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  1. FINAL: NU 77, IU 75.
    IU: Dumes 26 pts, 6-9 3PT; Jones 14 pts, 7 ast; Roth 12 pts; Pritchard 7 pts, 10 reb; Story 6 pts; N.Williams 4 pts; Taber 4 pts; Lewis 2 pts.
    IU: 23-46 (50%) FG; 12-23 (52%) 3PT; 17-19 (90%) FT; 28 reb; 22 TO; 9 (23) fouls.
    NU: 26-46 (57%) FG; 12-23 (52%) 3PT; 13-20 (65%) FT; 16 reb; 19 TO; 12 (21) fouls.
    NU: C.Moore 21 pts; Coble 19 pts; Thompson 15 pts; Nash 10 pts; Rowley 7 pts; Peljusic 3 pts; S.Williams 2 pts.

  2. I agree Dave, What a great game and another loss is not that bad as we will get our 1st BT win soon. I love the heart this team has and the effort is there, and as the BTN announcer said tonight we are getting better each game and that is about all we can expect. The wins will come and come they will. Yet as was said in the chat tonight…. Next year… next year….”

    Thanks for a great game tonight HOOSIERS! Hang in there and “don’t give up, don’t ever give up!”

  3. They did very well at the line tonight! Now just get those turnovers
    down and we will win one or both of these next 2 home games. I love the heart of this team. Watching the bench really into the game is great. Better things are coming for our hoosiers.

  4. I just don’t understand the foul by Dumes 25 feet from the basket with six seconds left in the game and five on the shot clock! Just a complete breakdown after the clutch 3 by Roth. You just can’t commit that foul that far out in that situation. Dumes and the team played great, but it really hurt to see the game go down in flames on that play.

  5. Dave,

    I agree, that foul was pointless and gave NW the win. Also why was Taber on Coble???? Taber is easily our worst defensive player

  6. And if he forces a turnover there for a layup and a win, its a great play!! Get off that kid’s back.
    Without his play IU gets beat by 20 probably.

  7. Dumes is a great player and we’d be effed with out him; but he has got to learn to use his head, especially in crunch time.

  8. Well said KevinK, I was wondering who would beat Dumes up on here? I am not sure he fouled him, looked like good D to me and most refs swallow the whistle in that particular situation. Did anyone notice that the run was made in the second half by NW when IU had Dumes on the bench and Jobe and Taber in with Moore and Roth and Story. That lineup sucks! Who is going to drive to the basket and/or play D??? Made NO sense to me.

  9. I don’t think anyone is beating Dumes up, he obviously kept us in the game last night and is our best offensive weapon. More so just questioning the foul. He also makes several boneheaded plays as well, then again the whole team does.

    I like the way the fight though, and is easily the most fun IU team to watch since the 01-02 year.

  10. I have seen Dumes make two really bad decisions in close games. One against Michigan when he tried to drive the lane with 40 some odd seconds to go and then tonight. To foul a guy so far out with time running out, why! I hope he will learn from these two bad decisions and make better decisions during crunch time in future games. After saying all that, without him we would not have even been in the game. I guess you take the good with the bad.

  11. Just so I understand, pointing out a careless foul beyond the arc that cost IU the game in the final seconds is “beating up” on young Dumes, but naming five other IU players and saying they “suck” is showing your Hoosier pride?

  12. Dave, back up. I said the lineup sucked, not the kids. Read the post and do not misunderstand that. It is my experience on this blog and others that Dumes takes a lot of crap whether he makes a bad play or not. I listen to the couple behind me and the men to the right of me at assembly hall just tear the kid down. Reread what I wrote and let me know how you really feel. Jeez!

  13. WHAT A GREAT GAME LAST NIGHT, THESE POOR GUYS PLAYED THEIR HEARTS OUT. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY GET A WIN IN THE BIG TEN.

    I ALSO WANTED TO SAY A BIG “THANK YOU” TO THE IU FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT HELPED GET THE STUCK CARS OUT OF THE ASSEMBLY HALL PARKING LOT YESTERDAY. SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO REPORT EVERYTHING THEY DO WRONG BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO MENTION WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR OTHER PEOPLE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP YOU GUYS ARE GREAT !!!!!

  14. J Pat, it’s cool. I understand what you were saying. I also didn’t mean to criticize anyone unfairly with my first comment. I’m sorry if it came off that way. We’re all IU fans. I love this team and coach Crean, and would take this crew over the last few we’ve had even if they go 0-16. The idiots you hear at Assembly Hall should knock it off and get behind these guys.

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