Game Thread: Indiana @ Southern Illinois

  • 12/01/2007 4:30 pm in

hoosiers.jpgOpponent: No. 22 Southern Illinois

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007 | 9:30 EST

Arena: SIU Arena (9,386) – Carbondale, Illinois

Line: Southern Illinois by 3

TV: ESPNU (Jim Barbar, Mike Kelley)

Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)

Probable Starters:

  • Indiana (5-1): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White
  • Southern Illinois (3-1): Tyrone Green, Bryan Mullins, Tony Boyle, Matt Shaw, Randal Falker

Game Notes (Adobe Reader required to view):

As always, your predictions and comments are welcome in the game thread.

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  • sizeless

    SIU 73 IU 58
    SIU defense just too tough plus home floor advantage

  • sizeless

    SIU 73 IU 58
    SIU defense just too tough plus home floor advantage

  • Schultz

    The last two games have not been encouraging, especially after seeing GaTech get worked against an NIT-caliber Vanderbilt team this afternoon. I appreciate that IU has the balls to play SIU in a true road game – you would never find a Big East team willing to do that. But, I still have a fresh memory of that whoopin’ they laid on us in ’01, and I think that homecourt is a huge advantage against a young team.

    SIU 68, Indiana 65

  • Schultz

    The last two games have not been encouraging, especially after seeing GaTech get worked against an NIT-caliber Vanderbilt team this afternoon. I appreciate that IU has the balls to play SIU in a true road game – you would never find a Big East team willing to do that. But, I still have a fresh memory of that whoopin’ they laid on us in ’01, and I think that homecourt is a huge advantage against a young team.

    SIU 68, Indiana 65

  • jaime gongora

    If the hoosiers do win, it will be a huge confidence boost.

  • jaime gongora

    If the hoosiers do win, it will be a huge confidence boost.

  • kelin

    How dumb of me, I thought this game was on ESPN 2….not U….fish here I come

  • kelin

    How dumb of me, I thought this game was on ESPN 2….not U….fish here I come

  • Hoosier93

    Early Observations:

    (1) IU Needs to Block Out – too many rebounds for SIU, especially on the offensive end

    (2) No motion offense – SIU is keeping IU;s offense beyond the third point arc

  • Hoosier93

    Early Observations:

    (1) IU Needs to Block Out – too many rebounds for SIU, especially on the offensive end

    (2) No motion offense – SIU is keeping IU;s offense beyond the third point arc

  • If we don’t start blocking out, there’s no way we’re coming out of this game with a W.

  • If we don’t start blocking out, there’s no way we’re coming out of this game with a W.

  • bootsie white

    defense on final possession non-existent

  • bootsie white

    defense on final possession non-existent

  • Hoosier93

    Half Time Obeervations:

    (1) In spite of Eric Gordon, the offensive seems very choppy. No offensive rythem.

    (2) Smart decision by Sampson to go to zone on the defensive end. This caused IU to go on its mini run towards the end of the half.

    (3) Better containment of Faulker is needed. SIU has shown very little aside from Faulker.

  • Hoosier93

    Half Time Obeervations:

    (1) In spite of Eric Gordon, the offensive seems very choppy. No offensive rythem.

    (2) Smart decision by Sampson to go to zone on the defensive end. This caused IU to go on its mini run towards the end of the half.

    (3) Better containment of Faulker is needed. SIU has shown very little aside from Faulker.

  • jaime gongora

    Hey we stuck with them and thats all I can ask. We are not blocking out but you can see improvement on defense. Not much but you can tell they are learning. Of course the second half will determine much more, but I thought it would be much worse. That was an awesome block D.J. had, and gordon does not look like he’s forcing shots. More passes to get an open shot.

  • jaime gongora

    Hey we stuck with them and thats all I can ask. We are not blocking out but you can see improvement on defense. Not much but you can tell they are learning. Of course the second half will determine much more, but I thought it would be much worse. That was an awesome block D.J. had, and gordon does not look like he’s forcing shots. More passes to get an open shot.

  • kelin

    37… points for SIU at this point in the game….the defense is doing a great job. EJ must have studied how to draw fouls….this kid gets to the line…..seriously.

    I love SIU gordon sucks chants…way to piss him off dawg pound

  • kelin

    37… points for SIU at this point in the game….the defense is doing a great job. EJ must have studied how to draw fouls….this kid gets to the line…..seriously.

    I love SIU gordon sucks chants…way to piss him off dawg pound

  • jaime gongora

    We are evoooooooving. whahahahhahhaha.

  • jaime gongora

    We are evoooooooving. whahahahhahhaha.

  • jaime gongora

    sorry evooooooolving. whahahahahahaha. (-:

  • jaime gongora

    sorry evooooooolving. whahahahahahaha. (-:

  • bama chris

    i am watching all the drama go down in college football, but i am keeping up on the score. it looks like IU may be catching SIU on an off night because SIU hasnt made a 3 yet and is shooting about 30%. but none the less a VERY impressive game on the defensive end!!

  • bama chris

    i am watching all the drama go down in college football, but i am keeping up on the score. it looks like IU may be catching SIU on an off night because SIU hasnt made a 3 yet and is shooting about 30%. but none the less a VERY impressive game on the defensive end!!

  • kelin

    Big Freakin Win!….I am sure Matt Roth is in the stands watching his future teammates and thankful he didn’t choose SIU

  • kelin

    Big Freakin Win!….I am sure Matt Roth is in the stands watching his future teammates and thankful he didn’t choose SIU

  • Zach

    GREAT W–very satisfying end to the week.

  • Zach

    GREAT W–very satisfying end to the week.

  • james twitty sr

    GREAT BALLGAME;DEFENSE WAS GREAT IN 2ND HALF.THEY SHOWED SOME FIGHT.ALL THE DOUTING THOMASES CAN JUMP BACK ON THE BANDWAGON NOW.GOOOOOOOOO HOOSIERS SHOW’EM WHAT YA GOT.

  • james twitty sr

    GREAT BALLGAME;DEFENSE WAS GREAT IN 2ND HALF.THEY SHOWED SOME FIGHT.ALL THE DOUTING THOMASES CAN JUMP BACK ON THE BANDWAGON NOW.GOOOOOOOOO HOOSIERS SHOW’EM WHAT YA GOT.