Game Thread: Indiana @ Wisconsin

  • 01/31/2008 1:03 pm in

andrews1.jpgBefore we proceed, a couple of notes: 1) For those of you in Southern Indiana/Louisville, PostmanE will be on 93.9 the Ticket tonight at 7:20 ET with the Big EZ Zach McCrite breaking down the game. We’ll try to get audio up on the site, if possible. 2) We hope none of you consider this picture of Erin Andrews to be “scantily clad” or “softcore porn.” If you do, well, tough luck.

Opponent: Wisconsin

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. EST

Arena
: Kohl Center (17,190) – Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin by 4

All-time series: Indiana leads 93-55

Previous meeting
: Indiana won 71-66 on Jan 31, 2007

TV
: ESPN (Brent Musberger, Steve Lavin and Erin Andrews)

Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith)

Probable Starters
:

  • Indiana (17-2, 6-0 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Mike White, D.J. White
  • Wisconsin (16-3, 6-1 Big Ten): Trevon Hughes, Michael Flowers, Marcus Landry, Joe Krabbenhoft, Brian Butch

Game Notes (Adobe Reader required to view):

Gameday reading:

As always, your predictions, analysis and comments are welcome in the game thread.

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  • SanDiegoIUfan

    WTF…..33 secs on the shot clock and we heave up a 27 footer?!?!? AAAHHH

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Plenty of chances to get back in this, just can't get over the hump.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.

  • Disco Briscoe

    We play better when not trying to execute Sampson's offense (whatever that maybe). It was hard enough watching us play before but it's extremely hard to watch us vs “good ” teams the last two games. Sampson is being out coached because we have the talent.

  • Brett

    uhh is it cold in the arena erin? nipping through two shirts is quite impressive. great find on the picture.. when will she pose for playboy?

  • DavidC

    Everything is going against the Hoosiers:

    IU 72
    UW 56

  • ZachH

    Prove me wrong Hoosiers. I was never worried about the UConn game; I just didn't expect us to ever lose at home. However, I was always looking ahead to this game with a bit of fear. I hope it's not legitimized tonight.

  • SanDiegoIUfan

    From the neck down it looks pretty good. Neck up however looks pretty rough in that picture. I guess I suck…o well! Go Hoosiers!!

  • Luke24

    It's hard to think of a way our Hoosiers will win tonight but I'll try anyway. First we must win the battle of the boards. And that doesn't mean letting DJ to all the work. Tone will get his 6-8 but EJ, Basset, Crawford, and whoever plays the 4 must attack the glass. Next limit the turnovers we can't afford to have another 26 like the Minny game. Now for the offense no more of this one on one BS. They have to move the ball set screens and get the ball to DJ so he can either draw a foul or make that baby hook. Also no more dribbling for contested 3's ( which seems to be the method of choice). Work the ball inside and kick out for a good look. Also EJ must snap out of this funk he's in for us to win on the road. Now the power forward position. I believe Lance gets most of the minutes tonight. Dre will get those tick tack fouls on the road and MW might be over matched with there size. If Lance can hit a few of those ever so timely 3's, make the hustle plays and grab 6-8 boards would be huge. Well there are few things that I believe our Hoosiers must do to beat a worthy opponent on the road. Oh yeah if I see one more full court pass tonight I might break my T.V.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Hoosiers dominate and take the thrill of a 15 point win home with them. Sampson can miraculously coach, we've learned how to play defense, and EJ finally remembers how to drop 30 on somebody (hell I'll take 20).

    IU 77
    Wisconsin 62

    Reverse psychology…can't hurt, right? Someone's gotta be positive, but chances are I end up breaking something again tonight.

  • HoosierSmitty

    wait….wait…offense? Offense? I will be thrilled to see more than one or two plays that resemble an offense….an entire offensive system would send me in to a convulsive shock.

  • Luke24

    Aw yes but we can all dream about seeing an effective offensive system throughout an entire game…..right?

  • Tom

    totally agree…erin andrews has the face of a dude.

  • peaychris

    well the guys in vegas know what they are talking about right??

    Bucky 67
    hoosiers 63

  • Matt

    I WANT TO RUNNNNNNNNNN…. WHY CANT WE GET OUT AND RUNNN RUNN RUNN?? EEVRYONE SAYS DJ IS IN GREAT SHAPE, WELLLL LETS USE IT AND GET OUT AND RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • jgongora86

    you know what we need guys? we need some freaking van halen. Anybody have some van halen? You Know RIGHT NOW! If that doesn't work nothing will.

  • Jamie,

    Just because I love you, here you go:

    http://www.michellesbridal.com/sounds/Van_Halen

  • RobertSchell

    IU by a long shot…..Bo Ryan will be too busy busting a move on the sidelines rather than coach his team….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TajSyEm-Qg

  • peaychris

    thats what i think too!! i think we put crawford in as the 4 man and run them to death!

  • Matt
  • peaychris

    i love this swing offence

  • peaychris

    wow ellis!!!!!

  • One helluva play there by Ellis.

  • HoosierSmitty

    How many times are we going to go to Mike White for offense? Are you serious?

  • bleedingk crimson

    We still play so timid…
    let's get off our ass and show some movement without the ball

  • drode

    yeah what is mike white all of the sudden the go to guy? Did I miss something?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Mike White…you will not block that shot…box out your man and we don't give up that off reb. basket. GET HIM OUT

  • peaychris

    this didnt start very well, a lot of standing around i think we need to go small and get mike white out of there

  • HoosierSmitty

    He should not be allowed to touch the ball offensively unless it's a rebound.

  • Kevin

    This is offense I've come to expect. *sigh*

  • HoosierSmitty

    I suppose I will get to go to bed early tonight…

  • Running a play would be nice.

  • peaychris

    i used to hate crawford out of control but i dont mind any more… i mean nobody else wants to score. i just say give it to craword and let him do it all

  • HoosierSmitty

    We get beat by the most middle school stuff…

  • Was that a turnover or a timeout?

  • bleedingk crimson

    where our grit to win…we have no control

  • Kevin

    They said it was a violation of sorts, not sure what.

  • HoosierSmitty

    He didn't call that a foul until the ball went out of bounds…what is that bs?

  • jgongora86

    I'm hurting emotionaly right now. No picks , screens, or passing. Coach needs to wake up as well and reevaluate the offense or we are in very big trouble.

  • Where is Ratliff?

  • HoosierSmitty

    Well I've learned all I need…we suck…goodnight

  • Kevin

    Looks like we're going to a zone.