This IU team

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  1. ericrossiu

    ericrossiu Redshirt
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    Has improved
    IQ
    defense
    Shooting
    Rebounding
    Communication
    Cohesiveness
    Free throws
    Ball movement

    They look improved in all areas. Miller seems to be really enjoying this team. The players seem to be really responding to his coaching.
     
  2. iubud

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    We kept waiting last year on a third scorer. We have that already without Phin and Devonte being at full strength.
     
  3. birdforbogey

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    has yet to play ANYONE!
     
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  4. ericrossiu

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    Shut up dbag
     
  5. ORG

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    Let's hope IU's level of performance doesn't substantially drop in the Big 10.
     
  6. Big Red Crimson Buffalo

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    Well, the competition will certainly go up. That said, we don’t seem to be trying to build the team around one guy. Everybody has their role and place within the flow of the game. More cohesive. Last year’s chemistry was toxic.
     
  7. ericrossiu

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    I’m not expecting 90-100 points per game and 30 point blow outs. Try having realistic expectations.

    I’m just pointing out how IU has improved in all areas. That’s very noticeable.
     
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    I like what I'm seeing ..Even if the competition isn't top shelf..
     
  9. birdforbogey

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    Is it not true?
     
  10. ORG

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    I wasn't implying that I expected IU to score THIS much in the Big Ten season but rather to be able to score more per game than last year and for scoring to be a strong point.
     
  11. Courtsensetwo

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    Soft schedule thusfar but if you understand what you are looking at and have last year as a benchmark; you like what you see with the flow, teamwork, roles, and execution. Lets see how that develops as the season and competition progresses.
     
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    Before the season I thought if Rob or TJD went down we would be in big trouble. However, it looks like almost everyone can play. Brunk is probably the worst player on the team, and that is a great thing. This team will be able to sustain a few injuries, and god forbid we have a year where someone isn't out for the season.

    This is a solid bottom of the top 25 team/receiving votes. We have 8/9 guys that could drop 20 on any given night. Even Damezi got some confidence! Once this defense really starts clicking we will be a tough out!
     
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    I wonder what Fraudpaugh, cryingpiano, Ordfan, Dakich, 9,673 PU trolls and others here who all exclaimed that this roster was empty are saying now?

    Oh yeah, "but the schedule.....whaaa".
     
  14. Zeester

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    What, a team can't be analyzed no matter who they are playing?
     
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    I have actually heard DD compliment this team. That’s a good thing.
     
  16. Jssanto

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    I agree it is easier to win against a Troy at home compared to say OSU, UM, etc on the road. Having said that, we won by 40 and not 10.
     
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    Games 2,3, and four were good for this team. 2&3 exceptional guard speed. Troy will give film for better big defense, plus getting pressed in real time. Do you really think a good power 5 team will leave home to come here? This team is going to be good.
     
  18. ufo33

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    IU is starting to look like an Archie coached team in year 3! A more balanced roster, less injuries, but still significant injuries with starting PG Phinisee and 2G Green. IU needs them both, especially PG Phinisee against good teams.
     
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  19. namnik

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    My favorite moment from the Troy game was Archie’s response to Race not getting back on defense. Passion for defense can be a long term success story.
     
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    Brunk is definitely the worst scholarship player on the team and he’s still halfway decent.
     
  21. birdforbogey

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    [​IMG]
     
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    I am hoping for a really good year. Love what Anderson brought last night. Great to see Green back. Attitudes seem great and they’re all having fun. Archie strongly gets on players asses when they screw up and they seem to respond positively. But hard to gauge with the abysmal talent of the teams we’ve played so far.
     
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    Yes, we are playing weaker teams but beating them like we should instead of struggling or getting beat (IUFW, anyone?). I remember a thread from this summer asking about who we thought the top scorer might be and a lot of people weighed in how they thought it was going to be a balanced scoring team with possible of starting 5 being in double figures......I see that being very real and serving us well once we start BIG10
     
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    Our team would have been better off playing a scrimmage against each other last night than the waste of time playing Troy.
     
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  25. hondo314

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    That’s not how how it works at all. Lol.
     
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  26. iu2win

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    Poo poo IU's out of conference schedule at will. Still, I'm encouraged to see that SEC team to the south is the one losing to the smaller school from Indiana and not IU.
     
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    I still question leaving 2 unused scholarships in the ‘grad-transfer’ era...
     
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    IU must change their requirements for athletic grad transfers or IU will find it very hard to sign the transfers. IU is lucky that Brunk was a straight A student, or he may not have been admitted.
     
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    I agree. Last year, we could not even hit open shots. Looks like this year, at least thus far, we have some guys that can hit jump shots and free throws.
     
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    I have never played nor coached, but I disagree. I have heard many coaches say the players get tired of playing each other. Also it gave Troy money, experience in a bigger arena, and if someone turns pro a story to tell.
     
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    for you, probably.
     
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    Kiss my ass. The game was worthless.
     
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    Not surprised you would find something to complain about. What marvelous grad training after was available and whose minutes would he take?
     
  34. iubud

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    Playing a scrimmage against a squad that plays the same way you do and you have practiced against for weeks isn't helpful. Playing a good scout team might help.

    Playing any team is a test for the process of creating a scouting report and how the players will follow the game plan. Working on shutting down a 3 point shooting team may be helpful later.
     
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    Just getting tired of these games. And more to come. Will be nice to know where we’re at against a competitive team.
     
  36. gmhowes

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    I will not Say Brunk is the save all for this team. He is a big. A big is not always a 7,0 guy. I believe our lack of a healthy big last year hurt us bad. DD is still not healthy yet He and Brunk are bigs tall and heavy enough to help keep BIG Ten opponents from running over us like the did last year with Morgan as our short and light big. We will prosper with Brunk and DD, not stars yet will allow our stars to shine.
     
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    Probably someone who was blasting Fitz and Moore all year last year? Recruiting is a 2 way street and I'm more than happy with the guys we have out there. As you you guys ragging on #50, he was brought in for B10 teams not teams playing a 4 at the 5. He'll be great as an extra banger against 7 footers.

     
  38. ericrossiu

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    We’ve played four teams and are 4-0
    So no, the dbags comment wasn’t true
     
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    Uncalled for. Goodby & good riddance.
     
  40. hondo314

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    Sooo many more to come. Lolzzzzzz
     

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