At the Buzzer: Indiana 80, Maryland 62

  • 03/06/2016 6:44 pm in

Quick thoughts on an 80-62 win over Maryland:

How it happened: Tom Crean told his team in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 81-78 win at Iowa that this group wasn’t going to allow its senior walk out of Assembly Hall for the last time without their heads held high. Indiana made good on Crean’s declaration on Sunday afternoon. After a slow start in which Maryland knocked the Hoosiers back on their heels and opened up eight point lead, Indiana kicked things into high gear in the regular season finale. The ball moved, the Hoosiers made several ridiculous plays and the result was a mauling of a team that has been ranked in the top 10 for most of the regular season. The win capped an undefeated season for IU at Assembly Hall and a 15-3 conference record. Indiana not only won the Big Ten, but the Hoosiers won it by two games.

Standout performer: It was quite the afternoon for junior Troy Williams, who helped Indiana extend its 11-point halftime lead early in the second half by relentlessly attacking the basket in transition. Williams finished with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana’s defense limited Maryland to just .98 points per possession, the 12th time the Hoosiers held a Big Ten opponent under one point per possession in league play. As good as IU was on offense all season in league play, the defense was what allowed this group to win the Big Ten crown.

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  • I no I no I are you sure it’s the coach that made you crazy?

  • oldiugymnast

    That makes sense if he has had multiples. Labrums suck!

  • oldiugymnast

    Absolutely to dislocations and it sounds like that’s what is going on given what SoCal heard from him. Probably has a torn labrum, weak subscap, and injured short biceps tendon – that is usually what happens with anterior dislocations. The good news is that my old friend Vitaly Sherbo had this – and way back in 1994 – and had the repair done in November – and won rings (and 2 other events plus all around) at the 1995 World Championships. So I am guessing if you can get from surgery to world champion on rings in 5 months, you can get to playing basketball even faster. Rings puts a tremendous strain on labrum, biceps (your short biceps is what holds you up in a cross) and all of your rotator cuff.

    Of course, the docs know better – but I think this is just a language issue. I wouldn’t call an anterior dislocation a “separation” – I would say dislocation. It is a very common rings injury. I have only heard and only called an AC Separation a “separation.” That is what happens when your clavicle and scapula come apart. It happens when you fall on your shoulder and is what happened to Jordan Hulls in the Temple game. I haven’t been in the athletics thing for about 16 years, so maybe the docs use different terminology now.

  • oldiugymnast

    Haha – no, just seen about 300 shoulder injuries over my 12 years coaching gymnastics and was our team trainer and rehab guy. I think the folks using separation are just using different terminology than I am used to.

  • oldiugymnast

    I think those AC separations are impossible to fix well. So compared to that, this is good news. It still sucks. There are a lot of nerves in your subscap (try sticking your fingers in your armpit and pushing on the underside of your scapula) and labrum tears hurt like a mofo. He is a tough kid if he is playing with the injury I think he has.

  • oldiugymnast

    I think I am just using terminology that is old school (since I am also an old guy). I always thought of a shoulder separation as being an AC separation (when your clavicle and scapula pull apart) rather than what I would call an anterior dislocation (having your shoulder come out of joint towards the front). The second hurts like crazy when you have a lot of outward rotation with force (like what happened on that deflection). The first hurts like crazy, but not in that position. And the AD hurts your subscap and labrum usually. Sounds like that is what is going on. He should be okay to play if he can get it to settle down – but he will probably need surgery. Hope he is okay – he is really tough playing cause that hurts!

  • Ole Man

    Thanks for that info.
    Great to get a perspective from someone who has some knowledge.
    Never thought of that as I had a rotor cuff issue. Didn’t do the surgery–manipulation and exercise finally cured them.

  • Ole Man

    That makes sense as I’ve suffered from the AC issues on and off.
    Never a dislocation, but the pain from movement, etc.

  • Dereck Johnson

    If know it’s very unlikely & a lot has to happen. I was just on an IU high & thought they’d jump up to a 6 or 7. They’re what a 10? Id love 2c UNLV somehow win they’re conference tournament lol.