Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
The numbers don’t lie — Indiana’s defense is a downer, I wrote.

The proposed year of readiness or freshman ineligibility is about money, not education, I wrote.

The IU women’s basketball team was able to hang around against No. 5 Maryland but couldn’t beat the Terps, Jon wrote.

Michael Hixon won the 1-meter diving title and Indiana remains third at the men’s Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana’s defensive lapses at Northwestern were the subject of film study, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

Will Sheehey’s stay in Fort Wayne was short-lived, as he’s no longer on the Mad Ants roster, Justin Cohn of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

Heritage Christian is in the 2A girls’ basketball semistate, with one 2016 IU commit in Darby Foresman and another potential Hoosier in Tyasha Harris, Kevin Harris of the Jeffersonville News and Tribune writes.

IU baseball heads to Charleston, S.C., this weekend looking to bounce back from a disappointing 1-2 trip last weekend, Andrew Vailliencourt of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
How about a song for the baseball Hoosiers’ trip down south? Here’s Neil Young live with “Southern Man.”

10 comments

  1. I’m a longtime resident of SF and the Bay Area and have a habit of going to just about every live music show I can. This means I get to experience a recurring hurlirific moment played over and over again:

    “Folks, we’ve got a surprise for you! Guess who’s here with us tonight…Neil Young!!!”

    Sends me straight to the bar and then the exits because I know I’m in for 20 minutes of pure dull. Sorry JP, I got the chills immediately after seeing his name.

    Nice article about the men’s Hoop Defense. A Good complement to everything we were discussing ’round ‘dees here parts yesterday.

  2. Love the Bay area.

    When I first started playing guitar I learned a bunch of Neil Young songs because you can play almost everything he’s ever written by mastering 4 chords.

    Sweet collection of guitars in that video.

  3. Mitch starting to regain is “taking the NCAA tournament by storm” form….0:58 mark of clip fully demonstrates this young man’s fantastic agility and skill set. And his infectious energy and honest enthusiasm erupting out a free and unabashed spirit is in such beautiful contrast to the sleepy small town his humble roots…., What fun to watch this young man seize the day…

    And this…

    Mark Jackson: “My man Mitch looking like ‘the Dream’….How ’bout this..? Get it done!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M1q3ANEhaI

  4. Tried to give an EJ Update as well…but it didn’t go through…EJ splashed in 24 against the HEAT Thursday night….

    Nice to see Eric Gordon finally getting a bit healthy and burying some long distance bombs for the Pelicans….

  5. yeah, both Mitch and EJ had special nights. Besides the shot-making EJ was the big play-maker down the stretch assisting on the last 2 buckets to win the game. Really nifty pass after driving and drawing 3 defenders on the winner.

    Mitch plays to his strengths as well as anyone. He is very good in the pick-and-roll, hustles his butt off in transition and on the offensive boards, and makes shots around the basket… even some tough ones. Even though a lot of his shots were uncontested lay-ups and dunks (similar to college) it does say something that he is able to put himself in position to receive those opportunities on a regular basis. Being that open is a skill.

  6. Geoff–

    McGary also gets a lot of mileage by how well he surveys the court and quickly processes that information…He faces the basket from the high post…Rarely plays with his back to the basket…His instincts are to turn and survey…His decision-making is quick and those instincts facilitate some precise bullet passes and assists… He appears to be playing with a lot of confidence…Main thing with McGary is going to be how well the body(specifically, his back issues) holds up.

    EJ- You’re right…The assist on the go-ahead bucket in the closing moments was a beautifully threaded bounce pass around a sea of defenders…

  7. I’d say that’s a fair assessment on McGary… not only on the offensive end, but after defensive rebounds. He seems to collect a board and outlet accurately in almost one motion.

  8. You may want to talk to Double Down for a brain scan referral. Any amount of casual agreement with a Harvard post should not be taken lightly..

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