Game Thread: Indiana @ Wisconsin

  • 01/31/2008 1:03 pm in

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Opponent: Wisconsin

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. EST

Arena
: Kohl Center (17,190) – Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin by 4

All-time series: Indiana leads 93-55

Previous meeting
: Indiana won 71-66 on Jan 31, 2007

TV
: ESPN (Brent Musberger, Steve Lavin and Erin Andrews)

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

Probable Starters
:

  • Indiana (17-2, 6-0 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Mike White, D.J. White
  • Wisconsin (16-3, 6-1 Big Ten): Trevon Hughes, Michael Flowers, Marcus Landry, Joe Krabbenhoft, Brian Butch

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Gameday reading:

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

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  • peaychris

    anyone want to give IU's under/over i am going with 44points

  • jgongora86

    guys don't think of me as a pathetic fan. This is disapointing, and I have a busy day tommorow. I don't need to be frustrated. We have been exposed big time. We need a change our strategy, and Coach Sampson has to wake up, and change our offensive plan. hate to say this but our coach has to watch hoosiers. “how many times are we going to pass? five. HOW MANY? five. FIve!”

  • Over/under minutes for AJ: 1

  • Disco Briscoe

    This sucks…I can't watch this garbage! We look like a DII school out there.

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    Sampson has got to work these refs harder. This is unbelievable.

  • It's not the fault of the refs that we're loafing.

  • Chris

    20 points is pathetic. Put in McGhee and team him up with Ratliff for 20 minutes in the second half. Maybe Taber too. Doesn't help that the refs are messing us over too. That ref should get fined for the 2nd foul call on D.J.

  • Kevin

    Is there seriously nothing that our coaching staff can come up with to get some points?

  • Disco Briscoe

    I'm happy to be only 10 down. Sampson is showing what he can do as a coach…nothing!

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    No one said it was, but lets be honest, there were some pretty questionable calls there towards the end of the half. He's got to be in the ref's ear a little more often. Whats the worst that could happen? He get's T'd up? Maybe that will light a flame under these guys butts.

  • hysteric

    it seems those people who said sampson can't coach offense back when he was hired were right

  • Disco Briscoe

    Doesnt look like he can coach defense or rebounding either

  • Kevin

    It just doesn't seem like we are playing with the same energy as last year on the defensive end.

    Wilmont and Callaway put everything they had into those games last year.

  • peaychris

    well i hope dj isnt hurt

  • peaychris

    Remember Jason Collier… he would have loved the swing offense

  • bootsie white

    bring back mike davis.

  • Disco Briscoe

    im not sure he ever left, the way we're playing…

  • AJ RATLIFF ALERT!

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    Boy this is one ugly, ugly game. We are doing the EXACT same things that cost us the UConn game. Not getting any rebounds, 1 or no passes before a shot…just terrible. I will chalk this up as we are in Wisconsin and they are tough has hell at home, but I am not optimistic about our chances at a BT title the way we are playing, and not adjusting to our mistakes. Sampson is a DEBACLE as a head coach. I had no idea he was this bad. I do not know x's and o's at all and feel like I could coach em up better than he can.

  • bootsie white

    eight seed?

    Nine?

  • bootsie white

    12 minutes of Erin Andrews shots is the only way ESPN can keep people watching this disaster

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    You guys think we will score 40 tonight? I say barely.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    Hmmmm…getting interesting. Go Hoosiers!!

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    How about a couple of stops here

  • Chris

    Call a foul again on the fat guy…….it's what they all do.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    I think we will hang onto a 4 or 5 seed….6 at worst. That is assuming we win just about all of our games besides @ MSU, @OSU, and @ ILL, and hopefully steal one of those.

  • Kevin

    Dee is a walking foul.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    WTF…..33 secs on the shot clock and we heave up a 27 footer?!?!? AAAHHH

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.