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    uneblinstu's postgame chatter: Vol: 10; ed: 30 - Indiana


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    Had to grind that one out a bit, but they needed that one, big time.

     

    • This was a weird game. The first game felt like it was stuck in Champaign. It was maybe the worst half of basketball NU's played this year, at least on offense. Fortunately the defense made Indiana play ugly, too.
    • The second half, they eventually found their legs again and zoomed past IU.
    • I think the game was won when NU was forced to put Copeland and Palmer on the bench with foul trouble early in the second half, down 1 and turned that into a lead before they got back into the game.
    • Jordy came up big today. With the aforemoentioned JPG and Cope in foul trouble for a bit, we needed someone to step up. His rebounding was big today.
    • Roby continues to play well. He fell a rebound short of his fourth straight double-double.
    • Evan also comes up big with the game on the line, seemingly every time. He was one who stepped up in that period where the big guns were on the bench.
    • Glynn was better today. Still a couple sketchy decisions, but he hit a couple of big shots and that put back and-one was big time.
    • I think they got their butts chewed at half for all the 3's they were taking. The first half was so frustrating. 16 3's was absurd. 0 free throws was even worse. They had more free throws than 3's by double in the 2nd half and it probably what turned the tide.
    • Was this the most offensive rebounds we had all year? 19 is as many as I can remember in a long time. That was another big stat in the game.
    • The FT stats don't look great becasue they missed a few in the last minute, but they hit their first 9, I think, and that was big, too.
    • Basically, NU just dominated the last 14 minutes of the game or so. IU has some dudes.
    • I feel better now that PSU can't pass us in the standings. We could have the 4 seed locked up 22 hours from now.
    • Regardless of what happens in Happy Valley tomorrow, NU still needs that game badly on Sunday, and PSU likely will too. Should make for an intense basketball game. Crowd is gonna need to be better than they were most of the night tonight. Let's finish this thing out right!
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    Great win.  

    Evan Taylor is going to be hard to replace.  Right place right time. Great leader.

    Stating the obvious, Roby is so good. Unfortunate they called him for his 2nd foul when is was on Jordy

    Why does Isaac Copeland spend so much time around the 3 point line? Drives me crazy. He thows those dunks down and it just makes no sense.  

    Has Miles ever had a lineup of Taylor, Palmer, Roby, Copeland and Jordy? I would like to see it. Not for a long stretch, but they could be tough to defend. 

    Jordy had a nice 2nd half. I like his hustle. How he is misses layups so bad, is mind blowing. Lets hope he fixes that...

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    5 minutes ago, imnothipp said:

    Stating the obvious, Roby is so good. Unfortunate they called him for his 2nd foul when is was on Jordy

    He got a raw deal on his 4th, too. The IU player behind him shoved him in the back as the driver was turning the corner, never had a chance and got trucked on the drive.

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    Tonight’s game ball should go to the crowd. Forced 19 or 20 turnovers and got the team going after they had nothing in the first half. 

     

    Im gonna get killed for this but havin jordy in there just changes things for us. Now he didn’t play good tonight but he just gives us an actual post player on offense. Now if he could just catch it and shoot it in one motion we would have something. 

     

    Nice bounce back from glynn. At this point getting this outta him is a win. Some good assists tonight n great defense, the 3 that hit the side of the back board sums up his year however.

     

    interested to get some thoughts here and ya I know it’s to late in the year for this now but w Taylor thriving off the bench n gill previously being basically a dead eye three point shooter from 3 before getting put into the starting line up should of they tried Allen as a starter and let both gill and Taylor come off the bench? Give Allen till the first TV time out then basically give gill n Taylor their usual minutes? I believe gill is shooting 25 percent since becoming a starter? Love the feed back you get on this site.

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    8 minutes ago, imnothipp said:

    Great win.  

    Evan Taylor is going to be hard to replace.  Right place right time. Great leader.

    Stating the obvious, Roby is so good. Unfortunate they called him for his 2nd foul when is was on Jordy

    Why does Isaac Copeland spend so much time around the 3 point line? Drives me crazy. He thows those dunks down and it just makes no sense.  

    Has Miles ever had a lineup of Taylor, Palmer, Roby, Copeland and Jordy? I would like to see it. Not for a long stretch, but they could be tough to defend. 

    Jordy had a nice 2nd half. I like his hustle. How he is misses layups so bad, is mind blowing. Lets hope he fixes that...

    Agree on Taylor, kid is just solid

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    in theory, our tourney chances seem good.

     

    -beat a penn st team at home that we took to overtime on the road with palmer sitting the final 20 minutes.

    -beat a michigan team that we already beat by 20.

     

     

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    Just now, TimSmiles said:

    in theory, our tourney chances seem good.

     

    -beat a penn st team at home that we took to overtime on the road with palmer sitting the final 20 minutes.

    -beat a michigan team that we already beat by 20.

     

     

     

    Palmer sitting the final 20 minutes and Jordy out altogether.

     

    They'll have Josh Reaves too, so it will be a lot different than the first go around.

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    It seemed IU was intent on making someone else besides Palmer beat us.  They doubled him every time he drove.  We had open looks at the three, but we’re not hitting them right now.  I’ve a feeling we better make those on Sunday.

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    Probably can pump the brakes for those saying palmer is leaving after the year for the NBA too. The dude looks tired as all get out which I don’t blame him but the books kinda out on him now, not saying he won’t adjust n if the zebras would use those whistle things he wouldn’t have to but get physical w him n hedge hard he is having issues with 

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    1 minute ago, B-town hoopsfan said:

    Probably can pump the brakes for those saying palmer is leaving after the year for the NBA too. The dude looks tired as all get out which I don’t blame him but the books kinda out on him now, not saying he won’t adjust n if the zebras would use those whistle things he wouldn’t have to but get physical w him n hedge hard he is having issues with 

    luckily we have 4 days off. we need it

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    Just now, B-town hoopsfan said:

    Probably can pump the brakes for those saying palmer is leaving after the year for the NBA too. The dude looks tired as all get out which I don’t blame him but the books kinda out on him now, not saying he won’t adjust n if the zebras would use those whistle things he wouldn’t have to but get physical w him n hedge hard he is having issues with 

     

    He needs to come back.   Then again....there's a long list of guys who don't make the right choice.   Let's keep our fingers crossed that he does.

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    this is just one where you take the win and move on. this team has the most irritating habit of trying to win games in the last 8-10 minutes of a game. they really need to put some of that mania into the rest of the game, too. i think that habit cost them the illinois game and nearly cost them this one, especially when they decided to miss every single free throw they were awarded at the end. 

     

    they're close to be a really good ball club, but they need to clean up the mental side of the game more than anything else. 

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    1 minute ago, cjbowbros said:

     

     

    A win vs PSU and loss to Michigan in the tournament gives us 57 RPI. 

    The opposite plus a loss to Michigan State gives us 59.

    Do you guys think that enough?

    IMO, no.

     

    I don't think RPI is ou big concern.   It's quality wins.   We need to win our next two and hope Michigan performs in at least one of their final 2 games, if not both.

     

    If we're 23-10 with a win over Michigan and a 13-5 reg season confernece record.....it's going to be hard to ignore...even with our lack of quality wins

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    Absolutely love Evan Taylor. I know some who sit around me don’t, and are quite vocal about it, but he is our lunch pail leader, who has made numerous energizer-Benny type plays that part go unnoticed. Agreed, he will be hard to replace.

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    1 minute ago, cjbowbros said:

     

     

    A win vs PSU and loss to Michigan in the tournament gives us 57 RPI. 

    The opposite plus a loss to Michigan State gives us 59.

    Do you guys think that enough?

     

    i think we're about to see some exceptions to the reign of rpi this year. the quadrant system is messed up enough, but it's highlighting the weaknesses of the self-fulfilling prophecy component of the rpi. i think  we get in if we beat psu, even if we lose the first rd game in the tourney as long as it's to a #5 seed. 

     

    We have to beat PSU, tho. If we lose that one, we'll likely have to make the tourney finals. 

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    6 minutes ago, TimSmiles said:

    in theory, our tourney chances seem good.

     

    -beat a penn st team at home that we took to overtime on the road with palmer sitting the final 20 minutes.

    -beat a michigan team that we already beat by 20.

     

     

    It sure feels like this team should be in over a 16-11/6-9 BIG 12 team that is on a 6 game losing streak.  

     

    One of those 6 games was to the "last place team" in the league too.  Right Lunardi?  What an a$$ clown!  Lunardi's dumb a$$ probably has Oklahoma a 6 seed still!

     

    Anyway about the game.  I felt Roby was having somewhat of an off night, and he still got the player of the game.  Not one of our players were on their A game, and we still found a way to win.  That is a good sign IMO

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    Tale of two halves.  We settled in the first half and went hard to the hole in the second.  Ended up being a fugly game.  But, nice win

    ...Great job shooting free throws, until the last three minutes.

    ...Evan had an excellent second half.

    ...bad, bad, bad shooting in first half.

    ...good team approach in the second half...

    ...good crowd.

    ...Roby's rebounding keeps impressing me.

    ...Jordy rebounded well and hustled...but geez, those hands.

    ...credit Indiana for playing a tough ass game,

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    1 minute ago, big red22 said:

     

    Anyway about the game.  I felt Roby was having somewhat of an off night, and he still got the player of the game.  

    I’d agree he seemed a bit off but still was a rebound away from a double double. 

     

    He was 1 for 3 in the mid post area which is just fantastic to see him there. That will be the area where the most growth in his game will show for next year IMO. Love that he’s takin 3s w confidence now too so dangerous to have him n cope out there together when we play the bigger teams

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    The beauty about Roby is that even when he has an off game...he's still so productive in other ways.   Still think his biggest weakness is trusting himself in believing just how good he could be

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    19 minutes ago, cjbowbros said:

     

     

    A win vs PSU and loss to Michigan in the tournament gives us 57 RPI. 

    The opposite plus a loss to Michigan State gives us 59.

    Do you guys think that enough?

    For a reference point 56% of major conference teams with RPI 50-60 get in. We'd be on the higher side of that but I think its possible

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