Game Thread: Minnesota @ Indiana

  • 03/05/2008 5:45 pm in

djwhitestems.jpgOpponent: Minnesota

Date
: Wednesday, March 5 | 7:06 p.m. EST

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

Line: Indiana by 8.5

All-time series: Indiana leads 87-63

Previous meeting: Indiana won 65-60 on January 17 in Minneapolis

TV: Big Ten Network (Matt Devlin and Trent Tucker)

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

Probable Starters
:

  • Minnesota (18-10, 8-8 Big Ten): Al Nolen, Lawrence McKenzie, Lawrence Westbrook, Dan Coleman, Spencer Tollackson
  • Indiana (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Lance Stemler, Mike White, 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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  • kelin

    Adam Ahfeld is so so SOLID……..good kid.

    Big A he needs a pic on here tomorrow

  • kelin

    Adam Ahfeld is so so SOLID……..good kid.

    Big A he needs a pic on here tomorrow

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we get the audio from each speech on here tomorrow?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we get the audio from each speech on here tomorrow?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we get the audio from each speech on here tomorrow?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we get the audio from each speech on here tomorrow?

  • JamesHardy

    okay…while its fresh in my mind…see if you agree….
    1. DEFENSE…what's that? How many OPEN 3's did Minn hit? Why did they hit them? Well, lets see…I'm 6'0″ and I could shoot over the top of stemler and ellis and they have 7 and 8 inches on me. Why? Because when they close out to contest a 3 ball, they both put their hands in the stomach of the shooter instead of in the shooter's face. Speaking of Stemler, he might be the nicest kid on Earth, but if you are playing man to man defense, I'm pretty sure that implies that you must guard YOUR man, not someone else's. Each 3 that Coleman hit was because stemler was in the lane playing defense…when he was supposed to be guarding Coleman…when he closed out on Coleman, NOT ONCE did he get a hand UP…it was ALWAYS at his stomach.

    2. OFFENSE…true story…my 5 y/o son plays “organized” basketball at the local YMCA. The offense he runs at Y-ball is more complicated than what I watched tonight. That is not a load of bullshit either! They Y-ball philosophy for 5 year olds is something like this…if you get the rebound take it to the other end of the court and shoot it as fast as you can before the other team gets back to play any kind of defense.

    3. Bassett needs to learn how to DUNK the basketball…either that or how to go up strong and draw contact. Don't get me wrong, I love the kid, but I can only watch cupcake basketball for so long….(THIS WAS FOR YOU IRISHP!MP)

    4. Did anyone notice the “mid-range” game that Gordon showed off tonight???? Yes…he shot a 15 footer from the elbow…the best part is….HE MADE IT!!!!

    5. I am really gonna miss DJ!!!!!

    6. Ellis needs to post up more! What a f***ing stud he is…when he's on the block! He's damn near unguardable (not sure if its a word, but who cares)

    7. Take back anything I've ever said about DD being the guy for IU…I changed my mind.

    8. I hope no one has their hopes up after this victory…we still can't play defense, our offense is…is…is….well see #2 above!

    9. If we win two games in the B10 or NCAA's I'll get the IU symbol tatooed on my ass. That's 2 games in the big 10 and 2 games in the NCAA…for a total of 4 wins combined.

    have great evening…and best wishes to DJ the rest of the Seniors! Thanks for the good times!

  • JamesHardy

    okay…while its fresh in my mind…see if you agree….
    1. DEFENSE…what's that? How many OPEN 3's did Minn hit? Why did they hit them? Well, lets see…I'm 6'0″ and I could shoot over the top of stemler and ellis and they have 7 and 8 inches on me. Why? Because when they close out to contest a 3 ball, they both put their hands in the stomach of the shooter instead of in the shooter's face. Speaking of Stemler, he might be the nicest kid on Earth, but if you are playing man to man defense, I'm pretty sure that implies that you must guard YOUR man, not someone else's. Each 3 that Coleman hit was because stemler was in the lane playing defense…when he was supposed to be guarding Coleman…when he closed out on Coleman, NOT ONCE did he get a hand UP…it was ALWAYS at his stomach.

    2. OFFENSE…true story…my 5 y/o son plays “organized” basketball at the local YMCA. The offense he runs at Y-ball is more complicated than what I watched tonight. That is not a load of bullshit either! They Y-ball philosophy for 5 year olds is something like this…if you get the rebound take it to the other end of the court and shoot it as fast as you can before the other team gets back to play any kind of defense.

    3. Bassett needs to learn how to DUNK the basketball…either that or how to go up strong and draw contact. Don't get me wrong, I love the kid, but I can only watch cupcake basketball for so long….(THIS WAS FOR YOU IRISHP!MP)

    4. Did anyone notice the “mid-range” game that Gordon showed off tonight???? Yes…he shot a 15 footer from the elbow…the best part is….HE MADE IT!!!!

    5. I am really gonna miss DJ!!!!!

    6. Ellis needs to post up more! What a f***ing stud he is…when he's on the block! He's damn near unguardable (not sure if its a word, but who cares)

    7. Take back anything I've ever said about DD being the guy for IU…I changed my mind.

    8. I hope no one has their hopes up after this victory…we still can't play defense, our offense is…is…is….well see #2 above!

    9. If we win two games in the B10 or NCAA's I'll get the IU symbol tatooed on my ass. That's 2 games in the big 10 and 2 games in the NCAA…for a total of 4 wins combined.

    have great evening…and best wishes to DJ the rest of the Seniors! Thanks for the good times!

  • JamesHardy

    okay…while its fresh in my mind…see if you agree….
    1. DEFENSE…what's that? How many OPEN 3's did Minn hit? Why did they hit them? Well, lets see…I'm 6'0″ and I could shoot over the top of stemler and ellis and they have 7 and 8 inches on me. Why? Because when they close out to contest a 3 ball, they both put their hands in the stomach of the shooter instead of in the shooter's face. Speaking of Stemler, he might be the nicest kid on Earth, but if you are playing man to man defense, I'm pretty sure that implies that you must guard YOUR man, not someone else's. Each 3 that Coleman hit was because stemler was in the lane playing defense…when he was supposed to be guarding Coleman…when he closed out on Coleman, NOT ONCE did he get a hand UP…it was ALWAYS at his stomach.

    2. OFFENSE…true story…my 5 y/o son plays “organized” basketball at the local YMCA. The offense he runs at Y-ball is more complicated than what I watched tonight. That is not a load of bullshit either! They Y-ball philosophy for 5 year olds is something like this…if you get the rebound take it to the other end of the court and shoot it as fast as you can before the other team gets back to play any kind of defense.

    3. Bassett needs to learn how to DUNK the basketball…either that or how to go up strong and draw contact. Don't get me wrong, I love the kid, but I can only watch cupcake basketball for so long….(THIS WAS FOR YOU IRISHP!MP)

    4. Did anyone notice the “mid-range” game that Gordon showed off tonight???? Yes…he shot a 15 footer from the elbow…the best part is….HE MADE IT!!!!

    5. I am really gonna miss DJ!!!!!

    6. Ellis needs to post up more! What a f***ing stud he is…when he's on the block! He's damn near unguardable (not sure if its a word, but who cares)

    7. Take back anything I've ever said about DD being the guy for IU…I changed my mind.

    8. I hope no one has their hopes up after this victory…we still can't play defense, our offense is…is…is….well see #2 above!

    9. If we win two games in the B10 or NCAA's I'll get the IU symbol tatooed on my ass. That's 2 games in the big 10 and 2 games in the NCAA…for a total of 4 wins combined.

    have great evening…and best wishes to DJ the rest of the Seniors! Thanks for the good times!

  • JamesHardy

    okay…while its fresh in my mind…see if you agree….
    1. DEFENSE…what's that? How many OPEN 3's did Minn hit? Why did they hit them? Well, lets see…I'm 6'0″ and I could shoot over the top of stemler and ellis and they have 7 and 8 inches on me. Why? Because when they close out to contest a 3 ball, they both put their hands in the stomach of the shooter instead of in the shooter's face. Speaking of Stemler, he might be the nicest kid on Earth, but if you are playing man to man defense, I'm pretty sure that implies that you must guard YOUR man, not someone else's. Each 3 that Coleman hit was because stemler was in the lane playing defense…when he was supposed to be guarding Coleman…when he closed out on Coleman, NOT ONCE did he get a hand UP…it was ALWAYS at his stomach.

    2. OFFENSE…true story…my 5 y/o son plays “organized” basketball at the local YMCA. The offense he runs at Y-ball is more complicated than what I watched tonight. That is not a load of bullshit either! They Y-ball philosophy for 5 year olds is something like this…if you get the rebound take it to the other end of the court and shoot it as fast as you can before the other team gets back to play any kind of defense.

    3. Bassett needs to learn how to DUNK the basketball…either that or how to go up strong and draw contact. Don't get me wrong, I love the kid, but I can only watch cupcake basketball for so long….(THIS WAS FOR YOU IRISHP!MP)

    4. Did anyone notice the “mid-range” game that Gordon showed off tonight???? Yes…he shot a 15 footer from the elbow…the best part is….HE MADE IT!!!!

    5. I am really gonna miss DJ!!!!!

    6. Ellis needs to post up more! What a f***ing stud he is…when he's on the block! He's damn near unguardable (not sure if its a word, but who cares)

    7. Take back anything I've ever said about DD being the guy for IU…I changed my mind.

    8. I hope no one has their hopes up after this victory…we still can't play defense, our offense is…is…is….well see #2 above!

    9. If we win two games in the B10 or NCAA's I'll get the IU symbol tatooed on my ass. That's 2 games in the big 10 and 2 games in the NCAA…for a total of 4 wins combined.

    have great evening…and best wishes to DJ the rest of the Seniors! Thanks for the good times!

  • kelin

    Mike White Speaks and I listen…..

  • kelin

    Mike White Speaks and I listen…..

  • kelin

    Mike White Speaks and I listen…..

  • kelin

    Mike White Speaks and I listen…..

  • JamesHardy

    don't worry…you didn't miss anything new! same shit as well…uh…1 guy dribbles…the other 4 stand around…and uh….jack up a 22 footer! Although DJ put on a shooting display for a while…especially with his buzzer-beater at halftime! WHAT A SHOT!

  • JamesHardy

    don't worry…you didn't miss anything new! same shit as well…uh…1 guy dribbles…the other 4 stand around…and uh….jack up a 22 footer! Although DJ put on a shooting display for a while…especially with his buzzer-beater at halftime! WHAT A SHOT!

  • JamesHardy

    don't worry…you didn't miss anything new! same shit as well…uh…1 guy dribbles…the other 4 stand around…and uh….jack up a 22 footer! Although DJ put on a shooting display for a while…especially with his buzzer-beater at halftime! WHAT A SHOT!

  • JamesHardy

    don't worry…you didn't miss anything new! same shit as well…uh…1 guy dribbles…the other 4 stand around…and uh….jack up a 22 footer! Although DJ put on a shooting display for a while…especially with his buzzer-beater at halftime! WHAT A SHOT!

  • JamesHardy

    Can you imagine what was going through his mind as the time was running down….do i shoot??? do i not??? do i shooot??? and all the while…the crowd is SCREAMING “SHOOOOOOOT!!!!” Amen to the GOOD KID part! Maybe our boy McGee should take some lessons…that's why he's not playing much. Because he tried dunking at the end of the home game vs Iowa…he missed…got laughed at…and has only see 2 min of playing time since…Kelvin was PISSED!

  • JamesHardy

    Can you imagine what was going through his mind as the time was running down….do i shoot??? do i not??? do i shooot??? and all the while…the crowd is SCREAMING “SHOOOOOOOT!!!!” Amen to the GOOD KID part! Maybe our boy McGee should take some lessons…that's why he's not playing much. Because he tried dunking at the end of the home game vs Iowa…he missed…got laughed at…and has only see 2 min of playing time since…Kelvin was PISSED!

  • JamesHardy

    Can you imagine what was going through his mind as the time was running down….do i shoot??? do i not??? do i shooot??? and all the while…the crowd is SCREAMING “SHOOOOOOOT!!!!” Amen to the GOOD KID part! Maybe our boy McGee should take some lessons…that's why he's not playing much. Because he tried dunking at the end of the home game vs Iowa…he missed…got laughed at…and has only see 2 min of playing time since…Kelvin was PISSED!

  • JamesHardy

    Can you imagine what was going through his mind as the time was running down….do i shoot??? do i not??? do i shooot??? and all the while…the crowd is SCREAMING “SHOOOOOOOT!!!!” Amen to the GOOD KID part! Maybe our boy McGee should take some lessons…that's why he's not playing much. Because he tried dunking at the end of the home game vs Iowa…he missed…got laughed at…and has only see 2 min of playing time since…Kelvin was PISSED!

  • Dale

    I'll go out on a limb and say if we can hold them to under 80% shooting we have a good chance of winning this game

  • Raymond

    I just want to throw another name into the mix…why has there been so little talk about Jay Wright from Villanova? *Only in his mid 40's and a damn good record at 'Nova. As he ever really had any problems with the rules, I honestly don't know,?

  • DC_Hoosier

    I like the Hoosiers by 12 tonight in a game that's not that close except for a late Gophers run against the scrubs. Maybe they'll even let McGee off the bench.

  • Big S

    Hey, right now the score is tied, just like this time before the Mich. State game.

  • HoosierInTheVille

    Go Hoosiers!

  • JamesHardy

    that might be the best play I've seen the hoosiers run all year!!! What a F**KIN shot!

    btw…anyone notice that Stemler ain't hitting the 18 someone was hopin for???

    is anyone else having a hard time watching our offense???

  • JamesHardy

    dude…if it took 18 1/2 minutes for Taber to get in…McGee ain't seein shit tonight!

  • dabig

    I'm having a hard time watching it because I can't get the game on TV where I live.

  • Dirk

    WTF? I've never thought highly of the BTN but the camerawork for this game is a complete joke. Every half court set there has been a player off the television screen who gets the ball and the camera doesn't adjust. It's not innovation, it's bush league.

  • Have to agree with you.

  • Big S

    As a Hoosier fan, I am falling asleep from this game. Our D is somewhat better. Our offense still sucks. Brick after brick after brick.

    Brandon…..Brandon……Brandon…..

  • Big S

    Someone might want to guard McKenzie….

    Just a thought.

  • kelin

    Adam Ahfeld is so so SOLID……..good kid.

    Big A he needs a pic on here tomorrow

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can we get the audio from each speech on here tomorrow?

  • JamesHardy

    okay…while its fresh in my mind…see if you agree….
    1. DEFENSE…what's that? How many OPEN 3's did Minn hit? Why did they hit them? Well, lets see…I'm 6'0″ and I could shoot over the top of stemler and ellis and they have 7 and 8 inches on me. Why? Because when they close out to contest a 3 ball, they both put their hands in the stomach of the shooter instead of in the shooter's face. Speaking of Stemler, he might be the nicest kid on Earth, but if you are playing man to man defense, I'm pretty sure that implies that you must guard YOUR man, not someone else's. Each 3 that Coleman hit was because stemler was in the lane playing defense…when he was supposed to be guarding Coleman…when he closed out on Coleman, NOT ONCE did he get a hand UP…it was ALWAYS at his stomach.

    2. OFFENSE…true story…my 5 y/o son plays “organized” basketball at the local YMCA. The offense he runs at Y-ball is more complicated than what I watched tonight. That is not a load of bullshit either! They Y-ball philosophy for 5 year olds is something like this…if you get the rebound take it to the other end of the court and shoot it as fast as you can before the other team gets back to play any kind of defense.

    3. Bassett needs to learn how to DUNK the basketball…either that or how to go up strong and draw contact. Don't get me wrong, I love the kid, but I can only watch cupcake basketball for so long….(THIS WAS FOR YOU IRISHP!MP)

    4. Did anyone notice the “mid-range” game that Gordon showed off tonight???? Yes…he shot a 15 footer from the elbow…the best part is….HE MADE IT!!!!

    5. I am really gonna miss DJ!!!!!

    6. Ellis needs to post up more! What a f***ing stud he is…when he's on the block! He's damn near unguardable (not sure if its a word, but who cares)

    7. Take back anything I've ever said about DD being the guy for IU…I changed my mind.

    8. I hope no one has their hopes up after this victory…we still can't play defense, our offense is…is…is….well see #2 above!

    9. If we win two games in the B10 or NCAA's I'll get the IU symbol tatooed on my ass. That's 2 games in the big 10 and 2 games in the NCAA…for a total of 4 wins combined.

    have great evening…and best wishes to DJ the rest of the Seniors! Thanks for the good times!

  • kelin

    Mike White Speaks and I listen…..

  • JamesHardy

    don't worry…you didn't miss anything new! same shit as well…uh…1 guy dribbles…the other 4 stand around…and uh….jack up a 22 footer! Although DJ put on a shooting display for a while…especially with his buzzer-beater at halftime! WHAT A SHOT!

  • JamesHardy

    Can you imagine what was going through his mind as the time was running down….do i shoot??? do i not??? do i shooot??? and all the while…the crowd is SCREAMING “SHOOOOOOOT!!!!” Amen to the GOOD KID part! Maybe our boy McGee should take some lessons…that's why he's not playing much. Because he tried dunking at the end of the home game vs Iowa…he missed…got laughed at…and has only see 2 min of playing time since…Kelvin was PISSED!

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