Game Thread: Ohio State @ Indiana

  • 02/26/2008 4:45 pm in

andrews1.jpgGoodbye Shon Morris, hello Erin Andrews.

Opponent: Ohio State

Date
: Tuesday, February 26 | 7:02 p.m. EST

Arena: Assembly Hall (17,357) – Bloomington, Indiana

Line: Indiana by 8

All-time series: Indiana leads 100-72

Previous meeting: Indiana won 59-53 on February 10 in Columbus

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

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

Probable Starters:

  • Ohio State (17-10, 8-6 Big Ten): Jamar Butler, Evan Turner, David Lighty, Othello Hunter, Kosta Kousfos
  • Indiana (23-4, 12-2 Big Ten): Armon Bassett, Eric Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis, Lance Stemler, D.J. White

Game notes (Adobe Acrobat required to view):

Gameday reading:

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

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  • Greg

    Thank you very much for that pic of Erin. She makes my stomach tingle like a high school kid. Go Hoosiers. Beat the Buckeyes and show Matta what he is missing out on. I hope that in respect for Dakich, the current staff, and the players, no Thad Matta chants break out tonight.

  • Luke24

    Andrews is hot but I don't know about that picture.

  • AndyZ

    You should post a gratuitous Erin Andrews pic before all games. She is a certified honey.

  • Tom Coverdale IU hero

    i predict a 76-62 win for IU tonight DJ having 18 points and 13 rebounds EJ 23 points and Armon with 14 and 4 threes.

  • Hoosier_Hound

    Despite all the Sampson stuff, IU keeps winning. Meanwhile, OSU keeps falling apart. IU should win without any problems.

    IU 70
    OSU 58

  • ALH_00

    I think there will be problems…I just see a lingering hang-over from the emotional week last week. That said, I think the home crowd and gym will put the Hoosiers over the top against a solid, but uninspiring tOSU team. They don't even know what winning a big game feels like 25+ games into the season. What a shame. (Not that I'll ever feel sorry for the Buckeyes). I don't expect them to come into Assembly Hall and get their first big one. Hoosiers squeak by…70-63

  • JamesHardy

    “She makes me feel kinda funny…like when I used to climb the rope in gym class.”
    –Garth from Wayne's World–

    'nuff said!

  • DavidC

    At least it doesn't focus solely on the face…

  • BrianK

    I agree we should have a special Erin Andrews section. You asked awhile back ago about ideas for the site. There ya go lol. Along with the gratuitous pic of of her before each game. Makes me feel warm and tingly.

  • peaychris

    i tell you ej is great, but he makes some really poor decisions sometime!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Gordon hasn't seemed the same….already two missed 3s and a horrible game against Northwestern….

  • You spoke too soon.

  • Tim

    I guess hes fine now?

  • peaychris

    #1 has been huge for IU this year. he is the unsung hero of the year IMO

  • briank

    Since he has had that brace he hasn't seemed up to par as usual

  • HoosierSmitty

    Not quite…still out of control….but at least he's taken 3 shots already…he needs to be more involved, but slow down at the same time.

    We have to get it to DJ somehow against this zone.

  • Tim

    “We have to get it to DJ somehow against this zone.”

    It shouldn't be too hard, Stemler and Ellis have both missed DJ open in the low post already tonight

  • Tim

    I don't care how much he practiced it this week, Stemler needs to stop shooting!

  • peaychris

    even though he hasnt made one yet, stemler looks better shooting the ball. it used to look like he had the yips. they said he was working hard on it.

  • Matt

    I have never seen us miss so many open shots

  • Tim

    2 nice out of bounds plays early. yay Dak

  • BrianK

    hopefully Jordan can knock some down

  • HoosierSmitty

    Hammer that down DJ! That's what I'm talking about!

  • Tim

    DJ WILL have double double #18 by half time

  • BrianK

    Im listening to this on yahoo sports but I can picture Stemlers surprised look on that foul as usual lol

  • Brad

    is it just me or have we seen more ball movement so far this game than we have seen all year?

  • peaychris

    this team is getting stronger after each passing game

  • BrianK

    Man I wish I could see this.

  • HoosierSmitty

    I agree. Very impressive so far tonight. We're pushing it up and keeping Ohio State from setting up in the zone sometimes. Can't hit from 3 right now, but we're getting good looks and pushing it up the court. This has been exciting. I can only imagine what the score would be if we hit some open 3s.

  • Tim

    Stemler misses a shot, dives on the floor, causes a bad foul, and looks shocked/pissed that it got called. That sums up everything Stemler does in one play.

  • peaychris

    i wish they would fire greenspan and give coach Dak the AD position. this would be perfect IMO

  • HoosierSmitty

    Are you serious with the missed 3s?

  • peaychris

    am i the only one surprised we are winning by 12

  • BrianK

    Lol 100 percent correct

  • Tim

    Greenspan deserves to keep his job because he didn't want to hire Sampson and hes done so many other good things in other sports, just look at football.

  • BrianK

    Hmmm thats an idea I havent seen

  • peaychris

    well he could have monitored the first investagation of samson better last year.

  • BrianK

    Armon's has kinda blown past couple games

  • peaychris

    i say it everytime i see it….. that GAY ASS big ten commerical where they are doing some spoken word thing has to go. i live in SEC country and my friends here make fun of that stupid commerical all the time.. MAGIC

  • Tim

    what? are you saying Armon has blown in the past couple of games? if so, i'm gunna have to throw the bullshit flag on that one, he had 24 against NU

  • BrianK

    “blown up” lmao I forgot the “up”

  • Gordon has been super sloppy with the ball tonight.

  • BrianK

    Now are you saying that commercial isn't hip and doesn't connect with teens like it's supposed to? lol

  • hysteric

    my god gordon is a turnover machine

  • JamesHardy

    I'll 2nd that…and 3rd it as well! Motion Carried!
    HE SUCKS!

  • BrianK

    We're getting the looks, we have to get those shots in.

  • Tim

    ok, i didnt think you were that stupid

  • BrianK

    We need a half time pic of Erin Andrews.

  • Tim

    Spoken word is so hot right now, especially non-rhyming, non-creative spoken word. BigTen commercials, almost as embarrassing as the BigTen Network

  • JamesHardy

    i'd say only 1/2 the TOs he has are really his fault…he doesn't get any kind of love from the zebras when he goes to the lane. He got MUGGED on a def rebound which lead to a Butler jumper from the baseline…he's been HAMMERED almost EVERY time he touches the ball. Go easy on the kid, you couldn't hang on to the ball either if you were getting sexually assaulted like he is. he's got a virgin a$$hole to worry about!