Good Bad Ugly Archive

Good, Bad and Ugly: Penn State

THE GOOD: BENDING, NOT BREAKING. Heck of a win tonight in Happy Valley. Sure, Penn State was a meek 0-5 in the Big Ten heading into this game, but a young  Hoosiers team like this isn’t supposed to get conference ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Minnesota

THE GOOD: IT’S A WIN. There are plenty of things this young Hoosiers team has yet to master, yet to grasp, yet to learn. And so far this season — and especially as of late in losses to Illinois and ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Michigan

Yes, that byline is correct. Ryan’s got the night off, so I’m taking the reigns on tonight’s GBU. Now, onward … THE GOOD: IU WAS IN THE GAME, FOR 35 MINUTES. For as much as Indiana struggled, and boy did ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Illinois

THE GOOD: CONSISTENCY, EXECUTION, AGGRESSION. The Good Hoosiers showed up tonight in Bloomington. After the Bad Hoosiers lacked any sense of urgency in Columbus earlier this week, IU was a completely different squad this evening. They played like they wanted ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Ohio State

BAD AND UGLY: YEAH, WE’RE STARTING IN REVERSE TONIGHT. Do you know what we learned tonight? Because I’ll tell you what we learned tonight. This Hoosiers team is trending as such: good performances buttressed by bad ones. Really, really bad ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Michigan

THE GOOD: RESOLVE. Oh baby, what a win. With Mo Creek out for the season, and Indiana fans a bit down, a bit defeated, IU proved this afternoon inside Assembly Hall that your leading scorer does not an entire team ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Bryant

THE GOOD: THE START. If there was anything Indiana needed to key on in this game, anything Tom Crean likely would be pleased to see, it was a good start by the Hoosiers. I know this is Bryant College, a ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Loyola (Md.)

THE GOOD: THE COMEBACK, TOM PRITCHARD. I started this game a bit late, so I had to play catchup on DVR. Because I always need to have my laptop open — always, always — I caught one of Alex’s Twitter ...

Good, Bad, Ugly: NCCU

THE GOOD: BOUNCING BACK. Tale of two halves this evening in Bloomington. After a lack of defensive presence coupled with some lackadaisical play in the first half, IU came storming out of the gate in the second half, and never ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Pitt

THE GOOD: A BIG WIN, SOME CONSISTENT PLAY. First, the big picture: It got a little too close for comfort at the end of the game, and it took longer than some IU fans would have liked, but the Hoosiers ...