Author: Donald Kane

In their toughest test to date, Indiana defeated Louisiana Tech 88-75 on Monday night in Bloomington. Here are four quick takeaways from the game. See also:  Stats and highlights | Archie Miller and players post-game Al Durham and Devonte Green led the way early. Given the lack of guards at Archie Miller’s disposal, especially with Rob Phinisee out, it is paramount that experienced players Durham and Green contribute early and often. When needed, they delivered. Coming into tonight, Green’s season-high in points was 16 against the Princeton Tigers. He matched that tonight, scoring 16 points in an efficient manner, shooting…

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It was by no means flashy, but Indiana prevailed against a feisty Princeton Tigers squad 79-54 on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall to remain unbeaten and move to 5-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season. See also:  Stats and Highlights | Miller and Players Post-Game  Here are five quick observations from the game. Joey Brunk looked for his shot offensively. In Indiana’s previous two games, redshirt junior Joey Brunk attempted only two shots in each contest.  Although he made all of them, the Hoosiers are likely going to need more from him as the schedule gets more daunting…

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Indiana is 4-0 for the first time since the 2014-15 season after their convincing 100-62 win over Troy on Saturday night in Bloomington.  IU will return to action on Wednesday night when the Princeton Tigers come to town for a 7 p.m. tip.  See also:  Final stats and highlights | Archie Miller and player post game THREE KEYS TO THE GAME  Indiana pushed the pace offensively.  Coming into tonight, the most first-half points the Hoosiers scored this season was 47. Against Troy, IU put their foot on the gas. The rhythm and flow of Indiana’s offense was a notch above…

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Indiana improved to 3-0 with a 91-65 win over North Alabama on Tuesday night in Bloomington.  Below is our rapid reaction three keys to game. IU will return to action with a Saturday night clash with the Troy Trojans at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. See also:  Final stats and highlights | Post game interviews THREE KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Finally a better shooting team? Coming off of shooting 68 and 73.3 percent from the charity stripe for the first two games, respectively, Indiana continues to show steady improvement in that department. As a team, they shot 82.2 percent on…

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After a bit of a slow start, Indiana found enough of a rhythm to defeat Portland State by a final score of 85-74. The Hoosiers improve to 2-0 on the season as they continue to rack up wins early on in their non-conference slate.  Indiana returns to action on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall against North Alabama. See also:  Stats and Highlights | Post Game Interviews THREE KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Jerome Hunter and Race Thompson produce off the bench. With injuries limiting Jerome Hunter, for the entire year, and Race Thompson, for an extended period of time, last…

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Indiana was dominant in their regular season opening 98-65 victory against Western Illinois on Tuesday night. Below are our three main takeaways from the game. See also:  Stats and highlights | Post game interviews Durham, Smith and Phinisee Show Progress In the first half, Justin Smith had 12 points on 6-10 shooting from the field, Al Durham had 15 points on 6-6 from the field including 3-3 from beyond the arc, and Rob Phinisee had 8 points on 3-6 shooting. They combined to score 35 of Indiana’s 46 points at the break. Given that Smith, Durham, and Phinisee averaged 8.2…

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As we embark on another season of college basketball, it is always instructive to check in the with the national media for their take on the Hoosiers. While they can often be detached from the details of individual programs, the national pundits are a helpful reality check when it comes to excessively optimistic fan bases. Below are several national college basketball analyst opinions on the Big Ten and Indiana. CBS Sports The CBS contingent of Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander, Jerry Palm and Kyle Boone have the Hoosiers anywhere from No. 6 to No. 10 in the Big Ten. They wrote…

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While not showing up in the win/loss column, the Indiana men’s basketball team’s exhibition against Gannon on Tuesday night gave the coaching staff, team, and fans a glimpse of what is to come this season. Here are my three main takeaways from the game. Team chemistry grew as the game progressed As the starting lineup for the Hoosiers of Armaan Franklin, Damezi Anderson, Justin Smith, Trayce Jackson-Davis, and Joey Brunk was announced during introductions, no one knew exactly how they were going to look, including head coach Archie Miller. No matter who began the game, due to injuries and new…

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