At the buzzer: Indiana 105, McNeese State 60

  • 12/12/2015 8:39 pm in

A few quick thoughts on Indiana’s 105-60 win against McNeese State:

How it happened: After a slow start, IU went on a big first half run of to put it out of reach for McNeese State. Over a stretch of 10:33, the Hoosiers outscored the Cowboys 37-11. McNeese State was as bad as advertised, and IU is now 8-3 on the season heading into the Crossroad Classic where it will play Notre Dame. Outside of some exciting Troy Williams dunks, really nothing too exciting or important to see here.

Standout performer: James Blackmon Jr. had a game high 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting. He made five threes, and outside of one possession in the first half, didn’t stand out negatively on defense. He also had four rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Adding to it, he had zero turnovers.

Statistics that stand out: IU had only nine turnovers for turnover percentage of just 12. After 17 against IPFW, the ball was taken care of much better on Saturday. The only player with more than one was Troy Williams with four.

Number that needs work: Rebounding has continued to be inconsistent this season for the Hoosiers. They were never really able to separate themselves on the glass from the Cowboys, and finished with 47 rebounds to McNeese State’s 40. But overall, not many numbers to be picky about after a blowout win like this one.

Final Stats:

final-stats

final-tempo

Filed to:

  • Tahoegirl

    We beat a really bad team, yay!

  • Ole Man

    This summation is incomplete. It ignores the play of Thomas Bryant. He hustled. He played good D for the most part. He grabbed five offensive boards and missed a double-double by one rebound.

  • Breakfast at Bruce’s

    They held McNeese to well below their FG% and 3P%. So let’s not get sarcastic.

  • Breakfast at Bruce’s

    Player of the Game: Tim Priller!

  • Kevin Blackistone

    every game that Priller gets in, he is the player of the game!

  • Kevin Blackistone

    at home. We moved the McNeese St. record to 1-6. Give Crean another 5 years!

  • Breakfast at Bruce’s

    2 minutes 2 steals 2 points 2 rebounds!

  • Tahoegirl

    Sarcasm is all I have left!

  • Tahoegirl

    Well I hope it helps Bryant’s funk, he seems like a good kid, but it’s hard for me to glean anything based on playing mcneese state

  • SCHoosier

    Growth game for the younger players. Troy’s 4 TO’s (should have been 5) was disappointing in that they all came from sloppy passes..which have become Troy’s “signature move.” Don’t mean to be harsh..but I have no confidence when the ball is in Troy’s hands to INITIATE a play. TB had a good evening..his second foul looked like a direct result of his complaining about the first. He settled down after that. Still have to prove we can beat a “somebody.”. Next chances comes against ND.

  • TomJameson

    He’s growing into the game. Considering all the hype, either warranted or unwarranted, it’s hard to remember that he is still a freshman and may possibly need to get “acclimated” to the speed and physicality of the college game. I think that is happening game-to-game. He’s growing and learning.

    As is the team (I hope). I know this was a very unskilled team, but I still saw a lot of open threes and too many lanes to the rim. But I did see a lot of better positioning from the guards.

    A few good things happening, still bad things happening….

  • TomJameson

    One of those turnovers was because of a bad pass from Yogi who was cutting under the basket. The little behind-the-back pass back to Troy was too low and it bounced off his leg OOB. Troy did get his hands on it as it was bouncing along there, but just couldn’t control it. Maybe that should be a 1/2 TO for each. LOL

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    I agree with your summation of Bryant, coupled with the fact that he has been injured twice so far this season, he has been pretty good.
    You can tell that the foot is still bothering him by his slower reaction time.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    That has to make him the most improved player at IU for the month!

  • bvillehoosier

    I’m so over this team…guessing a lot of others are as well looking at the staggering number of comments on this thread. Don’t give two expletives what we do against a 1-5 mid major that sucks. Let’s see what we do against the Irish in Indy next weekend. I predict some Crean defenses that dazzle the mind and spirit…and I don’t mean that in a good way.

  • bvillehoosier

    Same here.

  • bvillehoosier

    At least! I mean Seth Greenberg talks all the time about what a great job Creany Tom has done! He’s such a smart guy…if only those darn players were smart enough to learn his 1-2-1-1 man to man zone defense…then we’d really have something!

  • nmstan

    Good Troy; Bad Troy! LOL. All I know is he’s not going to get to the NBA with that free-throw percentage of his.