POTB 103: Fool’s gold or a turning point?

  • 12/21/2015 12:50 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich look back on IU’s 80-73 win over Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic and also look ahead to the start of Big Ten play.

Among the topics discussed:

· How the Hoosiers managed to come back from 16 down
· The importance of Troy Williams in the win and good Troy vs. bad Troy
· Offensive rebounding and whether it’s Indiana’s overlooked strength
· The emotions of Thomas Bryant
· Whether IU’s win over Notre Dame is a turning point or fool’s gold

And plenty more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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  • yimyames

    Wonder, how many of those rich ND kids on the front row wish they were getting candy stripes for Christmas? lol.

  • Old_Time_Hoosier

    Great points. Agree with you on the assessment of the team. The only thing I don’t agree with is that Yogi is one of the best guards IU has had. Buckner, Thomas, Wittman, Woodson, Alford, Greg Graham were all much better. Possibly a couple of others. He’s in that group with Smart, Wilkerson, Guyton, etc. One of the better guards, not one of the best. And that’s a shame really because he had the potential to be right there with Thomas as the best

  • Bill Graham

    I think the thing that helps us is the BIG is very top heavy this year. Most years our lack of defensive improvement would be exposed by the competitive nature of the BIG, but this year we can have a bad game and still beat teams like Ohio State and Minnesota… but that won’t fly against MSU or the terps. The bottom line is that offense wins games (like the Notre Dame game), but I don’t see us in contention for a BIG championship or tan NCAA title with our defensive state.

  • PBzeer

    Based on past experience, it’s hard not to see the ND game as just another tease of what could be.

    At this point, I see 9 guys that have a legitimate place in the rotation, and as long as JBJ starts, I don’t see how we can’t go three guard when he’s on the floor, as I think we need RJ on the floor as much as possible (and running the point when Yogi sits). I don’t though, see the 3 guard lineup as our best one, just a necessary one, given that JBJ will continue to be a starter.

  • Hardwood83

    I agree with your overall point, but OSU looked pretty good at times against pUKe. Not a great shooting team certainly, but big and athletic. I could see them causing problems, and if they get hot shooting or taking the ball to the basket- ugghhh. They are very young though so would expect them to wilt in a tough road enviroment. Like you said after the top few teams the B1G drops off quickly.