Around the Hall: Hoosiers drop third straight in Big Ten

  • 01/19/2012 12:57 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com asks this question: Did Indiana’s bandwagon fill up too soon? Medcalf writes, “Look, there’s a certain attitude that perennial winners possess. And the Hoosiers don’t have that yet.”

 Dustin Dopirak has a game wrap from Lincoln and also postgame audio from Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo over at The Hoosier Scoop.

Indiana Daily Student columnist Avi Zaleon gives his perspective on what’s currently ailing the Hoosiers.

— Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana explains what happened to the Hoosiers after they led by 13 with 14 minutes remaining ($).

Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports writes that the Hoosiers are again nationally relevant, but the Hoosiers still seem to be a year away from reclaiming the elite status they once held under Bob Knight.

Terry Hutchens of The Indianapolis Star looks at Cody Zeller’s presence late in last night’s loss.

Chris Vannini of MLive.com digs in to the difficultly that Big Ten teams are having on the road.

 Four of Indiana’s class of 2012 signees are nominees for the McDonald’s All-American game.

(Photo credit: Nebraska Media Relations)

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  • nativehoosier

    Don’t forget … “we’re back.”

    At least that’s what I read on a T-shirt.

    We’re getting there but it takes time, folks.

  • Anonymous

    Oddly enough, I find during frustrating losses like this that have happened this year, the best remedy is to listen to the Dan Dakich Show.  He tends to put things back into perspective.  His prevailing message today: Don’t panic.  I wouldn’t have agreed last night, but after sleeping on it he’s right. 

    Also, the Myron Metcalf article is rather positive in terms of having the same message as Dakich.  It’s been a long time since ESPN has given IU the benefit of the doubt.

  • Anonymous

    Oddly enough, I find during frustrating losses like this that have happened this year, the best remedy is to listen to the Dan Dakich Show.  He tends to put things back into perspective.  His prevailing message today: Don’t panic.  I wouldn’t have agreed last night, but after sleeping on it he’s right. 

    Also, the Myron Metcalf article is rather positive in terms of having the same message as Dakich.  It’s been a long time since ESPN has given IU the benefit of the doubt.

  • IUJeff

    we’re almost back

  • Randy Maxey

    At the start of basketball season most fans would have been pleased with just 15 wins.
    (and beating Kentucky) ,,Relax,, it will happen,,give it time!

  • Anonymous

    Its good to see some calm responses in these comments…DON’T PANIC is right.  I know we’ve all been waiting so long to return to elite status, but we are not elite yet.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda, sorta, sometimes back…definitely.

  • Anonymous

    Notice the poor spacing in the picture above.  Jordan Hulls wasted time dribbling and forced Roth to create his own shot with about two seconds on the shot clock.  Hulls is not a good point guard.

  • Anonymous

    Notice the poor spacing in the picture above.  Jordan Hulls wasted time dribbling and forced Roth to create his own shot with about two seconds on the shot clock.  Hulls is not a good point guard.

  • Aubreyhouse

    imo Hulls is not a good point gurad “now”… He is and has played better against better competition….
    That loss at Nebraska made me sad… 🙁
    we’re better than that!… Go Hoosiers.  

  • Recker777

    What if we lose Sunday at home? Is it panic time then?

  • Anonymous

    Your negative comments about Jordan Hulls suck. We all need to quit being so negative towards the players. This team overachieved for a time, then had a stark return to earth. Let’s just hope the losses wake up this team and they regain momentum soon.

  • Anonymous

    I agree JH is not a good point guard….But he is a good player…I think the old saying speed kills applies here…JH needs to slow down with the ball and speed up without the ball..his speed dribble is a turnover waiting to happen, usually a bad pass, almost everytime. It’s really to bad …he could have been just like Alford running off screens, moving constantly, killing teams with his shooting ability. But he happens to be the best point guard IU has.Better days ahead Go Hoosiers!

  • CreamandCrimson

    A little bit of semi-encouraging news.  Perhaps our win at Penn State was a pretty good win.  It was on the road (important considering our lack of beating anybody on the road under CTC) and Penn State has now beaten Purdue by 20 and the previous conference leader, Illinois. 

    I’m not suggesting this should go in the “good win” category on our NCAA tournament resume but it appears to be a win that isn’t going to be nearly as easy as everyone thought.  Can’t take them lightly on Sunday, we need to sweep them this season in the absolute worst way and a loss at this time might make the fan base’s collective panic level boil over. 

    Our next four games are Penn State, at Wisconsin (who appears to be figuring it out on offense), Iowa (we all know how much trouble Fran McCaffery’s team gave us last season), and at Purdue.  Going 4-0 in that stretch isn’t going to happen, going 3-1 would be very impressive and calm most of our worries about this group’s NCAA chances, going 2-2 is an absolute must after the Nebraska and Minnesota losses.  Time to get tough Hoosiers, stay together and fight back!

  • deedubbadoo

    I think any win on the road in the B1G should count as a “good win.”  Top to bottom, this conference is pretty good at protecting their home floors.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know where to put this, but I need to vent.  Here goes.  Sorry for the novel:

    I have decided to take the approach that: 
    ~The team is way ahead of where I thought they would be 
    ~CZ is way better than I ever imagined, and I will enjoy watching him play as long as he hangs around
    ~There are lots of games left 
    ~A team that beat OSU and KY no matter where cannot be this bad. 
    ~We have 4 kids coming in that have been nominated for McD’s all american game.  Crean has done a boffo job of recruting. 

    I am hoping this view will balance out my worries that: 
    ~Our coach is a recruiter first and only.  I still think he panics at the end of close games, has never called an effective play out of a timeout, has goofy sub patterns, and has an offense that contains no off-the-ball screens when we have some of the best traditional catch-and-shoot players since the zipper.  
    ~Why we aren’t running roth under two screens at the blocks to pop him open for a baseline three at the end of that Brasky game I will never understand.  Instead, the kid is handling the ball?  Out at the top of the key?  HE CAN ONLY SHOOT.  That is why he’s on the floor.  Either don’t play him or run an effing play for him.  
    ~Also, how can we not have an effective pick and roll with Zeller?  When he gets to the NBA, he will be running a pick and roll for his entire 10 year career.  Dude can pass like Vlade Divac.  
    ~Our guards just aren’t up to it.  Hulls is too slow and seems like he’s panicking.  VJ is just who he is.  Good but not quite good enough.  Remy is too inexperienced  to play in a big ten road game
    ~Damn, if Creek had only not gotten hurt…

    So anyway, I’m trying to take the approach that at least a football school storms the court when they beat us.  That’s something, right?  Of course, all bets are off during PSU if we don’t storm out and blow their doors off.

  • Anonymous

    PSU looked good beating ILL at home last night. Their half court offense is better than IU’s..and Frazier will be the dominant player on the floor. Home crowd should rally the Hoosiers..but if we lose this one../its “Houston we have a problem”.

  • IUJeff

    Good post. Let’s add one thing.

    – Vic is not allowed to shoot 3’s. Especially when we have others that have earned us the tag as the best shooting 3 team in the country. Vic must attack and stop acting like an entitled player. Beg for calls = ars on bench. Time to get your edge back Vic.

    One of the best things I have heard Crean say is that (paraphrasing) “entitled players get you beat so we stay from entitled players”.