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You guys bored yet?
i'm already on the bourbon.
Haha well apparently not as bored as you.
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Jealous, perhaps, though.
Well on my way...no bourbon on press row, though. Just Coke.
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So Jeff Howard and Raphael Smith are already playing in this game. Zeller's and-1 makes it 50-19 with 49 seconds left in the first half. Slick Leonard eat your heart out.
Austin Etherington getting some playing time already. IU up 45-17. Someone on Twitter just referred to this as the best half of basketball in the Crean era. Thoughts, anyone?
SHSU hits a corner three at the buzzer to cut the deficit to 52-25, but obviously, that's a bit of a formality. Indiana started fast and hot from behind the arc and never looked back, beating Sam Houston State in probably every way imaginable. Christian Watford responded well to being benched (if that's the point) with 11 points and three rebounds off the bench. Sheehey has 10, and the Bearkats committed 16 fouls in that half. If this is IU's way of tuning up for New York, it's working.
Back for the second half, and hopefully my Internet lasts the whole time.
Definitely IU's best half of the season, as the Hoosiers are firing on all cylinders.
Second half here we go. Same starters.
Zeller scores and draws a block in transition.
And now Holyfield has his fourth foul and he's out. Dude has largely gotten flagged for bad defense off the ball.
It appears that this half is not going to be nearly as interesting for me as the first half. While IU was on offense right in front of me for the first 20 minutes, Sam Houston State is going my way this half.
So Indiana is one foul from the bonus at the 15:39 mark. Like, that's how much time is left in the half. Yikes. Anyway, Oladipo headed to the line to shoot two with IU up 30.
Well Qdoba is gonna lose some money on this game. Indiana just running all over Sam Houston State, regardless of the lineup. 64-29 with 14:28 left in the game.
Sam Houston State into a zone that IU beats with a Cody Zeller putback dunk.
IU still hustling on defense, even with a 39-point lead. The Hoosiers just forced SHSU into a terrible shot to avoid a shot-clock violation.
Yea, so I'm gonna start writing. And I don't think I'm the only one. It's 71-30 with 12:23 left in the game.
I think there are more eyes on laptops than there are on the game right now.
There is really nothing new to report, except that Indiana's rotations have gotten sloppy on the defensive end. Bearkats getting some open threes this half.
Christian Watford now 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Rest of his team 13-of-25.
That's FLAGS backward and forward.
It's the under-8 timeout, 7:57 left in the game, and IU is up 77-38. The free Qdoba is wavering.
We're closing in on free Qdoba. IU needs 11 points in five minutes.
Mercifully, we have reached the last media timeout of the half. Indiana is up 91-42. Many fans are hitting the exits.
Watford hits the bench for the final time and gets a nice hand.
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