At the Buzzer: Michigan 90, Indiana 60

  • 01/26/2017 11:03 pm in

Quick thoughts on a 90-60 loss to Michigan:

How it happened: This one was never in doubt. Michigan came out red hot offensively and Indiana’s defense offered no resistance. Before the Hoosiers could even blink, the Wolverines led 16-4. And from there, it just got worse. The end result was Indiana’s worst loss of the season and the third worst conference loss to date under Tom Crean. The Hoosiers had built up some positive momentum coming into Thursday’s game with three straight wins. But this debacle put those performances into the rearview mirror. This was an uninspired performance from wire-to-wire. For a team that still has aspirations of making the NCAA tournament, Indiana put up no fight in Ann Arbor. This season has been one of ups and downs with plenty of twists and turns. The question is: Where do the Hoosiers go from here?

Standout performance: Robert Johnson gets the nod here by default. He finished with 14 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana turned it over 16 times and Michigan scored 28 points off of those miscues. The Wolverines also shot 11-of-20 on 3s. All in all, it was a disastrous performance by the Hoosiers.

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  • vicbert caladipo

    Of course I was. Who else do I have to give me random upvotes?

  • Spooky

    Never. I never quit 🙂

  • Ole Man

    You never quit trolling.

  • Spooky

    Dude, I AGREE with you. Do you get that??? Lmfaooo I’m simply saying that tonight does not fall on Crean.

  • Chi-Town Hoosier

    You are correct I forgot about that, however my program still shows 1 rebound. Thought he played well offensively though.

  • Spooky

    I could care less if you agree. Maybe you should be hired as coach lol!

  • Ole Man

    Too true on that. Part of that is that both teams shot so well. Only 43 rebounds total combined by both teams!

  • Spooky

    I’d play for him before I’d play for you lmfao.

  • Spooky

    Armchair.

  • vicbert caladipo

    Vagner 6-11, Wilson 6-10, Donnel 6-10. Robinson(a guard 6-8), Irvin(a guard 6-7. We lose OG our strongest player and best defender. UM is hardly undersized. WE ARE undersized w/o OG

  • Ole Man

    He’s a troll. Best to ignore him Vic.

  • vicbert caladipo

    I like playing with trolls and taking their lunch when they aren’t looking ; )

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    The system isn’t perfect for bigs.. but would work if recruited more playmakers or passers TB doesnt waste his time pinning a guy some possessions because they’re not gonna dump it inside .. I hear ya

  • Spooky

    I’m not trolling anything. I want my Hoosiers to win like the next guy.

  • Ole Man

    And if our guards could be taught the fundamentals of a proper pass….seems the only one who knows how to do it is DG–love that kid’s passes.
    Rest of our guards simply cannot make a decent pass.

  • Spooky

    You honestly think that CTC could have coached this team to a win? Did you watch the game??? He was frantic.

  • vicbert caladipo

    WE shot well?? It sure didn’t seem like it

  • Ole Man

    55% overall.
    54% from 3

  • vicbert caladipo

    The most talented player on both teams was wearing a black hoodie

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Spot on… DG keeps his head up.. I just have the feeling that practices and scrimmages don’t have fundamental correction..(me–grasping for straws)

  • vicbert caladipo

    I’m going to say one more thing before I turn in and dream of running the table. When you lose a player of OG’s caliber EVERYONE needs to step up their game. We did that 2nd half vs PS and most of the game vs MSU. NO ONE stepped up their game tonight and that equals a 30 point blowout. Our margin for error without him is as thin as DJ Wilsons arms. You all will see as the season plays out we will not win ANY games without everyone stepping up. Tall task. Can they do it? Can our coach get them to do it enough to get us into the dance? Wake me March 6th

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I only see 4.. maybe 5 more wins on schedule.. maybe CTC wants to pad his NCAA record by playing in Dayton

  • Steve S

    He recruited them. He just doesn’t have Yogi to coach them!

  • General Zod

    Ok, admittedly i haven’t been around here for long and didn’t know for sure your position on clappy. I thought you might be one of his dwindling supporters.

  • General Zod

    I forgot there even was a game (as did the players) so who was in the hoodie?

  • Dave Carnes

    I doubt it not now anyway.He hasn’t shown any game that would transfer to the next level.

  • Dave Carnes

    Was my tv messed up or did Jim Chalhone mumble nonsense all night long. I could barley understand a word he was saying.

  • sd chuck

    Very hard to watch! Don’t know if I want to watch this again, I will probably just hit delete!

  • bob denver

    Troll or not, he is correct.

  • bob denver

    Agreed!!!!

  • bob denver

    That’s amazing, usually taking enough shots is not Blackman’s problem.

  • Mike Twain

    Bryant is gone. They draft on potential. He’s upside is high.

    JBJ is gone too. Heading overseas. He hasn’t to make some $ before his knees give out.

    Idk about OG no.

  • bob denver

    I Love Crean as a person, but we have gone as far as he can take us. Too bad we can’t just lose and go for first draft pick like the Colts a couple season ago!

  • INUnivHoosier2

    OG

  • pcantidote

    Our team has lost 2 starters to injury for the season, has NO first rounders still playing and RJ is most certainly not going to make all B1G, and the frosh are playing like frosh. The team is a shell of its former self. You are delusional. By the way, where were you last Sunday when you should have been here applauding McRoberts?

  • Ole Man

    OG is gone. He is, even with the injury listed between 15 and 30.

  • Ole Man

    Seriously? ROFL!

  • Ole Man

    His practices are all helter skelter with no stoppage for fundamentals.

  • Erin Catlin

    Amen!

  • NA K.W

    This is so disappointing for all IU fans, Tom crean is the worst coach in history! He doesn’t know how to coach a team, he has never even played basketball in his life! His buyout goes down to $1,000,000 in 20 weeks! We need him and Fred glass gone. This needs to be done!

  • DandyDon

    I know it is of little help, but I remember many times when Bob Knight led Hoosier teams would beat a team by 20 + at home only to lose by about the same margin on the road with the same team! Part of that is Big 10 basketball – part of it is NOT!

  • Ole Man

    Constantly posting the same remark over and over is considered spamming/trolling.

  • SCHoosier

    ):

  • LC

    Yeah – we should be like UCLA and fire the coach after one bad season so the next one will be much better. After banners being flown to fire the coach, UCLA finally fired their coach and look how well they are ranked now. Oh wait…. they didn’t fire the coach? You’re saying sometimes it’s better to wait while injuries get recovered from? That the grass isn’t always greener after firing the coach (see fire Mike Davis = many great years of IU basketball the following 5 years)? That’s totally illlogical.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Looks like I made the right call canceling the BTN and ESPN at the beginning of 2017. Truly breaks my heart.

  • IU Coop

    It’s been NINE years…how can you possibly think that this guy deserves more time? Nice guy, but he just is never going to get it done.

  • IU Coop

    The formula is to jump the passing lanes and get the turnover on defense and on offense it is just to pass to the open man…there is always someone open.

  • vicbert caladipo

    Is there an echo in here? I think I just said that.

  • vicbert caladipo

    Thank you…thank you …thank you….I thought cuz I was cranking music at the gym in my headphones that my ears were messed up even though I heard rece davis find….Calhoun has to go. I’m sure he was hired on his basketball knowledge but what good is that if you can’t understand him. He talks too fast meshing his words together along with that gosh darn boston accent. He really needs to go. That’s why broadcasters go to school to learn how to slow down and enunciate. I ALMOST wished we had Dickie v.

  • Hoosierkamp

    I dont believe Alford or Crean are the answers to long tern sustainable program success. Not bad coaches. But not the coaches to make deep runs consistently. Both programs should have more good years than they do. Yes, IU had a nice year last year and UCLA is this year….. but the success is too inconsistent. Thats just MO……