Around the Hall: Varying opinion on IU’s tournament outlook

  • 03/18/2013 12:06 pm in

031813uewAround the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.

· Nate Silver of The New York Times has advancement probabilities for every region and has IU at a 52.3% chance of reaching the Final Four.

· Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated pencils in Indiana and Louisville as the favorites to win the national championship.

· Winn’s SI colleague, Pete Thamel, picks Miami to win the East region.

· Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports delivers a NCAA Tournament edition of Forde Minutes and includes the Hoosiers among the teams with the best chance to cut down the nets in Atlanta.

· Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com has ten bold predictions for the tournament including this: Indiana will win every game, prior to the Final Four, by double digits.

· Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com believes that despite missing out on the Midwest No. 1 seed, Indiana still got a better deal than Louisville.

· Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star writes that while IU deserved the No. 1 overall seed, its initial games aren’t daunting.

· The East region preview from NBCSports.com predicts an IU-Miami final with the Hoosiers marching on.

· The Dagger on Yahoo! Sports has the Hoosiers marching on to Atlanta.

· Bruce Pearl and John Gasaway of ESPN preview the East region.

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  • MillaRed

    Like i said buddy, keep walking on that water. Even if it’s in your own mind.

  • Geoff_85

    I think we all remember the end of the VCU game.

  • InTheMtns

    And this just in: UK still not in the big Dance.

    And, ooops, now they’re not in the NIT either.

  • InTheMtns

    And this just in: UK still not in the big Dance.

    And, ooops, now they’re not in the NIT either.

  • IUMIKE1

    John Calislimy is somewhere right now muttering to himself, ” no matter HOW much ya pay for a high school player these days you still can’t count on them to get the job done ” and ” I can remember the days when you could buy a good high school player for a few season tickets and a 4 year imaginary job for his dad or mom, hell they tell me that Rupp used to buy them for a freakin’ tractor, man I miss those days “

  • jaypay23

    Great to see Obama picking IU to win it all.

  • plane1972

    That’s fine, Remy. It’s not like anyone is AGAINST Milla here. The comments just come off as a left-handed compliment and a little ungrateful for the sh#t sandwich Crean has devoured the last four years. He’s proven himself already to many of us who don’t need the next 6 games to know what we “really have” in a coach. Apparently, he still has work to do with some others of us. That’s cool. No need to get in a twist over it.

  • plane1972

    Nice post!

  • SCHoosier

    That sounded like a challenge to me! Hope TC is up to it..I think playing new teams will help. We had a great spirit and mojo in last years tourney..hope we have the same this year.

  • SCHoosier

    when you look at our problem inbounding the ball and defending same..I’d say there is some room for speculation.

  • SCHoosier

    Defense..boards..pull up jumper and going to the hole..same as he did last year..all we need from him. 3pt shot last resort…never early in a possessions..especially if Cody is available.

  • SCHoosier

    Zeller will spend his time with Howell..and if IU let’s Wood fire a 3 from the corner (which we have proved we can’t cover) could be a long night.

  • SCHoosier

    Zeller will spend his time with Howell..and if IU let’s Wood fire a 3 from the corner (which we have proved we can’t cover) could be a long night.

  • MillaRed

    Yes, i am ungrateful to Tom Crean. I so want Sampson back. You figured me out Plane.