Game Thread: Penn State @ Indiana

  • 01/20/2008 12:38 pm in

meganfox1235.jpgMegan Fox says she’s ready for the Hoosiers to win their 12th straight – and we are too.

Opponent: Penn State

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2008 | 2:06 p.m. EST

Arena: Assembly Hall (17,357) – Bloomington, Indiana

Line: Indiana by 18

All-time series: Indiana leads 26-3

TV: Big Ten Network (Paul Alexander and John Laskowski

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

Probable Starters:

  • Penn State (10-6, 2-2 Big Ten): Talor Battle, Danny Morrissey, Brandon Hassell, Jeff Brooks, Jamelle Cornley
  • Indiana (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Mike White, D.J. White

Game Notes (Adobe Reader required to view):

Gameday reading:

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

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  • HoosierSmitty

    Ask and ye shall receive….let's go Hoosiers

    IU 77 Penn State 59

  • HoosierSmitty

    This is a game where I hope to see more of the four guard lineup of Armon, EJ, AJ, and Ellis with White in the post. I want to see these Hoosiers get back to some high octane basketball. Sub in Crawford for any of the guards minus Ellis as needed. I will keep my eyes peeled for that lineup.

    Stemler should see plenty of action…I hope he gets a nice ovation from the Bloomington faithful.

  • bc

    Nice Pic, Mrs Fox can pull for the Hoosiers anytime. Gang…I'm in a sales meeting in Fla and won't be able to watch my first game of the season. Can you guys continue to do the great job of posting what's going on but add the score from time to time?
    IU 81 PS62
    I hear that PS will not be playing Geary Claxton today?
    EJ 32 pts
    Go Hoosiers!!!!!
    bc

  • Hoosier_Hound

    IU 85 PSU 60

    I really so no chance for Penn State unless they bring shotguns. IU is rolling and they'll be back at home where they're steam rolling. Add in that Penn State doesn't put much pressure on the ball (especially compared to Illinois and Minnesota), and they're without Claxton. This will be a rout.

  • DavidC

    I hope to see a lot more McGee and AJ at the guard positions. I also wouldn't mind seeing a lot more combos of DeAndre and Mike White in the frontcourt – providing we get up big against the Nittany Lions. These next two games should give us a chance to see some of the younger/newer Hoosiers gain some Big Ten experience

  • Timmy

    About time, Big A. You're finally earning all that donation money I give to this site. PSU has half of their thunder and lightning crew out with Claxton gone so look for IU to dominate. I hope as we run up the score, Coach uses this opportunity for us to work on our zone defense against a live opponent for when we need it against the big boys in the NCAA tourney.

  • DavidC

    Claxton is out for the season – got injured last Tuesday, I believe. Huge blow for PSU

  • BC,

    I'll post some updates in the comments here.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Interesting blog and comments about Indiana in the Lansing State Journal. Check it out if you like.

    http://noise.typepad.com/hey_joe/2008/01/indian

    I'm heading to BWs soon, but I'm going to bring my laptop so I can watch cstv's gametracker blog on ITH and prove just how big of a nerd I am by eating wings, drinking beer, and using their free wi-fi…all while cheering for the Hoosiers in Lafayette….Screw Purdue…

  • BC,

    Here is another link for you to follow along:

    http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/g

  • peaychris

    IU 71
    PSU60

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    PSU 62
    IU 79

    Should be a relatively easy game to win. Oh and DJ pulls down 20 boards again.

  • BC,

    22-17 Hoosiers, 7:41 left in the first half.

  • ChicagoHoosier

    Boy this is uuuugggggly

  • For anyone who isn't watching:

    46-46 with 13:26 remaining. Penn State shooting 51.5 percent from the field.

  • Hoosier_Hound

    First of all, I hate Penn State for always driving me into apathy when we play them. I just don't care about them.

    The team and crowd finally came to life with 10:00 left in the second half. They (finally) figured out a 2-3 zone and DJ got several easy baskets, plus EJ and Armon hit some more threes, and the Hoosiers took a big lead. Then Penn State switched to man-to-man with even worse results and the game was over.

    All in all, a good win, this team showed off some of its offensive ability against a team that doesn't pressure at all on defense. But they also showed a lack of spirit (except DJ) and some more bad defense for the season.

  • b_side

    Great link Smitty — loved getting their perspective. Very reasonable fans over there.

    One of the poster's dropped this SI link:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/l

    Check out how much (or how little) we rely on EJ in comparison to the other top Freshmen. Note: ITH guys, this could be an interesting topic to discuss.

    As for today's game, it's about what I expected. Penn St played with a lot of emotion (and more importantly nothing to lose), so we got their best shot for 30 minutes. Our depth played a huge role (as it usually does) and the law of averages worked out as the Nittany Lions hot hand cooled off. Bottom line is that a young, talented team like this year's Hoosiers will typically have problems playing to the level of our competition. Tough to breed a killer instinct with so much inexperience

  • HoosierSmitty

    Ask and ye shall receive….let's go Hoosiers

    IU 77 Penn State 59

  • HoosierSmitty

    This is a game where I hope to see more of the four guard lineup of Armon, EJ, AJ, and Ellis with White in the post. I want to see these Hoosiers get back to some high octane basketball. Sub in Crawford for any of the guards minus Ellis as needed. I will keep my eyes peeled for that lineup.

    Stemler should see plenty of action…I hope he gets a nice ovation from the Bloomington faithful.

  • bc

    Nice Pic, Mrs Fox can pull for the Hoosiers anytime. Gang…I'm in a sales meeting in Fla and won't be able to watch my first game of the season. Can you guys continue to do the great job of posting what's going on but add the score from time to time?
    IU 81 PS62
    I hear that PS will not be playing Geary Claxton today?
    EJ 32 pts
    Go Hoosiers!!!!!
    bc

  • Hoosier_Hound

    IU 85 PSU 60

    I really so no chance for Penn State unless they bring shotguns. IU is rolling and they'll be back at home where they're steam rolling. Add in that Penn State doesn't put much pressure on the ball (especially compared to Illinois and Minnesota), and they're without Claxton. This will be a rout.

  • DavidC

    I hope to see a lot more McGee and AJ at the guard positions. I also wouldn't mind seeing a lot more combos of DeAndre and Mike White in the frontcourt – providing we get up big against the Nittany Lions. These next two games should give us a chance to see some of the younger/newer Hoosiers gain some Big Ten experience

  • Timmy

    About time, Big A. You're finally earning all that donation money I give to this site. PSU has half of their thunder and lightning crew out with Claxton gone so look for IU to dominate. I hope as we run up the score, Coach uses this opportunity for us to work on our zone defense against a live opponent for when we need it against the big boys in the NCAA tourney.

  • DavidC

    Claxton is out for the season – got injured last Tuesday, I believe. Huge blow for PSU

  • BC,

    I'll post some updates in the comments here.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Interesting blog and comments about Indiana in the Lansing State Journal. Check it out if you like.

    http://noise.typepad.com/hey_joe/2008/01/indian

    I'm heading to BWs soon, but I'm going to bring my laptop so I can watch cstv's gametracker blog on ITH and prove just how big of a nerd I am by eating wings, drinking beer, and using their free wi-fi…all while cheering for the Hoosiers in Lafayette….Screw Purdue…

  • BC,

    Here is another link for you to follow along:

    http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/g

  • peaychris

    IU 71
    PSU60

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    PSU 62
    IU 79

    Should be a relatively easy game to win. Oh and DJ pulls down 20 boards again.

  • BC,

    22-17 Hoosiers, 7:41 left in the first half.

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    Boy this is uuuugggggly

  • For anyone who isn't watching:

    46-46 with 13:26 remaining. Penn State shooting 51.5 percent from the field.

  • Hoosier_Hound

    First of all, I hate Penn State for always driving me into apathy when we play them. I just don't care about them.

    The team and crowd finally came to life with 10:00 left in the second half. They (finally) figured out a 2-3 zone and DJ got several easy baskets, plus EJ and Armon hit some more threes, and the Hoosiers took a big lead. Then Penn State switched to man-to-man with even worse results and the game was over.

    All in all, a good win, this team showed off some of its offensive ability against a team that doesn't pressure at all on defense. But they also showed a lack of spirit (except DJ) and some more bad defense for the season.

  • b_side

    Great link Smitty — loved getting their perspective. Very reasonable fans over there.

    One of the poster's dropped this SI link:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/l

    Check out how much (or how little) we rely on EJ in comparison to the other top Freshmen. Note: ITH guys, this could be an interesting topic to discuss.

    As for today's game, it's about what I expected. Penn St played with a lot of emotion (and more importantly nothing to lose), so we got their best shot for 30 minutes. Our depth played a huge role (as it usually does) and the law of averages worked out as the Nittany Lions hot hand cooled off. Bottom line is that a young, talented team like this year's Hoosiers will typically have problems playing to the level of our competition. Tough to breed a killer instinct with so much inexperience