Open Thread: Indiana vs. University of Indianapolis

  • 11/05/2011 10:01 am in

Basketball is back in Assembly Hall. The official tip-off of the regular season is just six days away, but first, Indiana welcomes the Division II Greyhounds from the University of Indianapolis on Saturday night for an exhibition game.

Game Details:

Opponent: University of Indianapolis
Tip-time: 7 p.m. (ET)
TV: BTN.com (Scott Agness and Eric Gordon) – Details for watching the game free
Radio: IU Radio Network (Jeremy Gray and Royce Waltman)
All-Time Series: First meeting

Preview Content:

Five Things to Watch: IU vs. University of Indianapolis
Video: Tom Crean Thursday Press Conference
Thursday Presser Transcript: Derek Elston, Victor Oladipo
— 2011-2012 Player Profiles: Jordan Hulls, Will SheeheyVerdell Jones III, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Christian Watford, Maurice Creek, Remy Abell, Austin Etherington, Derek Elston

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  • Anonymous

    what a dumb comment by EJ

  • Anonymous

    That was awkward. So EJ, any progress towards your degree? “Uh, not really.”

  • Anonymous

    Ethrington needs lots of work on defense.  Slow feet.

  • LTTelamon

    I like Watford’s approach defensively there. He tracked the ball handler very well. More effort on the defensive end from him would be huge.

  • Anonymous

    78-62

  • LTTelamon

    Great pass by Etherington on the other end, though.

  • Anonymous

    Zeller for 2….he has `16

  • Anonymous

    80-62    defense failing again……..they shouldn’t have scored 50.

  • Anonymous

    nice step through by Zeller

  • LTTelamon

    Unfortunately, I agree with this.

  • Anonymous

    Jordan Hulls 2 free throws.  84-65

  • Final media timeout: Indiana 86, UIndy 69. 

  • Anonymous

    Tom Pritchard: 6 minutes, 2 fouls. Cody Zeller: 30 minutes, 2 fouls. That upgrade is going to be huge for the Hoosiers this year. 

  • LTTelamon

    Excellent block by Elston. The more of that we get, the better, from him.

  • Anonymous

    This calling/Facebook question is even more uncomfortable than the whole going-back-to-class exchange.

  • Let’s hit the century mark please.

  • Anonymous

    We’re not even playing d on the 3

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely.  Zeller looks to score, positions for every rebound.

  • “It’s for the fans, they want it more than we do.” Well, I hope that’s not true.

  • Johninmi

    “I bet your phone was blowing up in high school” – Really? I mean wasn’t he around for why the name that shall not be said was here?

  • Anonymous

    Fun to watch young guys score.  Wow our defense against a d2 squad was horrible.  The only reason we won is they fouled a lot more than us.

  • Anonymous

    Word of the night: “redisseminated.”

  • Final: Indiana 90, University of Indianapolis 72.

    Final stats: Sheehey with 18 points (8-of-11 FG), Zeller with 16 points/8 reb, Hulls with 14 points/5 assists/3 reb (perfect from field), Oladipo with 9 points, Watford with 8 points, Roth with 6. 

  • Anonymous

    Now that there was real competition. I was impressed with Sheehy.   Any thoughts on what you saw?

  • jcopey

    Hulls = Mr. Efficient!

  • Anonymous

    Hulls is as steady as the come. Sheehey is looking to score on every possesion (Yet still only took a few bad shots) Zeller is a difference make on both ends of the court. OD is solid. D has to get a lot better!!

  • Anonymous

    It seems that VJIII and Watford took some ill-advised shots just to point out “its my shot to take,” like they earned the right.  There were other options on the court.

  • Anonymous

    HERE WE GO. TEH NEGATIVE FANS ARE AT IT AGAIN!! IT’S OUR FIRST EXEBITION OF THE SEASON, AND PEOPLE ARE SPITTING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT OUR DEFENSE AND WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING ON OFFENSE OR DEFENSE LIKE EVERYONE IS A BASKETBALL EXPERT. OF COURSE THEY’RE ARE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO INPROVE ON BUT WE DONT NEED FANS TALKING ABOUT HOW BAD OUR DEFENSE WAS. SO WHAT IT’S A DIV 2 SCHOOL. IT’S AN WARM UP GAME TO FIND OUT WHERE WE STAND AND WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD ON. IF FANS DON’T HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ON THIS THREAD THEN THEY SHOULD STAY THE HELL OFF. THIS TEAM WILL DEFINITELY BUILD OFF OF A POSITIVE FAN BASE, AND IF WE HAVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK COMING FROM OUR FANBASE THEN OUR TEAM HAS NOTHING TO BUILD OFF OF. SOME FANS DON’T REALIZE HOW MUCH A POSITIVE FANBASE MEANS TO A PROGRAM AND ALSO FOR RECRUITMENT PURPOSES. OF COURSE I’M NOT SPEAKING ABOUT ALL FANS, BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A POSITIVE FUTURE THEN WE NEED A POSITIVE FANBASE GOING FORWARD.

  • Anonymous

    We looked much better offensively tonight in that the ball movement was much, much better. It seemed as if we were not nearly as confused as in the past but we were also playing a DII opponent. Defensively, we were terrible in almost every aspect.

    Watford continues to dissapoint. He is out of control and lazy in every aspect of the game. If we would like to dream of the NCAA tournament or even the NIT Watford has got to play within himself. It is time for him to step up and stop playing like a freshman or we are gonna be in serious, serious trouble.

  • Anonymous

    Wat might be suffering from being the go to/ only one to go to, guy and now he will have to fit in and blend his O with others.

  • Anonymous

    He’s gained 20 pounds of muscle since he’s been there. This is not an intelligent comment.

  • Kentc

    Did anyone notice that if you cancel your btn.com subscription that you signed up for a month ago that the actual terminatation date is February 1, 2012? I interpret this to mean I’ll be charged $15/month for December and January. Given my poor experience with the IU/Indy game (nothing for the first 10 minutes) there’s no way I’d keep my subscription and yet I’m locked into it for another two months! I wish I would have known that before I signed up because I certainly would have passed.