Yahoo’s Forde impressed by Indiana’s hot start

  • 11/23/2011 9:08 am in

Yahoo! Sports: Ten impressive college hoops starts

I’m impressed by Indiana. The Hoosiers haven’t played anybody, but in the last few years that still didn’t guarantee victory. This season they’re 5-0 with five dominant victories. Along the way they’re second nationally in 2-point field-goal percentage (61.2 percent).

Freshman Cody Zeller has been sensational without trying to do too much, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks. He’s shooting 80 percent from the field, and the last game against Gardner-Webb was the first time he missed more than one shot in a game. The challenges will come soon enough: between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, Indiana plays Butler, North Carolina State, Kentucky and Notre Dame.

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  • MillaRed

    You have to love that shooting %. He just will not force anything. If he continues to play like this that stat could end up being freakish. 80% is crazy but I think he could hit the 60% mark if he stays focused.

  • MillaRed

    I’m with Calbert. I think there are older members of the media that Knight pissed off for all eternity. There were others disgusted by Sampson’s fiasco.

    But in general, college basketball needs Indiana to be good for obvious reasons. It’s good for the Big Ten, ticket sales etc.

    I want to whip Butler’s a$$.

  • MillaRed

    Robes and turbans? You cannot be serious. If not, I don’t get it!

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  • Anonymous

    I would prefer we not. It would get under their skin more that way…act like you’ve been there before (us old guys have) and it lets them know we EXPECTED to beat them.

  • Anonymous

    That’s an interesting scenario Danner. But it got me thinking about my own ideal hypothetical scenario. Here is what I see happening in that game with the unmentionables. We rout the Wildcats from beginning to end, highlighted by great dunks and deep threes, nearly uninterrupted. I say nearly, only for the bizarre incident 8 minutes into the second half, where Tom Crean, forced to watch the action for obvious reasons- to coach the Hoosiers- is suddenly struck ill by witnessing the disgustingly bad play of the Wildcats. He spotaneously pUKes all over the floor just in front of the bench. The officials and Assembly Hall crew decide in a moment of pure genius that the only reasonable remedy for the defilement of our proud court is to force Calipari to personally lick the vomit up off the floor. The game resumes after the sordid affair is completed. But for the brief intermission, it all goes down smoothly. IU wins 92-41.

  • InTheMtns

    I like your way of thinking. Too cool for court-storming, especially when all we did was beat “that team.” Acting like we expected to beat them would  get under their skin. But if we win, I’ll bet we do storm the court. I’d prefer we not, too. Can’t say I’d blame anyone if they do, though, given what we’ve been through.

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  • Anonymous

    In reading your post, i got to thinking…from OUR perspective, wouldn’t it be more cool if the TEAM stormed the stands? Of course, it cripples the “we expected to beat you” swagger that we need our players to have, but it would still be cool;)  Maybe we should see if Alex can get his video montage guys to make a “don’t storm the court” video for when it happens.

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