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Summer 2022 IU Basketball News and Notes

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1 hour ago, go iu bb said:

Last I saw, Galloway's recovery time was unknown but it was thought that he would be at 100% by the start of regular season practices. Did I miss an update which says he'll be out longer?

I expect the Kansas game to be a loss, too, but I think there is a chance. They'll have 3 new starters and 2 of them are expected to be freshmen. 5* freshmen but still freshmen and not top 5 type. If they take some time to adjust and the team takes time to gel, there is a chance to steal one in a place they rarely lose. A small chance, yes, but still a chance.

I think IU beats AZ and Xavier.

UNC will be a tough one. There's a chance since it's at home but they're very good on paper. They didn't have a great regular season last year so I guess we'll see if that is the real UNC or the tournament run was. 

The last report was it's anticipated he'll be back at the start of the season -- but to me, being realistic, he just had groin surgery. The idea that he'll be back and playing at the start of the season to me is fanciful. obviously not practicing or anything like for the rest of the summer, and he'll need to get back into game shape, full bore, and you know, it's groin surgery. I doubt he's out there that early, will love it if he is. (Kid's tough and has a great work ethic, so maybe.)

KU loses at home when, lol. I'd love a W there but I'll bank on a L. 

Like I said I'm optimistic (very) on this team. I think we beat AZ and probably X though that's away, and I tend to think we get UNC at home in a monster home game with all the surrounding hype. So I think we have a pretty good shot at 3-1, but I also see 2-2 as very possible.

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I think, with the guys we have back, we know what the floor is with this team. How good, and ready, the new guys are will determine our ceiling. Based on what I know about them, I think the ceiling is really high. I want to win early, but I really, really want to win late. As in March and, hopefully, April.

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2 hours ago, cthomas said:

I think, with the guys we have back, we know what the floor is with this team. How good, and ready, the new guys are will determine our ceiling. Based on what I know about them, I think the ceiling is really high. I want to win early, but I really, really want to win late. As in March and, hopefully, April.

That’s important!  Peaking mid to late B10 season will be something to look for going into the B10 and NCAA tournament.  BK’s 3 National title teams peaked about mid B10 season!

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20 hours ago, HoosierHoopster said:

People hated our 300-plus ranked non-con scheduling (for good reason, imo) but the 2022 noncon schedule is frankly brutal, talk about flipping the schedule on its head -- complete polar opposite in non-con scheduling. We're going to see fairly early on if the preseason predictions are on or off. I'm both encouraged by the non-con, looking forward to the power matchups, and a little apprehensive that we've bit off more than we can chew so early on.

But -- even if the team loses more of these than we'd like, it does fit into that MSU-type scheduling that gets the team battle-tested early and from which it develops into a strong, tested team heading into conf play, and sets us up well for NCAA-selection, when there's no way the idiotic committee can downgrade IU based on SOS, like it clearly did this past season while favoring UM on its SOS while ignoring its poor overall record. Net positive.

In short, I just prefer the early big games. Win or lose, they will pay off later in the season, and/or post season. 

At the end of the day, if you want to be a big time program, you need big time preseason games like this. 

Woody had a good first year. He's got his work cut out for him in year 2. Got my popcorn.

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