Half-time Analysis

Armon Bassett shoots over Chad Tomko during the first half.

Let me just say this: the Hoosiers came out flat, didn’t defend well and were forcing bad shots in the game’s first five minutes. They were sloppy, lazy, and getting beat by UNC-Wilmington badly, 18-8.

Then they decided to play. And it was quite a show. Led by Armon Bassett and Eric Gordon (I know, shocking) IU went on an amazing 44-14 run. Gordon, who was somehow held scoreless through the games first ten minutes, found the basket on a drive with 10:18 left and never looked back. He’s totaled 16 points to lead IU. Bassett is also quietly having one of his best games of the young season, in large part due to his aggressiveness on the offensive end.

DeAndre Thomas was the Hoosiers’ lone bright spot in the poor first few minutes. He took the ball to the rim and scored six quick points. Also important to note that Lance Stemler is playing well and hustling, and the crowd has shown their support with several loud ovations.