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Stromboli last won the day on September 1 2019

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  1. I moseyed over to a Purdue board. They compared their team to the 1980 Soviet hockey team. …no. Purdue wasn’t even the best college team, and had a real bad couple months aside from the tourney. They also threw around potential coaching replacements of Bill Self and Nate Oates. That’s just not happening, either from the University, or the draw of the program. The best shot would be Shrewsberry, but he’s already got a good thing going and has a big contract coming. He may already be out of Purdue’s reach. Painter has the program doing better than ever, even with the tourney disappointments. The unmet expectations were put in place by this coach, not the program’s prestige. As others have said, it’s more likely Painter dumps Purdue than Purdue dumps Painter.
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    IUBB vs Iowa - Tuesday, 2/28/23 @ 7:00 on ESPN2

    Well you got me before I edited because Olivia already posted the graphic… Gonna disagree with you, Scott! TJD has regressed from sensational to pretty good. He wasn’t running the floor and fighting for position for high percentage shots. We didn’t see that electric first step or series of emphatic dunks. Maybe he’s fatigued in some way? I don’t know. I’d just love to see the return of dominant Trayce. If it doesn’t re-emerge until NCAA tourney, fine. But the dude deserves a good ending.
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    IUBB vs Iowa - Tuesday, 2/28/23 @ 7:00 on ESPN2

    An X sighting would be awesome but I’m not banking on it. I’d like to see a get-right game for TJD. For his own confidence and mindset moving into the postseason. As we’ve struggled somewhat to find our other scorers, getting another good game out of Kopp and Galloway would be great. Kinda galvanize that starting lineup.
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    College Bball Thread

    I’ve hated Vanderbilt since Romeo’s recruitment. Acting like there was no way he could say no to “memorial magic.” Then you watch a game and there are kids doing homework in the 3rd row. Place doubles as a study hall.
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    IUBB @ Maryland - Tuesday, 1/31/23 @ 9:00 on ESPN2

    I'd like to introduce my new agent, Brass Cannon. I've never been a math guy
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    IUBB @ Maryland - Tuesday, 1/31/23 @ 9:00 on ESPN2

    My guy! Yeah I told Stuhoo that HSN offered to double what I'm getting here. He's playing hard ball. Nooo I've just been trying to, erm, be more efficient with my time... It's a losing battle.
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    IUBB @ Maryland - Tuesday, 1/31/23 @ 9:00 on ESPN2

    They're ruining the sub. Even threads that have nothing to do with them, they come in and remind everyone that Purdue exists. On Maryland, I'm with everyone else. I hope we see this team we've seen in the past few weeks. If that team shows up, we will win. Or we may lose? It's going to happen at least a handful more times, I'm not going to freak out if we lose a game we're supposed to lose. ...I'd love a win though. Avenge Coverdale and the boys for 2002.
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    IUBB vs Michigan State - Sunday, 1/22/23 @ Noon on CBS

    Watching an Izzo presser after a loss is one of life’s great pleasures. So glad the rest of you enjoy it too. Trayce has leveled up. Adding passing/playmaking to his repertoire has put him in superstar status. And… it has nothing to do with him developing an outside shot. The dude is spectacular at what he does. Outside of the TJD highlight reel game, the Kopp dunk and Bates long 3 off the bad pass were high points. Fun game to watch.
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    IUMS NCAA Tournament Thread

    It’s awesome watching this with some higher production value
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    IUBB @ Rutgers - Saturday, 12/3/22 @ 4:00 on BTN

    I like JHS and all. But this is an upgrade. I follow the PORPUGATU stat on Torvik, kinda a comparison how a player fares versus the average player. JHS hasn’t been a plus player yet, either by eye test or analytics.
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    IUBB @ Rutgers - Saturday, 12/3/22 @ 4:00 on BTN

    “…stupidest s#!+ ever.”
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    IUBB @ Rutgers - Saturday, 12/3/22 @ 4:00 on BTN

    Throwback to what, exactly. Looks like they did make a Final Four one year. 1976. Should we tell them?
  13. Seeing a few too many posts writing off UNC. They dropped a ton but they're still a ranked team and dangerous. I want to see our defense re-establish itself as elite. The only real team we've played still put up 79 points on us. Torvik puts the Xavier offense at 8th. UNC is 6th. Our points will come. Trayce will get 18+, then we need several others to chip in their 6-10 points. Let's see if our defense and home crowd can frustrate UNC to go <60. Edit: Haaaa Hova coming in to make my point while I was typing. Not directed at you while I was typing. But now it is.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    I was there for the game, saw Woody, Walsh, Hunter on the baseline. Flory is fine. High scorer, but not dominant like you’d expect. Westfield would go at him without a problem. Second half Westfield made their run by running a layup line, where you’d expect Flory to have more impact. A couple times Flory flashed some talent with a fast dunk, but honestly just didn’t pop out like the game was running through him. He did have a good attitude, his teammates like him and he was supportive of them. He’s not awkward or lost out there. He stayed engaged and ran out to set screens the entire game. His effort and attitude was miles above what’s-his-name going to MSU. I’d expect he’ll have much better games.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Yeeeeahhh this really isn’t the kind of situation I like our team to get mixed into. It sets a precedent, like we’re willing to negotiate our staff for one kid. Yeah, from what I read he’s good, and I can’t wait to get up to Kokomo a time or two this season to watch him. But we’re bigger than one kid. I’d prefer he goes to Cincy over OSU or Illinois or something. Let’s keep Reneau around and never miss Flory.