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Starters are announced, but unsurprising: Hulls, Ferrell, Watford, Zeller, Oladipo.
We'll be here all night, and you should be too.
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It's wet, rainy, muddy and awful in Bloomington. It's a perfect night to stay in and watch basketball. This game will provide us with another barometer of IU's road identity in the Big Ten, and I'm pretty excited to see what this game holds.
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Can't understate the importance of this game for Indiana. Tonight let's them control their road home from home.
Watford on Mbakwe early, unsurprising. Indiana allowing two offensive rebounds on the first possession. Less unsurprising.
Indiana not with the greatest of starts, at either end of the floor.
Nervous about this game. When a talented team has been struggling, will be focused for a top team, and a rowdy crowd. Could be in trouble
a lot for me tonight. I'm stuck at work!
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
Minnesota up for this, and Indiana ... not. Tom Crean calls timeout after an 8-0 run from the Gophers. This game might have come along at the wrong time for Indiana, considering how badly Minnesota got embarrassed last week.
We've seen it increasingly lately, but Zeller's spending a lot of defensive time away from the basket. He was able to slide over into the paint on that last possession, but during the previous one, he was out at the 3-point line while Mbakwe broke wide open down low.
IU trails 8-2 early on as Crean calls a timeout.
This is exactly what I mean.
Zeller playing on the outside on offense as well. We saw him drive and kick to Hulls for a three a couple possessions ago.
Minnesota up 10-5 and shooting 5-of-7 from behind the arc at the first media timeout, 15:45 left. Gophers off to a hot start, but they've done it by attacking the lane. Indiana needs to get into Minny and force some turnovers.
Actually might be good they started down. Maybe it will wake then up
Mbakwe is getting his last shot at Tom Crean, a good friend and former coach. He's making the most of that shot.
Zeller got pushed on the Mbakwe block though.
I count at least 3 fouls on Mbakwe so far
Indiana has weathered the emotional storm, I think.
Jordy's on fire!!!
Hey, while there's a timeout . . . whatever happened to Jurkin?
That was a ridiculous run from Indiana. 8-0 in 61 seconds. Started as soon as Mbakwe left the game. Jordan Hulls already has 11 points, and he's earned them just as much as Mbakwe.
20-16 Hoosiers at the under-12.
IU does as it always seems to do this season. When IU isn't playing exceedingly well, it plays well enough to stay within striking distance. Usually, "striking distance" doesn't rely on having five-point possessions, but that's what IU did right there to take the lead. A 10-0 run in a little over a minute for IU.
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Emotional storm, yes. Need to do more on the glass though. Need to be even or very close to it.
Unsurprisingly, Mbakwe back in.
Crean said he's been keeping Jurkin out to keep him healthy. It sounds like Jurkin has just struggled to stay at 100 percent this season, so we have hardly seen him at all.
Believe Watford now has two fouls.
Elston's got to hit those open tries. Hoosiers need him to play a bigger role as we head toward March.
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