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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:48 PM

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Which teams will show up?  The Northwestern team that lost by 20 at home to Iowa, or the team that beat Illinois by 14 at Churbana?  The Indiana team that handled a ranked Minnesota team, or lost to an unranked Wisconsin team at home?

Should be a big day for Zeller, and we don't expect Hulls to have two bad games in a row.  Watford needs to show up, and Oladipo may have to take over the game.  Doubtless Bill Carmody watched our Wiscy game and will try to test our defensive focus with 30 seconds of passing and cutting on every possession. 

We should be able to pound it inside, press them on defense, get some turnovers and put some nice runs together.    

Can't take anything for granted on the road in the B1G.  Or at home.  We should be prepared for anything.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:19 PM

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10-4 at the under 16:00. Northwestern won the tip and went right at Cody with Olah, unsuccessfully. We have gone to Cody with mixed results so far, but Watford has been active and is making a difference.

Nice to see our press early. Got a turnover, could make great use of our superior athleticism. Plenty of crimson in evidence. Keep the focus, keep working it inside, finish some shots.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:39 PM

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19-9 IU at the under 8:00. Some sloppy play, but both teams are active on defense. Our press hasn't been that productive since the first couple of NW possessions, they seem to find Shropshire on the inbounds pass every time--Watford might be able to anticipate that.

Sheehey has had a tough few minutes, despite getting his first bucket in three games. Basket interference and a charging foul after a dish-off have taken four points off the board. Airballs from Sheehey and Abell haveen't helped.

We're in decent shape here. Keep poise and make NW work on defense. The refs are blowing a pretty quick whistle, we should get to the line if we continue to work it inside.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:49 PM

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Hey IUB? Just got in, sounds like everyone is doing well, Maybe they play better when I am not listening.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:00 PM

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It hasn't been particularly pretty, but we have ground it out for a 14-point lead at the half.  Watford has come to play, and leads us with 11.  Hulls finally came alive in the last few minutes of the half and has 7 at the break.

Zeller is working hard, and we're killing them on the boards with a 20-8 rebounding edge, and Cody has 8 of those.  Sheehey had another tough half, and the bench contributed only 2 points (Sheehey) so far.  Still waiting for Perea to break out--still out of position on defense a lot.

We're not getting much in transition, and seem to lack confidence in our outside shooting.  Watford hit a pair of threes, and Jordy is 1-2 from downtown, but nobody else has hit anything.  Victor has played with good energy, but has not stood out on either end.

All the same, 31-17 on the road is not all bad.  The Hoosiers came to play.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:21 PM

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37-26 at the under 16:00. Yogi and Hulls have both driven the lane, although we're going to have to hit our free throws if they're going to put us on the line. Zeller should be shooting a pair when the game resumes.

We're still not able to get the transition game going. A little helter-skelter game might work to our advantage.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:32 PM

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Back to a 14-point lead at the under 12:00. Elston just entered, let's see if he can make a difference--Perea got a board, but showed little else in his brief appearance.

Northwestern doesn't seem to have made any significant adjustments at the half. Maybe they're waiting for their shots to drop. If they fall too far behind, it will be difficult to make up a deficit with their deliberate style of play.

Cody had a nice bucket finishing through contact, with 3 Northwestern defenders hanging on him. Pound it inside, ride the big horse.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:42 PM

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Victor leaving with the eye problem is not helping. Nice adjustment by Northwestern to go to their zone. Sometimes just changing up the defense can slow down the opponent's offense.

Refs still blowing the quick whistle. Won't be a problem if we hit our throws.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:56 PM

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Well, we took some big punches, but have responded with a little run of our own 56-45 at the under 4:00. Sheeladipo is in the buiding, with Victor coming back after the under 8:00. No more TV timeouts.

Some very ticky-tack officiating, although Zeller did get hit on the head on his last dunk attempt. Fouls piling up on both ends.

Once again, we need to hit our throws. Three misses in a row by Hulls are poison.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:02 PM

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Swopshire is just killing it. We just can't leave him open. Victor has been guarding Sobolewski, maybe we should try him on Swopshire.

Get it to Zeller. Get to the line. Finish it off.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:04 PM

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Well, up 7 and under a minute to go. Northwestern is going to have to foul. The floater by Hulls and the miss by Sobolewski from 3 might have sealed it for us.

Close it out, boys, we need the W.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:07 PM

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Back again, Sounds like a closer game than everyone thought. If they cant put these guys away they are in trouble.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:09 PM

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johnfreed wrote: Back again, Sounds like a closer game than everyone thought. If they cant put these guys away they are in trouble.
At least Hulls hit a pair of free throws, so he's found the range.  35 seconds left and we're up 6.  Two more throws should do it.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:25 PM

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Whatever our problem is, coach better fix it if he can or we will be looking like a middle of the pack finish in the big ten. (AGAIN). Throw all the players under the bus coach. That will help.

Hoosier Forever.
GO IU
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:56 PM

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Whatever the problem is, there are 347 teams in D-1 basketball. 68 of them will make the tournament, and 279 will then be disappointed. Of the 68 in the tournament, 67 of those will come away disappointed as well. In the fanbases of those 346 disappointed teams, the ones who hate their coach will blame him for not winning a National Championship.

That's a pretty universal problem for D-1 coaches, all of whom work hard and get paid to try and beat their opponents with up to 13 scholarship athletes. On any given day, 50% of them will not be successful.

Nice W today, Coach. Nothing is tougher than winnning in the B1G on the road, followed closely by winning in the B1G at home. There certainly is room for improvement, but we might try to find a way to be happy about being 16-2, 4-1 in the B1G.

Last edited 1/20/2013 5:46 PM by IUebermensch

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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:48 AM

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looks like they still refuse to play in the second half...win by 'eight' at NW not impressive at all...



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