Good, Bad and Ugly: Texas Christian

  • 12/10/2008 10:29 pm in

THE GOOD LIFE

Domination. Swagger. Dunks. Steals.

I don’t know if we will ever see another 18 minutes of play like that again this year, but for almost an entire second half this evening, IU flat out worked over the Horned Frogs. Assembly Hall was alive; This team was as loose as can be. To be honest, I don’t even know if we played all that well during the run (it seemed more like a pickup game gone wild), but it sure felt good.

Tom Pritchard hit up another double-double, Devan Dumes had 20, and we shot an astounding 80 percent from the line.

BAD AND UGLY TURNOVERS

The ESPN crew said it at the start of the game, but this team is third worst in the nation with turnovers. We are turning the ball over on a whopping 29.8 percent of our possessions. We had 19 this evening. Not good. Not good at all.

OK, I’m making this one quick here. Eamonn will have more in the morning …

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  • tberry

    SLOPPY IT WAS. A FEW MORE MINUTES AND WE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN IT AWAY!!!

  • tberry

    SLOPPY IT WAS. A FEW MORE MINUTES AND WE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN IT AWAY!!!

  • Sallad

    I think 8 of those 19 turnovers came in the final 2 minutes. Absolutely ridiculous.

    At the end of the game, when Coach Crean came down to do his usual “thank the fans, thank the band,” the entire team came with him and shook hands on their way off the court. I hope they do that every game.

  • Sallad

    I think 8 of those 19 turnovers came in the final 2 minutes. Absolutely ridiculous.

    At the end of the game, when Coach Crean came down to do his usual “thank the fans, thank the band,” the entire team came with him and shook hands on their way off the court. I hope they do that every game.

  • nealE

    they have the last few times. it's been great. but devan sweats a lot, and it gets everywhere. so that part is not so great.

  • they have the last few times. it's been great. but devan sweats a lot, and it gets everywhere. so that part is not so great.

  • Sallad

    I saw Coach Crean doing it, but I guess I hadn't noticed the rest of the team. This was my first game back on the court since the first exhibition game, and they didn't do it then. But it's a really good tradition–Dumes sweat and all.

  • Sallad

    I saw Coach Crean doing it, but I guess I hadn't noticed the rest of the team. This was my first game back on the court since the first exhibition game, and they didn't do it then. But it's a really good tradition–Dumes sweat and all.

  • NC Fat Boy

    Overall it was a good game (any W, right?). I thought Dumes and Williams looked very comfortable shooting jumpers. I was hopeful some would extend over to Roth, but it hasn't yet.

    I was glad to see Moore take a shot. Hopefully there'll be more of that.

    Pritchard once again a consistent performer.

    Taber made a nice jump hook in the lane. Looked really good.

    There was a point in the second half where on consecutive plays, the athletic ability of both Williams and Story were displayed. Williams on a flying dunk and Story on a hanging off balance chippy. Good to see, we need those two to get comfortable. Story needs some ball handling work, that was an embarassing fast break.

    Go Hoosiers! Great win! Halfway to the predicted 10 wins!

    Way to sloppy at the end though, need to slow it down, eliminate the turnovers and take the fouls. We need the practice in game situation taking late game free throws.

  • NC Fat Boy

    Overall it was a good game (any W, right?). I thought Dumes and Williams looked very comfortable shooting jumpers. I was hopeful some would extend over to Roth, but it hasn't yet.

    I was glad to see Moore take a shot. Hopefully there'll be more of that.

    Pritchard once again a consistent performer.

    Taber made a nice jump hook in the lane. Looked really good.

    There was a point in the second half where on consecutive plays, the athletic ability of both Williams and Story were displayed. Williams on a flying dunk and Story on a hanging off balance chippy. Good to see, we need those two to get comfortable. Story needs some ball handling work, that was an embarassing fast break.

    Go Hoosiers! Great win! Halfway to the predicted 10 wins!

    Way to sloppy at the end though, need to slow it down, eliminate the turnovers and take the fouls. We need the practice in game situation taking late game free throws.

  • Ryan_T

    anyone at the game see the t-shirt that a student held up in the crowd? it said “I think I just CREANed in my pants”

    everyone around me had a hearty chuckle… and i need one of these shirts.

  • Ryan_T

    anyone at the game see the t-shirt that a student held up in the crowd? it said “I think I just CREANed in my pants”

    everyone around me had a hearty chuckle… and i need one of these shirts.

  • silkyslim

    Awesome effort & improvement ( with a touch of youthful sloppiness thrown in.)
    If they keep improving like this I see more than a couple of wins in the B10.

    The IU crowd was great too!

  • silkyslim

    Awesome effort & improvement ( with a touch of youthful sloppiness thrown in.)
    If they keep improving like this I see more than a couple of wins in the B10.

    The IU crowd was great too!

  • ALH_00

    I'm not worried about how it finished. The announcers said, “that's how you earn a hard practice tomorrow” . Touche.

    Cut down on some of that slop, and we destroy TCU…dare I say would compete with most of the Big10? They showed more tonight than any previous game. Unfortunately, the showed alot of the same…turnovers and inability to finish (and some undisciplined defene). Overall, it was fun to watch…love it.

  • ALH_00

    I'm not worried about how it finished. The announcers said, “that's how you earn a hard practice tomorrow” . Touche.

    Cut down on some of that slop, and we destroy TCU…dare I say would compete with most of the Big10? They showed more tonight than any previous game. Unfortunately, the showed alot of the same…turnovers and inability to finish (and some undisciplined defene). Overall, it was fun to watch…love it.

  • student

    I remember Nick Saban saying something to the effect of, 'I love when we play well and win but end badly'.. I didn't enjoy those 13 points slipping away at all, but otherwise, that second half was AMAZING.
    Besides Buljan, we absolutely shut them out. The crowd was really raucous too. The airballers, 22 and 14(?), got punished.
    High fivin Coach and all the players was awesome too.
    Great display, on a national stage nonetheless.

  • student

    I remember Nick Saban saying something to the effect of, 'I love when we play well and win but end badly'.. I didn't enjoy those 13 points slipping away at all, but otherwise, that second half was AMAZING.
    Besides Buljan, we absolutely shut them out. The crowd was really raucous too. The airballers, 22 and 14(?), got punished.
    High fivin Coach and all the players was awesome too.
    Great display, on a national stage nonetheless.

  • MikeinNC

    If they can get turnovers under control and improve free throw shooting, they will steal a few surprise wins in Big Ten play. It is fun to watch a team playing this hard. Fun to watch Pritchard maturing before our eyes.

  • MikeinNC

    If they can get turnovers under control and improve free throw shooting, they will steal a few surprise wins in Big Ten play. It is fun to watch a team playing this hard. Fun to watch Pritchard maturing before our eyes.

  • IndianaJoe

    One thing that I noticed was how IU fed off of the crowd. When the crowd got nuts, the d bolted down and usually got a steal for very unconventional fast breaks. I think our defense is what is going to keep us in games. I've mentioned before that I thought our help d was really shitty, but tonight it looked great. We were switching on all guard screens and that really confused TCU leading to many of the steals, but one more thing we need to work on is the fast break. This team just keeps on getting better every week! One more thing I live in Louisville and it's a clash between people that like 3 teams here, but a kentucky fan told me that UK hasn't even practiced this week yet. I guess Gillespie told the team if they were going to play like AAU team then they would be one. Man I would love to throw an IU win down their throats.

  • IndianaJoe

    One thing that I noticed was how IU fed off of the crowd. When the crowd got nuts, the d bolted down and usually got a steal for very unconventional fast breaks. I think our defense is what is going to keep us in games. I've mentioned before that I thought our help d was really shitty, but tonight it looked great. We were switching on all guard screens and that really confused TCU leading to many of the steals, but one more thing we need to work on is the fast break. This team just keeps on getting better every week! One more thing I live in Louisville and it's a clash between people that like 3 teams here, but a kentucky fan told me that UK hasn't even practiced this week yet. I guess Gillespie told the team if they were going to play like AAU team then they would be one. Man I would love to throw an IU win down their throats.

  • Ryan_T

    anyone at the game see the t-shirt that a student held up in the crowd? it said “I think I just CREANed in my pants”

    everyone around me had a hearty chuckle… and i need one of these shirts.

  • silkyslim

    Awesome effort & improvement ( with a touch of youthful sloppiness thrown in.)
    If they keep improving like this I see more than a couple of wins in the B10.

    The IU crowd was great too!

  • ALH_00

    I'm not worried about how it finished. The announcers said, “that's how you earn a hard practice tomorrow” . Touche.

    Cut down on some of that slop, and we destroy TCU…dare I say would compete with most of the Big10? They showed more tonight than any previous game. Unfortunately, the showed alot of the same…turnovers and inability to finish (and some undisciplined defene). Overall, it was fun to watch…love it.

  • student

    I remember Nick Saban saying something to the effect of, 'I love when we play well and win but end badly'.. I didn't enjoy those 13 points slipping away at all, but otherwise, that second half was AMAZING.
    Besides Buljan, we absolutely shut them out. The crowd was really raucous too. The airballers, 22 and 14(?), got punished.
    High fivin Coach and all the players was awesome too.
    Great display, on a national stage nonetheless.

  • MikeinNC

    If they can get turnovers under control and improve free throw shooting, they will steal a few surprise wins in Big Ten play. It is fun to watch a team playing this hard. Fun to watch Pritchard maturing before our eyes.

  • IndianaJoe

    One thing that I noticed was how IU fed off of the crowd. When the crowd got nuts, the d bolted down and usually got a steal for very unconventional fast breaks. I think our defense is what is going to keep us in games. I've mentioned before that I thought our help d was really shitty, but tonight it looked great. We were switching on all guard screens and that really confused TCU leading to many of the steals, but one more thing we need to work on is the fast break. This team just keeps on getting better every week! One more thing I live in Louisville and it's a clash between people that like 3 teams here, but a kentucky fan told me that UK hasn't even practiced this week yet. I guess Gillespie told the team if they were going to play like AAU team then they would be one. Man I would love to throw an IU win down their throats.