Disclaimer: This is going to be half baked, ill informed and incredibly short, namely because I watched more Bears tonight than I did Hoosiers.
THE GOOD IS A BROKEN RECORD
Tom Pritchard. You find him up in this top register a lot. That’s because more than anyone else this year, he’s been consistently good. He had five turnovers and foul trouble plagued him all night — that shove on a pick later in the second half was rather ill-advised — but he posted yet another double-double with with 12 points and 14 boards.
THE BAD IS A BROKEN RECORD
21 turnovers. 21 turnovers. 21 turnovers. Yes, this team turns the ball over a lot. We know this. We haven’t seen any improvement on this in the before Big Ten season; I shudder to think what happens when we get into the grind-it-out season that is conference play. (Though, they couldn’t possibly turn the ball over at a higher rate than now, right?)
What started so promising with a 12-3 lead quickly vanished, and the Hoosiers were only able to amass 42 points. For a team that is averaging 71 points a game, that’s no good.
With that, the Bears have just tied up this game at 17, and I’m gonna power down and watch the rest of this one.
Filed to: Tom Pritchard