Podcast on the Brink: Previewing Indiana vs. UNC

It’s the matchup Hoosiers fans have been waiting for. No. 1 Indiana hosting No. 13 North Carolina. Cody Zeller vs. James Michael McAdoo. Yogi Ferrell vs. Marcus Paige. Tom Crean v. Roy Williams.

To examine Tuesday’s night marquee clash in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, Zachary Osterman of 247 Sports and Inside Indiana joins Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein to break down the game. The group also looks back at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn and Sunday night’s romp against Ball State.

Among the other topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Jordan Hulls’ emergence and evolution so far this season
· The most intriguing match-ups in Tuesday night’s game
· Who Christian Watford should guard on North Carolina
· X-Factors and IU’s most critical players against the Heels
· What the Hoosiers must do to slow down McAdoo and Co.
· Jeremy Hollowell’s progression early in his freshman year

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com. We’ll be back on Wednesday with another show to recap Tuesday night’s showdown.

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  • NWI_Hoosier

    As long as we have Jordan Hulls on our team, I like our chances. Bring on Carolina!

  • WhatsUpKnight

    would love to get this one! win it for hp and pj! and then rub the ncaa’s noses in it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/salvatore.b.amadeo Salvatore Amadeo

    is there a legit place to buy/sell tickets for games like this?

  • SCHoosier

    I thought that that since McAdoo plays inside and out that Wat will get the challenge of guarding him?

  • twarrior87

    Try stubhub.com I just checked and there are quite a few tickets on the site. I’ve used this site several times and it is legit.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    Just to let you know that the blog here is well written. I googled IU VS UNC earlier and got the UNC blog and this site is clearly better written and more active.
    UNC will be a good game but again this is early in the season. I see CTC mixing up the line up and leaving freshman in critical spots (like Yogi at the end of the Geogetown game even when he missed some free throws). 20 games into the season and Yogi will be as calm as can be since he will then be an “experienced” freshman. I hope to see more Mo. I think VO has been a monster on D and does not get the recognition. He will match up with McAdoo if he is hot…..The critical game is when we face a more mature NC team in the NCAAs. They will be better then. So will we with Hanner back.
    IU 80 – 73. Tight game till the end.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    Just to let you know that the blog here is well written. I googled IU VS UNC earlier and got the UNC blog and this site is clearly better written and more active.
    UNC will be a good game but again this is early in the season. I see CTC mixing up the line up and leaving freshman in critical spots (like Yogi at the end of the Geogetown game even when he missed some free throws). 20 games into the season and Yogi will be as calm as can be since he will then be an “experienced” freshman. I hope to see more Mo. I think VO has been a monster on D and does not get the recognition. He will match up with McAdoo if he is hot…..The critical game is when we face a more mature NC team in the NCAAs. They will be better then. So will we with Hanner back.
    IU 80 – 73. Tight game till the end.

  • http://twitter.com/DrewLyon21 Drew Lyon

    So excited for this game tomorrow. Tried to get tickets but alas, they were way out of my price range. Oh well, watching it on the big screen is still alright with me.
    Also, congrats to you and your wife on the second child Alex.

  • Stevie

    Seeing now that PJ Hairston is questionable for tomorrow. Judging from teammates and Roy Williams’ comments, it doesn’t look like he will play.

  • Kenneth234

    The only concern I have in this game is for the officiating. Will the refs allow UNC to batter and grab IU players like they were in their failed comeback against Butler in Maui? If so, will it be enough to keep UNC in it, or cause IU to match the physicality in which causes them to get into foul trouble in the front line? I cannot imagine UNC having the skilled talent to come to Assembly Hall and out shoot us or out defend us.

  • Kenneth234

    The only concern I have in this game is for the officiating. Will the refs allow UNC to batter and grab IU players like they were in their failed comeback against Butler in Maui? If so, will it be enough to keep UNC in it, or cause IU to match the physicality in which causes them to get into foul trouble in the front line? I cannot imagine UNC having the skilled talent to come to Assembly Hall and out shoot us or out defend us.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    who will be calling game Tues night?

  • Kevin Tolliver

    I agree dont think Wat guarding Paige is a good idea.
    If we dont play zone, Wat should guard McAdoo.

  • HoosierPat

    Free throws could be crucial in this one. Gotta hit the free ones.

  • HostileHoosier

    I think Vic will have McAdoo in Transition and switch with CWat on Def end. I dont think NC can run with IU so I am going to stick my neck out here and say IU by 16.
    CTC just has way to many scoring threats and he know how to use them!
    I see another game where we have 5 players in double figures!
    Another thing to watch for in this game IMO is how many rebounds can CWat comes up with this game, it will give CTC a good gauge of where he is in that department!
    Yogi WILL bounes back and show us all why he is here at IU and have a 8 point 7 assist game!
    This may be a mistake on my part but I am going to say that JH is going to have a big game off the bench in this game as he knows he has to slow down some playing NC. I think this kid has talent off the charts if he slows down and plays his game!
    I am nat faulting CTC here at all but as a freshman JH is being told PUSH,RUN,PASS the ball and I think its in his head. This game I think he will be a bit slower deciding what to do and I think 12-16 points for him. (I hope so anyway I like this kid)

  • HoosierPat

    I am going to have nightmares of TVTed, Ed Hightower, and Jim Burr.

  • SCHoosier

    Yea add Dicky V as the announcer and I’m gonna have to take some stomach disorder medcine

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