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The lights are dimmed and players are coming onto the court. IU's lineup is the same as usual (Ferrell, Hulls, Oladipo, Watford and Zeller), and we're almost ready. Join us as we talk about today's matchup between IU and Michigan State!
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Spartans are wearing special Nike jerseys, socks and shoes today. It's an interesting look that a lot of people here are talking about. I'm curious how it will look to those of you watching on TV.
..... no work today which means I can watch the whole game
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
Good atmosphere in here, but it still feels a bit subdued by comparison to recent big games.
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Finally, no work. That's what we like to hear, Oaken.
Yea its been a long time coming haha.
You work too much, my friend.
So....who is Jordy going to guard
I like those uniforms
The tip goes to Michigan State and we're underway. This place is full, and it's rocking.
Good atmosphere now. Oladipo starts on Dawson, strips him and dunks for the first points. Place explodes. Now IU into a 2-3 zone.
What a great job by Victor
Watford was trying to be aggressive and do a little drive-and-kick on IU's second possession, but that's not his game. He gets caught in the air without a plan and turns it over.
Probably the camera angle but it looked like the 3 by Yogi was still above rim when it was hit.
IU hitting on all cylinders early. Every kind of shot going down.
Oladipo shows off a floater...that's not something we see from him often. He's really figured out a lot of ways to score this season. IU's up 9-5 early.
Adreian Payne has made two threes. I'm down if that's how this game is gonna go.
What a first 6 mins that was
Ken pointed this out on Twitter, but MSU's Adreian Payne was 3-for-4 from behind the arc this season before he hit his first two three-pointers to start the game.
He and Oladipo lead their respective teams with six points each, and Watford has five points as IU and Michigan State are tied at 13.
First media timeout finds me breathless. Both teams scoring well early, pace favors Indiana but Michigan State can run. Just a fun game of basketball so far.
Indiana can't afford more second-chance looks like the one it just gave up.
13-all, IU shooting 6-of-7 from the floor with many of them coming easy.
14:08 left in the half.
I wondered if it still had a chance of going down before Zeller/Watford knocked it out.
IU is switching zone and man basically by possession. It's messing with Michigan State something fierce.
I like the switching. Im not a huge fan of zone but I like this
Did Cody forget how to catch a basketball? Been awful so far
Under-12 timeout and Indiana is up 20-17. Cody Zeller needs to get a little bit tougher down low though. Spartans are bullying him more than he should allow.
11:32 left in the half.
It's weird to watch. He's had stretches this season when his hands look almost like Jurkin's out there. He's still without a field goal today after failing to make one last game, too.
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