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2013 began so full of promise for Indiana, and what the Hoosiers accomplished should not be discounted or forgotten. But alternately, neither should the opportunity missed.
Zach Osterman // IU Athletics beat reporter // Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZachOsterman
Shot faking the zone was simply a way to delay the inevitable- block, steal, TO. It was a fun team to watch and few opponents brutalized our vertically challenged guards the way Cuse did.
Carter/Williams + Triche- 38 pts, 9 boards, 5 steals
Jordy/Yogi- 0 pts, 5 boards, 2 steals
Lots of contact that went uncalled seemed to suck the fire out of Vic and Cody, in Vic's case- that was probably the first time that I recall that happening this year.
But getting back to elite status is a process and I was happy that we made adjustments and made a strong run to start the 2nd half. Their counter-punch was simply too much.
NAIL ON THE HEAD. ONLY ONE HAPPY TODAY IS RON PATTERSON..OUCH.
Lack of mental and physical toughness was the undoing of an otherwise talented but now proven somewhat overrated group. Don't misunderstand this is no sour grapes. In Dec Butler exposed this soft underbelly and it was repeated against Wisconsin and OSU when the Big Ten Championship was on the line. They never showed the grit that the '81 or '87 champs had. Perhaps that is a function of their youth.
They seem like a great group of young men and I'm proud they wore the Cream and Crimson. Just wish they had developed the grit needed to go along with their talent.
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