POTB 205: Recapping Indiana’s 1-1 start in Big Ten play

  • 12/05/2017 11:45 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Bozich discuss Indiana’s loss to Duke, the first two Big Ten games and also look ahead to Saturday’s game at Louisville. Among the topics discussed:

· Takeaways from Indiana’s last three games
· Juwan Morgan’s play this season and why he’s been so important to the Hoosiers
· Improved defensive play from IU the last three games
· Collin Hartman and why his value isn’t just what shows up in the box score
· Recent struggles for Al Durham Jr.
· The decision of Curtis Jones to transfer
· The downward trend for turnovers
· IU’s improved free throw rate

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • Outoftheloop

    Could Inside The Hall do an in depth look at what the options are for getting a good Big on campus before August 2018, from HS, JUCO, graduate transfers with no wait time, foreign players, etc. Thank you Curtis Jones. You are a quality kid. I am sure that you will find a good school to play for. I will root for you-except against IU!

  • Outoftheloop

    I would like to give McRoberts the Jones scholarship for the second semester. It must be made clear that this scholarship will NOT continue on for next year. That can be done, just like in football.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    i’ve heard multiple opinions now on the cujo transfer. they’ve all been pretty much the same, and i agree with them. for whatever reason, he didn’t fit in with what CM’s trying to do. he was more of a shot hunter who played outside of the offensive scheme, and he didn’t particularly like to play defense. he’ll be better off in a more free flowing, less structured system. who knows, maybe he’ll reunite somewhere with CTC next season.

  • VAHoosier

    I agree with most of your comment, but what doesn’t bode particularly well for Curtis is that he wasn’t really getting much playing time for CTC, either. So I don’t think it is just a system issue (although, Archie’s system seems clearly not well suited for Curtis’ game, as you point out).

  • AndyCapp

    I am in total agreement if those terms could be reached. The little bit (in the grand scheme of things) saved is small compared to what he is giving us and a reward like this speaks to the class of the University to recognize his contribution.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    excellent point. i hope he’ll be a productive player somewhere else, seems like a really good kid.

  • Doug Wilson

    McRoberts deserves a scholarship. He is a Junior. Josh deserves that scholarship for 2018-19 too. Mac graduates, and then we need to replace him with a 2019 Recruit. Nothing lost! He was getting more minutes last season over Curtis Jones, and a lot of other Scholarship players. He now winning over Archie. Archie is most likely done recruiting the 2018 class. Even if Archie gives away Jones’ scholly to J MAC (which Josh has earned) They still have a spot for Romeo Langford. If Romeo is a no go (Which is likely) they still have a spot to pick up a crafty Shooting Guard from the Grad’ transfer. But that, might not even be necessary.
    I just read the notes from Coach’s latest radio show with Don Fischer. Justin Smith is going to be learning Jones’ Role at guard. If you read back to the day our 2018 recruits signed. 6’6 Anderson will to be going through the processes of learning guard. Where am I going with all this? Pack Line defence, and Archie looking for taller more athletic guards to play it. It is awesome watching Archie grow from being a Mid-major coach, to being a Blue Blood Coach from where? INDIANA baby. I love his vision.
    I use baseball to understand his motives. If ya look at most athletic outfielders in the Major League. All of them played either Pitcher, Catcher, 2nd Base, or short stop in High School. Not necessarily in college or Minor League MLB.

    How does this relate to basketball? Easy! If Indiana is years away from sucessfully recruiting “ready to play’ 5 star guards. Then ya work with what ya got. Ya create that tall 6’6 Shooting Guard that can get above the rim, shoot over a defender, and close in quickly on an opposing team out of the Pack Line defence. IU being able to put a 6’6 guard in the face of a Little 6’1 guard from Indiana State trying to shoot multiple 3s will not be a pretty picture. Bad luck for the Michigans, Iowa, Purdue, Crean era IU, etc. who lived off the three point line.
    Has anyone else noticed how Archie has backed away from the Pack line and is playing more man to man defence this season?
    I suggest we stop worrying about 13 scholarships, and worry more about having kids who fit the mould of our Coach’s vision of IU basketball.