Hoosier Morning


1. HOOSIERS HQ
Aulani Sinclair scored a career-high 34 points as the IU women’s basketball team surpassed last season’s win total, Mike wrote.

The Indiana men’s basketball team has three games to right the ship after Saturday’s disappointing loss to Butler, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The crowd and the coaches traded barbs Saturday, but Butler’s Alex Barlow got the last word against Indiana, Brian Hamilton wrote for SI.com.

Indiana’s loss reinforces the notion that there is no dominant team in college basketball, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.

3. NATIONAL NUGGETS
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin says the latest money-grab moves by conferences a good reason why athletes should be paid, David Steele of AOL Fanhouse writes.

Syracuse, Michigan and Duke could all be the last unbeaten team standing this season, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

New Illinois coach John Groce has been everything the school was looking for so far, Ethan Asofsky of The Daily Illini writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Butler’s Alex Barlow had his Jimmy Chitwood moment on Saturday against Indiana:

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  • Ron #1


    Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:13 AM EST

    1…I was thinking you might have music this morning, maybe something about “burning bridges”?

    2…IU ranked in the 6-8 spot sounds good. Allows them to play basketball w/o the #1 target. Hit #1 some time around mid-March.

    3…Please please please play Hanner & Jurking a lot during the next 3 games. Please. And Elston if ready.

    4…Do like the Who-What-When-Where thing you write.

  • Laffy #2


    Monday, December 17, 2012 - 2:08 PM EST

    Back to the Butler game….

    This will probably surprise most on here, but I’m going to give props to Bobby for 2 of his unorthodox motivating techniques.

    One time after the team played very poorly, Bob was in the bathroom doing # 2 (trying to keep this family-friendly) and he came out of the stall with “used” toilet paper and told the team, “You’re playing like this.”

    Another time, he taped tampons to all the lockers.

    I thought both were great.

    If there is one thing athletes don’t like, it’s when you challenge their manhood.

    Many players under Knight said, “Sometimes I hated the guy so much, when I went out there to play, I just wanted to kick butt to say SCREW YOU Knight.”

    Now, I don’t want Crean to be a complete jerk. But, one thing I really hated after the game was how he kept saying, “I was happy with our energy.”

    Baloney.

    Zeller got pushed around like a little girl and had zero fouls. You can not praise him for his “energy.”

    Now, you may want to say, “He can say one thing in public and one in private so he isn’t throwing people under the bus to the media” and I’ll listen to that.

    But he still doesn’t need to say, “They had great energy.”

    That especially irks me after he said it was a “road game atmosphere.”

    Hogwash.

    Question their manhood.

    Make them prove to him they have nads of steal instead of prancing around for the cameras.

    Challenge them instead of slobbering all over them over with how much “energy” they have.

    Two things give me hope right now:

    1) Crean said the rebounding drills were going to be brutal.

    2) Olidipo said “We have to stay together.” I think he knows they were awful and the key is to work thru it while holding the others accountable while at the same time having each others’ back and not pushing each other or going OFF like Will did.

  • Geoff #3


    Monday, December 17, 2012 - 3:13 PM EST

    Great post Laffy… Agree with all your points.

  • Podunker #4


    Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:13 PM EST

    Yes, some excellent points.

    We always hear how hard these guys work, but what I watched Saturday looked like a physically soft team. On top of that, you read that SI article in which the Butler players are talking about playing physical and “punching the other team in the mouth” (the other team meaning IU) at the beginning of the game, etc, and you realize, IU really never responded to Butler’s physicality. Maybe we could not afford to respond with the physical play Saturday with three big men not quite ready, but that needs to change immediately. The next time somebody “body-checks” Cody on the way to the rim and a foul is not called, Cody needs to respond so that the message is sent and received. The message goes out to both the opposing player and the refs. It’s saying, “O.K. if that’s not being called a foul, then I’ll respond in kind.”

    After the game, my wife, who played High School basketball, made a great comment. She said, “Cody needs to spend some time practicing with Kent Benson.” EXACTLY!

  • TsaoTsuG #5


    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 1:54 AM EST

    Just saw this post. It is good (leaving out the more ‘creative’ anecdote even better). Zellers would have come off the bench at the next game coached by Knight, been sent in for three minutes in the third quarter and pulled out again. The more I think about it, the more I think he was intimidated out of the Butler game.

    Intimidated.

    They- Butler- had a statement to make and they made it.

    I also agree with a comment I read somewhere(perhaps in the link you provided), that Coach Stephens wanted Hulls defending the last play. That’s just good coaching.

Scoop Poll:

Who wins Saturday's Crossroads Classic game?

  • Indiana (69%, 107 Votes)
  • Butler (31%, 49 Votes)

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IU vs Butler men\'s basketball

Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]5110James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]3970Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]3600Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]3140Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]2880Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]2850Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]2580Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]2810Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]2340Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]2320Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]2760Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]2930Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]3200Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]3250Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]3710Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]8830Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]4940Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]4100Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]3190Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]3090Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]3190Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]2690Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]2550Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]2720Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]2680Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]2820Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]2940Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]2810Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]2600Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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