Watching MSU-IU and MSU misses Langford, for sure.....
We gotta be spot on shooting FG and FT to have a chance...Homecourt counts for something but we can't give up as many Off rebounds as we did today.....Winston is the key IMO and trent and ayo are playing fantastic D so we have a chance....
I'm going to watch rest of this game before predicting a score...
Trent bothered Winston a lot last year. As long as the refs don’t let him use the off hand/arm to shove his way to the basket AND we guard against the back door hopefully we can keep within stricking distance.
This is interesting for kipper, coming off this game after catching this deserved bench ride, went off for what 27 against Michigan state last year? If he comes through maybe hopefully he could have a new mentality as Brad saw in practice leading up to and the game tonight, here’s to it. Gotta wish to your guys to succeed even with a bench role, he has the potential if he ever actually figures it out.
At first I felt nervous after IU beat MSU tonight ... and then I remembered an IU team that had lost (7?) straight beat the Spartans in East Lansing ... if we come to play and play inspired, we can do this. We might not beat ‘em, but we can. I-L-L!
(Full disclosure: I’m in Indianapolis for my sister’s birthday, and we watched both a Butler win and an Illini win today, so I’m feeling confident in my teams!)
....yes, let's go back to the first week of my freshman year at U of I....Jan 1979....time for someone to be the next Eddie Johnson...to take the shot heard around Illini nation...okay okay...a bit melodramatic
Michigan State lost that game at the free throw line. We really need to up our game there to be sure we aren't in that situation, because our ft shooting wasn't good vs Nebraska and has been pretty poor in a few games this season.
I would like to stay away from the 7-10 seeds, assuming Michigan St and Michigan are 1-2. There is a pretty substantial drop off after those 2 teams IMO. I would feel much better playing Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland, etc. And hopefully someone else can mess around and knock off the Michigan's.