Open Thread: Predict Indiana’s record for the 2017-18 season

  • 08/25/2017 8:18 am in

We’re eleven weeks from the regular season tipping off and we’re back with a contest that has become a site favorite over the years.

We’re giving you the opportunity to predict IU’s regular season record for the upcoming season. There are 12 non-conference games and 18 Big Ten games for a total of 30 contests.

Now that the entire non-conference schedule and the Big Ten schedules have been announced, our schedule page has been updated and is available here for your reference.

This year, we’re awarding the winner $75 to spend at Amazon.com.

Here’s how the contest will work: This thread will remain open until the season opener on Friday, Nov. 10. The only way to enter is to post your prediction in the comments below this post. Submissions via email, Twitter, Facebook or anywhere besides the comments below will be ignored.

Your guesses will then be locked in and following the Ohio State game on February 23, we’ll revisit the comments and pull out all of the correct guesses. Everyone that gets the regular season record correct will then be entered into a drawing for the prize. If only one person guesses the regular season record correctly, no drawing will be required. We will contact the winner directly.

Feel free to provide an explanation with your prediction, but please post the final record as the first thing in your comment. It makes for easier record keeping. Also, one entry per person, please.

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  • Phillip Zabst

    16-14. We will be competitive up until 3:00 minutes left in the game. This is where we will lose most of our games. We have no ‘go to’ man down the stretch who can make the big play. Love my Hoosiers, but it’ll take a couple of years to get the kind of players that Archie wants on HIS team.

  • GrantRN

    24-6. Some narrow losses and maybe even a couple big wins early in the season will lead to a strong end of season run and NCAA tournament !!

  • Doug

    20-10

  • Missing Moye

    Full disclosure that I was going to go 17-13, but at the time I posted no one else had chosen 16-14 so I figured I’ll go for a better chance at winning. 🙂

    That said, I think a lot of players on the team are lacking fundamentals and have some bad habits, and that doesn’t get corrected overnight. There a few roster deficiencies, the schedule is tough, and it’s a new system. I mentioned elsewhere, but for all of Archie’s successes at Dayton, they didn’t make the tourney until his 3rd year. I’m as optimistic about the future as anyone, but I’m trying to remember that instant success for a new system is a very, very rare thing.

    I’d love to be wrong.

  • IU track Alumni

    21-9

  • HoosierBballNut

    20-10

  • ARP

    17-13.

  • iubase

    18-12. Improvement over next 5 yrs. no switching D in the same possession. Sweet 16 in the next 3-5 yrs and then consistent elite 8s and sweet 16s with a banner in next 5-7 yrs

  • Rodney Fender

    16 – 14

  • James Sasser

    22-8

  • Mr.Bailey

    23-7

  • Mark A.

    15-15 Lost all of their scoring abilities. New coach for the players to adopt the new concept. This will take time to rebuild. Die hard fan Go Hoosier!!!

  • 21-9

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    19-11

  • Sorry, I accidentally clicked ‘down’ instead of Reply. But — I think hopefully this year our ‘go to’ man down the stretch could actually be our Defense.

  • Jake Limbach

    22-8

  • kelton drewery

    23-7

  • Tim Alcorn

    21-9

  • Matthew Moran

    18-12

  • Larry Brown

    19-11
    Might be too optimistic given lack of inside scoring and depth, but perimeter play should be strong.

  • Larry Brown

    beasts tend to commit fouls …. then what?

  • Gashaus Gorilla

    20-10

  • iufeller

    28-2

  • Scott Murphy

    19-11
    hopeful for 22-8 but too many unknown factors. Still on the “wait and see” program with Coach. cautiously optimistic

  • Guyton25

    21 wins is what I want to hope for, but we’ll probably win more like 19. I don’t see why we can’t finish 5th or 6th. I think most people are underestimating Hartman and Davis.

  • Outoftheloop

    20-10; 8-4 non-conference; 12-6 B1G.

  • ryiufan

    20-10. Let’s go!

  • Rob Hayes

    19-11 (8-10 B1G) This is best case, IMO. The non-conference schedule has the potential to demoralize, but I think they’ll find a way to stay above water. I love what Archie is building at IU.

  • Andrew Sordelet

    22-8

  • Steve Morgan

    17-13. Tempted to say 19-11, but I think there will be some growing pains this year, particularly at the end of games unless JS and CM become go-to studs down the stretch.

  • Timothy Schwartz

    17-13 go hoosiers and new coach Archie Miller!!!?

  • Bill Shomaker

    19-11, trying to temper my enthusiasm but seriously hard to do right now. Just like most, enjoying what Archie is building, but think it will still take him a couple to get to where he would like to be and then a couple more to consistently be there.

  • William Kunkel

    21-9

  • Ty Goodwin

    Schedule is really tough, but still a tournament team. 19-11.

  • Sarah Davis

    20-10

  • Warren Margolies

    19-11.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    22-8. Improved defense will win us some games we otherwise wouldn’t have.

  • jeff janda

    21-9, with the arrow pointing up for the future

  • bhorns

    23-7

  • pdhoosier

    21-9