Report: Anunoby to play against Butler

  • 12/15/2016 8:46 am in

Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby, who has missed the last three games with an ankle injury, will return on Saturday against Butler in the Crossroads Classic according to Andy Katz of ESPN.com.

The 6-foot-8 forward was cleared prior to Indiana’s game last Saturday against Houston Baptist, but did not play after participating in warmups.

Anunoby injured his left ankle in the final minutes of IU’s 76-67 win over North Carolina in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

In six games this season, Anunoby is averaging 12.5 points, six rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.3 minutes per game. He’s scored in double figures five times.

Indiana and Butler will tip off at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on the Big Ten Network.

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  • HAVOC

    No, I get it. I fully agree with that. Although, football is the sport that coaches tend to keep the opposition guessing. Basketball? Eh, I guess. But I wasn’t necessarily referring to CTC ruling OG in or out. I was referring to the way that CTC seems to make excuses for players being sick or hurt when they have an awful game. Either way, I don’t claim to know anymore than anyone else… but CTC does make excuses on occasion.

  • HAVOC

    HAHA!… I have been rationalizing the same way! Thank God for our Hoosiers! And it’s pretty cool that the Foster Farms Bowl is on my birthday :D.

  • HAVOC

    *sniffles* I know :(((

  • That’ll be fun. Actually, I’m pretty happy about the IU football developments. I never really liked Wilson, and I remember being turned off a bit by his pressuring Diamont to return–ironically enough. I think Allen’s going to be a good coach for the program. So, yeah, that’s something else to look forward to.

  • HAVOC

    You’re NOT FUNNY. :'(

  • HAVOC

    … although, we do need a back-up lol

  • HAVOC

    We have some young guys on the O-line that could really develop. It should be an interesting off-season.

  • timamac

    My comments aren’t directly related to this article. I’m watching ESPN 2 broadcasting from the Mecca of High School Gyms(’82 grad of New Castle), the game between New Albany (Romeo Langford) and various coaches attending, but no Crean! Listed top ten recruitment, no IU, but Alabama?! Alford’s UCLA #2(his dad was there.. great guy, my gym teacher).
    Thus Jarron Jackson kid from La. Lumier(org Indy), going to Michigan State…. Why isn’t Crean getting these Indiana players?! Not getting the kid from Indianapolis NC, and kid from Ft. Wayne.

  • HAVOC

    Absolutely!.. I love Allen’s approach to our team! Family menatality. I’d love to see our boys spank Utah! Allen is the type of coach that actually might stay here too!… unlike Wilson, where I always had this feeling that he’d leave in a heartbeat if he was offered a job at a “football school”. I truly think Allen is the coach we have needed and wanted all along!

  • Piker

    Butler has bigs but they play small in regards to height. The front court guys getting the most minutes are 6-7 6-8 guys. Bunk and Fowler are 6-10 guys but usually play 10 minutes apiece. They are a real good D team so we need to play D too. I think we are good with TB or DD alone or together. Limit turnovers and win the rebounding game and IU wins by 10.

  • HAVOC

    That’s right, buddy! Lol ZM does create havoc with his efforts alone. What a hustle guy! He naturally makes his teammates better and stronger because his efforts are contagious! If we get down in any game, insert our boy ZM, and he will be an adrenaline shot in the arm!

  • Darrell Allen

    Interesting comparing the actual PT (and starts) of Zach McRoberts thus far to the zero endorsements mentioned here on this BB “expert coaching” forum! Apparently, CTC must see something these experts have overlooked 🙂

  • HAVOC

    Read below! I endorse ZM all day long! The kid makes everyone on the court look like they’re sprinting in quick sand!

  • HAVOC

    Ah, us simpletons don’t know what’s going on. We can all talk about what we think Crean should be doing… but Crean is a proven recruiter. I’m not sweating it. After IU wins this national championship, recruits will be lining up to come to IU!

  • Piker

    I believe coach is getting ready for the Butler game.

  • Hoosierkamp

    It would be nice to combat Keilan Martin coming in with OG to lock him down….

  • cbags05

    If that is legit I have the same question.

  • cbags05

    Yup. I had the same conversation with a Duke fan who was concerned about mid season rotations.

  • ForeverIU

    Rob 24.8 mins and Josh 26.3

  • cbags05

    I was thinking the havoc pun but you win.

  • Chappy Dan

    I foresee a steal and dunk, a step-back 3, and a put-back jam to seal the deal.

  • cbags05

    As long as DD can stay out of foul trouble.

  • cbags05

    I love your imagination.

  • cbags05

    Fighter

  • cbags05

    “Do you guys remember the last time we played a team from this state?”

  • cbags05

    Unless he is moving laterally.

  • If I’m not mistaken, he was showing signs of good positioning, blocking without leaving his feet, etc. But then I think last game he got into foul trouble. So, we’ll see.

  • IULore

    Indiana was in Romeo’s top 10. Alabama was not. Not sure where you saw that.