At the Buzzer: Indiana 73, Kentucky 67

  • 03/19/2016 7:45 pm in

DES MOINES, Iowa – Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 73-67 win over Kentucky:

How it happened: Indiana and Kentucky were tied at 50 with 8:04 to play, but as one team looked gas and out of legs, the other started to thrive. Down the stretch, the Wildcats simply couldn’t handle IU freshman Thomas Bryant. The 6-foot-10 freshman had 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half as the Hoosiers advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. It didn’t come easy, but Yogi Ferrell rebounded from a tough start to finish with 18 points. Ferrell was 1-of-6 to start and looked outmatched by Tyler Ulis, who finished with 27 points. But it was Ferrell’s team who got the last laugh as Indiana took care of the ball and made enough free throws down the stretch to emerge victorious. Ferrell finished with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Standout performer: Bryant scored a team-high 19 points for the Hoosiers, including seven of nine free throws. Bryant’s two free throws with 10.4 seconds to play sealed the victory for Indiana.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana limited the nation’s number one offense to just .94 points per possession. Just as the Hoosiers won the Big Ten because of their defense, they’re headed to the Sweet 16 for the same reason.

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    LOL !!!!! Instant classic !!!!


    Gee, that probably has a little something to do with him saying that he hates the Big 12 SEC Conference matchups, geez what a whiner he is. I bet he wouldn’t have been complaining about it if they had beat Kansas

  • One weakness of this team is that it starts out slow. It’s like it takes us a few minutes to get a feel for the other team. And in the first few minutes of every game, I find myself thinking, “It’s okay. OG will be in soon,” because he literally changes the essence of a game the second he steps on the floor.

    It’s like we’re letting _them_ settle into _their_ game plan before kicking the defense up another notch and completely disrupting whatever they thought they were doing. What a weapon.


    Me very jealous of you


    Yes at times when he was in the game it almost seemed like their strategy was for ywho evver guarded him to drive to the basket

  • ForeverIU

    I watched half of the game at Uptown Cafe, the second half at Upstairs Pub. Then was walking back home and people were going crazy, herds of students (lol) running in the middle of the street on Kirkwood, so I decided to walk into a few bars on Walnut just to soak up the atmosphere. Looking forward to next weekend! Will drink one for you.

  • Yep, it’s been one of the (remaining) mysteries of this team. I don’t think ti’s ever been intentional, I know CTC has been talking about it forever, but in the flow of games for whatever reason the ball just never got in there with any consistency. As in so many things in life, maybe people just need to _see_ something before they’ll understand it, and yesterday TB showed them what he can do.

    Better late than never, maybe?


    Sorry but if it’s for me just one is not gonna cut it. lol After reading this comment I had to close my eyes and fade into memories long since come and gone, but so easily and vividly revisited. If this stretch of excellent bball continues, I may very well have to make the drive, step out of my vehicle, say, hello my old friend, it has been way too long since I last seen you and then make some great new memories. lol

  • Chappy Dan

    He’s got go-go-gadget arms!

  • ForeverIU

    MIKE how far are you from Bloomington? Would love to meet and hang out with you in person one day. You represent the best of IU basketball.

  • Justin Beard

    It seems OG’s recruiting rankings made about as much sense as the tournament seeding this year.

  • Ole Man

    Mike, you’ve got people who believe IU wouldn’t have a basketball team if TC wasn’t in existence. The sun rises and sets if you know what I mean.
    They refuse to acknowledge that TC and the players rise and fall as a group, as a team. They are quick to acknowledge when Troy makes a mistake, but not so much that TC is also prone to human error.