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  • Jake says:

    Sheehey was literally chanting “Sheehey Sucks” along with the crowd as he shot his 2nd free throw towards the end of the game. It was hilarious. You can actually hear him on the broadcast, but the TV guys didn’t pick up on it. You know he absolutely loves hearing that chant. Apparently enough to join in on it himself. He did miss that free throw however.

  • nickatdabeach says:

    Cody Zeller is the preseason Player of the Year? That’s rich. Zeller isn’t even the best player on the IU team. Victor Oladipo is. Zeller needs to be benched until he can play with the heart & intensity of Oladipo. Zeller has been on some kind of emotionless cruise-control more often than not this season. I thought I was watching the reincarnation of Tom Pritchard play last night, and we all know that isn’t a good thing, is it Martha? If Zeller continues on this trend, both Michigan and Illinois are going to abuse my Hoosiers this season, and IU can anticipate 2-3 other assorted B1G losses as well. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again in closing: Tom Crean is a great recruiter but he is a horrible coach and tactician. As this season progresses you’ll see what I mean.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    You mean like the lack of improvement coaching created over the last 4 seasons, 6-10-12-27 W’s, right?

  • Punjab says:

    Calm down about the Zeller bashing. Have we gotten so spoiled so quickly that we forgot where we were two years ago? How many players average16 PTs and 8 RBs a game on a balanced team that’s at least as deep as any in the country? Not trying to say he deserves POY right now, but I’d say posting 19 and 10 against a quality opponent on the road is at least deserving of a “good game.”

  • Geoff says:

    Yeah… Far too much hyperbole. Zeller wasn’t great last night, but I don’t remember Pritch EVER getting 19 & 10… And if he did we’d have been on here saying how amazing he was and how if it wasn’t for Pritch we would have lost by 20.

    Everyone can relax now on the Zeller for the Wooden Award talk… We know he isn’t quite at that level, but he is an all-American and he is a 1st team all-B1G player.

    Sitting him (for who?) for any extended period only would’ve assured a loss last night.

    By the way Nick, there are more than a few of us on here that have been saying (for weeks now) Dipo is the most impactful player on the team. So you are now part of the club, but you ain’t the President of it. I assume our club will be growing after the Dakich love-fest…

  • Geoff says:

    DUSTIN, JEREMY, ANDY – Happy New Years Men!!!

    See you next Monday!

  • Larry says:

    Yea, I’m thinking maybe some players are more focused on their “3” gang signs & chanting, showboating or whatever….hint, missing the free throw. Anyone showboating in my opinion is clearly not focused on the game but more on makin sure they are presenting an arrogant persona to to whoever really cares.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Being cliquey can certainly add to the keenness of one’s basketball opinions on a blog. Nice strategy if you’re talking to tree bark or lobsters.

  • Bill Brasky says:

    Punjab= best new addition to the Scoop of late. Keep the comments coming man.

    Harvard= the “Phantom of the Opera” was hilarious. I was impressed with how you got the mask to overlap the face so cleanly – were you using the “Juxtaposer” app? The caption could have been better though. Knowing your distaste for Crean, I’m surprised you didn’t use “Think of me, think of me fondly, when we’ve said goodbye…”

  • STLHOOSIER says:

    i have been a hoosier fan for 30 years….we all need to appreciate the depth this team has…..when a starter like hulls has a game like he had yesterday, someone from the bench steps up…we have never had a bench with the quality of players such as sheehey, remy, jeremy, elston creek(when healthy) and hanner….even the national championship benches have never been this deep…yes yesterday was ugly, but a won on the road in the big 10 is always a good win…..enjoy the season, you never know when a team like this will re-appear

  • t says:

    IU big man 6’8″ and over are going to have to be physically and mentally tougher and play with an elevated level of concentration….Butler was no fluke….Butler did these things to beat IU. IU big men are playing immature.

  • Chet says:

    Focused? I know Will gives the “three to the temple” sign (“gang sign”, that’s rich) but, if there’s a player more focused on the floor I haven’t seen him all year on any team.

    Jake, that WAS hilarious. I don’t remember IU having a sixth man who makes the kind of impact on a game that Will does since Laz and he didn’t bring that kind of energy.

  • t says:

    Today’s bowl game really does a great job of showing how far away IU football is away from being competitve against good teams….which I am sure is a well known fact.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    Chet,
    Talk about focused, whenever Sheehey enters a game I think immediately of Havlicek, the best 6th man ever.

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    Will Sheehey is one of the greatest human beings on the planet. Only God can judge William Sheehey.

  • Keith says:

    This board is full of a bunch joke posters who couldnt lead anyone out of a paper sack. The story of last nights game was Ferrell. With Zeller, the point is who can stop him? No one. Is 19 & 10 stopping him? We forget he has no other big men down low to bang around and often times I see 2 bodies on him during rebounds. And when we arent hitting there are lots of rebound opportunities. Even the Butler game, it was hack a Zeller. And, Smith fouled out. If only Zeller hits his free throws that game ends differently regulation.

  • Chet says:

    “Will Sheehey is one of the greatest human beings on the planet. Only God can judge William Sheehey.”

    I don’t know the guy. Maybe he is. Not for me to judge. I sure do like having him on our basketball team, though. The kid is tough as nails on the court.

  • Laffy says:

    If “no one” can stop Cody, why did he disappear after their THREE guys fouled out?

  • Laffy says:

    Are Jeremy and Dustin still nursing hang-overs?

    Got these 2 things from Inside the Hall:

    1) Cody drops to # 9 in the Player of the Year race and may drop off the list entirely.

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/21483130/player-of-the-year-race-honing-recklessness-boosts-smiths-stock

    Ouch.

    And, again, spare me the “You had too high of expectations” because I’m not the one that was screaming “He’s the best player in college basketball” like 99% of the “real” fans were doing.

    2) Pomeroy has IU as an EASY winner of the Big Ten:

    http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/entry/conference_title_predictions

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Off topic: Sat amongst the entire Penn basketball team at Cheesecake Factory last night…Seemed like a nice bunch from the Ivy League. They must have just arrived in Indy for their @ Butler game tonight. The head coach sure appeared to be a lot of fun.

    I know…it’s not a big deal like having Tom Crean stopping to pull you out of a roadside ditch.

    We take all this stuff far too seriously…Youth is so fleeting..Watching those Penn players in their carefree moments of being young sure made me reminisce of dreams I had as a youngster to one day be something of similar walk.

    My only advice to Cody would be to just enjoy the moment and play with passion. Cherish the short time of limelight and stage. There will always be critics. It’s all gone so quickly and the bonds you’ve formed with your coaches and teammates grown into lifelong friendships is all that really matters in the end.

    Sitting amongst the excited faces of the traveling Penn team made me think how lucky they all really are to find dreams of early childhood becoming realities.

  • Laffy says:

    “We”?

    I’m not the one that goes BERSERK and acts like someone punched my grandma in the face when a player gets criticized.

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    I respect your post Harvard, good stuff.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    ^Great blogging handle(except for the initials being ‘BS’).

    Fabulous Idea: Why not invite Geoff to be part of the postgame ScoopTalk festivities at Penn State…? He’s been a great b-ball contributor on Hoosier Scoop..Give the guy a shot..Maybe he’ll steal your job in a couple years. I have a gut feeling Geoff would be a natural.

    Hope I didn’t spoil an already planned surprise…Didn’t you once have Chronic appear on a ScoopTalk? Is my recollection accurate that he appeared while not actually “quote unquote” appearing?…Sat outside of the camera view while giving his contributions to the analysis?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Damn my memory.

    It’s a horrible curse to have a mind mixed up with too many recollections fighting about. I once heard of a story about a Russian dude that performed as a magician..He could pull hundreds of trivial facts from various audience members and recite them back in detail upon later command. After years of performing, it all began to muddy up his brain as he became paralyzed by the gift…Every time he heard a word associated to the facts he could never forget, a whole series of memories would fire and connect. He couldn’t walk down the street without the constant diversion of faces familiar and triggering words pulling out every file his mind.

    It’s far more beautiful to romanticize and connect with imagination the fuzzy past than to actually recollect every boring detail.

  • Harvard,
    You do remember the Chronic appearance and That’s actually a very good idea that I hadn’t previously thought of. I could use a contributor for this one because Jeremy won’t be making the trip. Of course, it would require Geoff to successfully loiter without being tossed at the Bryce Jordan Center for 90 minutes-2 hours because I shoot the video after I write my deadline game story and accounting for the post-game press conference, that’s usually how long it takes for me to finish up. And it would require Geoff to actually want to hang around that long and not begin a search for watering holes. But Geoff, if you’re still in the arena at 11, you’re welcome to be on.

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