-8 from the field. And in the following game Syracuse held 3 seed Marquette to 39 points. They were on a roll. Yes, Crean was not good (sucked) vs zones but it was a terrible match-up which is one of the challenges of the tourney.
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    NCAA MBB Transfer Portal

    The back up big we are looking for would essentially replace Sparks who only played 177 minutes all season even though Ware missed games. I am not saying we don’t need a back-up big (we do) but if I’m a recruit I would have concerns about getting decent minutes which is why I think we get a relatively low caliber guy.
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    I’m excited simply because I want to see if he does indeed adjust the types of lineups he puts on the floor. Would I bet on that happening? No. On a side note the 3 guys on the podcast didn’t mention Tucker and he gets less mentions from posters than any 5 star I can recall. Almost kind of odd. Going to be interesting to see what he can do.