Video: Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage highlights

  • 10/25/2015 10:14 am in

Saturday night’s Hoosier Hysteria ended with a 15-minute scrimmage won by the Cream team, 35-28, over the Crimson.

We’ve compiled two minutes of highlights from the scrimmage below and after the jump, you can find unofficial stats from the night cap of Hysteria:

Cream:
Yogi Ferrell: Four points, three assists, one rebound 4 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists
Tim Priller: Three points
Robert Johnson: Seven points, three assists, two rebounds
O.G. Anunoby: Eight points, two rebounds, one steal, one block
Ryan Burton: five rebounds
Thomas Bryant: 13 points, four rebounds, one block, one steal

Crimson:
James Blackmon Jr.: Six points, four assists, one rebound, one steal
Nick Zeisloft: Three rebounds, one assist
Troy Williams: Nine points, two assists, two blocks, one steal, one rebound
Max Bielfeldt: Seven points, one rebound
Juwan Morgan: Six points, two rebounds, one steal

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  • SilentBob

    The one and only thing that really sticks out to me on these highlights is OGs instincts. Nothing ground breaking, just smart basketball. Realizes he has the miss match twice with NZ guarding him and takes it strong to the rim. Realizes Troy is an athlete who often is impatient and goes up straight for the block. Of course got a nice steal, then almost poked it away with his long arms again when Rob drived. Over the past few seasons we’ve had a lot of high motor guys, but too few good instincts guys. From the extremely short view I’ve had of OG he seems to have a chance of being a good instincts guy. Really looking forward to watching his development.

  • straight no chaser

    I agree with you, mostly. But when it comes to CTC, and as much as I want to support and manifest good things for him, I still see him as being somewhere near the top of a pyramid and therefore naturally a lighting rod of sorts. I think it’s okay to criticize him, even give him heck sometimes. He does the same to his own players (in public rebuke), after all. As a matter of principle I tend not to criticize players because they are at the bottom of a power structure that hardly gives them any platform to respond to (or even preempt) criticism. Having said that, I will soon write some reflections on what I think of CTC’s coaching paradigm, in a good way. LOL.

  • straight no chaser

    Clyde, are you saying we can’t have a top notch team both on offense and defense without becoming corrupt? Maybe. And, yes, if this is the trade-off, then I’ll live with an average defense. But I ask myself: Why with our fantastic resources and ambitious players can’t we ever have a top notch defense, just like we have with offense? There is no excuse for it. Bring in a defensive specialist and admit to your shortcomings, LOL. (I’m addressing CTC, not you!!).

  • Young Hoosier

    The thing OG needs to work on is ball handling and foot work. Those are his biggest things.

  • I in no way am saying the coach, or players, can’t be criticized. Especially the coaches. But it should be fair-minded and not arbitrary and unthinking. I was pretty pissed at Crean last year, towards the end, too. Especially after that Northwestern game. But that didn’t mean we therefore needed to torpedo the rest of the team and season. Thoughtful criticism is good, mindless antipathy bad. I think we probably agree on this.

  • I was unaware of this. This is great news. You’re right, we certainly don’t need any more “flash,” and can always use bruisers and somebody to clean up the garbage. I’m happy to hear this.

  • Just saw on the side column here that Wisconsin was #1 in offense last year and 54th in defense. I’d be pleased with this, for this year.

  • Absolutely agree. I hope he gets some playing time and learns to just settle into a role for now. With some time and experience, he could be spectacular. Love to see him fill in where Holt left off. Just a spark off the bench and a few quality minutes here and there, maybe some good help-side defense and rebounding…that’s all we need. Anything else will be bonus from him this year. And it’s always possible that he turns out to be the dark-horse freshman shocker of the conference…unlikely, but anything is possible. Kid will be solid, if not this year, then the next.

  • 323SGrant

    Yep, Holt would have helped.

  • IULore

    TB has some serious understanding on how to score. Looking forward to this season

  • SilentBob

    Yupp those would be good areas for him to work on in the future to maximize his overall skill. But this year I just want him, and coach, to stick to his strengths and maybe be a defensive catalyst off the bench.

  • SilentBob

    Don’t mention that name, it makes me sad lol. I’m trying to repress it from my memory. Two very different players but I get what you’re saying. I could see him carving out 10 minutes a game for himself, and really being a fine role player as a freshmen. Depending on how many players we lose after this season, I could see him starting as early as next year if he really applies himself. But I’m trying to contain myself as the season hasn’t even begun yet and I’ve often regretted speculating to early about such things hahahaha.

  • Bballpop

    It seems that every time we went zone we got burned.

  • Mr. Mitchell

    Let’s be real. Too many lay ups. Defense wins. Stop letting people lay the ball up so easy for crying out loud.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I love your optimism and thanks for your observations. However, I think your final statement is more than a little “over the top”. “the team to follow this season”….”no other squad that compares to this one, in terms of pure basketball beauty”….I love watching IU play and I think they are generally very easy on the eyes but you seem like a really knowledgeable fan so I know that you understand the importance of good defense. Can a team that is extremely suspect on defense be the incomparable best in “terms of pure basketball beauty”?

  • TomJameson

    Center — TB, then Max, then Juwan, then (probably) Collin. My guesses of course, but the most logical IMO.

    You know the most important thing I got out of that rehashing is your second-to-last sentence, where you actually use the word moot correctly. Probably my biggest grammar pet peeve is when folks use mute instead. LOL

  • TomJameson

    I hope nobody seriously thought this scrimmage was anything about defense, or even defensive intensity. Pretty sure CTC said that all this was about was having fun, for the team and the fans, and specifically said not to look for too much defense.

    We’ll see how the defense is this year when we watch the first game, and not any sooner.

  • marcusgresham

    I said on a previous thread that I’m hoping Morgan’s rough night had more to do with the fact that he was forced to guard Bryant than with any actual shortcomings of his own. He was clearly undersized for that role. Also, to support you, I’d point out that Morgan picked up 4 fouls in a 15-minute scrimmage, but wasn’t on the floor all of those 15 minutes.
    I’d liked to have seen OG banging with Thomas. If you get a good look at OG’s thighs you have to wonder how anyone could ever move him off the block.

  • marcusgresham

    When the players walked to their tables to sign autographs OG was with Bryant and is the only one who is close to his size.
    As we went through the line I said to him, “they said you were 6’7 when you signed, 6’8 when you got here. You may be 7-0 by the time you leave.”
    When he stands next to Troy it’s amazing how much bigger OG is.
    I don’t think it was a lack of effort for Morgan so much as it appeared maybe his head is still swimming a bit.

  • marcusgresham

    I originally thought that but after watching the other night I’m not so sure. The weakest part of OG’s game (at this point) is his outside shooting. I think he’ll be more of a 4 than a 3.

  • Arch Puddington

    Interesting observation about OG. Sometimes it is difficult to tell how big a player is from videos and pictures, even when they are standing right next to other players of known size. Luke Fischer looked about 6’9″ in some pictures, and about 7′ in others. Vonleh was that way to some extent as well. OG not only looks tall, he just looks big. Hopefully his size and skill continue to surprise once the real games begin.

  • IUMIKE1

    Not trying to throw my hat into the verbal debate you and ARP are having, but I am thinking that we will see Max back up TB more than anyone else. I’m not saying that we won’t see him at any other spots cause I think there will be times where we see him at spots, other than TB’s, for extended minutes, but I’m guessing the bulk of his minutes will easily come from relieving TB.

    Since I offered my opinion on what the two of you were discussing I guess I actually was throwing my hat in the ring, but you know what the hell I was trying to say. lol

  • IUMIKE1

    TJ commenting about his pet peeves when it comes to grammar. Not that we needed anymore proof that it has seemed like an eternity since we last had live, real game IU bball to watch, but there it is anyway. lol To quote Mike Davis, TJ, help is on the way.

  • straight no chaser

    No need to apologize IUMIKE. You are always more than welcome in any discussion. Also, the easiest way for an ITHer to beat me in an argument is for you to take his side. My point was that whatever we see as Max’s role/position/spot, we will see it occupied by OG at least as much time as we Max occupying it. So I basically see OG evolving over the course of the season as our next bext “big” option after Thomas. At the rate we are recruiting bigs for next year, OG might be our best option (if Thomas leaves), LOL, and at the very least our next best option (unless miraculously we two of the bigs we are recruiting). So the need for OG is there, but Hysteria presented him (to me at least) as an Emmitt Holt type immediate contributor, albeit very gradually.

  • IUMIKE1

    I agreed with most of your assessments above (and thus upvoted them), and am one of those that likes the longer in depth views of someone that is knowledgeable enough for it to not sound like someone just babbling on about nothing (I’m sure some see some of my longer ones as just that though lol). We seem to see the defensive thing somewhat differently though.

    Yes they did get better at rebounding and TO’s last season. Now compare where their starting point (end of year ncaa rankings if you will) was to improve on TO’s & rebounding compared to the starting point of where they are coming from on team defense (ended up 214th last season if I remember right) and it becomes a whole lot harder to become even an above average team in that respect, plus IMHO it’s noticeably easier to become better at those things than it is to become better at team defense.

    I’m not trying to nitpick you apart words wise, but for the sake of discussion we’ll say moderate improvement means we cut our ranking from last year by 75 spots, (my definition not yours) that would be quite the accomplishment in itself, but even doing that still leaves us with a triple digit ranking of 139, and I don’t think very many IU bball fans are going to be ok with that ranking, and in my opinion, they shouldn’t be. Now, if we take solid and significant improvement to mean that we shave twice that amount, 150 spots, off of our ranking from last year ( again my definition not yours) that gives us a team defensive ranking of 64. That is a ranking that I think most would be ok with, but, maybe more importantly, is it doable ? Has any team ever been able to improve by 150, or more spots, in that category in just one off season ? I don’t know but I’d have to think it has to be a very small club, if there even is such a club. Maybe we can either start that club if it doesn’t exist or at the very least join that it. When we compare a team defensive ranking of 64 to last year’s train wreck AND as long as we can still produce on offense the way we did last year, we should be a whole lot better than we were last season.

    I guess in short, I know we can, and will, be better than last year when it comes to team defense it’s just a matter of HOW much better we will be, cause we can be a whole lot better and still be a well below average team defensively. Team defense, is for sure, what I’ll be watching the closest this season. I’ll end this small novel with the ole saying that I have worn out this off season. We will only go as far as our team defense takes us.

  • IUMIKE1

    Man, my soreness from that debacle was just starting to go away and every time you mention EH it’s like someone poking that sore spot with a sharp stick and saying remember all that, remember how that all went down, don’t you ever forget that, lol. I’ve never been someone that thought it was a good idea to let a kid come back onto the team after being dismissed, but this might just be the one time that I could roll with that happening, but I seriously doubt he would ever even consider doing that, and I can’t say that I blame him for feeling like that.

  • IUMIKE1

    Agree, and with our schedule this season we, and more importantly “they”, shouldn’t have to wait until well into the schedule to get a good idea where we are team defense wise. Here’s to people saying WTH being a good thing when they watch us play defense, because it’s so much better. lol

  • IUMIKE1

    Speaking of arguments, probably the quickest way to get one started is for some to see you giving me that kind of ITH cred. lol

  • Robert Golden

    I will be shocked if Blackmon is a first round pick next year!

  • Mr. Mitchell

    They should have hired the Harlem globetrotters

  • Mr. Mitchell

    I just need something to clear this visual of the opposing team point guard driving to the cup for an easy lay up.

  • TomJameson

    Naw… you’ll have to wait for that one I guess. I understand your need though. LOL At least nobody tried to take a charge!

    I’m going to take it on faith that they HAVE improved … even Ken Pom has IU at #83 defense. Personally, I’ll wait to see them play.

  • TomJameson

    Not comparing the players, but everybody at the beginning of Vics Junior year would have said the same thing. At least shock at being a lottery pick, or a #2 pick. LOL

  • John D Murphy

    great post. Also, every player who is good isn’t good 10 minutes into their freshman year. It’s been awhile since we’ve had an old school 4. And I don’t think we’re expecting him to be Alan Henderson…I’ll take a Jadlow or Nover or Sloan. What it did show with him guarding Bryant is how careful TB will have to be to not get into foul trouble against quality teams.

  • marcusgresham

    Fischer and Vonleh were both really big (Vonleh’s hands may have been the biggest I’ve ever seen—and I used to sit next to Ilo Mutombo in class at USI) but I swear, OG’s thighs are bigger than both of them. He’s only going to get bigger in the upper body, and if he does all that without losing his agility (and possibly grows another inch or two,) he’s going to be pretty damn good. He still needs to work on that shot but that doesn’t worry me when I think about guys in similar positions who’ve come before him.

  • Dmoe

    How can you say that Morgan recieved to much hype based on 20 min. Just to let you know he was sick two weeks before with strip throat. You people kill me with your so called BB IQ of the game. I really wish some of you learn the game before you start downing these kids. Also if you have really followed the both of them you would have never made such a disrespectful comment.

  • Dmoe

    Thank you for pointing that out and that is the type of player he has also been. Like I said before you have to had watched him play in order to make statement on the caliber of player he is. People like to run off at the mouth without knowing all the facts or the the game, then once they realize how they prejudge now it’s great news happy to hear.

  • Dmoe

    You guys on this thread act like Morgan is a waste, I tell you what time will tail and all you Morgan bashers and non believers will have to take your foot out of your mouth. How about researching what this kid brings to the table. Not what a fun game for the fans shows. Smh

  • Dmoe

    How about cleaning up the garbage you have been saying about Morgan

  • marcusgresham

    Whoa there. I’m not bashing him at all. I agree with you that he’s going to be a solid player for IU but there’s a learning curve. I thought he played like a freshman the other night–he was physically outmatched (he was guarding a 5, and he’s not a 5 so that was to be expected. Had he shut down Bryant I’d have been pleasantly surprised,) he seemed just a half-beat slow (in reaction time that is, not physically,) and picked up fouls as a result. I think as far as his game he is about where Emmitt Holt was this time last year, so I’m not worried in the least bit about his potential.