6-Banner Sunday: IU beats Nebraska, but falls to Arizona in Las Vegas
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Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production between The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall, and presented by our friends at Trueblood Real Estate, where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories of the past week, plus take a look at how the other IU sports programs are doing.
For the second straight week, IU delivered mixed results. It started on a strong note with the Hoosiers picking up their first conference victory of the year against Nebraska. That good feeling did not last much beyond a couple of days however as Indiana came out slow against Arizona and never recovered in defeat.
Away from the court, the first NET ratings of the season are out. Also, Assembly Call had new episodes of their shows this week as did IU coach Mike Woodson’s radio show. We will as usual conclude with a look at how other IU sports are doing, led by men’s soccer playing for a national championship on Monday night.
• Hoosiers defeat Nebraska for first Big Ten win
• IU slips up against superior Arizona team in Las Vegas
• Indiana 10th in initial NET rankings
• AC Radio and Doing The Work
• Mike Woodson radio show
• Hoosier Roundup – Men’s soccer playing for a national championship
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Banner #1 – Hoosiers defeat Nebraska for first Big Ten win
Coming off the disappointment against Rutgers last weekend, IU rebounded nicely and thoroughly controlled the contest against a struggling Nebraska team 81-65. IU managed to shoot it well from the outside and Trey Galloway and Tamar Bates had excellent nights. Also, Trayce Jackson-Davis recorded the third triple-double in IU history.
Afterward, Mike Woodson and Fred Hoiberg spoke, Inside the Hall had a photo gallery, Ryan Corazza had his Minute After and Film Session, Alex Bozich penned Five Takeaways, and Amanda Foster and William McDermott had columns.
Banner #2 – IU slips up against superior Arizona team in Las Vegas
A poor start doomed the Hoosiers against an Arizona squad that may be the best in the country. IU fell behind by 19 points early and never fully recovered despite playing a strong second half. Indiana managed to shoot it well from the outside for the second straight contest and Race Thompson had his best game of the season so far. However, none of these positives was enough in an 89-75 defeat.
Banner #3 – Indiana 10th in initial NET rankings
The NCAA released their first NET ratings of the season and it was good news for the Hoosiers. The computers are high on Indiana slotting them 10th in their initial release. The NET is the main tool the selection committee uses for rankings when deciding seeding for the NCAA Tournament. IU’s spot was third in the Big Ten behind No. 3 Purdue and No. 6 Maryland.
Banner #4 – AC Radio and Doing The Work
Banner #5 – Mike Woodson radio show
Mike Woodson had his normal radio show on Monday. On it, a variety of topics were discussed including the UNC victory and Rutgers loss,
Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup – Men’s soccer playing for a national championship
• Men’s Soccer is 90 minutes from the program’s ninth national title following a dominating 2-0 win over Pittsburgh in their first game of the College Cup. Assembly Call was on site with coverage for subscribers. The national championship is Monday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU against Syracuse.
• Football announced their new offensive line coach.
• Hoosier radio broadcasting legend Don Fischer received an award this week.
• Wrestling competed at the Garden State Grapple.
• Track and field competed in their first event of the season.
• Women’s tennis released their upcoming schedule.
• Men’s tennis added a recruit.
Thanks for your continued support for The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall. We’ll be back next weekend with a new roundup.
Now go enjoy yourself a 6-banner Sunday.
Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Assembly Call Contributor