Game Thread: Northwestern @ Indiana

  • 02/03/2008 9:16 am in

chairtoss.jpgCoach Knight says “damn it, if the Hoosiers don’t start playing better, I might throw another chair.”

Opponent: Northwestern

Date
: Sunday, February 3, 2008 | 12:06 p.m. EST

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

Line: Indiana by 19

All-time series: Indiana leads 105-43

Previous meeting: Indiana won 69-65 at Northwestern on February 28, 2007

TV: Big Ten Network (Tom Werme and John Laskowski)

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

Probable Starters:

  • Northwestern (7-11, 0-7 Big Ten): Sterling Williams, Michael Thompson, Craig Moore, Kevin Coble, Nikola Baran
  • Indiana (17-3, 6-1 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Mike White, D.J. White

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Gameday reading:

As always, your predictions, analysis and comments are welcome in the game thread. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that anything less than a blowout is unacceptable. Northwestern is, after all, terrible.

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  • Timmy

    IU 55
    nw 53

  • Ricky

    Does anyone else feel so much better after seeing Michigan St. lose to Penn St.? IU may have their faults, but we have lost to 3 good teams who on Monday will all be ranked, but MSU has now lost on the road to two inferior Big Ten teams, something Indiana has yet to do. IU more than likely will let one or two slip away on the road, but MSU has already done it twice. And let us not forget Grand Valley St. or whoever it was in the preseason. We often argue about the things IU does wrong, but for MSU we know one thing – when Neitzel has a bad game, MSU is in a lot of trouble. Lets go Hoosiers, we are not as bad as we think we are

  • ALH_00

    The article in the Bedford Times was petty good. I really think the Hoosiers will come out and play aggressive today and overwhelm NU. Let's just hope it carries over to the big road games next week…and the three HUGE home games to follow.

    This is the critical stretch and right now IU isn't playing its best b-ball. NU should help us get back on track. Hoosiers win big.

  • Kyle Taber started. And at four minutes in, he's still in there. I don't think I'll ever understand Sampson's substitution patterns.

    Although, I'm at least glad he's trying something else besides the Mike White/ Stemler/Dre combo.

  • Is this the game EJ gets on track?

  • Kyle Taber is good at basketball.

  • Taber getting little respect on the ESPN Gametracker–with 2 mins left in the first half, they just put his name on the statsheet. I realize he missed a shot, but they had other players in with no statline.

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    Wow, you actually posted another story, I thought everyone was giving up on IU since they weren't are good as everyone thought. Only Kentucky fans want to fire the coach after he goes 17-3. Grow up IU nation. Grow up

  • Jerry

    Its halftime. As I have said before, even when we win these days it fails to impress me that we can go deep into March

  • Ryan

    Kyle Taber started??

    haha!

  • b_side

    First game I am missing all season on TV…for those watching, keep us posted on Taber's contributions. We aren't dominating right now from what the ESPN gamecast tells me, but I'm wondering if our offense looks more fluid out there. Is Taber setting good screens, blocking out, etc? We need a big man doing the little things. Maybe he even has a little offensive game once he gets comfortable playing significant minutes. Can he be an unsung hero, a Jarrod Odle perhaps?

  • Matt

    This team is very funny… They wait until the 11 min TV timeout in the second half to start playing BALL… They need to play like this ALL the time. With a sense of URGENCY, start playin with a chip on their sholder.

  • VegasHoosier

    Did Crawford play???

  • Pete

    A post on one of the other sights says Sampson is getting fired at the end of
    this season. Says he has a source close to IU that says the NCAA hates Samspon
    and will find some dirt on him. They want to force IU to force him out. Take it for
    what its worth

  • Matt

    It looks as though Crawford did NOT play…

  • Matt

    Sorry, he got hurt in the first hlf

  • Ryan

    “take it for what it's worth”…absolutely nothing.

  • Timmy

    IU 55
    nw 53

  • Ricky

    Does anyone else feel so much better after seeing Michigan St. lose to Penn St.? IU may have their faults, but we have lost to 3 good teams who on Monday will all be ranked, but MSU has now lost on the road to two inferior Big Ten teams, something Indiana has yet to do. IU more than likely will let one or two slip away on the road, but MSU has already done it twice. And let us not forget Grand Valley St. or whoever it was in the preseason. We often argue about the things IU does wrong, but for MSU we know one thing – when Neitzel has a bad game, MSU is in a lot of trouble. Lets go Hoosiers, we are not as bad as we think we are

  • ALH_00

    The article in the Bedford Times was petty good. I really think the Hoosiers will come out and play aggressive today and overwhelm NU. Let's just hope it carries over to the big road games next week…and the three HUGE home games to follow.

    This is the critical stretch and right now IU isn't playing its best b-ball. NU should help us get back on track. Hoosiers win big.

  • Kyle Taber started. And at four minutes in, he's still in there. I don't think I'll ever understand Sampson's substitution patterns.

    Although, I'm at least glad he's trying something else besides the Mike White/ Stemler/Dre combo.

  • Is this the game EJ gets on track?

  • Kyle Taber is good at basketball.

  • Taber getting little respect on the ESPN Gametracker–with 2 mins left in the first half, they just put his name on the statsheet. I realize he missed a shot, but they had other players in with no statline.

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    Wow, you actually posted another story, I thought everyone was giving up on IU since they weren't are good as everyone thought. Only Kentucky fans want to fire the coach after he goes 17-3. Grow up IU nation. Grow up

  • Jerry

    Its halftime. As I have said before, even when we win these days it fails to impress me that we can go deep into March

  • Ryan

    Kyle Taber started??

    haha!

  • b_side

    First game I am missing all season on TV…for those watching, keep us posted on Taber's contributions. We aren't dominating right now from what the ESPN gamecast tells me, but I'm wondering if our offense looks more fluid out there. Is Taber setting good screens, blocking out, etc? We need a big man doing the little things. Maybe he even has a little offensive game once he gets comfortable playing significant minutes. Can he be an unsung hero, a Jarrod Odle perhaps?

  • Matt

    This team is very funny… They wait until the 11 min TV timeout in the second half to start playing BALL… They need to play like this ALL the time. With a sense of URGENCY, start playin with a chip on their sholder.

  • VegasHoosier

    Did Crawford play???

  • Pete

    A post on one of the other sights says Sampson is getting fired at the end of
    this season. Says he has a source close to IU that says the NCAA hates Samspon
    and will find some dirt on him. They want to force IU to force him out. Take it for
    what its worth

  • Matt

    It looks as though Crawford did NOT play…

  • Matt

    Sorry, he got hurt in the first hlf

  • Ryan

    “take it for what it's worth”…absolutely nothing.