Well that sucked.
Indiana lost tonight 70-69 to Nebraska after leading by 13 at one point in the second half. There is a lot that can be said about tonight’s game, and we said most of it during tonight’s postgame show, but I think this collapse – and it was a collapse, an utter f’ing collapse – can be summed up with accuracy thusly: WTF?
Just a bad, bad loss for the Hoosiers. But thanks to Ryan and Andy, friends of the show like Chronic Hoosier, Ari, and Nick, I thought we put together a strong, emotional show filled with tough love and astute analysis.
You can be the judge. It’s there for your listening “pleasure” below.
We did our best. Sadly, that’s more than I think we can say of Indiana tonight. This was not the Hoosiers’ best, not close; and it would an insult to this team’s ability and potential to suggest otherwise.
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Time to step it up on Sunday. The Hoosiers need something good to happen…and fast. The abyss is right around the corner, and this team’s leadership has to find a way to avoid it.
I haven’t read it yet, but it’ll be apt: Zach Osterman’s postgame recap.
Quick Recap of the show opening:
Banner Moment – In tonight’s “Banner Moment,” Jerod’s moment of the game was all in credit to Cody Zeller. Zeller finished with 18 pts and 7 rebounds. His continuous performance and consistent pounding of the defense gave Zeller the Banner Moment.
Bottoms Line – Tonight, Andy’s Bottoms Line is that horrible passing and horrible recognition, as well as failing to extend the lead, is what cost the Hoosiers. With Nebraska not shooting the 3 well, Andy thought IU should have easily made their shots and knocked off the Cornhuskers. Nebraska shot 33% from the 3-point line and just 38% from the field yet still knocked off the Hoosiers.
Ryan’s Rant – In Ryan’s Rant, he focuses on the lack of the composure the Hoosiers showed in the last 10 minutes of the game. Whether it was using some clock or waiting for the last shot, the better option was to not force up a shot. Ryan also expresses disappointment in Christian Watford, who put up 8 points and 11 rebounds, but still delivered an overall weak performance.