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

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Gameday reading:

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

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  • JamesHardy

    i got one in my imagination…but there ain't no way in hell you're gonna see it!!!!!!

  • Tim

    true dat

  • HoosierSmitty

    I hate to whine, but we should be up 20. Not a bad half, but we weren't that good.

    The good and bad…in no particular order
    1.) Gordon WAY out of control and not hitting 3s either
    2.) DJ is playing pretty solid, but he's taken some un-DJ-like fall away jumpers
    3.) Um…can you say 3-16 from 3 point land…and many are WIDE OPEN looks.
    4.) Thank goodness for Armon Bassett.
    5.) 6 guys with 3 plus rebounds is a rare bonus
    6.) Ellis 1 assist and 1 turnover…just not doing anything anymore…
    7.) Offensive rebounding has been impressive

  • JamesHardy

    Watching these guys play really makes me enjoy the thought of Dak running this team. They MOVE the ball on OFFENSE and have played pretty decent defense so far. Not sure why Thomas was put in before Taber, but Dak finally realized that TABER is a PIMP! And did you hear Dak's interview with the “Goddess” at halftime…Armon's gotta be more aggressive…we're a better team when he is…” I've been screaming that since game 8 last year!!! I love this D-squared guy!

  • kelin

    Ej….Three words….
    Pull Up Jumper………

    Damn Kid….You think you are going to go to the bucket against Dwight Howard or Marcus Camby all the time?

    Stop and Pop…..

    I can see Matta's thoughts in his eyes……”This IU gig wouldn't be so bad”

  • HoosierSmitty

    EJ is 3rd in the nation in free throw attempts, I believe. That's plenty of love.

  • Tim

    Wrong! haha, not like he shouldn't have had it though.

  • BrianK

    We would end up in Davis scenario if we kept him as HC

  • Tim

    [email protected], The one IU game i don't get tickets to and they actually have a halftime show and it looks entertaining!

  • BrianK

    ooo ooo They finally get dancing bears?

  • Tim

    Stemler just did his impression of Shamu sliding onto land

  • HoosierSmitty

    Nice EJ…let's drive in the lane with four guys instead of just pulling up and shooting it…

  • Tim

    No, people on those springy stilts things

  • HoosierSmitty

    Don't crucify but we need to BENCH EJ for the time being.

  • BrianK

    i've seen that one a million times. Along with his Emmy winning surprised looks of him recieving a foul within 2 minutes of him getting into game

  • hysteric

    i have to be honest…ej has a loooooooong way to go to be anything in the nba…imagine him being guarded by kobe…ej isnt going to be able to do anything

  • Tim

    Old, bad, Ellis is rearing his ugly head again

  • BrianK

    We been stripped and stolen from more than a Corvette sittin on a street in Detroit

  • peaychris

    that could have been the worst call ever!!

  • Tim

    Suck it Detroit

  • peaychris

    DJ has taken some REALLY high percentage shots tonight!!

  • Tim

    No, that series of events was the worst call ever, look at how pissed those TeleTubbies are!

  • BrianK

    Wow these ref graduate from Ohio St or what

  • BrianK

    I love those teletubbies

  • Tim

    And it appears Taber and Alfeld have a DJ Dunk Dance

  • uh, note to dak, can't play the 2-3 zone with DJ and Deandre in at the same time.

  • BrianK

    Well not really they give me the creeps. The real ones do. They look like Stephen King creatures

  • Tim

    Taber Time

  • Tim

    I love Armon

  • Tim

    Hes my new favorite Rod Wilmont

  • dabig

    He's the most improved since the start of the season. I keep worrying about his bone chips, though.

  • BrianK

    Finklemeier time. had to say. Never been said b4 I wan't to be the first

  • briank

    Well I gotta race home from work and hopefully catch the last 2 minutes on tv sucks since its not on radio in louisville/ southern indiana area

  • Scott

    Armon needs to shoot more. Gordon needs to sit down and rest for a while.
    Our shooting sucks tonight. I don't know what the deal is.

  • Tim

    If Brent Musberger loves two things its barbershops and bars, or so I'm learning. I thought it was Michigan and Ohio State and not his Alma Mater Northwestern, but that must just be during football season.

  • hysteric

    dj has been horrible defensively today

  • Scott

    The whole team looks horrible with the excepting of Armon.

  • I'm not sure I know about you, then.

  • jgongora

    I know he's not going to, but Eric Gordon should stay another year. To have better ball control, and learn to shot a jumper. That can make a diference from becoming a solid contributer to a star in the NBA.

  • Scott

    sorry—exception

  • Please, God, be the last.

  • peaychris

    I really enjoy listening to Steve Lavin and Erin Andrews, Musberger is really dragging down the flow

  • kelin

    I REALLY look forward to ITH's post game blog….I have a lot to say about …..
    *Deandre being worthless
    *Kellen Sampson
    *EJ
    *Coaching at IU now and to come

    ooooo I can't wait…

  • Tim

    BLASPHEMY! Musberger is the new voice of the BigTen, or what Wayne Larrivee used to be. I may be biased, my dad is an NU grad so i love Musberger.

  • peaychris

    well i will take a W

  • Tim

    Lets beat OSU first

  • Dan Dakich seems like the Bill Richardson of IU coaching candidates…
    the most experience in the race, but somehow doesn't seem “presidential”.

  • Tim

    i.e. has a giant bald spot

  • It could be worse: we could be Vandy fans, and we could have to deal with Jimmy Dykes next.

  • stemler

    erin please sit on my face