The IU women’s team made a holiday music video and this happened

So, at some point recently, members of the IU women’s team got together and made a holiday music video that is so incredibly bad that it’s actually quite endearing. You know, one of those videos.

It’s fun, it’s quirky and it’s oh so college. For your enjoyment on the eve of the Cleveland State game, I present you … this:

Follow along after the jump for more on Saturday’s women’s game at Cleveland State.

From a pure talent level, the Vikings won’t be the best team the Hoosiers have seen in the non-conference season. But IU coach Curt Miller said this week that they do provide the toughest matchup, with a five-out offense that aims to spread teams across the floor and exploit the mismatches.

There will be plenty of those mismatches for Indiana, which simply doesn’t have frontcourt personnel with either the ability or experience to guard five athletic players along the perimeter.

“Cleveland State is the first team that I’ve seen on tape that I have very few answers for,” Miller said. “They’re a very difficult matchup for us. They’re one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the country and they pose a lot of problems on the defensive end for us because they’re going to spread us out.”

Junior forward Imani Gordon makes the Vikings go. She’s posted double figure scoring efforts in all 10 games for Cleveland State this season. Gordon, along with Kiersten Green, have accounted for 316 points and 44 percent of the Vikings’ offense.

Cleveland State sank a season-high 13 3-pointers against VCU last weekend, reaching a mark that’s tied for fifth in program history. The Vikings lead the Horizon League with a 36 percent shooting average behind the arc.

But if there’s been one strength to Indiana’s defensive work this season, it’s been the Hoosiers’ perimeter defense. IU leads the conference and is ranked 11th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to only 24 percent behind the arc.

Cleveland State beat Indiana, 69-58, at Assembly Hall last seson.

Video above courtesy of IU Athletics

6 comments

  1. Never followed the IU women’s game…But, wow..wow..wow..wow…wow. At the end of the horrific Christmas video, I caught a highlight of #5 jacking one up from long distance…Damn! She can really shoot the ball!! Better perimeter shooter with a prettier stroke than anyone on our current men’s roster.

    Forgive me for not knowing her name(Her hairdo looks a bit like a triple-layered chocolate cake). Her stroke is the sweet frosting….

  2. @Harvard, #5 is super-freshman Larryn Brooks, and she is the real deal–can shoot from outside as you saw, mid-range, and is absolutely fearless in taking it to the hoop even at only 5’5″. Very fast and a pesky defender too. VA Tech had a game plan to make her go left (she is right handed) and she dropped 37 points on them. I think we will be seeing WNBA scouts in the Hall during Ms. Brooks career at IU.

  3. Vaid-

    Thanks. Sounds like she is definitely the real deal. I should broaden my horizons. I didn’t realize the women’s college hoops game is advancing so quickly. Hoosiers look like a fun team to watch.

  4. I am sooo glad these young ladies can play basketball better than they sing. That being said, my singing is nothing to write home about. I love the video, these young ladies stepped out of their comfort zones and had fun. Kudos to Coach Miller and staff, as well as the participants for making this video. Happy Holidays and go Hoosiers.

  5. Everyone should come to an IU women’s bb game, they are a lot of fun. $5 admission (kids $3), free parking, and general admission seating, sit anywhere you like. Get there early enough and you can even score a courtside seat in Assembly Hall. Next home game is Thursday Jan 2 at 7 p.m. vs Iowa.

  6. I have missed only one game this year at home & on the road, Have been saying all year long that IU women’s basketball is the best deal in town for the price! It’s an incredibly fun team to watch and they play extremely hard! Coach Curt Miller and his staff have it going with a really young team. Not attending a women’s game is your loss! These young women deserve your following, come out and watch them. Go Hoosiers!!

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