Jackson and McAlarney lead ND past IU, 88-50

  • 11/24/2008 7:47 pm in

Indiana got its first taste of a nationally ranked opponent Monday night in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. The result? An 88-50 throttling at the hands of No. 9 Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish (3-0) shot 51 percent, hit ten 3-pointers, out-rebounded IU 40-23 and forced 20 turnovers.

Tory Jackson paced the winners with 21 points and Kyle McAlarney scored 18. Reigning Big East Player of the Year Luke Harangody added 14.

Mike Brey’s club opened a 13-point lead on a 3-pointer by McAlarney with 6:02 remaining in the first half and the Hoosiers (2-1) could not recover after that point.

Tom Pritchard continued his stellar early season play with 14 points and six rebounds. Two other Hoosiers — Devan Dumes and Nick Williams — hit double figures with 10 points each.

Indiana will continue play in the Maui Invitational Tuesday afternoon against St. Joseph’s. That game will be televised at 1:30 EST on ESPNU.

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  • Kelin Blab

    Let me be the first to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game tonite despite the outcome…Why?

    1. I saw Tom Pritchard play one of the best players in the country tough. He WILL begin to convert those easy shots…

    2. I saw an experience team vs. an inexperienced team, but the inexperienced team had moments of high effort and the played hard despite the score

    3. I saw a coach who understands his situtation and coached down to the very last minute.

    4. I saw an offense.

    5. I saw the future of IU basketball look better and better……

    I enjoyed watching these kids play.

  • Kelin Blab

    Let me be the first to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game tonite despite the outcome…Why?

    1. I saw Tom Pritchard play one of the best players in the country tough. He WILL begin to convert those easy shots…

    2. I saw an experience team vs. an inexperienced team, but the inexperienced team had moments of high effort and the played hard despite the score

    3. I saw a coach who understands his situtation and coached down to the very last minute.

    4. I saw an offense.

    5. I saw the future of IU basketball look better and better……

    I enjoyed watching these kids play.

  • dale11

    As kelin stated, there were many good things to take away from this game. I'd also like to point out i think this team is better than the 2 teams from '03-'05.

  • dale11

    As kelin stated, there were many good things to take away from this game. I'd also like to point out i think this team is better than the 2 teams from '03-'05.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    I was a huge supporter of Tom Pritchard and become more impressed everytime i see him……..he has excellent post moves and just needs to put that touch on his shot and he will be a very good effecient player.

    I love the fact the team never quit trying and TC coached the whole game, very fun game to watch makes me more excited to think about the future of Indiana in 2-3 years the team will be loaded with talent and will be a fun team to watch.

    Hoosier basketball is back

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    I was a huge supporter of Tom Pritchard and become more impressed everytime i see him……..he has excellent post moves and just needs to put that touch on his shot and he will be a very good effecient player.

    I love the fact the team never quit trying and TC coached the whole game, very fun game to watch makes me more excited to think about the future of Indiana in 2-3 years the team will be loaded with talent and will be a fun team to watch.

    Hoosier basketball is back

  • NC Fat Boy

    I was pleased with the game, once again, I think even though they lost, there was improvement. Yes, they were outrebounded, but they did block out better. Hey, Jobe even got two great rebounds! Even he looked better, at least he looked like a ballplayer.

    While Moore and Fink are both sparkplugs, both are also defensive liabilities because of their size and neither is a scoring threat. With one of them and Jobe in the game, the offense is hog-tied.

    Pritchard gets better every game. Saw flashes of offense from Williams and Story.

    The could give St Joseph's a game tomorrow.

  • NC Fat Boy

    I was pleased with the game, once again, I think even though they lost, there was improvement. Yes, they were outrebounded, but they did block out better. Hey, Jobe even got two great rebounds! Even he looked better, at least he looked like a ballplayer.

    While Moore and Fink are both sparkplugs, both are also defensive liabilities because of their size and neither is a scoring threat. With one of them and Jobe in the game, the offense is hog-tied.

    Pritchard gets better every game. Saw flashes of offense from Williams and Story.

    The could give St Joseph's a game tomorrow.

  • Hoosier_Hound

    I agree with most everyone else, and optimism still reigns in my mind about the future of Hoosier basketball despite the final score. Also, I am really intrigued by the game with the Hawks tomorrow. They are usually a solid A10 team, which typically equates to a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team. A good showing or even a win against them and my hopes for the Hoosiers in conference really shoot up. However, I'm still bracing because they had a better showing against a top 10 team today than IU.

  • Hoosier_Hound

    I agree with most everyone else, and optimism still reigns in my mind about the future of Hoosier basketball despite the final score. Also, I am really intrigued by the game with the Hawks tomorrow. They are usually a solid A10 team, which typically equates to a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team. A good showing or even a win against them and my hopes for the Hoosiers in conference really shoot up. However, I'm still bracing because they had a better showing against a top 10 team today than IU.

  • ALH_00

    Overall, IU's play was sloppy, and they got their butts handed to them. But, ND is a talented, complete and most importantly, seasoned team. I would have liked us to keep it closer, but ND played a pretty solid game, so I wasn't shocked as they continued to build their lead throughout their game. Plus, Crean pulled the plug before Brey did, and the last five or six minutes were simply about getting some other guys on the floor. I like the move, because our guys played very hard and they will need another outstanding effort tomorrow to get that victory.

    As the announcers mentioned time and again, Pritchard has some nice moves on the interior, but struggled to score. He was in position to put in well over 20 points. It will be enjoyable to watch him develop his touch.

    After just three games, I think Dumes is our best player. He is the only one that really looks comfortable out there right now. Williams also looked really good.

    Everyone else seemed tentative, and I thought we missed out on a number of scoring opportunities by not just pulling the trigger (obviously not talking about Roth here).

    Good effort. Tough loss. I can't wait to see how they respond tomorrow. They gave alot of effort. I hope they don't come out flat.

  • ALH_00

    Overall, IU's play was sloppy, and they got their butts handed to them. But, ND is a talented, complete and most importantly, seasoned team. I would have liked us to keep it closer, but ND played a pretty solid game, so I wasn't shocked as they continued to build their lead throughout their game. Plus, Crean pulled the plug before Brey did, and the last five or six minutes were simply about getting some other guys on the floor. I like the move, because our guys played very hard and they will need another outstanding effort tomorrow to get that victory.

    As the announcers mentioned time and again, Pritchard has some nice moves on the interior, but struggled to score. He was in position to put in well over 20 points. It will be enjoyable to watch him develop his touch.

    After just three games, I think Dumes is our best player. He is the only one that really looks comfortable out there right now. Williams also looked really good.

    Everyone else seemed tentative, and I thought we missed out on a number of scoring opportunities by not just pulling the trigger (obviously not talking about Roth here).

    Good effort. Tough loss. I can't wait to see how they respond tomorrow. They gave alot of effort. I hope they don't come out flat.

  • ALH_00

    Also, looked like great support out there from the IU faithful. That was really nice to see.

  • ALH_00

    Also, looked like great support out there from the IU faithful. That was really nice to see.

  • JerryCT

    I enjoyed watching this team yesterday and am very anxious to see us progress thru the season. In my opinion here are some problem areas and some questions

    1. No defensive stopper at the point of attack
    – play more zone ? put Dumes vs Moore on the ball ? Rivers next year on the ball ? Jones too slow ?
    2. Short wings cannot get their shots in mid range
    – develop drive and 3pt pop offense vs 2pt mid range pops ?
    3. Interior Passing could be good
    – start offense through Pritchard using his passing ability ? Pick and roll down low w Taber, Pritchard and Story ?

    So far it appears that Dumes, Pritchard and Story are improving their games while Jones , Williams, Roth are finding it harder to step up.
    4.

  • JerryCT

    I enjoyed watching this team yesterday and am very anxious to see us progress thru the season. In my opinion here are some problem areas and some questions

    1. No defensive stopper at the point of attack
    – play more zone ? put Dumes vs Moore on the ball ? Rivers next year on the ball ? Jones too slow ?
    2. Short wings cannot get their shots in mid range
    – develop drive and 3pt pop offense vs 2pt mid range pops ?
    3. Interior Passing could be good
    – start offense through Pritchard using his passing ability ? Pick and roll down low w Taber, Pritchard and Story ?

    So far it appears that Dumes, Pritchard and Story are improving their games while Jones , Williams, Roth are finding it harder to step up.
    4.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Ok, let me finally admit that we're pretty darn terrible. I'm not discouraged, but I really expected a little bit more out of this team, despite all the obstacles we faced. Notre Dame is much better than I recalled. Jackson was especially tough.

    Anyway, I echo a lot of the sentiments.

    I'll sum it up with this thought I had last night. I looked at my girlfriend (who's pretty knowledgable on this stuff) and I said “I could watch this team play for another 20 minutes even though we're getting it handed to us.”

    We hustled, we never stopped fighting, and we continue to have guys like Pritchard show up on a nightly basis.

    Random Positives That Come to Mind:

    1. Pritchard played like a man against Harangody.
    2. Williams showed me he's got a jumpshot (Assert yourself more Nick!)
    3. Dumes is quick enough to beat anybody off the dribble (result isn't always great, but still)
    4. We never stopped working our butts off
    5. We actually ran some offense, penetrated, tried to kick it out. It wasn't always pretty, but we were working on doing things the right way.

    Keep it up Hoosiers!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Ok, let me finally admit that we're pretty darn terrible. I'm not discouraged, but I really expected a little bit more out of this team, despite all the obstacles we faced. Notre Dame is much better than I recalled. Jackson was especially tough.

    Anyway, I echo a lot of the sentiments.

    I'll sum it up with this thought I had last night. I looked at my girlfriend (who's pretty knowledgable on this stuff) and I said “I could watch this team play for another 20 minutes even though we're getting it handed to us.”

    We hustled, we never stopped fighting, and we continue to have guys like Pritchard show up on a nightly basis.

    Random Positives That Come to Mind:

    1. Pritchard played like a man against Harangody.
    2. Williams showed me he's got a jumpshot (Assert yourself more Nick!)
    3. Dumes is quick enough to beat anybody off the dribble (result isn't always great, but still)
    4. We never stopped working our butts off
    5. We actually ran some offense, penetrated, tried to kick it out. It wasn't always pretty, but we were working on doing things the right way.

    Keep it up Hoosiers!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Jerry,

    I agree with a lot of these points. However, I have disagree a little bit on Nick Williams, who I think found himself a bit last night.

    Williams had a strong game last night. He showed he can knock down some mid range jumpers, which we've been lacking for years. I think he just needs to learn to assert himself, so while I agree that he can step up more, we definitely saw progress last night.

    I also think Story needs to find his 3 point shot more often. How many has he even attempted? I heard this guy was a shooter, but I haven't seen him popping it as much I thought he might.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Jerry,

    I agree with a lot of these points. However, I have disagree a little bit on Nick Williams, who I think found himself a bit last night.

    Williams had a strong game last night. He showed he can knock down some mid range jumpers, which we've been lacking for years. I think he just needs to learn to assert himself, so while I agree that he can step up more, we definitely saw progress last night.

    I also think Story needs to find his 3 point shot more often. How many has he even attempted? I heard this guy was a shooter, but I haven't seen him popping it as much I thought he might.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I choked on my swig of beer when I saw Jobe snare a rebound like a real basketball player. I still want to see him at least swat one shot down into somebody's face this year.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I choked on my swig of beer when I saw Jobe snare a rebound like a real basketball player. I still want to see him at least swat one shot down into somebody's face this year.

  • JerryCT

    I enjoyed watching this team yesterday and am very anxious to see us progress thru the season. In my opinion here are some problem areas and some questions

    1. No defensive stopper at the point of attack
    – play more zone ? put Dumes vs Moore on the ball ? Rivers next year on the ball ? Jones too slow ?
    2. Short wings cannot get their shots in mid range
    – develop drive and 3pt pop offense vs 2pt mid range pops ?
    3. Interior Passing could be good
    – start offense through Pritchard using his passing ability ? Pick and roll down low w Taber, Pritchard and Story ?

    So far it appears that Dumes, Pritchard and Story are improving their games while Jones , Williams, Roth are finding it harder to step up.
    4.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Ok, let me finally admit that we're pretty darn terrible. I'm not discouraged, but I really expected a little bit more out of this team, despite all the obstacles we faced. Notre Dame is much better than I recalled. Jackson was especially tough.

    Anyway, I echo a lot of the sentiments.

    I'll sum it up with this thought I had last night. I looked at my girlfriend (who's pretty knowledgable on this stuff) and I said “I could watch this team play for another 20 minutes even though we're getting it handed to us.”

    We hustled, we never stopped fighting, and we continue to have guys like Pritchard show up on a nightly basis.

    Random Positives That Come to Mind:

    1. Pritchard played like a man against Harangody.
    2. Williams showed me he's got a jumpshot (Assert yourself more Nick!)
    3. Dumes is quick enough to beat anybody off the dribble (result isn't always great, but still)
    4. We never stopped working our butts off
    5. We actually ran some offense, penetrated, tried to kick it out. It wasn't always pretty, but we were working on doing things the right way.

    Keep it up Hoosiers!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Jerry,

    I agree with a lot of these points. However, I have disagree a little bit on Nick Williams, who I think found himself a bit last night.

    Williams had a strong game last night. He showed he can knock down some mid range jumpers, which we've been lacking for years. I think he just needs to learn to assert himself, so while I agree that he can step up more, we definitely saw progress last night.

    I also think Story needs to find his 3 point shot more often. How many has he even attempted? I heard this guy was a shooter, but I haven't seen him popping it as much I thought he might.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I choked on my swig of beer when I saw Jobe snare a rebound like a real basketball player. I still want to see him at least swat one shot down into somebody's face this year.