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HoosierFan1994

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  1. HoosierFan1994

    Early 2022-2023 Top 25

    Not quite on their level but kind of the same thing with IU...without a second half comeback against Michigan they are an NIT team. I highly doubt they're ranked as high as they are in some polls if that was the case.
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    Early 2022-2023 Top 25

    I did the Big Ten a month ago. I'll try and do a nice guess at the National Top 25. I think my early "Final Four Teams" in order are UNC, Gonzaga, UK, and Houston. UNC has to be the preseason favorite with Bacot, Love, Davis, Black, and Co. coming back. Add in Nance the transfer as well. Gonzaga benefited the most from the NBA deadline. Timmie and a few starters back. Have to think UK will make some noise with Oscar being back. Houston's backcourt will be solid and have some motivation hosting the Final 4. The next group of teams are Duke, UCLA, Creighton, Texas, Arkansas, and Baylor. If Duke's freshman are as good as advertised they have a shot at going back to the Final Four. Really like Texas and Baylor's roster...For Texas the question is can they come together. Baylor's backcourt will be fun. Two 13 point a game scorers and a top ten freshman. UCLA will have another team that can make a run. Creighton will be good..just can't see McDermott taking them very far. Sweet 16 at best. Arkansas would be a top 3 team if Jaylin Williams had returned. Nick Smith might be the best freshman in the class. Come January Muss will have the Razorbacks rolling. I'd probably put IU in the #11-14 range. Would bet that's where they'll be to start in the AP Poll. I'll group them with Tennessee, Auburn, and Kansas. I'm not high on Kansas at all (on their standards/where the national guys are putting them). Jalen Wilson has to take a big step. They are also relying on their freshman to contribute. Freshman don't really contribute at Kansas.. B1G wise I'll say Illinois is the only other team to start the season ranked. Probably 21-25 range. Saw Rob Dauster from the Field of 68 (IF you are a huge college hoops junkie you have to listen to them) pick them to the Final Four as a sleeper team..wouldn't go that far. Michigan State, Ohio State, and Michigan IMO are in that 26-30 range.
  3. The power of Assembly Hall!
  4. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I have it as a loss too. Tough place to go to... even if I think Kansas will be a little down based on their standards.
  5. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    When was the last time IU had this good of a non-conference schedule? UNC is probably the preseason #1 team. Kansas is the defending national champs. I'm skeptical of them being top ten good but they're Kansas, we know they'll be solid. Arizona will be decent. Xavier seems like a top 25ish team.
  6. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    Why I still don't understand how this isn't happening. The first time these two teams play in the regular season it'll be hyped up.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I'd love for IU to play Kentucky again. I don't care where (Assembly Hall, Rupp Arena, Lucas Oil, YUM Center) just get it done!!
  8. HoosierFan1994

    B1G Standings Predictions for 2022/2023

    1) IU 2) Illinois 3) Michigan 4) Ohio State 5) Wisconsin 6) Michigan State 7) Rutgers 8) Purdue 9) Maryland 10) Iowa 11) Minnesota 12) Northwestern 13) Penn State 14) Nebraska Illinois has a much much easier schedule than IU but me thinks IU is by far the best team in the B1G at this moment. I think they both split the B1G regular season title but IU gets the top seed. I really don't think Michigan is the 3rd best team in the B1G but they have a much easier schedule than the rest of the teams. Wisconsin is WIsconsin. They'll find a way. Teams 3-7 will be within a game of each other. I think the top 7 teams are NCAA Tournament teams. Purdue is a bubble team that probably gets in. In the B1G Championship give me IU over Illinois.
  9. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    Good work. I say bring them on...Obviously we all want to go 3-1/4-0 against KU, Arizona, UNC, and possibly Villanova. But even going 2-2 (which I think is possible) would be huge.
  10. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    True that has to be it. Very much possible IU would've been #1 or #2 had they not lost to Fort Wayne the week before. What a shame that season was.
  11. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I hope this is the opposite of the 2016 team. They went 15-3 in the B1G but got punished for no major out of conference wins (Maui was a disaster and so was the Duke game). I'm okay with them going 14-6 and maybe not winning the regular season n the B1G IF they can go 2-2 or maybe even 3-1 against the big four games. Side note: We all talk about 2013 and rightfully so but I believe the 2012 and 2016 teams could have made the final four in the right bracket. Just got stuck against UK (National Champs) and UNC (National Runner-Ups). Both teams had some bad losses that prevented them from getting a 3 seed and better matchups.
  12. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I asked this earlier to someone..UNC/IU has to be the biggest game at Assembly Hall since Michigan/IU in 2013 right? Pretty sure Michigan was #1 IU was #3. Good chance IU and UNC are both top ten teams when they meet. In my "fandom" since 02 I think the biggest home games that stand out are: 2005 #1 Duke 2008 #9 Michigan State (Gameday) 2011 #1 Kentucky 2013 #1 Michigan 2022 #4 Purdue Might be taking some of my housing profit to go to this game. I've been dying to go to a major game at Assembly Hall...just haven't been a lot to go to.
  13. HoosierFan1994

    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    It's possible over UNC at home (it'll be close) and Arizona (they lost 3 key players to the draft) at a neutral game. I personally love this. If IU wants to return back to the top, you gotta beat the big boys. If they can go 2-2 (Gavit Game) against the big 4 teams I'll be happy.
  14. HoosierFan1994

    Summer 2022 IU Basketball News and Notes

    Who is this teams third option at PG? We have two very good options in X and JHS. It's possible X might have to miss some time at the start of the year. If one of those guys goes down for a few games or gets into foul trouble, who steps up? I know Galloway ran it some last year. If I'm Anthony Leal, I'd be really working on this part of my game to potentially run the point if needed. He averaged 1 assist in 10 minutes a game.
  15. HoosierFan1994

    Summer 2022 IU Basketball News and Notes

    I think I saw on the Field of 68 they had Tamar on their list of breakout stars for next year. While I'm high on Tamar (think he will be our 6th/7th man this year..maybe even start if Coach wants JHS off the bench) I'd bet on JG to be the breakout star of this team. If you look at per 40 minute stats he really was IU's 4th best player behind the big 3 of TJD, Race, and X. I don't think its out of the question he could average 10 plus a game and get around 6-7 rebounds a game. I have faith he's going to be able to start at the 3 this year.
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