The Minute After Archive

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 ...

The Minute After: Nebraska

Thoughts on a 66-57 loss to the Cornhuskers: Despite a sloppy, ugly, lackadaisical night for the Hoosiers, they remained in striking distance of Nebraska in the final minutes. But down five with 3:22 to go in the contest, Josh Newkirk ...

The Minute After: Iowa

Thoughts on an 84-82 win over the Hawkeyes: Robert Johnson was today’s star. His nine 3-pointers — which tied an Indiana single-game record — saved the Hoosiers on a day their Big Ten best defense allowed 1.23 points per possession to ...

The Minute After: Illinois

Thoughts on a 78-68 win against the Illini: All the passing beauty from Indiana’s Friday night win against Minnesota washed away in this one. It was a gunked up, ugly affair filled with fouls … and fouls … and more ...

The Minute After: Minnesota

Thoughts on a 80-56 win against Minnesota: The bricks Indiana’s laid this season from the 3-point and free throw line have ushered in a brutalist movement during Archie Miller’s first season. But tonight was a welcomed reprieve from the oftentimes ugliness ...

The Minute After: Rutgers

Thoughts on a 65-43 win over the Scarlet Knights: So often this season, Indiana has clanged shots from distance. But a hot start from beyond the arc lifted the Hoosiers to a double-digit lead early in this one and it was ...

The Minute After: Michigan State

Thoughts on a 63-60 loss to the Spartans: Indiana couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. When the Hoosiers weren’t clanging shots, Michigan State’s length racked up block after block in the paint and made the Hoosiers trepidatious at ...

The Minute After: Ohio State

Thoughts on a 71-56 loss to the Buckeyes: There’s no rest for this Indiana team. Tonight marked its fifth contest in 12 days. Just a day sat inbetween an emotional contest against Purdue, the best team in conference, and another ...