Podcast on the Brink: Matt Roth

  • 03/08/2013 12:34 pm in

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One of the most prolific shooters in Hoosier history, Matt Roth, joins Podcast on the Brink this week to discuss his time at Indiana and what the current Hoosiers need to do to bounce back from their recent struggles.

Co-hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers talk to Roth about his impressions from Tuesday’s game, which he attended, and how the Buckeyes were able to stifle the Hoosiers.

Among the other topics discussed:

· What giving a senior speech at Assembly Hall is like
· Whether Roth thought he’d be on the ’12-13 Hoosiers
· The evolution of Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo at Indiana
· How Indiana can recover in time for postseason play
· His shooting stroke and current basketball career

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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  • oregoniu

    Funny how Matt was the odd man out this year because of the incoming freshman, then: Buss not making the grade, Hanner and Peter missing most of the season and not developing enough to contribute. Matt is just what this team could use right now. Hindsight always seems to be 20/20.

  • oregoniu

    Funny how Matt was the odd man out this year because of the incoming freshman, then: Buss not making the grade, Hanner and Peter missing most of the season and not developing enough to contribute. Matt is just what this team could use right now. Hindsight always seems to be 20/20.

  • AtariHero

    How helpful would it have been to have Roth in there against OSU or MIN when we needed to spread the floor more and hit some deep shots? How helpful would it be to have Roth right now over half of those other guys on the bench? Of course… Roth could have come back as a walk-on…

  • Kevin Tolliver

    . We knew he was a great shooter. Why wouldn’t any one want a shooter like that on your team? To me even before season started, I thought it was a huge mistake to not keep him. With Hulls, Roth, and Watford outside in some games swinging the ball around would really open up the middle for Cody and the driving lanes for Vic or Yogi. Im not saying that should have been the starting line up but it would have been a very nice option. Missed opportunity.

  • mailman42

    IU needs a shooter to step up after Hulls leaves or next year will be a long one.

  • JohnFromBeyond

    To all the people thinking it was a mistake that Roth wasn’t on the team this year… In August 2012, which scholarship player would you have told to pay his own way, or go find another school?

    Personally I don’t think having a one dimensional shooter on the team right now would make a big difference. That guy still has to play defense, and make his own shots, to be on the court any significant time.

  • Abellham Lincoln

    I can see both sides of the argument. There were obviously things IU and Roth had to figure out for him to play such as a degree program and would he take a walk-on status and pay his own way. The hyped “Movement” and the added scholarship issue didnt help. At the time, would he even play was a question. I personally wanted us to have all the weapons we could get our hands on, so I would have welcomed his playing experience and deep three ball.

  • InTheMtns

    John, your points are right on the money – we didn’t have enough scholarships for the incoming freshmen and Matt. I like Matt a lot, but I agree with you that he was fairly one-dimensional. More importantly though, we needed to build for the future with the incoming freshmen and the scholarships went to them. Matt’s experience might have been nice to have this season and in the post-season, but other than that, I don’t think he would have added that much more to the team’s success. It was sure nice to hear from him again, though, on the podcast.

  • shknqk

    Most folks would have had Austin etherington pegged for Roths role. Remember that guy? And Roth couldn’t get a shot off as well as hulls, which was demonstrated in last years tournaments.