Tonight is the night IU gets its first conference win

  • 02/04/2009 3:27 pm in

Back in my days at the Indiana Daily Student — hey look, new design! — I used to do a bit in the paper the day of each basketball game called “Beyond the Arc,” which was basically just a 200-word prediction about the night’s game. (Does this still exist? Osterman?)

It was pretty much why IU would win, or why they would lose, with a final score prediction. People marveled at how well I did with this — I predicted for every conference game, including calling that upset of then No. 2 Wisconsin at Assembly Hall; I’m pretty sure I only got one game wrong all year — but people were dumb for thinking I was actually good at it.

I had a pretty simple formula: If the Hoosiers was playing at home, they’d win. If they were playing on the road, they’d lose. That was about all there was to it.

This season, things are even more simplistic: If you’ve predicted an “L” for every single conference game this year, you would be correct, sir. If nothing else, these Hoosiers have been consistent.

But, I’m going out on a limb tonight. Tonight, my friends, my fellow Hoosiers, IU will win. Tom Crean and crew are going to put it together against a reeling Iowa Hawkeyes squad, a team they gave a good game to in Iowa City to start the conference season.

It’s just feels right. They’ve looked good — well, in a relative sense — the last few times on the court. Tonight they put it together for a win.

Now, who’s with me?

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  • kgork

    Yea!

  • kgork

    Yea!

  • cooper

    I think Ryan has been hanging out with Phelps this week. Actually I think they have a decent shot too.

  • cooper

    I think Ryan has been hanging out with Phelps this week. Actually I think they have a decent shot too.

  • With your track record, how could I disagree on this? Kidding aside, I've got some confidence going into this one. I think most of the blunders and mishaps find a way of correcting themselves inside the hall (cheap plug) tonight and the Hoosiers win.

  • With your track record, how could I disagree on this? Kidding aside, I've got some confidence going into this one. I think most of the blunders and mishaps find a way of correcting themselves inside the hall (cheap plug) tonight and the Hoosiers win.

  • because it's Indiana

    Does Crean know how to run “the picket fence?”

  • because it's Indiana

    Does Crean know how to run “the picket fence?”

  • Zach Osterman

    Beyond the Arc is alive and well, I'm quite happy to report. I put it together with tender care and love the day before every game, like my fore-columnists before me. There's really nothing more fun than trying to guess Northeastern's starting lineup sitting in political theory class.

  • JerryCT

    I hope you are right. This is one of the 3 wins I had projected pre-season. Of course Iowa is thinking the same thing from their perspective so I believe it will be a tough game.

    It will be interesting to see if the FT % holds and Roth keeps trucking

  • JerryCT

    I hope you are right. This is one of the 3 wins I had projected pre-season. Of course Iowa is thinking the same thing from their perspective so I believe it will be a tough game.

    It will be interesting to see if the FT % holds and Roth keeps trucking

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    you can count me in on this one. Dumes and Roth combine for 60 points from behind the arc.

  • TomCoverdale's Eyebrows

    you can count me in on this one. Dumes and Roth combine for 60 points from behind the arc.

  • jgongora86

    booo yaaa!

  • jgongora86

    booo yaaa!

  • Pablo

    as much as I want to agree (and I do believe this is our best shot in a while), this team has been really good at pulling you in only to disappoint you.

    I'm really hoping not to be disappointed tonight

  • IndianaJoe

    If the big man for Iowa is out I think we'll win. I think his name is taft or something like that. Pritchard will get back on track and dumes will score 20. I don't think Roth can duplicate his performance, but I hope he will.

  • IndianaJoe

    If the big man for Iowa is out I think we'll win. I think his name is taft or something like that. Pritchard will get back on track and dumes will score 20. I don't think Roth can duplicate his performance, but I hope he will.

  • ALH_00

    Amen!

  • ALH_00

    Amen!

  • ALH_00

    Amen!

  • dabodabo

    thanks!