Game Thread: Purdue @ Indiana

  • 02/19/2008 4:30 pm in

sampson219.jpgOpponent: Purdue

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 7:00 p.m. EST

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

Line: Indiana by 5.5

All-time series: Purdue leads 107-83

Previous meeting: Purdue won 81-68 in West Lafayette on February 15, 2007

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

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

Probable Starters:

  • Purdue (21-5, 12-1 Big Ten): Chris Kramer, Keaton Grant, E’Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel, Nemanja Calasan
  • Indiana (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White

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  • Matt

    NO COACHES ARE TALKING TO IU RIGHT NOW ANYWAY

  • HoosierSmitty

    Top Ten Purdue Excuses: My response in parenthesis

    1.) Your coach is a cheater. (He cheated to win this game? Right.)
    2.) You got homer referees (Oh really? We hired them?)
    3.) It was at Assembly Hall (We made the schedule?)
    4.) You haven't played anybody. (You mean…we STILL haven't played anybody)
    5.) Your coach is a cheater. (Are you on the NCAA rules committee?)
    6.) Our guys are freshmen…you've had longer to build team chemistry. (Oh, so two JUCO players, two seniors with one year of experience, a sophomore, two freshmen, a senior who's been injured his whole career, and a walk-on equal chemistry?)
    7.) Your coach is a cheater. (I hear you now…but seriously…is this the best you can do?)
    8.) DJ faked his injury. (Yeah that was the plan…DJ goes down at the beginning of the Michigan State game just to throw you off.
    9.) Your coach is a cheater (I get it…Cellvin Sanctions…it's funny…but did he hit a jumpshot?)
    10.) Two words man. Kyle Taber (Yeah…I hear you now!)

    Go Hoosiers!

  • ray

    bassett was great! dj was his usual man-beast (but with a sore knee). i think eric gordon had a double double…but one of those was in the category of turn overs. still, he made plays (drives to the bucket and solid free throw shooting) that kept indiana in the lead. taber played very effectively…i was impressed once again.

    i love lavin…always have…like him even better after the nomination of dj white for national player of the year!

  • Jay

    Nicely done.

  • ray

    according to espn's schedule for purdue, they have two more games against michigan. why do they have three games scheduled against michigan?

  • KMR

    KY-LE TA-BER……KY-LE TA-BER…..KY-LE TA-BER…. he just dominated today. one play in particular was when he tipped the rebound to gordon who hit a 3. KY-LE TA-BER!!!!

  • ray

    i can't believe you!!!!

    jamarcus ellis has no basketball iq? are you kidding me?

    whatever!

    why is it that gordon can do one of (or should i say a lot of) his run through the lane, realize he has nowhere to go, and toss the ball in the air expecting a foul to be called…okay, let me just put it this way…why do we lick all over eric gordon's jock when he turns the ball over again and again, but when someone else does it they're worthless.

    i'm curious…i seriously think gordon had more turnovers tonight than jamarcus ellis. not only tonight, but he may have the most turnovers on the entire team. i'll have to look into that.

    anyway, i still can't believe you're stating that jamarcus ellis has no basketball iq!!!!!

  • ray

    i can't believe you!!!!

    jamarcus ellis has no basketball iq? are you kidding me?

    whatever!

    why is it that gordon can do one of (or should i say a lot of) his run through the lane, realize he has nowhere to go, and toss the ball in the air expecting a foul to be called…okay, let me just put it this way…why do we lick all over eric gordon's jock when he turns the ball over again and again, but when someone else does it they're worthless.

    i'm curious…i seriously think gordon had more turnovers tonight than jamarcus ellis. not only tonight, but he may have the most turnovers on the entire team. i'll have to look into that.

    anyway, i still can't believe you're stating that jamarcus ellis has no basketball iq!!!!!

  • ray

    this statement just proved your intelligence level…hysteric, you are hysterical!

  • ray

    this statement just proved your intelligence level…hysteric, you are hysterical!

  • Sean

    As much as he drives me crazy, I love how Crawford has no conscience at the end of the game. He may not have scored up until that point but he has complete confidence he will knock down the free throws (which he then does).

  • kelin

    Thanks KS for beating PU ass…..
    Thanks EJ for choosing IU……
    Thanks Lavin for tieing Clark Kellog as my favorite announcers…..

  • ray

    oh good…i was right.

    jamarcus ellis on the season 100 assists 69 turnovers

    eric gordon on the season 62 assists 86 turnovers

  • ray

    oh good…i was right.

    jamarcus ellis on the season 100 assists 69 turnovers

    eric gordon on the season 62 assists 86 turnovers

  • ray

    in all fairness…this may not include tonight's totals

    if not, add 6 turnovers to je and 5 to ej and throw in 3 more assists for ej

    yes, it was a very ugly game…even bassett had 5 to's tonight.

  • ray

    in all fairness…this may not include tonight's totals

    if not, add 6 turnovers to je and 5 to ej and throw in 3 more assists for ej

    yes, it was a very ugly game…even bassett had 5 to's tonight.

  • Austen of LV

    I feel this will not have a positive reception, but Kelvin Sampson is the best coach we have had since a younger Bob Knight(89-90). I wish he made better choices, but I say keep Sampson until the end of the year and let DJ have one year that he has a chance to be successful. He has given too much too this program to lose his coach(again) because IU wants to save face. I don't support Sampson's actions but I feel our player deserve a chance. DJ did put trust in our program and university and deserves a chance to relish in the glory that was created by his play and not Sampson's phone calls.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Easy killer. I see your point, but calm down. Maybe he has SOME IQ…but it's not showing through lately.

    Jamarcus is a great athlete and makes great athletic plays…but just as much he screws that athleticism up with silly shots and horrible passes. Not every bonehead play is a turnover.

    I never said Gordon was the bball IQ genius. Gordon makes plenty of mistakes himself, but if you want to look at what he does….he doesn't jack up 30 shots a game (even though he'd be allowed to)….rarely takes a bad shot, penetrates and draws fouls (look at all his free throw attempts).

    Both get out of control…but lately we've been seeing much more positive results from EJ than Jamarcus…he's trying to do too much and he's mental mistakes are a result of mental breakdowns, not attempting to penetrate the defense…etc…

    And yes, it's a lot easier to forgive a guy who hits from anywhere on the court, gets to the line and hits as many free throws as he does…that's just our nature.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Easy killer. I see your point, but calm down. Maybe he has SOME IQ…but it's not showing through lately.

    Jamarcus is a great athlete and makes great athletic plays…but just as much he screws that athleticism up with silly shots and horrible passes. Not every bonehead play is a turnover.

    I never said Gordon was the bball IQ genius. Gordon makes plenty of mistakes himself, but if you want to look at what he does….he doesn't jack up 30 shots a game (even though he'd be allowed to)….rarely takes a bad shot, penetrates and draws fouls (look at all his free throw attempts).

    Both get out of control…but lately we've been seeing much more positive results from EJ than Jamarcus…he's trying to do too much and he's mental mistakes are a result of mental breakdowns, not attempting to penetrate the defense…etc…

    And yes, it's a lot easier to forgive a guy who hits from anywhere on the court, gets to the line and hits as many free throws as he does…that's just our nature.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Easy killer. I see your point, but calm down. Maybe he has SOME IQ…but it's not showing through lately.

    Jamarcus is a great athlete and makes great athletic plays…but just as much he screws that athleticism up with silly shots and horrible passes. Not every bonehead play is a turnover.

    I never said Gordon was the bball IQ genius. Gordon makes plenty of mistakes himself, but if you want to look at what he does….he doesn't jack up 30 shots a game (even though he'd be allowed to)….rarely takes a bad shot, penetrates and draws fouls (look at all his free throw attempts).

    Both get out of control…but lately we've been seeing much more positive results from EJ than Jamarcus…he's trying to do too much and he's mental mistakes are a result of mental breakdowns, not attempting to penetrate the defense…etc…

    And yes, it's a lot easier to forgive a guy who hits from anywhere on the court, gets to the line and hits as many free throws as he does…that's just our nature.