Game Thread: Indiana @ Illinois

  • 02/07/2008 6:35 pm in

kelvinweber.jpgOpponent: Illinois

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. EST

Arena: Assembly Hall (16,618) – Champaign, Illinois

Line: Indiana by 2

All-time series: Indiana leads 82-77

Previous meeting: Indiana won 62-58 in Bloomington on January 13

TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Jay Bilas and Pat Forde)

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

Probable Starters:

  • Indiana (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White
  • Illinois (10-13, 2-8 Big Ten): Chester Frazier, Trent Meacham, Rodney Alexander, Brian Randle and Shaun Pruitt

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Gameday reading:

As always, your predictions, analysis and Bruce Weber jokes are welcome in the game thread.

(Photo credit: Illini Loyalty)

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  • Can Stemler, Thomas or Mike White really not beat out Kyle freakin' Taber for playing time?

  • HoosierSmitty

    sadly….outcoached

  • jgongora86

    man we suck. thats pretty much the gist of it. I thought we would have inklings of last years defense, but we are not even close. I hate to admit it but I think Coach Sampson and Greenspan are on the hot seat. The man can't coach offense to save his life. Man its so frustrating, but I don't see much difference from the Mike Davis years ( offensively). Man I hope this team can turn it around some how. These are tough times to be a hoosier.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    WOW…happy birthday on that 3. Pretty much sums up our night there.

  • TXHoosier

    What's up with the black jerseys Gordon's parents are wearing?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Yeah..”my bad” ellis…

  • bootsie white

    thank goodness for football

  • And people told me I was crazy when I ripped the non-conference schedule…

  • HoosierSmitty

    We might win win 20 games this year….

  • kelin

    This is turning out to be a bigger let down season than the one with DJ, Marco and the gang……I think EJ folks are wearing those black jerseys cause they are in mourning of our offense….

    when does purdue play again?

  • HoosierSmitty

    I'm personally tired of people like Terry Hutchens (Indy Star) and some of the IU fans who are like “hey don't sweat, we're still 18-3” …our record is great….but who really cares what the record is when you can look at the results on the floor…it's just ugly…i'd rather watch Wisconsin

  • HoosierSmitty

    it's not complaining ..it's just facing the facts….this team is disappointing…we don't play well and haven't all season…except against the high school teams we played…

  • Kevin

    Come on lets get some stops.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    Yeah that is true…at least Mike Davis had the sack to play some tough nonconference games, and it probably helped us as the year went on. We are getting worse by the game, not better. I thought this was going to be our year to contend for a national title, and we are not even close at this point…and I blame Sampson for not coaching them to run a decent offense. This proves it yet again, Sampson needs to GO.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we find a way to win ugly?

  • HoosierSmitty

    What a horrible sequence

  • HoosierSmitty

    Just dunk it.

  • Terrible.

  • HoosierSmitty

    You have to nail that three….two great looks for Armon and for EJ…and we can't hit it…

    We just don't have “IT” this year….Can we bring back Wilmont?

  • kelin

    Not sure if anyone noticed other than me and Jay Bilas but I saw an actual screen set by IU/Deandre…..

    For all the dumb stuff Jordan C. does he balances it out with some shots made…..

    Surely no one on the court noticed this but McCamey has made 5 3's tonite…DON'T LEAVE HIS ASS!

  • TXHoosier

    Nice play, Stemler!

  • HoosierSmitty

    I don't know if I can take any more of this team. I'm going to YouTube to watch video of Calbert and Co.

  • bootsie white

    surprising twist of events

  • kelin

    I'm going to ask my wife can we adopt Stemler….

    EJ go at that ass who bumped you and break his other ankle

    C'mon guys pull this damn ugly ass thing out

  • If Ellis could make a layup, that would be great.

  • bootsie white

    two missed layups from the right side of the basket by ellis who is left-handed and has never learned you need to score with your right hand on the right side that close to the goal.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Easy fellas….we still have plenty of time to blow this opportunity.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Stemler Stemler Stemler…you hit your ONE three….silly….don't shoot another one…

  • bootsie white

    everybody who wants lance stemler to take the go-ahead shot, raise your hand.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    You may have spoke too soon Smitty…lol

  • HoosierSmitty

    Well, he did play JUCO with DeAndre….must not do layup drills

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    EJ GLASS BABY!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!! Did he call that?

  • HoosierSmitty

    at least he smiled…that was a rare sight…

  • bootsie white

    I'll take OT

  • Bilas can't be serious about Frazier, what a clown.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I say we foul them and then have the chance to win and take the last shot.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    Man…that looked like it was all ball. -_-

  • HoosierSmitty

    Not sure that was a foul…but we'll take it …nice free throw pruitt

  • TXHoosier

    Probably not exactly what you had in mind, but we'll take it.

  • HoosierSmitty

    1.2 sec ticked off? That was a quick clock…after a slow one at the end of the 1st half….

  • HoosierSmitty

    yep!

  • That's all we could draw up?

  • HoosierSmitty

    we're talking about Kelvin Sampson here…

  • kelin

    My wife said we can adopt Pruit if he keeps shooting free throws like her…..

    thanks sean you suck
    Now EJ take over, get a win, and at center court do the Illini dance…..

  • HoosierSmitty

    Great move, but EJ continues to miss the midrange jumper

  • HoosierSmitty

    way to save your ass with the block DJ

  • HoosierSmitty

    JOR – DAN CRAW – FORD

  • Dirty Sanchez

    Chiches Christ!

  • Hoosier4Life

    They are letting everyone know that EJ is bringing the funeral for the opposition.

  • Hoosier4Life

    Hilarious! I noticed that as well. I guess on the left side of the basket Ellis will go up with his right hand.