At the buzzer: Indiana 77, Iowa 64

  • 12/04/2017 9:57 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 77-64 win over Iowa:

How it happened: It was a game of runs Monday night on Branch McCracken Court. Indiana made the first one, a 14-0 spurt in the first half and led 41-26 at the half. The Hoosiers scored 1.07 points per possession in the first half as turnovers and poor shooting stalled Iowa’s offense. But Indiana’s energy waned at the start of the second half as Iowa went on a 16-2 run to get within one at 43-42 with 16:42 to play. The Assembly Hall crowd grew restless and it looked like the Hoosiers would have their hands full down the stretch. Indiana, however, answered with an 18-0 run to notch its first conference win. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak going into Saturday’s showdown with Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center.


Standout performers: Juwan Morgan notched a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Collin Hartman provided a spark off the bench with 13 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes. De’Ron Davis was also solid, finishing with 13 points, six rebounds and four blocks in 18 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: After shooting just 5-of-21 on 3s in Saturday’s loss at Michigan, Indiana was better from the perimeter in the win over Iowa. The Hoosiers shot 8-of-21 on 3s. Indiana also had another strong game in terms of taking care of the ball and finished with a turnover percentage of 14.

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  • bball at nick’s

    That’s deep, man, very deep.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Went to swim laps with the wife didn’t watch the game…. never celebrate regular season victories except those against Purdue and that school in Lexington

  • Ole Man

    Biggest and best victory by IU this season.
    You guys want perfection?
    Go root for Duke.
    This is IU.
    Enjoy what was a fun, almost outrageous game by our boys! A 14 point and an 18 point run and some of you are on here grousing.
    It’s not even Xmas yet and you’re acting like somebody licked the stripe off of your candy cane!
    Lighten up.
    The glass is half full!

  • Ole Man

    Why am I not surprised.
    So you truly only come on here to post negative things.

  • I think you can say “recruiting is a variable” without it meaning “recruiting is a question mark.” As was discussed in the various threads in the premium forum, a great coach still needs talent to win consistently. Anyhow, that’s how I took it.

  • bball at nick’s

    Ha ha I think you might have just lost some credibility, LOL.

  • bg12

    Yeah its a bad post I get the idea lol

  • Yeah, you know, if you never watch the games, then I think it’s tough to consider your opinion about them worth all that much.

  • bball at nick’s


  • Ivan Renko

    I certainly was celebrating and cheering all night!

    the “nitpicking” is more often than not directed at ostensibly easy-to-correct mistakes that will be ironed out in time. I’m staying my holistic judgement of this team until early January when the “nitpicked” trends will likely be corrected. IU is lucky to have a fan base that will never be satisfied, 99% of NCAA teams don’t have that luxury.

  • Mark Bando

    Definitely the best win so far. And i suspect archie was so pleased by the teams mental toughness in the second half he might even get a good nights sleep tonight

  • To me, it’s obvious that we’re better than UM and should have won that game had we just maintained the trajectory from EMU to Duke (not calling it a moral victory!). We came out flat, didn’t execute, and that’s what happens. But I’m hopeful that regardless the team is learning how to win and we won’t lose a game like that again.

  • bball at nick’s

    Well he never has opinions about games. He’s a big picture guy. He doesn’t sweat the small stuff. He’s making coaching and program decisions on the golf course, LOL.

  • Not to talk about the guy in the third person, but why doesn’t he just check in at the end of the season. I can see the post now: “Yeah, IU didn’t win the championship AGAIN.” Then nothing until a year later.

  • bball at nick’s

    Ha ha I’m glad you asked, jumped to 179 from 205!

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I have never given an opinion of a game I’ve never watched…. your or others understanding isn’t required.

  • Ole Man


  • Sure, I get that. I just found it curious.

  • Ole Man

    You just did. No getting around it.

  • sarge

    That 2 one liners in one comment section!

  • sarge

    Wow, just wow.

  • Ole Man

    After a while it is both boring and annoying.
    Not you, necessarily, because you post with intelligence, but often the couch-quarterbacking is beyond ludicrous.
    I have low tolerance for negativity and that is what so much of it is.
    They offer nothing to discuss from a basketball perspective as you often do.
    Rather they simply grouse and whine and moan.

  • sarge

    I get it, seemed low scoring for Iowa anyway.

  • sarge

    Love the knowledge

  • sarge

    Common now, Iowa and Duke should have slept us on the inside. We dominate for only having one guy over 6’7″ playing major pt. And he probably averages a half game of minutes. Eastern Michigan was supposed to be intimidating too with that lanky zone. You will come around, and JM is beast!

  • bball at nick’s

    I only grouse to The Famous Grouse!

  • sarge

    Go swim some laps with the wife!

  • Ivan Renko

    I’m with you 100%, there seems to be a disturbing number of bona fide trolls and faux IU fans on here, esp this season!

    I have never intended nor do I ever intend to post with negativity. Regardless, I stand by my post here and all my posts on this site.

  • woot woot

  • lol

  • same here. very worried they might be off-kilter because of that, and right before an absolute must-win game. glad to see them play through…and start banging down some shots

  • Ole Man


  • Ole Man


  • Michigan hit 3’s. It’s going to be IU’s achilles’ heel, as it has been all season thus far. Otherwise, I agree, they could/should have won.

    This was another positive game with clear signs of team development. Every game from now on out is winnable, sans maybe East Lansing. I very much liked the confidence on offense tonight, my big takeaway.

  • MarkHoltzHoosier

    I’m surprised more folks aren’t pumped about Davis banging in there and collecting 0 fouls.

    So glad to have Hartman back.

    A little concerned that 6 of 10 of our TOs were on the guards. I know they handle the ball the most, but I think there were a couple sloppy passes at feet…

    Loved the punch-back and the fight after Iowa’s run to start the 2nd half!

  • Banned on the Run

    That was fun to watch. The way we’re able to get quality looks on the regular versus both man and zone D. The improvements in and focus on our man D. The way we feed the post and our back-to-the-basket guys go to work. The way we get counterpunched and then rise up and put the opponent down like a bad dog. The buy-in from these guys is palpable, and it’s a joy to behold.

  • Doug Wilson

    Be careful Ole Man. Ya end up needing a rep from Kelly to get ya out of the Grammar Slammer.

  • MarkHoltzHoosier

    Re: JM–I believe that’s the same comment an opposing coach made in one of the earlier post-games this year. IU doesn’t run plays for JM and he still has been getting his so far this year. What a great motor!

  • don’t watch the games, but have opinions about the team’s play? AND you know how the entire season will transpire?

  • MarkHoltzHoosier

    I like your confidence that DD’s FTs will come, but I think Bardo or somebody made a good point, I think in the Michigan game, that if he can’t start connecting on FTs, teams will be happy to hack away at him and essentially come away like they got a TO.

    It doesn’t appear to be his mechanics. He often has good form. His FT% was way better last year. I am thinking it’s mental… but oof, I hope that airball doesn’t linger on his mind–it was by like 3 feet. My 10-year old nephew never misses that badly…

  • pics or didn’t happen

  • Yes on Devonte, probably not on CM. Moore will be pretty good. Give him time.

  • totally agree on the JJ comparison, been thinking that myself. Obviously not the same caliber player at 18, but they look very much alike. Hopefully CM settles into his role this year and starts finding his own way soon. He could be quite good.

  • Thought the same. Seemed like a legit threat, but IU beat them back. Oddly like michigan did against IU last game. Good sign this time around.

  • Ivan Renko

    didn’t know they talked every day, but very glad to hear it. thanks for sharing!

  • slim

    Whats up with Freddie? Disgruntal? Bad attitude? Looked like he was talked off the ledge several times.. JM talked to him during a timeout and after the game.

  • Arch Puddington

    “Iowa is a poor team” isn’t a “mantra” (I’m frankly not sure you even know what that word means), it is plain reality. Kenpom has them 83rd, 11th best in a conference you recently said is so bad it might only get 3 teams in the tourney. They had lost 4 of their last 5 coming into the game last night, including at home to Penn State. Your claim that those who have stated a straightforward fact are somehow “diminishing” our victory is pure hooey. We took care of business against a not-very-good team. If you don’t like hearing that, perhaps these discussions are just too rough for your fragile sensibilities.

  • MrNobody

    Clyde what do you think if RJ’S shot. Know he fades too much sometimes but follow thru looks new this year? ??

  • bball at nick’s

    Archie said he’s making these shots in practice and he feels this problem will take care of itself.

  • Donnie Vick

    Would it be possible to put the opposing team’s box score in the “At the Buzzer” articles?