Prediction Thread: Indiana @ Rutgers

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  1. IU? I'm Fine

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    Can IU win on the road in the B1G? Is Rob Phinisee healthy enough? Will IU's defense travel and be consistent? Can IU win on rebounds, free throws made and assists? Will Green and Smith make smart decisions? Which Al Durham will appear? Will TJD get lots of touches?

    Will Rutgers guards carry the day? Can Brunk push around Rutgers' center? Can Rutgers overcome their starter Baker who is out with a broken thumb? Can the really good Rutgers' defense win the game? Will Ron Harper Jr. get 12 - 12 FTs in this game? Will Caleb McConnell play really well or be inconsistent?

    Which team can get over 33% of their 3 point shots in this game? Who will foul out? Who gets outcoached?

    To date both teams have played deliberate half-court games. IU is taller but will coach Miller go small to get some fast break action? Rutgers wins on defense, rebounding and sharing the ball. IU has to put it all together to win on the road.

    Rutgers is fired up. Their noisy arena is sold out. (That means that both of the Rutgers fans will probably be there in the less than 9000 seat gym.) IU has something to prove. Rutgers could care less about IU's problems...except to use them to advantage.

    This will not be a pretty game. Defenses will rule. If IU gets their center in foul trouble early, that could help decide the game. If Phin is not playing well, then that could help swing it the other way.

    Just win, Indiana!

    Indiana 65; Rutgers 63
     
  2. kkott

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    That would be a great outcome. I was surprised we didn't go at Kaleb Wesson more on Saturday when he was in foul trouble. Again, very few post touches and something we should be aware of and determined to get.
     
  3. T.M.P.

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    Huh? Wesson only had 3 and our two bigs had 4 a piece. Hard to pass it to them when they're sitting on the bench
     
  4. victorbear

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    Rutgers 71 IU 62...…………….Off to Nebraska.
     
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    You always post what you want to happen. A loss.
     
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  6. IU? I'm Fine

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    VDBear is still trolling...and not good at it.

    I haven't picked against IU all season.

    I'm 13 - 3.
     
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  7. kkott

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    My bad, I was thinking Wesson had 4... but I think he picked up his 3rd pretty early in the 2nd half, when a 4th would have put him on the bench and/or curbed his aggressiveness.
     
  8. .Gerdis

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    70-59. Good Guys
     
  9. T.M.P.

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    Meh, he wasn't having a great game. Looks like he gave up the twinkies for no good reason, all his numbers are down from last season. Should have stayed fat ..
     
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    ha, holtmann can’t develop talent.
     
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  11. namnik

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    No fricken clue.
     
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  12. meenie

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    80-60 Rutgers
     
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    Whatever Mr Ching
     
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    You are probably 0-15 in your game predictions this year.
     
  15. Bulk VanderHuge

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    And 0-2000+ in attempts at being funny. "Mr. Ching" being case in point.
     
  16. dbmhoosier

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    72-61 Rutgers
     
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    Among his many negative qualities is his lack of wit.
     
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    Obsessing much
     
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    Oh, and IU by 5.
     
  20. MrBing

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    You making a racial slur? That wouldn't surprise me. Whatever you think you're doing it isn't funny.
     
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  21. uncleter

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    IU 69-66 OT
     
  22. MrBing

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    74-66 IU
     
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    You are the one obsessed with acting like a douche on a message board for some weird attention. The rest of us are just trying to figure it out so we can prevent our loved ones from ending up like you.
    66-62 Hoosiers
     
  24. wawasee

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    I think Rutgers by five..
     
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    I hope I'm wrong but... 69-62 Rutgers.
     
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    No you’re just so money.
     
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    Rutgers 62, IU 56
     
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    IU 69 Rutgers 62
     
  30. Rooski

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    IU 68 Rutguzz 66
     
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    IU 62 State University of New Jersey 59
     
  32. bailey777

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    Iu 72
    Rutgers 72
    I have no idea. Bad iu could show up or good iu could show up.
     
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    I expect another game where we’re down 20-30 in the 2nd half and maybe close it to 15.
     
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    Rutgers is better but 30 points down?
     
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    Yes, Rutgers is pretty challenged offensively. We'd have to stink it up pretty bad to lose by more than 10.

    I doubt Green will go off against these guys. They play very aggressive D. I also don't think Al matches up well. It's a game for RP, but what will he be able to do physically? The other thing I'll look for is if Hunter is ready to battle these guys, as they will be very physical on the front line. Not huge for this game, but I'm looking for signs from him that we have something to look forward to down the line. Of more importance in this game: Will Justin be ready, willing, and able to mix it up on the boards.
     
  36. ReallyMadMax

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    Rutgers 68 IU 62
     
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    Surely a nail bitter..
    Indiana 67 -65...
     
  38. Timmy Mac

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    Anytime IU comes to town, it's that university's game of the year. Rutgers plays out of their head and IU battles the crap out of them before coming up on the short end of the stick..,

    Rutgers - 67
    IU - 64
     
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    Yeh, I could see another ugly game where both offenses are quite inefficient. A 50-48 score and who knows who wins. If I were betting, I would not pick IU. I am not betting so IU has the 50 and a win. Even though it is an early start score is 10-5 at the 10 minute mark of the first half and several posts pop that folks can't watch and go to bed.

    Back to the betting thing, maybe I should just bet the under on over/under which is 130 I think.
     
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    65-63 Rutgers, hope I'm wrong.
     
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