Hoosier Hysteria 2018: Live Updates

We’ve kicked things off here at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

We heard rumors of a high-tech show — and a high-tech show it is.

IU women’s head coach Teri Moren takes the microphone.

Last year’s senior leaders Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill join the team on the floor as they raised the WNIT banner

Time to introduce the men’s team.

Incredible player introductions.  The loudest applause was hands down for Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan.

Archie Miller now taking the microphone.

They are honoring Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo who have donated to the new IU locker rooms.  You can see photos of the new facilities here.

Warming up for the three point shooting contests.

THREE POINT CONTEST

  • Juwan Morgan and Brenna Wise vs. Bendu Yeaney and Al Durham.
    • Morgan and Wise take it 18-15.
  • Zach McRoberts and Ali Patberg vs. Damezi Anderson and Jaelynn Penn
    • Anderson and Penn take it 11-9.
  • Evan Fitzner and Grace Withrow vs. Devonte Green and Grace Berger.
    • Fitzner and Withrow take it 16-14.
  • Finals scores
    • Morgan and Wise:  20
    • Anderson and Penn:  18
    • Fitzner and Withrow:  17

Don’t have official stats on this one but Brenna Wise really stood out.

NEW LOCKER ROOMS

They are now showing a video with the new locker rooms.

DUNK CONTEST

Participants:

  • Al Durham, Jr.
  • Devonte Green
  • Justin Smith
  • Romeo Langford
  • Jake Forrester

Smith, Langford and Forrester advance to the finals.

Romeo wins it.  This cartwheel dunk earned one of the biggest cheers.

SCRIMMAGE:

  • Crimson team:  Langford, Moore, Green, Fitzner, McRoberts, Anderson, Phinisee, Smith
  • Cream team:  Hunter, Morgan, Thompson, Durham, Jager, Forrester, Blackmon, Taylor, Davis

Chuck Crabb back on the PA which is always nice to hear.

Coaches appear to have just given the green light here as you would expect.  A lot of free styling and three point shooting.  Zach McRoberts even forced one up from distance.

The Cream beat the Crimson 29-25.

A few impressions:

  • Evan Fitzner had three 3-pointers by our count.
  • Race Thompson was very active on both ends and appears ready to contribute.
  • Al Durham showed the ability to lead at the point guard position.  He was particularly impressive.
  • Jake Forrester, Damezi Anderson and Clifton Moore all flashed skills that will help them see the floor.

You can’t and we won’t read too much into the scrimmage session, but the notion that this team is deep has been further substantiated.

The players closed things out with an autograph session for the fans.


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