POTB 216: IU’s four-game winning streak and a Nebraska preview

  • 02/19/2018 4:24 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.

In the first segment of this week’s show, Morris and Bozich discuss IU’s four-game winning streak. In the second segment, Morris is joined by Chris Basnett of The Lincoln Journal Star to talk Nebraska. Among the topics discussed:

· Thoughts on Indiana’s win at Iowa and how the Hoosiers were able to come back
· Juwan Morgan’s performance at Iowa and why it shouldn’t be a cause for concern
· Robert Johnson’s stellar game at Iowa
· The importance of Indiana’s seniors and how they played in Iowa City
· The growth of Devonte Green and Justin Smith and their importance moving forward
· A brief reflection on long it’s been since Indiana and Nebraska have actually played each other
· What led to the loss at Illinois
· The strengths and weaknesses of this Nebraska team
· The impact of Nebraska’s transfers — James Palmer and Isaac Copeland
· What the feeling is around the Nebraska team about their NCAA tournament chances, and how that might be impacting their recent (and future) play
· How a Big Ten team with 20 wins overall (and 11 in the league) by mid-February can be just a bubble team
· The underrated home court advantage and facilities that Nebraska basketball now has
· What the future holds for Tim Miles
· Why next year is shaping up to be another good one for Nebraska if they can keep the team intact

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • Colt

    Nebraska has to win this game to have any hope of making NCAA tourney. It would be very helpful if IU shoots like they did vs. Iowa. However, Nebraska actually tries to play defense.

  • Ms hoosier

    You can bet one thing for sure. Nebraska will know where Rob is at all times!!

  • ChitwoodIN

    Let’s hope that’s where their focus is.
    Then JM can flourish.
    Especially if we have the recent play of Green.
    You can only put so many fires out at one time.
    IU’s got this (90% probability) so long as they play like they have been recently.

  • Ivan Renko

    Luckily IU will be the beneficiary of a quick turnaround game instead of the victim. I think Nebraska will come out flat after a tough road loss at Illinois yesterday. Hoping for a solid Hoosier victory! Really enjoyed the podcast, thanks as always

  • TomJameson

    What always concerns me is that it’s a late game, and on the road.

  • Ivan Renko

    Same here, same here. But this year we have a reliable defense to rely on if things get rough. It’s refreshing to be able to say something like that haha

  • iugradmark

    Nice show. Love hearing from locals around the league. OT but does anyone know what players are looking at in the photo?

  • sarge

    Hell yeah they do! Lovin the confidence you guys. We actually have a 30% chance according to Espn. Better than I expected!

  • inLinE6

    On a separate note, the latest recruiting update from Trendon Watford didn’t mention Indiana among top 5 schools that go after him the hardest. That’s a bit distressing given the existing relationships. He said Kansas recruited him the hardest. Well if he choose Bama, I certainly understand – the family may not want the long commute any more. But if he eventually ends up in KU or UK, I’d be rather disappointed.

  • HtownMike

    Archie probably backed off for good reason. Justin Smith will be a junior starter and Jerome Hunter a sophomore. Both play the same position as Watford. Plus, plan A for 2019 are two in state forwards – Davis and Brooks. Don’t think Watford matters to Archie.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    you’re right, AB. we’re all sick and tired of losing to wiscy. and i wouldn’t mind at all facing them again in the b1g tournament. i think this is a much improved team than the last time we faced em

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    As well as Gillis, who has a much higher upside of the three.

  • coachv

    man, you sure do like gillis

  • coachv

    miller said he was going to recruit the state first. wright at villanova decided to stop recruiting 5 star one-and-done guys. he learned it was better to have veterans who came to villanova because they loved the program. it makes me feel a lot better if we don’t get romeo. if you haven’t read the story, i highly recommend. at espn

  • inLinE6

    Seen you post a few times about Gillis – Are you a family member?

  • HtownMike

    I wonder if ESPN probability factors in the fact that Nebraska played just 48 hours ago to Illinois and went down to the wire whereas IU’s Star JM played minimally because of foul trouble and should be rested. Fatigue favors IU here.

  • ChitwoodIN

    Good point. I’m sure the defeat on the road didn’t taste well, so that’ll factor in…along with them being a good team. But, fatigue may catch up in, let’s say, early foul trouble. ??

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Ha ha, your funny. I am a coach and have seen these kids play several times. Unlike a lot of the people that post on this site, I do recognize talent when I see it. Just like PU, Xavier, Butler, Ohio State.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Absolutely, and you would to if you would actually see him play.

  • coachv

    i did watch some vids of him because you were so adamant. he looks pretty good. but since videos are only highlights it’s hard for me to judge. i’m sure coach miller is aware of him