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It's the Cliff Warren show tonight at Assembly Hall, as the Jacksonville Dolphins come to town. No Jeremy Hollowell, but otherwise, IU should have a pretty full complement of guys for tonight's game.
Stay tuned here all night long.
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Hey, Tom Crean is on the scoreboard. He says tonight is "the most important game of the year ... because we're in it." Says IU's "whole mindset" is to "be on a one-game winning streak." Alright then.
O nothing much. Just waiting for hte game...... snow just started
Starters the same: Hulls, Watford, Ferrell, Oladipo, Zeller.
The feed on BTN is up and running, which means we must be close to tipoff.
IU tries to start quickly. Zeller wins the tip, Ferrell dishes to Hulls, who puts up a three. He misses, and a putback attempt from Watford misses. Watford again looks like he's into this one, but he misses a three on the next possession.
Slow start for Indiana as Hulls and Watford combine for three missed 3-pointers. This isn't new.
Jacksonville will press. Yogi Ferrell breaks it first time.
Odd to see IU — which shoots 42 percent from behind the arc — miss three consecutive three-pointers. And we also see Zeller and Watford commit charging fouls on back-to-back possessions. JU leads 5-0.
This game is super ugly early on. IU is way sloppy, and Jacksonville is just bad.
Hulls opens IU's scoring with a 3-pointer after a more than three-minute wait. JU answers with a three. Up 8-3.
Dolphins already have five fouls.
At the under-16, IU and Jacksonville are tied at eight.
It's ugly so far, but Watford has shown more signs of life, whether it's crashing for a rebound, taking an open shot or finding Oladipo under the basket. Not a whole lot of positive results so far, but it's a good sign when Watford isn't invisible.
Make it six. We're at the under-16 timeout, with the game tied at 8. Indiana sloppy and unfocused, Jacksonville undersized and outmatched.
IU presses. It results in a Jacksonville 3-pointer, and an open one at that. So it doesn't work.
IU is 2-for-8 from behind the line right now. Ouch. IU still leads 14-13.
You know, Oladipo's perimeter shot is actually coming along.
Not the start I was expecting tonight.
The BTN guys said, "He's a guy who can shoot from anywhere on the court," and I kind of chuckled to myself...and then I thought about it. He really has improved that shot and the shot selection from behind the arc. He passed up a shot on that last possession and then took a better one later on and made it.
IU leads 17-13.
11-of-21 so far this season, by my math.
Missed free throws makes me want to throw things at the tv
10-of-22, actually. Never trust my math.
that was interesting by Zeller
This game continues to remain really ugly. Indiana is winning 19-15 and not making a ton of shots. Jacksonville just isn't in the same universe as the Hoosiers. So yea, it's not pretty.
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