A few quick post-game notes

2 comments by   |   Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 3:54 pm EDT

D.J. White after he dunked over Kosta Koufos

Kelvin Sampson was obviously happy with how his team played today and thought it did a good job using its zone defense to prevent the Buckeyes from spreading the floor and getting the looks it wanted.

He was also happy with how his young guards played. He lauded Armon Bassett and Jordan Crawford for their toughness in fighting through screens to guard Jamar Butler, who had just four points and missed all five 3-pointers he took.

And, of course, he expressed his gratitude for a senior like D.J. White, who finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.

“We’re lucky to have a senior leader like D.J. White,” he said. “When you have a senior leader, he’s worth his weight in gold.”

Sampson did say that the reason Bassett and Ellis did not start was that they were “about three minutes late” for a meeting.

And he said that A.J. Ratliff is still dealing with his troubles. He hopes to meet with the senior soon.

Share the Scoop!

Related content: Read more in Men's Basketball
 
Video: Future Hoosiers at Derby Festival Classic
ScoopTalk: Indiana gets a big man
Hoetzel, Johnson take shot at Derby Festival Classic
Arizona center commits to Indiana
Etherington posts that he will transfer to Butler
2 comments:
#1
Walt
Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 7:12 PM EDT

A great road win in a trough place to play. And that zone everyone complained about earlier in the week worked fairly well. I believe KS forced the zone when he realized we were in trouble against bigger inside teams and needed a way to help DJ out on defense. He stuck with enough at Ill. to teach the kids how to play it and we might just really need it come tournament time. I believe a lot of what he is doing with the team right now is teaching them certian things that will come in handy later. We should wait until the end of the season to see how well this team can play before we judge them and the coach too harshly.

 
#2
Mark
Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 8:45 PM EDT

I think they played better in spurts today. I am really concerned about how few points the team is scoring. We need to get some contribution from Ellis, Lance, Basset, or someone.

I feel bad for Mike White but I have come to the realization that we just can’t play him this year. We really struggle defensively whenever he is in the game and it is noticeable now that he isn’t playing much.

 


RSS feed

Comments

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Today @ HoosiersHQ.com

Recent comments on The Scoop



  • Baseball. DeNato Dominates, No. 18 Indiana Blanks Michigan State, 7-0 - Joey DeNato threw eight scoreless innings as the Indiana baseball team (23-11, 9-1 Big Ten) rolled to its seventh straight conference victory and its 11th win in 12 games, 7-0,
  • Baseball. DeNato Dominates, No. 18 Indiana Blanks Michigan State, 7-0 - Joey DeNato threw eight scoreless innings as the Indiana baseball team (23-11, 9-1 Big Ten) rolled to its seventh straight conference victory and its 11th win in 12 games, 7-0,
  • Jeremiah April commits to IU - Jeremiah April, a 7-foot, 230-pound center from Westwind Preparatory Academy in Glendale, Ariz., committed to IU Friday evening. Verbal Commits ranks his as a two-star prospect. I
  • Black Key Bulls, Teter capture Spring Series - Black Key Bulls and Teter captured the men’s and women’s white jerseys, respectively in dominating fashion Saturday, winning in Team Pursuit. In the men’s finals, Black Key
  • Three-star Quarterback Has Great Visit - Three-star Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga signal caller Nick Johns visited College Park on Friday and Maryland coaches made quite an
  • Hoosier Newsstand, Apr. 19 - Get the latest articles on Indiana basketball, football and other Hoosier sports of interest in today's
  • Photo Gallery: Derby Festival Basketball Classic -

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Check out 30 photos by Jamie Owens from Friday’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall featuring IU signees Max Hoetzel and Robert

  • Video: Hoetzel, Johnson talk Derby Festival Basketball Classic -

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Future Indiana teammates Max Hoetzel and Robert Johnson were teammates in Friday’s 2014 Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall, falling

  • Etherington Finds Perfect Fit - Indiana transfer Austin Etherington has chosen Butler after a visit on
  • Etherington Finds Perfect Fit - Indiana transfer Austin Etherington has chosen Butler after a visit on
  • The Thursday Thinker
  • Early Peek: College World Series