There’s no place like home

  • 09/20/2007 8:41 pm in

Assembly HallOne of the story lines that I’ll be watching closely is the 17-game home court winning streak that the Hoosiers will take into the 2007-2008 campaign.

My interest in this statistic was piqued by my co-worker, who is a huge Kentucky fan. In his defense, he’s the only tolerable UK fan I’ve ever encountered. I know, that’s a shocking revelation, but for those of you who are forced to deal with obnoxious fans of other programs, there’s hope for you yet.

We like to talk hoops frequently and he’s convinced that UK is going to come into Assembly Hall with a new coach, a mediocre front line led by a freshman and walk away with a victory. My initial reaction was to tell him that we don’t lose home games. Then to back up my claim and out of curiosity, I looked deeper into the numbers and found that our current streak ranks 10th in the nation.

Among the notable streaks ahead of IU are Memphis at 32, Ohio St. at 25, Wisconsin at 22, Notre Dame and UCLA at 20 and Florida at 19.

One of the many things that really irked me about the Mike Davis era is the amount of games that were lost at home. Programs with a home court advantage like IU has at Assembly Hall just shouldn’t lose home games. Anyway you slice it, losing at home is not acceptable.

That’s one of the encouraging things about last season and the direction of the program under Coach Sampson. IU was 15-0 at home last season and most of the games weren’t close. I’m expecting similar results moving forward and especially on December 8. After all, nothing will be sweeter than a 3-hour ride home for the Wildcats with their tails tucked between their legs.

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  • Sharon Wilkerson

    Well I live across from Louisville so I have lived my entire life submerged in the bulls**t of Indiana, Kentucky fans. They are the most intolerable people the world has ever known. Ignorant, inbred, redneck, obnoxious are just a few adjectives that come to mind. But this year they will get the crap beat out of them. Kelvin will defiantly take them out behind the old Hoosier woodshed, I cant wait!

  • Sharon Wilkerson

    Well I live across from Louisville so I have lived my entire life submerged in the bulls**t of Indiana, Kentucky fans. They are the most intolerable people the world has ever known. Ignorant, inbred, redneck, obnoxious are just a few adjectives that come to mind. But this year they will get the crap beat out of them. Kelvin will defiantly take them out behind the old Hoosier woodshed, I cant wait!

  • Sharon Wilkerson

    Well I live across from Louisville so I have lived my entire life submerged in the bulls**t of Indiana, Kentucky fans. They are the most intolerable people the world has ever known. Ignorant, inbred, redneck, obnoxious are just a few adjectives that come to mind. But this year they will get the crap beat out of them. Kelvin will defiantly take them out behind the old Hoosier woodshed, I cant wait!

  • HUFFY

    Your tolerable UK fan triumphed over UofL in football and has not been too obnoxious, but basketball season in the office is a whole other side of crazy!
    The office environment surrounding the IU vs UK game will be interesting come December.
    Great BLOG Big A!

  • HUFFY

    Your tolerable UK fan triumphed over UofL in football and has not been too obnoxious, but basketball season in the office is a whole other side of crazy!
    The office environment surrounding the IU vs UK game will be interesting come December.
    Great BLOG Big A!

  • HUFFY

    Your tolerable UK fan triumphed over UofL in football and has not been too obnoxious, but basketball season in the office is a whole other side of crazy!
    The office environment surrounding the IU vs UK game will be interesting come December.
    Great BLOG Big A!

  • kelin

    I wonder if Bud wins Mr. Basketball in KY. will he get the Josh McRoberts treatment when IU plays there? I was at the Duke game and when big Josh fouled out it was so so loud. He got booed EVERY time he touched the ball.

  • kelin

    I wonder if Bud wins Mr. Basketball in KY. will he get the Josh McRoberts treatment when IU plays there? I was at the Duke game and when big Josh fouled out it was so so loud. He got booed EVERY time he touched the ball.

  • kelin

    I wonder if Bud wins Mr. Basketball in KY. will he get the Josh McRoberts treatment when IU plays there? I was at the Duke game and when big Josh fouled out it was so so loud. He got booed EVERY time he touched the ball.

  • NEWT THE BLUE HATER

    There are no tolerable UK fans. Let the them keep drinking the Blue kool Aid. Overappreciated and underinformed: typical UK fan.

  • NEWT THE BLUE HATER

    There are no tolerable UK fans. Let the them keep drinking the Blue kool Aid. Overappreciated and underinformed: typical UK fan.

  • NEWT THE BLUE HATER

    There are no tolerable UK fans. Let the them keep drinking the Blue kool Aid. Overappreciated and underinformed: typical UK fan.

  • It’s really been downhill since Michigan ended IU’s school-record 50 game streak in 1995. This past season was IU’s first undefeated home season since 1993-94, and I believe that 2001-02 was the only year in that time in which IU didn’t lose two home games (that was the year that Jeffries got hurt against Louisville and we lost to Wisconsin by 1). That’s my favorite thing about the Sampson era so far–defending the Hall.

  • It’s really been downhill since Michigan ended IU’s school-record 50 game streak in 1995. This past season was IU’s first undefeated home season since 1993-94, and I believe that 2001-02 was the only year in that time in which IU didn’t lose two home games (that was the year that Jeffries got hurt against Louisville and we lost to Wisconsin by 1). That’s my favorite thing about the Sampson era so far–defending the Hall.

  • It’s really been downhill since Michigan ended IU’s school-record 50 game streak in 1995. This past season was IU’s first undefeated home season since 1993-94, and I believe that 2001-02 was the only year in that time in which IU didn’t lose two home games (that was the year that Jeffries got hurt against Louisville and we lost to Wisconsin by 1). That’s my favorite thing about the Sampson era so far–defending the Hall.