The Minute After Archive

The Minute After: Louisville

Thoughts on a 68-67 win against the Cardinals: The Cardinals showed no fear. Where others have entered Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall with trepidation, the intimidating environment holding them hostage, Louisville played free. Indiana had good looks early, but missed them. ...

The Minute After: Penn State

Thoughts on a 64-62 win against the Nittany Lions: It was not pretty. It was often not good. But it still goes down as a W and Indiana’s first road win of the season. The Hoosiers have now extended their ...

The Minute After: Northwestern

Thoughts on a 68-66 win against the Wildcats: Indiana and Northwestern tussled back and forth all game long, neither ceding much ground. Try as they might, the Hoosiers just couldn’t break away. But when it mattered most in the game’s closing ...

The Minute After: Duke

Thoughts on a 90-69 loss to the Blue Devils: Duke extended its defense, the Cameron Crazies roared, Indiana sped up and turned it over. This was how it began for the Hoosiers and nothing really ever changed. It was a ...

The Minute After: UC Davis

Thoughts on a 76-62 win against the Aggies: “My back hurts, my back hurts, I got the whole team on it!” Max Bielfeldt exclaimed on the BTN Plus broadcast as Juwan Morgan splashed a 3-pointer from the left corner with ...

The Minute After: UT Arlington

Thoughts on a 78-64 win against the Mavericks: Down went De’Ron Davis before the game, out with Achilles soreness. Out went Al Durham Jr. in the first half after landing hard on his back. And out went Romeo Langford late, ...

The Minute After: Arkansas

Thoughts on a 73-72 loss to the Razorbacks: The Razorbacks picked the Hoosiers up full court and set the tone. This was not Wednesday night. This was not Branch McCracken Court. It was Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville. And the Hoosiers, ...

The Minute After: Marquette

Thoughts on a 96-73 win against the Golden Eagles: While Indiana was favored, this one was still billed as a battle of equals, two emerging, promising teams sizing each other up in this young college basketball season. But it’s the ...

The Minute After: Montana State

Thoughts on an 80-35 win against the Cougars: Facing its second zone defense of the week, Indiana came prepared with patience, methodically passing the ball around the half court until it found space for easy scores. And so this one ...

The Minute After: Chicago State

Thoughts on a 104-55 win against the Cougars:  Chicago State came into this one with little chance at victory. The Cougars left with a 49-point loss. So this one went as expected, the Hoosiers drubbing their worst on-paper opponent of the ...

The Minute After: Southern Indiana

Thoughts on a 96-62 win against the Screaming Eagles: The start of Indiana’s season debut played true to what Archie Miller noted before the contest: Indiana’s defense is ahead of its offense. The Hoosiers clamped down early on the Screaming ...

The Minute After: Rutgers

Thoughts on a 76-69 loss to Rutgers: New coach, fresh system and it didn’t matter. Indiana remains a program that just can’t figure out the Big Ten tournament, it’s loss to Rutgers tonight one of its most confounding of the ...

The Minute After: Ohio State

Thoughts on an 80-78 loss to the Buckeyes: Indiana scrapped and clawed and scrapped and clawed some more, all the way through a brutal 50 minutes of action featuring two overtimes on senior night inside Assembly Hall. It was a ...