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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:44 PM

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Anything's possible in an imperfect world, but there does not appear to be a lot that has changed in the fortunes of Penn State since we last met them on Jan. 7 and came away with a 23-point win.  They still play hard, they rebound very well, they get most of their scoring from Marshall and Newbill--and they still have not won a game in the B1G. 

If Vegas has it right, the world will likely be even more imperfect for PSU and less so for Indiana after this one.  Looking for a big game from Watford, hoping for a breakout game from Hanner Perea and the bench mob, ready for a confidence-builder for the team going into a tougher phase of the B1G schedule.

Can't be looking ahead, though.  Take care of business tonight.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:11 PM

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7-4 IU at the under 16:00. Yogi with a great start, 2-2 from the floor including a 3-pointer for 5 of those 7. Hulls missed his first two shots, but we're getting good looks against the Penn State 2-3 zone.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:24 PM

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15-8 at the under 12:00. Going to the bench early, as Sheehey came for Watford. Creek, Abell, and Perea also got to see the floor--monster block by Perea, and some very positive remarks by the commentators on how he has looked in practice. Three turnovers are too many, but the fouls are piling up on PSU--next one puts us in the 1-and-1.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:37 PM

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Got 'em doubled up at 20-10 at the under 8:00. Hollowell got in during that last segment, so 10 Hoosiers have seen the floor. Penn State is scrappy, and is not conceding anything inside. Watford, Zeller, and Oladipo have all been stuffed at the tin, but we're attacking the basket and that should start paying dividends soon.

Ferrell leads us with 7, Hulls only has 3 but has chipped in with 4 rebounds.  We're getting to the free throw line, but are struggling there again.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:00 PM

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Hoosiers have led all the way, now 33-19 at the half. Sheehey came alive with a pair of 3's and a lay-in to lead the scoring with 8 points. We're doing a good job on the boards against a team that prides itself on rebounding, with a 22-15 edge including 8 on the offensive end.

We are leaving some chicken on the bone at the line however, 8-14 for just 57%. Teams are not going to give us anything easy inside if we can't make them pay from the stripe. 5-12 from downtown is not all bad, at least Sheehey has the range tonight.

Still looking for more from Hollowell and Perea. Zeller has 2 fouls, so maybe in the second half the subs will make a difference. Rooting hard for Mo Creek to scratch. Will Peter Jurkin see the floor? These lineups have to be driving the stats-junkies who chart the performance of different lineups crazy.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:05 PM

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Whoa, is that a true score? Miami is apparently beating the pizzle out of Duke, 42-19 at the half. Did Coach K not have them ready to play? How far would they drop if they lose this one, after we went from #2 to #8 after a 5-point loss to Wiscy?

Another half to play, though. Duke has some shooters.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:21 PM

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Torrid start to the second half by the Hoosiers, as we reeled off 8 quick points in 65 seconds on threes by Yogi and Hulls and a transition basket by Oladipo assisted by Hulls to make it 41-19 before the crowd was back in their seats. Penn State has not folded, however, and has cut the lead to 46-27 at the under 16:00.

We're clearly trying to force the ball into Zeller on the blocks, and it's not working. Cody only has two points on free throws, along with three turnovers. He's got some work to do to get to double figures in scoring--8 rebounds, though, are money.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:49 PM

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60-37 at the under 8:00. Free throw woes continue, now 13-24 for the night. We're actually shooting a better percentage from the three-point line at 11-18.

Penn State is out of timeouts, having to burn one to stop our initial run of the half and a couple more to save possessions. We should be able to put the hammer down from here on in.

Remy has had a tough night. Looks more like a freshman than the freshmen.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:51 PM

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Final 72-49, very odd second half as Zeller finished with only 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.  48 fouls were whistled (29 on Penn State), for an average of one every 50 seconds of game time.  Hard to get a rhythm going with that many stoppages--but you can't say they weren't good calls, as PSU apparently decided the best way to contain our offense was to put us on the line.

And it worked, to an extent.  Typically, a coach is happy when his team makes more free three throws than the opponents take--but tonight we nearly missed as many as PSU took.  Unbelievable.  This has to become a point of emphasis in practice.  

Creek's shot was rusty, but he was moving well on defense.  Perea also looked more comfortable tonight on both ends.  No Elston, but Yogi had a solid game, and Sheehey contributed 12 of the 18 points we got from the bench.  We played a bunch of combinations, which probably contributed to the chaos--but we're going to have to be sharper against Michigan State, even if it means playing fewer guys.  Hanner Perea, your table is ready.

Link to the ESPN stats here.  We had a better night than Duke did, to be sure:

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=3302 30084
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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:23 AM

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I missed that one. Sorry. Just waiting for the next Big.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:00 AM

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IUebermensch wrote: Final 72-49, very odd second half as Zeller finished with only 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.  48 fouls were whistled (29 on Penn State), for an average of one every 50 seconds of game time.  Hard to get a rhythm going with that many stoppages--but you can't say they weren't good calls, as PSU apparently decided the best way to contain our offense was to put us on the line.

And it worked, to an extent.  Typically, a coach is happy when his team makes more free three throws than the opponents take--but tonight we nearly missed as many as PSU took.  Unbelievable.  This has to become a point of emphasis in practice.  

Creek's shot was rusty, but he was moving well on defense.  Perea also looked more comfortable tonight on both ends.  No Elston, but Yogi had a solid game, and Sheehey contributed 12 of the 18 points we got from the bench.  We played a bunch of combinations, which probably contributed to the chaos--but we're going to have to be sharper against Michigan State, even if it means playing fewer guys.  Hanner Perea, your table is ready.

Link to the ESPN stats here.  We had a better night than Duke did, to be sure:

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=3302 30084
Why are you talking to yourself? Lol there's other IU forums out there man.
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