Indiana at Illinois, in-game analysis


Bruce Weber points at Eric Gordon, his former recruit.

ILLINOIS 29, INDIANA 23 (1:18)

Not what Sampson wanted. First McCamey gets a transition basket — on a beautiful scoop over Gordon and Crawford — then Lance Stemler takes a 3 and it is dead as soon as it leaves his hand. There’s no rotation on the ball, no loft, no nothing. It just clangs off the rim.

And Calvin Brock makes it hurt more by hitting from the baseline.

ILLINOIS 25, INDIANA 23 (3:07)

Kyle Taber made a play. His feed to D.J. White led to White getting to the free throw line. This guy needs to get more time. Maybe he has untapped potential.

The Hoosiers need to do something to get Gordon going. Find a way to get him an easy basket.

Hey, Dee Brown is here. This is the second or third former player that Illinois has trotted out during a break. Neat tradition.

Maybe Bob Knight will be at the next IU game.

ILLINOIS 19, INDIANA 18 (7:01)

Poised play by Bassett as Gordon’s on the bench after an airball.

Bassett gets to the lane and hits a floater, then actually succeeds in pushing the ball up the court for an easy Jordan Crawford lay in.

ILLINOIS 16, INDIANA 14 (11:01)

Getting chippy. Gordon goes hard at the rim and draws the foul. And anger from McCamey. There’s a good 45 seconds of near-fight on the court as the players mill about and share their opinions of one another in animated terms.

Gordon misses the first free throw. But makes the second.

But then Rodney Alexander hits a 3.

Gordon comes back and shows his great court vision, finding Crawford for a jumper.

Gordon’s called for an offensive foul now for going at Frazier.

ILLINOIS 10, INDIANA 9 (13:42)

Indiana has opened in a zone here. First basket by White, on a feed from Gordon.

Then Gordon trips and the ball goes to Ellis, who picks up his teammate — figuratively, at least — by hitting a jumper.

But Pruitt is giving Indiana trouble in the paint, as he always does. He’s got a couple of offensive rebounds and put backs already.

Kyle Taber, who made a surprise start against Northwestern, is the first Hoosier up off the bench.

Sampson tells Stemler as he comes off the court: “If you can’t rebound, you can’t play in this game.”

Demetri McCamey, the other freshman in this game, hits two 3s to push Illinois ahead.

—–

Stemler gets the start at the forward position alongside D.J. White. Other starters are same as usual: Ellis, Bassett and Gordon.

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The festivities are upon us.

It starts with a “F*ck you, Gordon!” chant from one of the upper sections.

Then Chester Frazier, who didn’t play the last time these teams met, “shoulders” Eric Gordon when the two met at half-court. He knocked Gordon back a few feet, and Gordon laughed and shrugged his shoulders.

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2 comments:

  • evan #1


    Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 9:17 PM EST

    Frazier was just trying to get a little of that talent to rub off on him

  • MD #2


    Friday, February 8, 2008 - 1:04 AM EST

    Frazier has no class. He deserved the ankle injury that he sustained during the game.

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