POTB 118: A North Carolina preview

  • 03/24/2016 5:43 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a second episode this week with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s bonus edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by C.L. Brown of ESPN.com to preview Indiana’s Sweet Sixteen matchup on Friday against North Carolina.

Among the topics discussed:

· North Carolina’s performances in their first two NCAA tournament games
· What the Hoosiers need to do to be successful against North Carolina
· C.L.’s thoughts on the Hoosiers when he saw them lose at Duke in December
· The Brice Johnson matchup and how IU will try to guard him
· Whether or not UNC is comfortable playing a small lineup if necessary
· Why this is North Carolina’s best defensive team since 2011
· North Carolina’s bench and its importance to their success

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

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  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    This has been one of the slowest moving week that I can remember. Last week emotionally flew by at the speed of sound. IU tomorrow baby!!!!! Can’t wait!!!!

  • nmendel

    FYI, the download link is pointing to episode 117.

  • Fixed.

  • HoosierDom

    I really don’t understand why people point to UNC’s first two rounds and say how impressive they are. We beat a solid 12 seed by more than they beat a terrible 16 seed. They struggled for 30 minutes against a 9 seed while we outplayed an underseeded 4 seed. Seems to me that if both teams continue playing the way they have been through the first 2 games then we will win handily. Am I missing something?

  • jat00

    At least we have some good games to watch tonight.

  • bleeding crimson

    The only thing you’re missing is, can we shut down the lane, make our 3’s, don’t have huge TO’s and TW has to play within himself instead of having an out of body experience. TW and NZ are the X-factors.

  • HoosierDom

    I don’t disagree, but other than hitting our 3’s that is exactly what we did the first 2 games.

    I didn’t watch enough of their games to have an educated opinion as to what happened, but only beating FGC by 16 is not impressive. If we had done that in the out of conference season this board would have been up in arms calling for Crean’s job. Now UNC does that in the tournament and that is supposed to be some sign that they are rolling? Then they play Providence even for 30 minutes? If they play the kind of game that would tie Providence for the first 30 minutes and we play the kind of game that beats Kentucky for that same 30 minutes we are going to be so far ahead that the last 10 won’t matter.

    I don’t doubt that they are good, they might even be better than us – though I don’t see too much evidence of that – but, thus far in this tournament it seems to me that we have been far more impressive. Here’s hoping I am still saying that 36 hours from now.

  • bleeding crimson

    I do agree with what you’re thinking but we can not let them have their way in the paint. If TB gets called for two quick fouls then he sits the bench which the could will open the lane. You also have to keep in mind that you can not compare who we played and who they played because of some many different varibles, such as match ups, good and bad shooting nights, Def, Rebounding etc. We need to find out what their biggest weakness is an exploit that. We know???they are not a great 3 pt shooting team.
    If we keep the TO’s down, rebound the ball, play our fast transition game and keep TW within himself we should be just fine. The other X-factor is the health of the team.
    Go Hoosiers.