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Podcast on the Brink: Bracketology, IU-Northwestern

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Podcast on the Brink is back for a second episode this week with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call.

Andy Bottoms, the web’s #1 bracketologist according to Bracket Matrix, joins Morris to discuss Indiana’s current bubble status, the bracket overall, and what the data suggests are the keys to IU beating Northwestern.

Among the topics discussed:

· Bottoms line: if Indiana beats Northwestern, are they in?
· Whether Purdue is still on the bubble or solidly in the field
· What potential the other Big Ten teams’ seeds have to move up or down based on their performances in the Big Ten Tournament
· Andy’s overall philosophy on predicting the bracket (including: does he set his bracket how he thinks it should be, or try to match what he thinks the committee will do?)
· Will Indiana actually up the pressure on defense against Northwestern? Or will nagging injuries force a more conservative approach?
· The numbers paint a clear picture of what Indiana must do to win — Andy divulges which ones.

And much, much more — including a segment about Stan Robinson that is sure to elicit strong responses from many corners of Hoosier Nation. So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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Inside the Hall’s 2015 All-Big Ten teams, awards

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The Big Ten will announce its All-Big Ten teams and awards later tonight, but here’s the Inside the Hall staff’s selections for the various honors that will be handed out:

All-Big Ten freshman team

· D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State; Melo Trimble, Maryland; James Blackmon Jr., Indiana; Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern; Vince Edwards, Purdue

Comment: The first three selections were clear cut and then McIntosh and Edwards get the nod ahead of Robert Johnson (Indiana), Aubrey Dawkins (Michigan), Leron Black (Illinois), Ricky Doyle (Michigan), Isaac Haas (Purdue), Muhammad- Ali Abdur-Rahkman (Michigan), Vic Law (Northwestern), Nate Mason (Minnesota), LouRawls Nairn (Michigan State) and Jae’Sean Tate (Ohio State). Overall, this was a much stronger freshman group than last season.

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Podcast on the Brink: A regular season recap and a look ahead

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Podcast on the Brink is back for another episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call.

Coming off of three straight losses and facing a must-win scenario on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament against Northwestern, Morris is joined by Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich for a jam packed edition of the show. Among the numerous topics discussed:

· Indiana’s slide to end the regular season
· The upcoming rematch with Northwestern on Thursday
· Indiana’s defense and theories for why it never improved
· Breakdowns of several individuals, including Nick Zeisloft, Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams
· The Thon Maker and Thomas Bryant recruitments
· All of the talk regarding Tom Crean’s future

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Michigan State

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Check out 37 photos by Jamie Owens from Indiana’s 74-72 loss to Michigan State in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. See more images and purchase prints from J. Scott Sports.

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Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Iowa

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Check out 24 photos by Jamie Owens from Indiana’s 77-63 loss to Iowa at Assembly Hall in the embedded photo gallery after the jump. See more images and purchase prints from J. Scott Sports.

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