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  1. Our defense is still pathetic! At this rate we will not win a game. I have not seen any improvement in this team and I am very frustrated. The coaching has to be somewhat to blame here.

  2. I was patient the last two years. This team has no offensive plan and I blame the coach. I would vote now for firing Crean.

  3. Mr Glass, get the money wheelbarrow loaded. It’s also time to hold the trustees accountable……

  4. Just watched northwestern loss, another lame come back,too little too late after being totally humiliated by Cats dicipline and brains. I liked our team better two years ago, the got after it, just didnt have the horses. I know our guys were coached and drilled on what NW does, yet all the layups and wide open threes. Are the players stupid, lazy, or both?

  5. Yea, that’s it…fire Coach Crean, lose all of his recruits, cough up a boatload of cash, AND set the program back another 10 years. Brilliant idea.

  6. FINAL: NU 93, IU 81.
    IU: Watford 17, 7reb; Oladipo 13; Hulls 12; Jones 10, 9ast; Sheehey 9; Elston 8; Rivers 7; Roth 3; Capobianco 2.
    IU: 27-58 (47%) FG; 6-14 3PT; 21-25 FT; 30 reb; 13 TO; 22 (29) fouls.
    NU: 28-57 (49%) FG; 10-20 3PT; 27-38 FT; 29 reb; 9 TO; 10 (19) fouls.
    NU: Shurna 24; Murkovic 20, 12reb; Thompson 16, 8ast; Cobb 11; Crawford 8; Capocci 8; Marcotullio 6.

  7. With a Senior and 3 Juniors who would not make the squad of any other B10 program and of our Sophs only half would get any playing time at all we are about where we belong in the timeline of rebuilding.

  8. We have no movement or picks for guys without the ball–it’s what you do without the ball that determines ability to get shots–everything is dribble, drive the lane, forget the team–and Watford consistently playing more than 20 feet from the basket is not going to work. Coach needs to institute a motion offense that relies on passing and not dribble-drives. We had it all but the trustees and Myles sure messed things up–and then Davis and Samson–Crean should have given more consideration to what he was getting into. We continue to pour money into BB and FB facilities, not realizing it is the coaches and players that determine success–not spending!

  9. It’s now obvious Creek wasn’t ready to come back.

    With a completely ineffective Creek and Guy-Marc removed from the team, we shouldn’t be extremely surprised at our current struggles.

  10. I HAVE BEEN TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT COACH CREAN..AD GLASS PLEASE DOUBLE HIS SALARY..HE IS WORTH AT LEAST 2 MILLION A YEAR.HIS COACHING IS BRILLANT..THE WAY HE SUB’S..COACH’S..CHEERLEADS..WOW..AND THE PLAYER’S WE HAVE..STELLAR..GREAT..I MEAN TO HOLD A NATIONAL POWER LIKE NORTHWESTERN TO ONLY 93 POINT’S..THAT’S AMAZING..THE PLAYER’S…VJ3..BEST PG IN THE NATION..VERY FEW TO’S..GREAT FLOOR LEADERSHIP..WATFORD..BEST 6-9 PLAYER IN THE B10 FROM 20 FEET..GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAYER..HULL’S..NO ONE DRIVE’S AROUND HIM..RIVER’S..BEST WE HAVE.I THINK IU WILL NOT LOSE ANOTHER GAME THE REST OF THE B10 SEASON..AND WIN THE B10 TOURNAMENT..AND AT LEAST TO THE ELITE 8.YES MY FRIEND’S INDIANA BASKETBALL IS BACK.I SEE SO MUCH IMPROVEMENT IN THIS TEAM..SO MUCH TEAM PLAY..THE WAY THEY CUT ..SCREEN..DEFEND…OH I HAVE TO STOP..I’M GETTING TO EXCITED ABOUT ANOTHER POSSIBLE CHAMPIONSHIP.GLASS AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S..GREAT JOB..GIVE YOURSELVES ALL RAISE’S..CREAN IS THE REAL DEAL.TRY AND EXTEND HIS CONTRACT FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 10 YEAR’S.ALL THESE CRAZY PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT FIRING CREAN AND LOSING ALL THESE RECRUIT’S..CRAZY TALK…YOU KNOW ZELLER AND ALL OF THE REST OF THEM WOULD RATHER PLAY FOR A FUTURE HALL OF FAME COACH LIKE CREAN INSTEAD OF MAYBE..WITTMAN..ALFORD..OR MAYBE EVEN SANTA CLAUS…CREAN IS ALL WE HAVE AND THE THOUGHT OF LOSING HIM..WELL..WOULD JUST BE EARTH SHATTERING.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK COACH CREAN..AT THIS RATE OF IMPROVEMENT..WE SHOULD WIN 12 GAMES A YEAR BY 2020..AND ASSEMBLY HALL SHOULD BE DOWN TO ABOUT 6,000 FAN’S BY THEN.JUST THINK OF THE GREAT SEAT’S WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET WAY DOWN LOW TO WATCH IU HOLD PENN STATE TO 90-95 POINT’S IN THE HALL IN JUST A COUPLE OF YEAR’S.I CAN’T WAIT. GO IU !!! AND GO COACH CREAN !!!

  11. without a center a true point guard and a 30% Mo Creek what do yo people want our bigs cant guard a parked cae rememember fritchard was going to be a bech warmer with sampson and what we had. Capo is just a practice body. The loss of Guy is a killer

  12. Speedway is right. Crean will work out just fine. As Dave Feldman, the horse racing columnist for the Chicago Sun Times years ago used to say,”I never saw a jockey carry the horse across the finish line.” Same here. We don’t have the horses but they’re coming.

  13. Indiana basketball looks like a couple old men on the court house square trying to play checkers back in the 1920’s. How long is it going to take getting back to being competitive. It is over 10 years since Knight and there is no end in sight. Players are out of shape, non physical, no constructive emotion, standing around, hardly any plays. They do not look like they are even on the same team. Players are not competitive and seem to not really believe in Crean’s system nor can I tell what it is.

  14. I revere RMK. Hell I am old enough I also held Branch in the same reverence. But you institute the motion offense again at IU and at least 2/3 of our future verbals will de-commit(talk about the sky falling). FACT: The motion offense does not attract the top athletic talent in the 21 century world of college hoops. That is the reason the dribble drive offense is getting so popular, to attract top recruits to those programs using it. It cannot be a highly successful offense without the best talent and that is what we(as basketball smart fans)are suffering through.

  15. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAW TONIGHT. I WATCHED IU IN CREAN’S FIRST YEAR AT THE MAUI CLASSIC AND I THINK THAT WAS A BETTER B-BALL TEAM THEN THE IU TEAM THAT I SAW TONIGHT. THE HOOSIER TEAM,COACHES AND FANS ARE ALL FRUSTRATED AND DESERVE BETTER. INDIANA NEEDS A FEW WINS, BUT THE BIG TEN HAS NO OTHER WEAK TEAMS THIS YEAR.

    MY CRITICISM OF CREAN’S COACHING IS THAT HIS OFFENSIVE SYSTEM ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE SUPERIOR TALENT AT EVERY POSITION. HOPEFULLY IN 2 TO 3 YEARS THAT WILL BE THE CASE. I HAVE NO EXPLANATION FOR OUR POOR DEFENSE. COACH CREAN SHOULD HAVE TO EXPLAIN HIS DEFENSE TO US.

    I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THE DAY THAT I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE IU FOOTBALL/SOCCER SEASONS TO START IN BLOOMINGTON.

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