Video: Indiana vs. McGill University highlights

  • 08/13/2014 6:56 am in

MONTREAL — Indiana’s five-game Canadian tour continued on Tuesday evening with a 96-69 rout of McGill University at Love Competition Hall.

Inside the Hall was there for all of the action and have edited together close to two minutes of highlights, which are available below. Please note that Big Ten rules prevent us from showing more than two minutes per game on the trip.

Previous game highlights: Laval, Ottawa, Carleton

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  • Ball movement, extra passes, and nailed threes. I like it.

  • Banner6

    I agree. Good to see ball movement and guys in motion rather than standing around without any purpose like last year. I would’ve given up on JH much earlier last year due to his lack of focus and effort. Always a big fan of Devin Davis. A kid with a lot of upside, work ethic, plays with purpose and probably a 4 year guy that will be big time for us. Reminds me of some of the old IU guys and the Butler guys of recent years.

  • OhioHoosier

    It may just be highlights, but this years “good” already looks better than last years good (what little there was) ball movement and cutting has taken a step forward.

  • I think this team can make some noise in the B1G and nationally. It’s amazing how different this team looks compared to last years team. We went from having 1 guy, who could shoot from the perimeter, to 5-6. It makes a HUGE difference! Too bad Noah didn’t stick around. Could you imagine?!?!

  • plane1972

    Let’s pace ourselves. Last year’s team finished the year against B1G teams. These Canadian teams are not on par. We should be wiping the floor with most of them. I’m optimistic and excited for this season and feel we are definitely better, if for nothing more than better spacing. I like what I see, but am not ready to say we are going to surprise people without a legit big in the mix.

  • JWaltFTW

    Please don’t let me fantasize about Noah still playing. It hurts.

  • GaHoosier

    Excellent spacing, ball movement, back-door cuts, driving through defenders and making good crisp passes, and HITTING SOME SHOTS!

    This team looks like they enjoy sharing the ball. That makes for a balanced attack and defenses will have a harder time game planning against a team that can shot from anywhere.

  • MillaRed

    I agree with everyone in terms of the feel of the team. It’s not a B1G opponent but that isn’t the point. Last year’s team looked stuck in the mud. These guys look quicker, more fluid and confident in their shots. It just looks…….different.

    I’m not saying it’s a guaranteed 20 win team. However, I think we will compete on a higher level with this quickness and perimeter play.

    Zeisloft looks like he belongs, if not a starter. He looks like the real deal. I’m a little shocked.

  • ForeverIU

    Lol, can you tell me which rehab center you went to Milla? I think I can use a week or two there.

  • shknqk

    I see a little bit of will sheehey in zeisloft.

  • shknqk

    Also, yogi looks like his shot has more arc this year and if priller ever transfers he’d for perfect at northwestern with that funky but deadly shot.

  • ForeverIU

    Is he as versatile or athletic as Will?

  • VAHoosier

    LOVED seeing Yogi take it coast-to-coast against a 3/4 press!

  • MillaRed

    I’m not dismissing what I believe was a very bad off season. I did not like what I was seeing……and still not thrilled.

    None of that takes away from the fact we are all Hoosier fans. There seems to be some confusion between the two at times. I was a Hoosier fan decades before the current regime was in place. And I will always support my Hoosiers.

  • CreamandCrimson

    No chance…Will Sheehey was one of the more athletic players in the Big Ten (when you take overall fitness, stamina, etc. into account) and his defensive versatility was valuable. Plus, he was one of the better off-the-ball cutters we’ve seen at IU in a long time (that was sadly wasted last season and I think many have forgotten it).

    I think Zeisloft is showing that he is a better perimeter shooter than Will was and the reports regarding his basketball IQ (which Will had in spades according to CTC) and defensive activity are glowing so far. I do see a comparison in attitude (Zeisloft, much like Will, seems really confident/borderline cocky) and basketball IQ but in the tangible parts of their games, I don’t see much of a comparison.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Amen…there’s nothing wrong with not looking some things that transpired in the offseason (like not loving all the transfers) while also supporting the new guys and objectively looking at the limited highlights and getting excited about the possibilities and growth for the coming season.

  • Snookafly

    I was really depressed about our prospects a few weeks ago, but this trip has me feeling better. The competition is not that high, and we haven’t played a team that can slow the pace and grind, but when we play our style we should be tough to beat. The thing I like the most is how hard everyone is going right now. After hearing about Carleton, I expected a struggle but you could tell we wanted it more. Zeisloft also looks like a clutch shooter, and someone who has wholly embraced the leadership role.

  • Snookafly

    He’s not as athletic, but he’s fighting on every possession. He’s barking out to the freshman, and he seems less jovial than Sheehey. He also looks better from deep so far.

  • TorontoHoosierFan

    I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic. The team looks fluid and is moving the ball well and, most importantly, is hitting outside shots! Having said that, the talent level in Canadian Universities isn’t very high. It’s probably akin to facing a good Division !! opponent. Still, there is reason to be hopeful this season.

  • MillaRed

    There are some quick releases out there eh? That’s the first thing I noticed across the board. That’s not a “opponent” thing. It should translate regardless. We actually have players that WANT TO SHOOT. Last year it was excruciating to watch. (I rarely get to use the word excruciating).

  • ForeverIU

    Music to my ears.

  • Kyl470

    I think offensively the team will be better. Playing small with multiple shooters should open up driving lanes. What I’m worried about is defense and rebounding. Rebounding which was our biggest strength last year will probably become our biggest weakness this year.

  • doc20

    Anyone else seeing shades of Larry Legend in the way Priller moves and raises that set shot?

  • Crimson&CremeFraiche

    Devin Davis seems like a bigger A.J. Moye to me. Which would be awesome if he turns out as good.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    very impressed with zeisloft, and not just the shooting. simply put, he looks confident out there, looks like he knows what he’s doing, doesn’t hesitate when putting up a shot.

    no doubt this team is better than last year’s, in spite of losing NV. still, i think we’re going to see some similarities. we’re going to lose to teams we shouldn’t, we’re going to beat some teams we shouldn’t. and we’re very much a perimeter team(though we’ve got some guys who can get to the rim), so we’re probably still going to be streaky.

    what we shouldn’t see, however, is a bunch of 50 pt games where nobody can seem to make a bucket. and i sincerely hope the to’s go down drastically.

  • ForeverIU

    CTC shared these “toughness” measures on his twitter. Look at how Will Sheehey measures in his category of 6-4 height. I didn’t know he was that athletic/tough, but it doesn’t shock me.

  • Hoosier Pride

    who is still questioning the zeisloft decision? LET.IT.FLY

  • shknqk

    Not the athlete – dunk on Iowa will. The clutch shooter and back cutter and leader will.

  • Outoftheloop

    Ottawa and Carelton are a lot like Butler is today, not great talent but very well coached and tough.

  • Outoftheloop

    Keep this kid, Tim Priller, I love him! After 4 games, after being at IU for less than 1 month, he is 5/7 FG, 3/3 3-point, 4 rebounds, 13 points, in 29 minutes!

  • Outoftheloop

    Almost no one is as athletic as Will, except for Troy and Vic. But Nick hits the shots that Will (and Austin) missed last season!

  • ForeverIU

    But I think Nick might be getting more help than Will did, getting open due to better spacing and teammates finding him. Not sure, but that’s my sense.

  • MillaRed

    You and the other million Hoosier fans…………..

  • Outoftheloop

    Milla, if the “off-season” goes from April 1 through September 1, then this off-season has been great! We lost a negative player with good talent, Hollowell, and a positive player with limited talent, Etherington. We had our 3rd top 10 NBA draft pick in 2 years. IU needed to add height to our returning roster for 2014-15 and the November recruits. We did with Jeremiah April 7’0 and Tim Priller 6’9 (and perhaps Ray Kasongo 6’9). I would rather have April at 7’0 who can play this season for the next 4 years, than Thompson, who can’t play until 2015-16 and the Temple transfer who can only play this season both at OH St. I like Jeremiah’s potential to be great, not just good. Tim Priller is for real, he can hit shots right now against anybody. He will be the best below 250 ranked recruit in the last decade. Nick Zeisloft is better than Austin, better than Evan Gordon, and better than Collin right now, and he will get even better as he learns to play with Yogi, James, Robert, Troy, Stan, and Devin. Hanner is a big question mark, but I saw great improvement last season and expect exponential growth this season. Am I overly optimistic, of course, I am an IU football fan AND a Cub fan!

  • Outoftheloop

    No team can do that with a 24 second clock! Carleton and Ottawa are on a par with Butler right now. So the competition was not bad. Not every exhibition game should be tough.

  • Outoftheloop

    But still way to many TURNOVERS! Crean has to get serious about discipline on TO”S. I believe that Bo Ryan at WI has a mandatory “you come out of the game” substitution for ANY player who makes a TO, at all times, in every game! Thus WI is among the leaders in the nation in fewest TO’s every year!

  • FeatheryOne

    Priller has that Larry stroke.

  • MillaRed

    Well, I cannot call this off season great. But ya know what? We have all broken that down 100 times and we can agree to disagree. Moving forward Loop! Nice to hear from you.

  • IUMIKE1

    That has a very good chance of being a very good comparison. Good analogy.

  • IUMIKE1

    Yes, yes I can and that’s what kinda stings. I completely understand him leaving and wish him nothing but good luck, but I’ve already spent too much time playing the what if game. lol

  • IUMIKE1

    Think ForeverIU may be referencing a reply I made to one of his comments where I told him I might have to ask you to take me to the monastery for an TO stat line exorcism to be able to get that nightmare out of my head at least a little. lol

  • dontfiretomcrean

    first, it’s August. second, there’s no way that’s true of Bo Ryan taking people out for TO’s. literally not possible unless he has 25 players on his bench. third, wisconsin plays a very slow paced game which will lead to fewer turnovers. comparing WI to IU is like comparing the speed of a turtle to a freakin’ cheetah. two completely different styles of play.

  • IUMIKE1

    Or just plain wouldn’t take !

  • INUnivHoosier

    I don’t know that we can really judge the turnovers at this point. If you look at the box score, we had 16/23 turnovers in games we won by 40/27. In the two more difficult games, we had 12 turnovers. All of that happening in exhibition games in August with almost no formal practice and 24 second shot clocks.

    I just don’t think this is a great example of how turnover-prone the team will be this season. We’ll find out soon enough, though.

  • NateMH

    I’m glad you are a voice of reason on here. Way too many people looking thru crimson tinted glasses if you will. I want us to be as successful as the next guy, but we have big problems down low.

  • MillaRed

    How have you been Mike? Good to hear from you.

  • shknqk

    It wasn’t a recommendation… Not a kid on this team I don’t have an affinity for… But ya gotta admit he follows the NW suit

  • ForeverIU

    Ha ha, actually I posted my comment first and thought it might have inspired yours. Don’t take my word for it; look at the time stamps. But I like your idea of a monastery better than my rehab center.

  • Outoftheloop

    Back at ya’ Milla!

  • Outoftheloop

    He does not take them out for the whole game. That would not be “teaching”! But they do come out immediately! In fact they run off of the court at the next clock stoppage on their own knowing that the sub is coming.