• ImYourHuckleberry

    The injury to DD is no doubt a blow going forward, but the opportunity for Justin Smith get huge minutes in conference play is just what the doctor ordered for him.

    I looked back through Justins stats in some previous games and it looks like when he’s given the chance to play some quality minutes for long stretches he can really be productive. Against Howard earlier this year he had 16 pts 12 rbs. Against seton hall on the road he had 10 and 4. Seems like each game following he’s been utilized less and less or pulled after mistakes.

    I hope Archie realizes after tonight that he can rely on Justin. He’s got a knack for tip ins and a complete offensive game. Sure he’s a freshman and makes some mistakes, but he can really be an important player if aloud the time to adjust, let the game come to him, and gain some confidence each night.

    Great win tonight Hoosiers!

  • unclekerfuffle

    “We were hot?”

    Gotta love Archie’s facial expression

  • SCHoosier

    IU’s offense if they control TO’s maybe actually better without DD. Overall..D and boards we need him..but there was so much better ball moment last night.

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Really hurts our depth. Just having an extra big body to bang around in the paint and eat up space. DD has been very underwhelming rebounding the ball thus far.