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Old Jan 1, 2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Illinois at Indiana
Saturday, January 7th
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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The Hot Seat Classic
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:08 PM   #3
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Man would it be nice to hand the Hoosiers another L.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:18 PM   #4
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It would be nice to send the Hoosiers to a 0-3 start and an overall 4 game losing streak including the loss to Louisville. Sadly, in the Louisville game the one thing I DID see them doing well was driving to the hoop for either a bucket or a foul. They'll do that to us and probably win by 20 plus. That's what I'm expecting. But maybe we can channel our inner Huskers in this one lol.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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Hoosiers play the Badgers this Tuesday iirc.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:41 PM   #6
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We need some of that sauce that Nebraska is having
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:48 PM   #7
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Expecting a blowout loss, but the good news is it shouldn't hurt our RPI much.

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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:13 PM   #8
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How in the hell did Indiana get 3 home games in a row to start off the Big Ten season?
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:18 PM   #9
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Hoosiers play the Badgers this Tuesday iirc.
Yep. 6:00 PM CT on ESPN.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:20 PM   #10
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How in the hell did Indiana get 3 home games in a row to start off the Big Ten season?
They pay for it on the back end of their schedule with 4 of the final 5 on the road. They travel to Minnesota and Iowa, host Northwestern, and travel to Purdue and Ohio State to end the season.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:22 PM   #11
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How in the hell did Indiana get 3 home games in a row to start off the Big Ten season?
I would hate that as our schedule. Three games without students. No thank you
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:00 AM   #12
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Expecting a blowout loss, but the good news is it shouldn't hurt our RPI much.
Indiana's RPI is 130
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:15 AM   #13
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Indiana's RPI is 130
And I was hoping it was a shot for a quality win.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:28 AM   #14
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Indiana's RPI is 130
Indiana's RPI is 120 but their KenPom is 24

Our RPI is 21 but our KenPom is 70

I don't pay a ton of attention to RPI, but I can't remember ever seeing a discrepancy like that, that's pretty crazy.

KenPom is a much much better measurement, and we will be significant underdogs in this game.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:30 AM   #15
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You're right, S&C.
We're a 10 point dog right now on KenPom.
Might change by a point, based on their game with Wiscy, but that is probably the max change. Solid underdog.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:41 AM   #16
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IU played a very strange non-conf schedule. UNC, KU, Butler and Louisville and the rest against some of the worst teams in the country. In the end RPI won't matter for their post season chances and the best example you can find as to why you shouldn't use it to rank teams.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 09:54 AM   #17
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This game, along with @Purdue and home against Wisconsin, are the only 3 games on the B1G schedule that I've viewed as pretty much guaranteed losses. Even with the Hoosiers' struggles of late, I still feel that way. So I'm really not going to be overly upset with a loss. I just hope our boys can go out there and give it their best effort, not disappear on defense for large stretches, and get blown out like they did last year and like they did at Maryland last week. Make the Hoosiers have their hands full for 40 minutes, make it close or at least respectable, and I won't complain. A win? I'd be ecstatic.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 10:37 AM   #18
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Expecting a loss. Not as concerned with this game as I am with the following two at home.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 10:42 AM   #19
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I'll jump in early. Home game for IU. Significant talent/athleticism gap. Porous ILL defense. Hoosiers cover. (Hope I'm wrong.)

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Old Jan 2, 2017, 10:47 AM   #20
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Won't be pretty. Loss by 15+. We won't be able to stay with their guards defensively.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 11:10 AM   #21
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Indiana by 11.

This IU team turns it over far too often and is brutal on D. I doubt they are in the Top 25 going into the NCAAs
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 12:35 PM   #22
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Play a competitive game and lose and I'm okay with it.

Repeat of Maryland or WVU absolutely not.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 12:40 PM   #23
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Hopefully the team is on from the field. IU may be the only B1G team with a worse defense than UI. They are also absolutely atrocious in both forcing TOs and giving up TOs. Maybe get lucky and win 97-94 or something.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 12:45 PM   #24
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Indiana is shooting 45 percent on its 2s against major-conference opponents, 64 against everyone else.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 01:29 PM   #25
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I'm guessing that Blackmon and Johnson go off. I just don't know which Illinois team shows up so I think we end up losing by somewhere between 12 and 25 points.
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