Game Thread: Minnesota vs. Indiana

  • 03/14/2008 11:47 am in

bigtentourney.jpgOpponent: Minnesota

Date: Friday, March 14, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. EST

Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse (18,345) – Indianapolis, Indiana

Line: Indiana by 5.5

All-time series: Indiana leads 88-63

Previous meeting: Indiana won 69-55 in Bloomington on March 5, 2007

TV: Big Ten Network (Wayne Larrivee and Shon Morris)

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

Probable Starters:

  • Minnesota (19-12, 8-10 Big Ten): Al Nolen, Lawrence McKenzie, Lawrence Westbrook, Dan Coleman, Spencer Tollackson
  • Indiana (25-6, 14-4 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White

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As always, your predictions and analysis are welcome in the game thread. Recap will be late tonight due to the fact that I’ll be at Conseco. Poor me.

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  • kelin

    Dabig…you said a mouthful and I agree…..
    Only one more loss to go for the MOST frustrating, dissapointing, flirtaceous season in my IU life time. I hope I NEVER see Kelvin Sampson on a sideline again coaching ANYONE….which reminds me to tear up the autographed picture he signed for my son that hangs in his room….I am sure that is a violation also know KS.

  • Doug

    Amen!

  • kelin

    Check this out people….and give me credit when it happens…..

    IU….8 seed, maybe a 9

  • Doug

    I hate Bruce weber

  • Doug

    probably a six should be an 11

  • Doug

    This makes me want to beat the crap out of something

  • Don D

    Be realistic – They don't deserve in be in the NIT.

  • Doug

    Were you watching the same game I was watching tonight?

  • Chris

    I cannot believe that just happened.

  • Don D

    How difficult should this game have been for the Hoosiers tonight. Second game in a row where a starter was not able to play and we still loose. IU basketball has never been at this level. Remember the UConn game were the two players were suspended and we still lost? If it wasn't for the early easy schedule our record would have not been this good. I'm thinking about Butler. They do it right and are fun to watch.

  • Nick

    I couldn't agree with you more! Could we get rid of everyone and start fresh with a coach that will do the simple things (I hate to say it, but like Matt Painter) AND RECRUIT THE GOOD PLAYERS FROM THE STATE OF INDIANA!!! This is f***ing ridiculous. One player on our team acts like he gives two squirts of piss if we win while I'm watching Kramer and Hummel for PU dive all over the place!!! WTF??? I would rather watch an IN high school game on TV than this run-another-thug out there team!!!

  • Doug

    I don't know even what to say. This is basically a microcosim of the leadership of this entire university. I graduated in 2003 and there has been no leadership whatsoever, and it is an absolute embarassment. Athletically we are a great basketball school, and what I have seen over the last 5 to 6 years with the exception of 2002 is ridiculous. This is such a great institution with a proud basketball tradition, and all of that the last few years has gone down the drain with the complete lack of leadership. Its time to clean house starting with Greenspan.

  • Don D

    Start with Adam Herbert – then Rick Greenspan – and move on to Kelvin Sampson.

  • Nick

    You know what . . . we may have never gotten these recruits (would've had Vaden and DJ cause Davis recruited them as an assistant) when RMK was here but at least we'd still be watching respectable Indiana basketball. There will be 4 IN teams in the tourney: PU, ND, Butler, and IU and I would rather watch any of the other three than my favorite team. They all play ball like we grew up playing it here in the great basketball state of IN, but the Hoosiers DON'T!!!

  • Doug

    Thats a good but sad point. Pretty damn sobering.

  • Don D

    Never say have a Purdue person coach at IU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Things are not good however to see a Purdue grad on the IU side line is like having Bob Knight coach at Purdue.

  • Nick

    Think of the players from the state of Indiana right now that are at other schools (not just Purdue). To name a few: Deante Vaughn, Dominic James (did you see his effort for Marquette tonight???), Luke Harengoty (however you spell it), etc. There's so many more and players that Sampson and Davis didn't even recruit but Painter and Mike Brey have no problem recruiting them. I've said all along that IU should try to pry Brey away from ND. He knows how to recruit the state and has built a solid program at a football school!!!

  • kelin

    I think IU should one of two things……

    Accept a bid to the New Post season tourney the CIB I believe, then have KS come and coach them in that….

    or

    Accept a bid to the NCAA tourney and let DJ and Kyle Tabar go by themselves, they seem to be the only two that are doing anything right now.

    People if you think this a low point, BRACE yourself…not for the first round exit…but for this….

    Rick Greenspan- Hi I am here today to announce our new coach the man who will lead IU into the future.

    Coach Tim Floyd come on out………

    Coach Tim Floyd- Thanks Rick. I am here today to continue to drive away Indiana kids to Purdue, ruin more players, and secure the firing of Rick Greenspan by this time next year. At this time I will take some questions……

    IU Student Paper: Coach Floyd….ummm what is your plan to field a team next year given the graduation and transfer of 93% of the team.

    Tim Floyd…Look Don't underestimate Kyle Tabar and Finky, as we call him, they will surpise some people….Next question….

    Indystar: Umm coach how do you plan to bring IU nation together, given most people booed you when you can in and there is a new website called bringbackmikedavis.com that has gone up in the last 15 minutes….

  • Nick

    No, I said someone like him! I would shoot myself if IU hired a Purdue grad to coach at IU!!! But what about someone like Mike Brey!!! IU didn't even recruit Harengody (not sure on the spelling)! What a front line that would be with DJ and Luke!!!

  • BTOWN40

    TUne in right now and see Washington State on Fox Sprts channel…..They move without the baall and run sort of a motion offense….They probab;y wont win, because they can't matchup with the Lopez twins from Stanford. Just seeing 5 guys moving on the court at the same time is something I haven't seen since 2002 at IU. Again this is why Tony Bennett needs to be coach..2 20+ win seasons in a row at WSU first time that has happened in 66 years, and he is doing this with no all stars, nothing but TEAM play

  • Nick

    I'm fine with that! I watched them last night and couldn't agree more. He would probably recruit the solid guys here in the state and steal some big recruits because of the name “IU” and I would love to see that type of coach and that type of play again!!!

  • Nick

    I gotta go to bed! These guys aren't worth the wasted time to talk about anyway, excluding the only player on the team, one DJ White!

  • JamesHardy

    Brey's teams are…dare I say…TOO INCONSISTENT!

    1. I just puked AGAIN! for the third time after watching that shithead hit the game winner in his HIGH SCHOOL GAME!

    2. If IU gets a 6 seed or better, I will buy drinks during their opening round loss…er..game (sorry!)

    3. I like the idea of watching Erin Andrews coach our boys! At least THAT'S WORTH WATCHING!

    4. I played pick-up basketball tonight…I'm 6' tall and weigh 205 pounds. I smoke….and play NO DEFENSE whatsoever…plus, I stand outside the 3-point line waiting for a pass…GODDAMN!!! I'm the next 4 star recruit for Bloomington!

    6. Do you think the NCAA would let DJ transfer to Purdue where they STILL play basketball the way it was meant to be played???

    6. and AMEN to the guy earlier who echoed these thoughts…”I HATE BRUCE WEBER!!!”

    7. Oops…sorry….just vomitted AGAIN! That's just plain sick! FIRE DAN DAKICH DOT COM! HIRE ERIN ANDREWS DOT ORG!!!!

  • JamesHardy

    NICE…finally something to make me laugh!!! LOVE IT!

  • JamesHardy

    I just O.D.'ed on Tylenol PM…wake me when it's selection sunday…nope never mind…Hoosiers get the 7 seed out west….play USC and OJ Mayo shows EJ how to play the game as a TEAMMATE…and Hoosiers lose by 67 points. Good Night….

    oops…just threw up AGAIN! I think I'm allergic to something I WATCHED!

  • JamesHardy

    “TEAM”???? that's still alive and kickin at the NCAA level…wow…who woulda thunk it?

  • John

    Let's get rid of Dakich now!! Then, maybe the players will want to be out there and we'll have a chance to get out of the first round!!

  • Jay

    Agree completely. Nicely said.

  • Jay

    Honestly – not joking here – don't you think Erin Andrews could out coach, and out recruit, Dakich? I do.

  • Chris

    I was at the game. I wanted to shoot myself. “D” played great and was incorrectly ruled for a foul which should have been on DJ. But other than those two, everyone stunk. And it's not a good stink. It's the kind of stink where you feel that they don't care, they have attitudes, and the whole season was worthless and perhaps the next several regardless of who comes in. Every time I turn around there's a new coach, AD, or president at IU. Nothing has gone our way since 2002. I thought the last tourney in Indy was bad w/Wilmont missing the game-winner. This is the worst loss, based upon the improbability of everything in the last 4 seconds, that I have ever seen in my life. We have the most talent in the Big Ten, maybe the country, but we'll be lucky to win a tourney game. No heart and mainly no basketball intelligence.

  • JamesHardy

    um…yeah! I know i'd play for those…I mean, her ANY day!

  • is that the same conference that Kentucky went 12-4 in?
    yeah, the SEC is totally legit.

  • Jay

    I met her at the UW-IU game in Madison. She walked into the building in jeans and 6-inch heels. Even the wall pictures of former players turned their heads and stared.

  • JamesHardy

    um…yeah! I know i'd play for those…I mean, her ANY day!

  • is that the same conference that Kentucky went 12-4 in?
    yeah, the SEC is totally legit.

  • Jay

    I met her at the UW-IU game in Madison. She walked into the building in jeans and 6-inch heels. Even the wall pictures of former players turned their heads and stared.