The Minute After Archive

The Minute After: Saint Mary’s

Thoughts on an 82-53 loss to the Gaels: This was an absolute drubbing. A clinic. A cut-up. A mauling. A whooping. A clock-cleaning. An epic fail. It was also Indiana’s worst NCAA tournament loss in its history. And so the ...

The Minute After: Wyoming

Thoughts on a 66-58 win against the Cowboys: After a Big Ten tournament featuring high-level play from Indiana across its last two and half games, this one was far more ugly. It was not Indiana’s “A” game. The Hoosiers didn’t ...

The Minute After: Iowa

Thoughts on an 80-77 loss to the Hawkeyes: Indiana held Iowa’s high-powered offense in check for the first half, allowing just .90 points per possession. It was another strong defensive performance for this team in the Big Ten tournament. As ...

The Minute After: Illinois

Thoughts on a 65-63 win against the Illini: No second-half miraculous comebacks this time around. Nope, just a locked-in defensive performance against the conference co-champion, the No. 1 seed in this year’s Big Ten tournament. Indiana never let the Illini ...

The Minute After: Michigan

Thoughts on a 74-69 win against the Wolverines: The stories were already writing themselves. Here the Hoosiers were once again, faltering against Michigan’s length and talent. Here the Hoosiers were once again, flaming out in the Big Ten tournament with ...

The Minute After: Purdue

Thoughts on a 69-67 loss to the Boilermakers: Mackey Arena roared, antagonizing an Indiana team fighting for its NCAA tournament life. The atmosphere appeared to be getting to the Hoosiers during a stretch in the first half where Purdue built ...

The Minute After: Rutgers

Thoughts on a 66-63 loss to the Scarlet Knights: Trayce Jackson-Davis had his way down low early, dominating Rutgers from the tip. Indiana’s junior ended the first half with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The Hoosiers took a seven-point lead ...

The Minute After: Minnesota

Thoughts on an 84-79 win against the Golden Gophers: Yes, Indiana’s finish in this one wasn’t good. The Hoosiers let a 27-point lead slide in a big way, as the Gloden Gophers roared back and made things way too interesting ...

The Minute After: Maryland

Thoughts on a 74-64 win against Maryland: No down-the-strech collapse or middling late offense from the Hoosiers tonight. In a winnable game it absolutely needed, Indiana shut the door in the closing minutes, making sure Maryland didn’t have a shot at ...

The Minute After: Ohio State

Thoughts on an 80-69 loss to the Buckeyes: Another game the Hoosiers had in their hands. Another one they let slip through their fingers. And so the February slide continues, as Indiana has now lost five straight. It’s a sixth ...

The Minute After: Wisconsin

Thoughts on a 74-69 loss to the Badgers: Indiana had an ever-important Quad 1 win its is crosshairs. From the 15:30 mark onwards in the second half, the Hoosiers held the lead. They played well enough to win. That was, ...

The Minute After: Michigan State

Thoughts on a 76-61 loss to Michigan State: Indiana tried something different. Out went Parker Stewart from the starting lineup. In came Trey Galloway. Instead of two spot-up shooters (Stewart and Miller Kopp) in the starting lineup, Indiana now had ...

The Minute After: Northwestern

Thoughts on a 59-51 loss to Northwestern: No Xavier Johnson. No Parker Stewart. No Michael Durr, Tamar Bates or Khristian Lander, either. All suspended by Mike Woodson for tonight’s game, and maybe more. “They broke rules and they were punished ...