Game Thread: Saint Joseph’s College @ Indiana

  • 11/09/2009 12:36 pm in

Opponent: Saint Joseph’s College Pumas (15-13, 2008-2009)

Date: Monday, November 9 | 7:00 EST

Arena: Assembly Hall (17,357) – Bloomington, Indiana

Line: None

All-time series: Indiana leads 1-0

TV: BigTenNetwork.com (Dave Leno and Errek Suhr)

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

Probable Starters:

  • Saint Joseph’s College: Michael Horton, Austin Peebles, Andrew Helmer, Phillip Collins, Jacob Hassler
  • Indiana: Jeremiah Rivers, Verdell Jones, Maurice Creek, Christian Watford, Tom Pritchard

Game Notes:

Game Day Reading:

As always, game predictions and your thoughts are welcome in the comments leading up to tip-off and during the game.

Filed to:

  • dphattybrown

    32-20 with 7:30 to go

  • dphattybrown

    32-20 with 7:30 to go

  • dphattybrown

    32-20 with 7:30 to go

  • dphattybrown

    32-20 with 7:30 to go

  • dphattybrown

    32-20 with 7:30 to go

  • Indiana 39, St. Joseph's 26 with 3:26 remaining in the 1st half. Maurice Creek leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

  • Indiana 39, St. Joseph's 26 with 3:26 remaining in the 1st half. Maurice Creek leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

  • Indiana 39, St. Joseph's 26 with 3:26 remaining in the 1st half. Maurice Creek leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

  • Indiana 39, St. Joseph's 26 with 3:26 remaining in the 1st half. Maurice Creek leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

  • Indiana 39, St. Joseph's 26 with 3:26 remaining in the 1st half. Maurice Creek leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

  • dphattybrown

    Bawa debut at 3:02

  • dphattybrown

    Bawa debut at 3:02

  • dphattybrown

    Bawa debut at 3:02

  • dphattybrown

    Bawa debut at 3:02

  • dphattybrown

    Bawa debut at 3:02

  • Three quick points for Bawa.

  • Three quick points for Bawa.

  • Three quick points for Bawa.

  • Three quick points for Bawa.

  • Three quick points for Bawa.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Um, so yeah, Bawa is definitely not terrible. Not great, but that's not a bad first impression in my book.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Um, so yeah, Bawa is definitely not terrible. Not great, but that's not a bad first impression in my book.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Um, so yeah, Bawa is definitely not terrible. Not great, but that's not a bad first impression in my book.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Um, so yeah, Bawa is definitely not terrible. Not great, but that's not a bad first impression in my book.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Um, so yeah, Bawa is definitely not terrible. Not great, but that's not a bad first impression in my book.

  • dphattybrown

    1st Half much better than last game. Very aggressive on offense, getting to the basket and taking smart shots. Defense is looking great, gave up a couple of easy baskets underneath but not too bad. Rebounding hasnt been the best with St Jo having 5-6 offensive boards.

    Mo Creek – Looks great, confident with the ball. Has been impressive this game with his hustle.

    Rivers – more aggressive with the ball this game, couple of bad passes but all around a good showing so far.

    Watford – Been quiet, looks good on D and has not made any mistakes on the offensive side.

    Elston – Still appears reserved but has played better. Having watched him play quite a bit in Tipton i know he can be more aggressive on Offense and on the boards.

    Hulls – had a 3 possession stretch with charge, T.O., T.O. shooting the ball well but uncharacteristic mistakes.

    Bawa – Looked good in 3 minutes, seems to not quite have a grasp on O or D but not getting out of position and being aggressive with the ball under the hoop.

    Overall the team looks much improved!!

  • dphattybrown

    1st Half much better than last game. Very aggressive on offense, getting to the basket and taking smart shots. Defense is looking great, gave up a couple of easy baskets underneath but not too bad. Rebounding hasnt been the best with St Jo having 5-6 offensive boards.

    Mo Creek – Looks great, confident with the ball. Has been impressive this game with his hustle.

    Rivers – more aggressive with the ball this game, couple of bad passes but all around a good showing so far.

    Watford – Been quiet, looks good on D and has not made any mistakes on the offensive side.

    Elston – Still appears reserved but has played better. Having watched him play quite a bit in Tipton i know he can be more aggressive on Offense and on the boards.

    Hulls – had a 3 possession stretch with charge, T.O., T.O. shooting the ball well but uncharacteristic mistakes.

    Bawa – Looked good in 3 minutes, seems to not quite have a grasp on O or D but not getting out of position and being aggressive with the ball under the hoop.

    Overall the team looks much improved!!

  • dphattybrown

    1st Half much better than last game. Very aggressive on offense, getting to the basket and taking smart shots. Defense is looking great, gave up a couple of easy baskets underneath but not too bad. Rebounding hasnt been the best with St Jo having 5-6 offensive boards.

    Mo Creek – Looks great, confident with the ball. Has been impressive this game with his hustle.

    Rivers – more aggressive with the ball this game, couple of bad passes but all around a good showing so far.

    Watford – Been quiet, looks good on D and has not made any mistakes on the offensive side.

    Elston – Still appears reserved but has played better. Having watched him play quite a bit in Tipton i know he can be more aggressive on Offense and on the boards.

    Hulls – had a 3 possession stretch with charge, T.O., T.O. shooting the ball well but uncharacteristic mistakes.

    Bawa – Looked good in 3 minutes, seems to not quite have a grasp on O or D but not getting out of position and being aggressive with the ball under the hoop.

    Overall the team looks much improved!!

  • dphattybrown

    1st Half much better than last game. Very aggressive on offense, getting to the basket and taking smart shots. Defense is looking great, gave up a couple of easy baskets underneath but not too bad. Rebounding hasnt been the best with St Jo having 5-6 offensive boards.

    Mo Creek – Looks great, confident with the ball. Has been impressive this game with his hustle.

    Rivers – more aggressive with the ball this game, couple of bad passes but all around a good showing so far.

    Watford – Been quiet, looks good on D and has not made any mistakes on the offensive side.

    Elston – Still appears reserved but has played better. Having watched him play quite a bit in Tipton i know he can be more aggressive on Offense and on the boards.

    Hulls – had a 3 possession stretch with charge, T.O., T.O. shooting the ball well but uncharacteristic mistakes.

    Bawa – Looked good in 3 minutes, seems to not quite have a grasp on O or D but not getting out of position and being aggressive with the ball under the hoop.

    Overall the team looks much improved!!

  • dphattybrown

    1st Half much better than last game. Very aggressive on offense, getting to the basket and taking smart shots. Defense is looking great, gave up a couple of easy baskets underneath but not too bad. Rebounding hasnt been the best with St Jo having 5-6 offensive boards.

    Mo Creek – Looks great, confident with the ball. Has been impressive this game with his hustle.

    Rivers – more aggressive with the ball this game, couple of bad passes but all around a good showing so far.

    Watford – Been quiet, looks good on D and has not made any mistakes on the offensive side.

    Elston – Still appears reserved but has played better. Having watched him play quite a bit in Tipton i know he can be more aggressive on Offense and on the boards.

    Hulls – had a 3 possession stretch with charge, T.O., T.O. shooting the ball well but uncharacteristic mistakes.

    Bawa – Looked good in 3 minutes, seems to not quite have a grasp on O or D but not getting out of position and being aggressive with the ball under the hoop.

    Overall the team looks much improved!!

  • GFDave

    Yes, he's having a positive impact on the game. Good movement. Nice hands on that one catch. A little slow to react on D. Much better overall than I thought, but St Joes not the biggest group.

  • GFDave

    Yes, he's having a positive impact on the game. Good movement. Nice hands on that one catch. A little slow to react on D. Much better overall than I thought, but St Joes not the biggest group.

  • GFDave

    Yes, he's having a positive impact on the game. Good movement. Nice hands on that one catch. A little slow to react on D. Much better overall than I thought, but St Joes not the biggest group.

  • GFDave

    Yes, he's having a positive impact on the game. Good movement. Nice hands on that one catch. A little slow to react on D. Much better overall than I thought, but St Joes not the biggest group.

  • GFDave

    Yes, he's having a positive impact on the game. Good movement. Nice hands on that one catch. A little slow to react on D. Much better overall than I thought, but St Joes not the biggest group.

  • stephen

    i have heard that logic about how many points we gain this year from last year and how many wins that equals. it makes no sense.

    anyone who knows anything about the game of basketball knows that all points aren't equal. its a lot easier to get 2 points when you are down 20 than when you are down 2. we stayed close to a lot of teams last year, even though we really didn't have the talent to compete for wins against them. we will be closer to doing that this year but a winning season will be tough.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I'm pleased with Bawa tonight. I know it's just St. Joseph's, but remember, this kid is only a freshman. He can definitely help. He's WAY better than Jobe. Raw as hell, but still better.