Hoosiers crush Catamounts, 100-52

  • 12/16/2007 9:33 am in

ejclose4.jpgEric Gordon scored 26 points and D.J. White added 21 points and 11 rebounds as No. 13 Indiana beat Western Carolina 100-52 Saturday night in Assembly Hall.

The Hoosiers played without Armon Bassett (suspension) and Eli Holman (wrist). Guard A.J. Ratliff is expected to return next weekend against Coppin State.

The win moved Indiana to 9-1 on the season.

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  • Tom

    we never could have done it without another incredible shooting performance by stemler.

  • Tom

    we never could have done it without another incredible shooting performance by stemler.

  • Tom

    we never could have done it without another incredible shooting performance by stemler.

  • ray

    tom,

    iu played very well last night (granted, against a much lesser opponent), and all you have for us is more sarcastic criticism for one of its players. what kind of a fan are you, and why even bother coming to this site?

  • ray

    tom,

    iu played very well last night (granted, against a much lesser opponent), and all you have for us is more sarcastic criticism for one of its players. what kind of a fan are you, and why even bother coming to this site?

  • ray

    tom,

    iu played very well last night (granted, against a much lesser opponent), and all you have for us is more sarcastic criticism for one of its players. what kind of a fan are you, and why even bother coming to this site?

  • Tom

    i am an indiana fan and enjoy this site for information. thanks for your concern.

  • Tom

    i am an indiana fan and enjoy this site for information. thanks for your concern.

  • Tom

    i am an indiana fan and enjoy this site for information. thanks for your concern.

  • sizeless

    I bet tom, if he ever has played the game was a stellar shooter, prob shot 100% every game. btw, apparently he didnt play for iu tho, as i dont recall anyone ever hitting every shot they took while playing for iu.

  • sizeless

    I bet tom, if he ever has played the game was a stellar shooter, prob shot 100% every game. btw, apparently he didnt play for iu tho, as i dont recall anyone ever hitting every shot they took while playing for iu.

  • sizeless

    I bet tom, if he ever has played the game was a stellar shooter, prob shot 100% every game. btw, apparently he didnt play for iu tho, as i dont recall anyone ever hitting every shot they took while playing for iu.

  • ray

    tom,
    my apologies, you have just as much right as i do to be here and say what you wish.
    ray

  • ray

    tom,
    my apologies, you have just as much right as i do to be here and say what you wish.
    ray

  • ray

    tom,
    my apologies, you have just as much right as i do to be here and say what you wish.
    ray

  • ray

    stemler had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist in 24 minutes…but then again, some people don’t mention (or even notice) stemler’s successful performances. okay, someone is going to say, “big deal, he should have had more rebounds, more assists, and more steals”. i think it is a fairly successful game when a player doesn’t turn the ball over once…even if he can’t find his range. he shot open shots, and the only contested shot he attempted from behind the arc went in. i’m sure ks doesn’t mind when a player misses open shots.

  • ray

    stemler had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist in 24 minutes…but then again, some people don’t mention (or even notice) stemler’s successful performances. okay, someone is going to say, “big deal, he should have had more rebounds, more assists, and more steals”. i think it is a fairly successful game when a player doesn’t turn the ball over once…even if he can’t find his range. he shot open shots, and the only contested shot he attempted from behind the arc went in. i’m sure ks doesn’t mind when a player misses open shots.

  • ray

    stemler had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist in 24 minutes…but then again, some people don’t mention (or even notice) stemler’s successful performances. okay, someone is going to say, “big deal, he should have had more rebounds, more assists, and more steals”. i think it is a fairly successful game when a player doesn’t turn the ball over once…even if he can’t find his range. he shot open shots, and the only contested shot he attempted from behind the arc went in. i’m sure ks doesn’t mind when a player misses open shots.

  • TD

    I’ve changed my posting name to TD as I don’t want to be mistakenly slotted with the other Tom posting here. I don’t agree with his comments on Stemler. Once we get to a rotation including Bassett and A.J., Stemler may or may not get as much playing time. Yesterday, Stemler had to play some guard because of too few players in the rotation. His best shooting spot is out of the corner and that’s where he will be when we get our guards back. Incidently, Gene Keady spoke highly of Stemler yesterday on the Big 10 Network as being part of the”glue” of the IU team, ie. senior leadership.

  • TD

    I’ve changed my posting name to TD as I don’t want to be mistakenly slotted with the other Tom posting here. I don’t agree with his comments on Stemler. Once we get to a rotation including Bassett and A.J., Stemler may or may not get as much playing time. Yesterday, Stemler had to play some guard because of too few players in the rotation. His best shooting spot is out of the corner and that’s where he will be when we get our guards back. Incidently, Gene Keady spoke highly of Stemler yesterday on the Big 10 Network as being part of the”glue” of the IU team, ie. senior leadership.

  • TD

    I’ve changed my posting name to TD as I don’t want to be mistakenly slotted with the other Tom posting here. I don’t agree with his comments on Stemler. Once we get to a rotation including Bassett and A.J., Stemler may or may not get as much playing time. Yesterday, Stemler had to play some guard because of too few players in the rotation. His best shooting spot is out of the corner and that’s where he will be when we get our guards back. Incidently, Gene Keady spoke highly of Stemler yesterday on the Big 10 Network as being part of the”glue” of the IU team, ie. senior leadership.

  • ray

    i was even happy to see mcghee continue to shoot the three ball. it shows that he isn’t losing confidence. remember a guy named dane fife? he was a stellar shooter, but when he went through a shooting spell he gave up for 2 full seasons. even when he was all alone he was afraid to shoot, but you had to leave him out on the court because he was the best on-the-ball defender iu had. i believe someone who is afraid to shoot is more detrimental to a team’s offense than someone who is struggling. at least someone who is struggling, yet continuing to shoot, must be guarded (however loosely).

    thank goodness dane found his shot for his senior season because it made an enormous difference to the team to have another shooter on the perimeter.

  • ray

    i was even happy to see mcghee continue to shoot the three ball. it shows that he isn’t losing confidence. remember a guy named dane fife? he was a stellar shooter, but when he went through a shooting spell he gave up for 2 full seasons. even when he was all alone he was afraid to shoot, but you had to leave him out on the court because he was the best on-the-ball defender iu had. i believe someone who is afraid to shoot is more detrimental to a team’s offense than someone who is struggling. at least someone who is struggling, yet continuing to shoot, must be guarded (however loosely).

    thank goodness dane found his shot for his senior season because it made an enormous difference to the team to have another shooter on the perimeter.

  • ray

    i was even happy to see mcghee continue to shoot the three ball. it shows that he isn’t losing confidence. remember a guy named dane fife? he was a stellar shooter, but when he went through a shooting spell he gave up for 2 full seasons. even when he was all alone he was afraid to shoot, but you had to leave him out on the court because he was the best on-the-ball defender iu had. i believe someone who is afraid to shoot is more detrimental to a team’s offense than someone who is struggling. at least someone who is struggling, yet continuing to shoot, must be guarded (however loosely).

    thank goodness dane found his shot for his senior season because it made an enormous difference to the team to have another shooter on the perimeter.

  • ray

    i agree with keady about the leadership, but keady is awful at his position. who gave him the job? is a guy like keady just really nervous in front of tvs, or is he just not meant to fill these sort of shoes?

    his leadership is noticed when he runs to players after a play and gives them encouragement or constructive criticism. either way, that is what a senior should do on a team with a lot of underclassmen.

  • ray

    i agree with keady about the leadership, but keady is awful at his position. who gave him the job? is a guy like keady just really nervous in front of tvs, or is he just not meant to fill these sort of shoes?

    his leadership is noticed when he runs to players after a play and gives them encouragement or constructive criticism. either way, that is what a senior should do on a team with a lot of underclassmen.

  • ray

    i agree with keady about the leadership, but keady is awful at his position. who gave him the job? is a guy like keady just really nervous in front of tvs, or is he just not meant to fill these sort of shoes?

    his leadership is noticed when he runs to players after a play and gives them encouragement or constructive criticism. either way, that is what a senior should do on a team with a lot of underclassmen.

  • Hey everyone:

    Bit of site news here. In case you’re wondering, there’ll be no The Morning After this morning. Not a whole lot to learn from last night’s game, methinks.

  • Hey everyone:

    Bit of site news here. In case you’re wondering, there’ll be no The Morning After this morning. Not a whole lot to learn from last night’s game, methinks.

  • Hey everyone:

    Bit of site news here. In case you’re wondering, there’ll be no The Morning After this morning. Not a whole lot to learn from last night’s game, methinks.

  • kelin

    Without stemler’s versatility, IU loses some games they have won. Each time I see (hear don’t have BTN) Ej, I get more appreciation for him and I know behind the scences the kid probaly works harder than most in college basketball…a week off..NO RUST…nail 5 3’s and I believe still shooting over 50 freakin’ percent..

    Ray you goin to the Howe LN game friday? If Howe wins, it won’t surprise me but it will be a feather in their cap..LN is massively BIG but they do not want to run with Howe. Howe has scheduled ALL of the big boys this year across the state…Gary West Side, LN, FW, East Chicago..all bigger schools too.

    Also on a side note…I have yet be impressed by Van Treese….not sure why IU is recruiting him.

  • kelin

    Without stemler’s versatility, IU loses some games they have won. Each time I see (hear don’t have BTN) Ej, I get more appreciation for him and I know behind the scences the kid probaly works harder than most in college basketball…a week off..NO RUST…nail 5 3’s and I believe still shooting over 50 freakin’ percent..

    Ray you goin to the Howe LN game friday? If Howe wins, it won’t surprise me but it will be a feather in their cap..LN is massively BIG but they do not want to run with Howe. Howe has scheduled ALL of the big boys this year across the state…Gary West Side, LN, FW, East Chicago..all bigger schools too.

    Also on a side note…I have yet be impressed by Van Treese….not sure why IU is recruiting him.

  • kelin

    Without stemler’s versatility, IU loses some games they have won. Each time I see (hear don’t have BTN) Ej, I get more appreciation for him and I know behind the scences the kid probaly works harder than most in college basketball…a week off..NO RUST…nail 5 3’s and I believe still shooting over 50 freakin’ percent..

    Ray you goin to the Howe LN game friday? If Howe wins, it won’t surprise me but it will be a feather in their cap..LN is massively BIG but they do not want to run with Howe. Howe has scheduled ALL of the big boys this year across the state…Gary West Side, LN, FW, East Chicago..all bigger schools too.

    Also on a side note…I have yet be impressed by Van Treese….not sure why IU is recruiting him.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Although the site is great already, I have a suggestion for some site content. You guys may already be planning to do this, but I would like to see a breakdown of the Big Ten so far before conference play starts. You know, who has everyone played, beaten, lost to, have they looked good or bad, and what could happen once Big Ten plays starts. It will likely take some time, so I would very much appreciate your effort and insight if you take up the task.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Although the site is great already, I have a suggestion for some site content. You guys may already be planning to do this, but I would like to see a breakdown of the Big Ten so far before conference play starts. You know, who has everyone played, beaten, lost to, have they looked good or bad, and what could happen once Big Ten plays starts. It will likely take some time, so I would very much appreciate your effort and insight if you take up the task.

  • Hoosier Hound

    Although the site is great already, I have a suggestion for some site content. You guys may already be planning to do this, but I would like to see a breakdown of the Big Ten so far before conference play starts. You know, who has everyone played, beaten, lost to, have they looked good or bad, and what could happen once Big Ten plays starts. It will likely take some time, so I would very much appreciate your effort and insight if you take up the task.

  • slojoe

    Kelin, VanTreese has certainly gone down in his ranking. Last year he had some illness problems and didn’t seem to live up to his rep. He had a great game in the Circle City Classic recently. He has also been offered by some pretty solid programs including UCLA,Ohio State,Louisville, and Kentucky. I think IU continues to recruit him because of his potential and some flashes of the potential he has shown in HS and AAU. He’s also a big from Indiana which helps.

  • slojoe

    Kelin, VanTreese has certainly gone down in his ranking. Last year he had some illness problems and didn’t seem to live up to his rep. He had a great game in the Circle City Classic recently. He has also been offered by some pretty solid programs including UCLA,Ohio State,Louisville, and Kentucky. I think IU continues to recruit him because of his potential and some flashes of the potential he has shown in HS and AAU. He’s also a big from Indiana which helps.

  • slojoe

    Kelin, VanTreese has certainly gone down in his ranking. Last year he had some illness problems and didn’t seem to live up to his rep. He had a great game in the Circle City Classic recently. He has also been offered by some pretty solid programs including UCLA,Ohio State,Louisville, and Kentucky. I think IU continues to recruit him because of his potential and some flashes of the potential he has shown in HS and AAU. He’s also a big from Indiana which helps.

  • kelin

    Joe-I knew the big kid from Indiana thing is a major part of it…if IU got him it isn’t the end of the world but I haven’t seen a ton from him…lots of upside though.

  • kelin

    Joe-I knew the big kid from Indiana thing is a major part of it…if IU got him it isn’t the end of the world but I haven’t seen a ton from him…lots of upside though.

  • kelin

    Joe-I knew the big kid from Indiana thing is a major part of it…if IU got him it isn’t the end of the world but I haven’t seen a ton from him…lots of upside though.

  • Jordan

    …just count this as a second(ing?) of Hoosier Hound’s motion.

  • Jordan

    …just count this as a second(ing?) of Hoosier Hound’s motion.

  • Jordan

    …just count this as a second(ing?) of Hoosier Hound’s motion.

  • BigT

    Did anyone else see Vaden kill Kentucky?!?! That was pretty awesome…but made me think what could have been if he stayed…

  • BigT

    Did anyone else see Vaden kill Kentucky?!?! That was pretty awesome…but made me think what could have been if he stayed…

  • kelin

    Saw vaden catch fire….he is what he is, a shooter…he would have helped if he stayed but not much difference than him and Rod Wilmont..other than Vaden would still be here

  • kelin

    Saw vaden catch fire….he is what he is, a shooter…he would have helped if he stayed but not much difference than him and Rod Wilmont..other than Vaden would still be here