Game Thread: Michigan State @ Indiana

  • 02/16/2008 6:30 pm in

D.J. WhiteOpponent: Michigan State

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008 | 9:03 p.m. EST

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

Line
: Indiana by 3.5

All-time series
: Indiana leads 63-42

Previous meeting: Michigan State won 66-58 in East Lansing on February 24, 2007

TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Erin Andrews, Andy Katz)

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

Probable Starters:

  • Michigan State (20-4, 8-3 Big Ten): Drew Neitzel, Travis Walton, Raymar Morgan, Goran Suton, Drew Naymick
  • Indiana (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Kyle Taber, D.J. White

Game Notes (Adobe Reader required to view):

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

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  • peaychris

    how is IU favored tonight?? they havent beat a good team all year. (osu isnt very good)

    IU 57
    MSU 62

  • kelin

    Tonight…DJ WHite will show people how good he really is and despite the nonsense surrounding this team. I think we will see the best of them…I saw EJ working that mid range game and at a slower pace last game.

    My hero tonight…………Jamarcus Ellis…He is due for a big game.

    6 days til we are Sampson-free
    IU 61 MSU 51

  • HoosierSmitty

    We won't feel the snakebite again tonight. DJ White controls the inside game and Gordon finds his three point range again combined with the driving we saw against Wisconsin. Hoosiers play their most complete game of the season and get a signature win on the season. (Gotta try and be positive in all this turmoil).

    IU 68
    MSU 63

  • even with all the shit IU has had to go through this week, it's really tough to pick the same team that lost to iowa and penn state on their home courts to beat IU at assembly hall.

    IU 64
    MSU 62

  • peaychris

    i'm lovin JE ….awww shit djs done….

  • oh no oh no oh no oh no

  • peaychris

    mike white and taber??? this puts a lot of pressure on gordon to produce

  • HoosierSmitty

    Please be ok, DJ. You don't deserve this.

  • peaychris

    as if it doesnt get worse for hoosier fans… i am depressed about dj. i hope its just a hyperextension or something… he doenst deserve this

  • peaychris

    even though we are winning i feel as if someone just kicked me in the balls. on the other hand gordon and crawford are really taking this team over. craword has really grown on me during the last 2 weeks

  • peaychris

    i hate neitzel but he would have made a great hoosier!!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Did we just score on an out of bounds play?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Good news that DJ's back out there cheering them team on and at least walking…

  • kelin

    MSU assistant coach looks just like Biz Markie…..

    Oh Deandre how we need u tonight…..

  • HoosierSmitty

    Mike White has become worthless….Play McGee

  • HoosierSmitty

    What a move by Crawford….but yet again we kill it by letting the opponent hit a 3 against us…

  • peaychris

    these 5 in the game are really playing the zone well

  • peaychris

    i am shocked at the outcome of this game… shocked

  • drode

    man the refs are letting them play tonight

  • brosallman

    E, you didn't have anything to do with that Cars.com, horse laxative commercial, did you?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Keep it up Hoosiers…let's go…Another nice stat line for Ellis…but great all around team play tonight…don't let up…we need to finish as intense

  • HoosierSmitty

    F^$king Sweet! Great game Hoosiers.

    Keep DJ in your thoughts Hoosier fans.

  • peaychris

    i think that djs more hurt then they are letting on… kinda like the whole marvin harrison thing

  • kelin

    Nice hugs, nice shot of your family…..Just as my wife and dicky v said…..
    You don't piss away this opportunity of a lifetime and a treasured bball program and state like Indiana….and 7million either…..

    Big WIN…..BIGGER WIN on Tuesday……….

  • drode

    this win was great but it leaves such a sore taste in my mouth

  • kelin

    Is it too late to redshirt mike white?

    I wonder what AJ is doing?

    Deandre needs to lose another 10-175 pounds….he just can't jump..good game though

    Taber is awesome…loose balls, rebounds, never shoots, and stays the hell out of the way, what more can you ask for from a 4 man!

    I watch Jordan Crawford now with one eye closed so I can ignore the frosh stuff and enjoy his game…..the kid has mad game!

    I think EJ showed tonite he is something special even more now…..I hate to ask him to stay another year……..

  • HoosierSmitty

    we needed this win…especially as emphatic as we got it….

    I don't feel any sympathy for Sampson and all the hugs, etc. You should have had that enthusiasm with EVERY STINKING WIN and should have realized how much WE could have loved you as fans had you not SCREWED UP…. Had the first set of sanctions passed and Sampson successfully served his probation we would be behind him right now and there wouldn't be any problems…but alas..here we are…

  • HoosierSmitty

    ha…next year isn't going to matter when we're banned from postseason for a year (at least) Enjoy what he can do now and the way this team is playing…three straight quality games…too bad we didn't get the W at Wisconsin, but we've still got the Big Ten title in reach.

  • jgongora

    Great game for IU. Man Dicky V, is such a jerk. Bob knight is gone , and how many times can you insult our university. Just feels like the nation is against us, and hopefully we take that attitude to every game and destroy the other teams.

  • BrianK

    Guess that answered your question!!!

  • BrianK

    I'm not a Dicky V fan but he was talking good about the university and slamming Sampson and Greenspan for what they've done. This iwas first game I've heard from him where I agreed with him. He went on and on about how IU fans don't put up with rule breaking and how IU has always been a clean program.

  • peaychris

    i dont think dicky v hates us!! i think he loves the tradition of IU and hates cheaters… do you hate cheaters ?? i do !

  • td

    Is there a particular reason one of the referees need stand by Izzo all night allowing him to have his ear as if he owned it? Izzo starts his jargon with them before the first junpball and never lets up, regardless as to whether his team is up 20 or down 20. I like down 20 the best. It just seems the ref could move 10-15 feet and not make it look like a party.

  • Schup

    IU fans survived the Bob Knight times. They can do it again. There's a good team to work with right now. Any coach would be happy to grab on. Hm, why did Knight retire before the season was ended? Think he smelled this one coming?

  • kelin

    Since Bob left, Dicky V says every freaking game he does we should name the court, gym, state, and concession stands after bob….get over dude….it will happen when it happens…and if it does. I like his enthusiasm and energy but he harps on things too long….Dicky don't make me put in the Billy Packer category……

    it is 11:39, 5 days and 20minutes til KS is fired.
    Those hugs were very awkward looking……….very odd to me.

    Just my medical observation….I think DJ has just a tweek of the knee….torn stuff, you can't walk on it…(been there done that) and I really didn' t see any hyperextension. Might be a little sore…but seriously….do you think DJ White would miss a PU game?

  • jgongora

    oh yeah he has a right, but mentioning it every second? He made his point a long time ago, and I felt he didn't do enough commentating about the game itself. Those kids played their butts off and I think they we ignored. I think sampson should go, but I felt he wasn't being objective while the game was occuring. The crowd was screaming “kelvin Sampson” and they chose to ignore mentioning that. I respect your opinion, but I just disagree. At least we can agree it was a great game.

  • branch mccracken jr.

    why doesn't ESPN just hire kent benson, pat knight and ted kitchel to do their “reporting?” sampson should go, but give the coach and players credit in some semblance of unbiased “reporting.”

  • JamesHardy

    You probably shouldn't try to apply for a job as a Psychic at the local carnival anytime soon.
    All that being said, I have to be honest with you…I didn't see this type of beatdown coming either!

  • JamesHardy

    okay…everyone else is predicting…so here's mine…

    DJ gets hurt in the 1st half and misses most of the game. EJ goes on a tear and scores somewhere between 27 and 29 points. For some reason, and I'm not sure why, just call it a “GUT” feeling, but I think DeAndre's gonna have a HUGE game tonight!
    SCORE….um….How about IU 80 and MSU 61….I'll check back later and see how it turns out! GO HOOSIERS!

  • JamesHardy

    I've felt the same way for about 5 weeks now! He's instant offense….FOR THE OPPONENT! He refuses to dunk the ball…he bricks layups b/c he can't hold on to it…and for Christ's sakes…PLEASE!!!!! grab a freakin rebound and HOLD ON TO IT!

    WIth that being said….I love the fact that Taber is the dirty worker who DOESN”T look to shoot! WHAT A GREAT ADDITION TO A TEAM THAT HAS A TON OF SCORES! Play Taber!

  • JamesHardy

    I completely agree….I had to mute my tv to enjoy the 2nd half cuz damn that dude wouldn't shut up and call the game. Who the hell died and make him judge, jury, and executioner??? Prick! Go back to North Carolina and your lover boy Coach K!

  • kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    Dude, close, very close.

  • Tim

    I have no idea what you two are talking about. Mike White launches easy layups off the backboard harder than anyone in the BigTen.

    Mike White: Great player or the GREATEST player?

  • JamesHardy

    When you say “launch”…you mean…he's KICKING the ball off the backboard, RIGHT? I've tried for the past few weeks to figure out the physics of his shot…and the only explanation I have is that he's kicking the ball. What's your theory?

  • kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    Dude, close, very close.

  • TimEOBrien

    I have no idea what you two are talking about. Mike White launches easy layups off the backboard harder than anyone in the BigTen.

    Mike White: Great player or the GREATEST player?

  • JamesHardy

    When you say “launch”…you mean…he's KICKING the ball off the backboard, RIGHT? I've tried for the past few weeks to figure out the physics of his shot…and the only explanation I have is that he's kicking the ball. What's your theory?