Podcast on the Brink: Big Ten Tournament preview

  • 03/06/2012 2:56 pm in

March Madness is upon us once again, but for the first time in years – the Hoosiers are relevant.

The Hoosiers (24-7) are coming off a season sweep of rival Purdue and earned a fifth seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament and a first-round match-up against Penn State.

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss IU’s postseason chances with Herald-Times beat writer Dustin Dopirak and ESPN.com college basketball writer (and Inside The Hall founder) Eammon Brennan.

Among the topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Big Ten awards and whether Crean and Zeller were snubbed
· State of the Hoosiers going into the Big Ten Tournament
· Match-up against Penn State and how to defend Tim Frazier
· How this week will affect Indiana’s seed/draw in the NCAA Tournament
· Potential sleepers in the Big Ten and NCAAs
· Predictions on how the Hoosiers will do the rest of the season

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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  • Devout Hoosier

    Some voters got their Tom’s confused on the ballot I guess.  Total head scratcher here.

    I was worried that John Beilein might take the honor but thought Crean’s position was a lot more compelling.  Izzo though?  He’s a great coach, but he is not coach of the year by a long shot.  Confused and I’ve lost a lot of respect for those making the decision

  • Devout Hoosier

    Some voters got their Tom’s confused on the ballot I guess.  Total head scratcher here.

    I was worried that John Beilein might take the honor but thought Crean’s position was a lot more compelling.  Izzo though?  He’s a great coach, but he is not coach of the year by a long shot.  Confused and I’ve lost a lot of respect for those making the decision

  • Waffle

    This is like last season but IU’s GONNA WIN!

  • Hoosier51692

    if you do go to vegas greg and matt, take iu +900 to win the b10 tourney…good value bet! my friends and I just split 100 to win 300 a piece

  • iufan4life10

    I know the B1G hangs their hat on players staying in programs for four years but can we just rename the awards the “lifetime achievement awards?”

    Coach Izzo is a great coach, but I believe MSU was picked to finish near the top of the conference.  Maybe he got the award for not leaving to coach in the NBA?

  • roninjeffersonville

    Sorry , but have to go off topic.      The formula for a number one seed is to first: make sure 80% of your games are on your own home floor.  Next play mostly cupcakes.  That way you can inflate your player averages. This formula is proven, just ask any Kentucky fan.  The Kentucky “cupcake”  cats will be a number one seed 

  • roninjeffersonville

    Sorry , but have to go off topic.      The formula for a number one seed is to first: make sure 80% of your games are on your own home floor.  Next play mostly cupcakes.  That way you can inflate your player averages. This formula is proven, just ask any Kentucky fan.  The Kentucky “cupcake”  cats will be a number one seed 

  • Geoff_85

    I went over some old sites that I remember looking at prior to the season and seeing where people thought IU would finish. IU was 7-10 range in 90% of predictions, MSU was 1-3 in 100% of the ones I looked at. Must be that great coaching that got them a 3-way tie for the Big Ten crown. Nevermind the fact that Indiana was picked by almost no one to make the NCAA Tournament, brought in only one guy to play significant minutes, had the conference’s “worst recruiting class” the year prior, became the first team in history to beat 3 top 5 teams in the regular season, win 24 games during the regular season assuring the NCAA Tournament birth and a First Round game where they are favored, I could go on, but I won’t. I’ll summize by saying that Coach Crean was nearly disrespected in not receiving this award. He was right, no one wants to see this program back except us.