Game Thread: Ohio State @ Indiana

  • 02/26/2008 4:45 pm in

andrews1.jpgGoodbye Shon Morris, hello Erin Andrews.

Opponent: Ohio State

Date
: Tuesday, February 26 | 7:02 p.m. EST

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

Line: Indiana by 8

All-time series: Indiana leads 100-72

Previous meeting: Indiana won 59-53 on February 10 in Columbus

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

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

Probable Starters:

  • Ohio State (17-10, 8-6 Big Ten): Jamar Butler, Evan Turner, David Lighty, Othello Hunter, Kosta Kousfos
  • Indiana (23-4, 12-2 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White

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Gameday reading:

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

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  • JOe Bob

    Is Musburger working as DD's agent? He sure as heck was lobbying
    him for the gig.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I said in earlier threads that we needed to play well tonight..and we certainly didn't do that…We won, yes, but I have serious doubts about our ability to win @MSU and hold on to a share of the Big Ten title….Either Purdue or Wisconsin will out, so these last two games have been a big disappointment. Nice Ws…but not really pleasing heading in to a tough road game against Michigan State.

    DJ was subpar for DJ, EJ was flat out horrible and out of control getting mostly garbage points from the line late in the game…

    Armon was it tonight…flat out IT…that was all…

  • jgongora

    I'm ok with this win. If you look at their offensive routes, they had a a ton of open looks. They were just not shooting it well. Your right, they will have to shoot much better than that against Michigan State, but you got to wait and see.

  • Is it possible that this IU team does just enough to win each game, nothing more?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Did EJ seriously play all 40 minutes tonight? That is horrible. He played like crap. I don't care how much of a “superstar” you are, sometimes you need to have your ass benched…and sometimes you just need to get a breather….

  • HoosierSmitty

    I guess that's better than in years past…(i.e. Mike Davis era) where would play great and find a way to blow it at the end (i.e. Mike Davis at UAB v. Memphis)

  • JamesHardy

    i got a feeling that we are just playing up to our competition at this point. i could be wrong, but I think as the stakes get higher, you'll see these guys step up.

  • JamesHardy

    I have to respectfully disagree for a couple of reasons…
    1. Davis was not an IU “guy”
    2. Davis' agenda included himself using IU as a stepping-stone to get a gig in the NBA
    3. DD is an “IU GUY” which means he understands the program and the expectations that go with it.
    4. DD appears to have a “team” concept which is something that Davis NEVER had…(i.e. Bracey from half-court was a play drawn up…Vaden shooting everytime he gets it…4 guys outside the 3pt line and someone go one-on-one with your man and beat him to the basket without a teammate setting a screen or rolling to the hoop for a possible off. rebound) All of this was an integral part of KS's offensive scheme too.

    With that being said, I would like to see DD step up and squash this thug immature BS i see out of Ellis, Crawford, and EJ. I can't remember which 3 or 4 it was on the EJ turnover that never made it past halfcourt, but the fact that they gave absolutely NO EFFORT at all to get back on DEF made me sick. DD needs to address that and if EVER happens again, there should be some “me time” on the bench for the guilty party.

  • MPmike

    I don't think this picture has done Erin any justice. This is not a very good pic of her. She looks alot hotter on T.V. Maybe, you need to find a better picture?

  • JamesHardy

    I have to respectfully disagree for a couple of reasons…
    1. Davis was not an IU “guy”
    2. Davis' agenda included himself using IU as a stepping-stone to get a gig in the NBA
    3. DD is an “IU GUY” which means he understands the program and the expectations that go with it.
    4. DD appears to have a “team” concept which is something that Davis NEVER had…(i.e. Bracey from half-court was a play drawn up…Vaden shooting everytime he gets it…4 guys outside the 3pt line and someone go one-on-one with your man and beat him to the basket without a teammate setting a screen or rolling to the hoop for a possible off. rebound) All of this was an integral part of KS's offensive scheme too.

    With that being said, I would like to see DD step up and squash this thug immature BS i see out of Ellis, Crawford, and EJ. I can't remember which 3 or 4 it was on the EJ turnover that never made it past halfcourt, but the fact that they gave absolutely NO EFFORT at all to get back on DEF made me sick. DD needs to address that and if EVER happens again, there should be some “me time” on the bench for the guilty party.

  • MPmike

    I don't think this picture has done Erin any justice. This is not a very good pic of her. She looks alot hotter on T.V. Maybe, you need to find a better picture?