• Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Anyone else see Jay Williams on ESPN say that for Wisconsin to win, they
    would have to turn it into a half court game against Syracuse and “guys
    like Roth” would have to step up and hit shots?

    Did I miss something cause there’s no Roth on Wisconsin’s BB team? 
    Shows what most ESPN so called “experts” know about the college game! 
    Also, how about the news that Creek is practicing fully without protection?  That would be freaking sweet if he came back with 2-3 more years of eligibility as anything close to the Mo from his freshman year!  

    Wow, the news just keeps getting better!

  • chiswede

    He’s still a little shell-shocked from 2002, that’s all. 

  • InTheMtns

    Rob Wilson, Matt Roth.  You see how confusing that could be. Or maybe he was thinking of Ryan Evans – that’s got an R in it, too. This broadcasting stuff is hard, Ace!  Ha, you are so right about the “experts.” You can’t expect them to know every team in the country, but I’m pretty sure they are provided with the rosters of the teams playing that day that they are commenting on. No excuse for laziness.

    Excellent news about Mo. I wish he’d also heard how he looked but it’s great to hear he’s practicing in all the drills.

  • Cmtownsend70

    And Verne Lundquist just called Barkley “Charlie!” CBS needs to retire him and his collar extender!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Well, whoever he was talking about sure hit a lot of threes for Wisconsin so I guess the whole “make it a half court shooting contest” thing was right at least.  

    I think IU needs to go out and make the B1G look good tomorrow after MSU and WISC both went down to Big East teams!

    I just want to say this after watching Lousville/MSU . . . Louisville really plays like a classy team.  It’s hard not to be impressed.  They always rush to help opposing players up.  They just stick their hand up when they foul and don’t whine about it.  Also, when MSU’s Thornton gave a hard foul on the freshman Behenane, he just told him good play, told the ref he was okay, and laughed it off as he went to the line.  I never thought I’d say this but the whole game, Louisville was a the classier team, and it was pretty apparent.  I was SHOCKED!

  • Jim

    Rooting for Cincy to beat OSU.

    By AM Friday IU may be the only Big Ten team still standing…

    Love it!

  • Kenneth234

    Wisconsin lost that game at the free throw line, and they certainly can do better on the dribble drive game too.  I was hoping that they would pull that off after seeing how rugged Syracuse’s zone was even without their center. 

  • Kenneth234

    I am glad Ohio St fought back and won that game.  I actually pull for Big Ten teams in the tournament because the better the league does, the better our finnish in the standings look.  I absolutely hate them all when playing against them, but if Wisconsin could have pulled the upset off against Syracuse and Michigan St would have played something that resembled basketball and beat Louisville, with Ohio State winning, and of course IU representing well tomorrrow, there would be no one doubting which conference was far and away the best this year.  I mean 4 of 8 regional semi-finalists, and a shot at 3 or 4 final four teams.  A fifth place finnish would appear as if it could have won any conference. 

  • InTheMtns

    I agree. I always pull for the B1G at this time of the year. As you noted, the better the B1G does, the better we look.

  • InTheMtns

    I agree with you about Louisville’s classy style. I like seeing that behavior way better than the whining and “who, me?” looks.  But what happened to MSU? That wasn’t their best game. Credit Louisville, for sure, but . . .

  • InTheMtns

    I agree with you about Louisville’s classy style. I like seeing that behavior way better than the whining and “who, me?” looks.  But what happened to MSU? That wasn’t their best game. Credit Louisville, for sure, but . . .

  • millzy32

    Bo Ryan should be fired this morning.  Obviously he doesn’t do anything but whine on the sideline.  You mean to tell me that you call a timeout to get THAT SHOT.  A double teamed 25 foot prayer?  You called a timeout for that????  Wow.  He should hand in his resignation today if that’s the best he can do.  I can just see them in the timeout.  “Hey guys pass it to Jordan Taylor and then just wait”  “Hey Jordan when you get the ball just stand around and wait for the double team:  Then run the clock almost to zero and heave up a complete prayer”  Just like he drew it up.  Wow.  I was shocked.  Down one point and all you can get is a 25 foot double teamed shot after a timeout.  Wow  Wow wow.

    Thank God Bo Ryan isn’t our coach.  Hail Tom Crean.  Go Hoosiers.  The Big Ten took a step back last night lets put a foot forward for the conference and our beloved Hoosiers.

    Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers.  Shock the World Tonight.

  • Tom S

    Actually, it’s good for all of us to remember – not just at this time of year – that sometimes teams just have bad days.

  • HoosierDadE

    I’m digging the “playoff beard” by some of the guys…except the Pritch, he already has a trade mark (the Shirt)

    Going to be a long day until 9:45…staying up till the end of the Florida/MU game really has me distracted at work.  But ITH does that everyday, so I guess it’s a push.

    Go Hoosiers

  • CreamandCrimson

    That was a terrible last possession.  I actually don’t think they called timeout.  If I remember it correctly (I could be wrong here), the ball was knocked out by Syracuse and Wisconsin didn’t call timeout. 

    Bo Ryan sent Berggren to the scorer’s table but he wasn’t there in time (inexcusable for him not to be in on your last offensive possession).  Then Taylor dribbles around and throws up a horrible shot when they were only down one and in the bonus.  Go the hole and try to create. 

    It was awful execution to end a very enjoyable game.  

  • CreamandCrimson

    That was a terrible last possession.  I actually don’t think they called timeout.  If I remember it correctly (I could be wrong here), the ball was knocked out by Syracuse and Wisconsin didn’t call timeout. 

    Bo Ryan sent Berggren to the scorer’s table but he wasn’t there in time (inexcusable for him not to be in on your last offensive possession).  Then Taylor dribbles around and throws up a horrible shot when they were only down one and in the bonus.  Go the hole and try to create. 

    It was awful execution to end a very enjoyable game.  

  • Kenneth234

    I agree with this.  There is no excuse for not knowing that Bergen needed to be ready to go into the game.  In the post game conference he talked about already having the play call made, and that play had given them success leading up to that last possession.  The problem with the play is that instead of having Bergen’s big body setting the high pick and getting the pop, they had a small forward setting the pick that was easily defended.  He should have called a timeout, or Jordan Taylor should have called a timeout before settling for that shot. 

  • Lucas Vaal

    Is it just me or do the guys seemed locked in and pissed? That’s exactly how they need to be. I’m super pumped….Go Hoosiers!!!!!!!!

  • SCHoosier

    Agree..Both guys doubling Jordon were taller than he was..making any shot tough. Been a perfect time to let Evans or the center take an outside shot. I know Bo has ridden Taylor’s back for four years..but that was a poor last play call..unless the Orange did something we didn’t see on D to make it inevitable. Man that zone is tough..but WIS had the patience  with the way they like to operate anyway to peck away at it. Losing their center for most of the first half was a real problem for WIS.

  • SCHoosier

    Agree..Both guys doubling Jordon were taller than he was..making any shot tough. Been a perfect time to let Evans or the center take an outside shot. I know Bo has ridden Taylor’s back for four years..but that was a poor last play call..unless the Orange did something we didn’t see on D to make it inevitable. Man that zone is tough..but WIS had the patience  with the way they like to operate anyway to peck away at it. Losing their center for most of the first half was a real problem for WIS.

  • SCHoosier

    I hated to see Cincy and/or X be rewarded with a good touranment performance given their early season “thugery”.

  • SCHoosier

    Pitino knows what he’s doing. They have a great penetrating guard..at least 2 guys who can shoot the 3 and a great defensive center. UL plays team defense and can be physical… total package..but they’ve had scoring droughts and are not deep on the bench.

  • plane1972

    10-0 in the Sweet 16. I never knew that about Pitino’s tournament record until last night.

  • InTheMtns

    It is a good thing to remember; you’re right. And it’s too bad it had to happen in the tournament for MSU. They were slow and out of synch for most of the game. Izzo said, “I never saw us play that bad.” I didn’t think they looked too good in the game before either, so maybe they were just worn out by the season. That happens to teams, too.

  • InTheMtns

    Pitino does, that’s for sure. Their defense was stifling last night. MSU with only 44 points. I think they shot something like 28% for the game. That press has to wear opponents out, especially with MSU not having a deep bench. Louisville has been on a tear lately. MSU probably knew things wouldn’t be going their way when Dieng sank that three pointer. First one he’s made in two years.

  • Nimbi63

    Found this on Facebook:  
     ‘Tis the day of the game, and I need some Mylanta, the Hoosiers are playing the Cats in Atlanta. They say it’s a game that we’ll never win, they’ve said it before, they will say it agai…n. They’re out for revenge, Watford’s shot was just “lucky,” of course IU could never be as good as Kentucky. For the game’s in a Dome, not “safely at home”, it’s like they have rabies and they’re starting to foam. They think they’ll destroy us, by 20 or more, we’re a bump in the Road to the Final Four. But they don’t know Victor, and Sheehey and Cody; they have no idea about Christian or Jordy. We play as a team, each one does his part, look high and look low, you won’t find bigger hearts. From Verdell on the sidelines to Coach Crean pacing wildly, to say this game’s big is putting it mildly. But the Hoosiers believe we can get this one too, and then we won’t hear any more of Big Blue. So get loud Hoosier Nation, they need us down south, you can bet the farm they will hear my big mouth. I’m sure win or lose it will be a long night, so GO IU, FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

  • Kenneth234

    I totally agree Bergen’s foul trouble in that first half really shifted the momentum in the first half.  Their backup center did not help them at all, and one of their backup guards was not ready to shoot in the corners on a few possessions that they managed to find an open man.  Also I want to say that the second fould call on Bergen was awful.  He got all ball, no body, and the ref had to just anticipate a foul.  That is one of the worst things that an official can do. 

    Also, speaking of horrible officiating, the group of officials that called the Marquette/Florida game were very bad.  That game was far too physical and once again, another group of officials decided that it was not necessary to call someone elbowing an opponent in the face by ruling the contact incidental.  Sort of strange considering how it was a “have to make that call” situation when Sheehey grazed someone with his forearm in the VCU game.  It drives me crazy to see the lack of consistency with this call. 

  • HOOSIER FOR LIFE

    Letttssss gooo hooosssiiierrrsss…. Lets kick some a$$… Lets beat them 2 times in one year first loss and last loss of the season….!!!!!

  • Fehelm

    I was at IU when Bob Knight came and had all those years of glory.  1976–unbelievable; 1981 and 1987 tourney wore me out!  This is a team of fine young men who have everything going for them—they deserve and have earned all the glory!  Trash talk in the paper this a.m. from UK players and talking-heads sports doubters—let’s (I say that because we all pray so hard!) win this game by more than a last second shot and really show them who is the best team!  No matter what—you have given IU fans our glory!  Love to all of you!

  • plane1972

    That’s fantastic!

  • Louisville

    UofL (and IU) fan here – nice to see the comments about the Cards’ classy play.  I feel the same way about IU’s players.  Two teams that are easy to root for.  That being said, I was sad to see the careers of Draymond Green and Jordan Taylor end last night.  Really enjoyed watching them play the last four years.  Pulling for the Hoosiers against UK tonight.

  • catronhoosier

    I agree officiating was awful for that game, and for most games of this tourney, hell for this season and for past seasons.  I want to know why NCAA football officals are so much more reliable than basketball officials,  First of all football officials much more consistent than basketball officials and far less needless reviewing occurs in football games (note that i said *needless* not saying there is more reviewing in basketball bc i dont believe theres is however more needless reviews).  I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that there is no association for the officials in basketball they are basically free lance, at least the way people have explained it to me.  NCAA needs to get each conference to have a basketball offical association that educates these guy in a certain way every single year and also have a association for the entire NCAA that all ncaa officials are part of, not simply have a head of officials whose only job is to watch tape and decide which officials are good and which ones arent, because they are terrible at that anyway

  • Tom S

     It’s ridiculously physical everywhere in the tournament – even more so than in the regular season.  The Michigan State – Louisville game might as well have been a rugby match.

    The head of officials for the NCAA claims to want to control it, but I’ve seen no indication they’re making any effort to do so.  As it stands, the college game is now much more physical than the NBA.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    tonight we are going for win # 28 on the season,the exact total from the last 3 years. i’d say we are back. go hoosiers!!!

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    tonight we are going for win # 28 on the season,the exact total from the last 3 years. i’d say we are back. go hoosiers!!!