After a long offseason and a brief preseason, Indiana basketball is back … for real!
Dominating in all facets of the game, Indiana never really gave Eastern Illinois a chance, as the Hoosiers went on to win 88-49 on Friday the 13th.
And we can safely say that Yogi’s streak is still alive! 😀
After a strong performance on both ends of the court, I know I’m not the only Hoosier who was proud of the team’s effort.
Oh, we mentioned this on the postgame show, but it’s worth mentioning again: Tonight’s win marks the 1,000th home victory in Indiana history!
Max Bielfeldt had a promising quote after the game,
If we play like we played tonight, we can be a very special team.
Let’s get to the links!
- Advanced Box Score
- IU-Eastern Illinois Postgame Show: Enthusiastic Hoosiers Impressive on Opening Night
- Video: Tom Crean Reaction – “Playing with emotion leads to a lot of energy and enthusiasm.”
- Video: Players React – RoJo, Max, OG
Bryant’s explosive above-the-rim play midway through the second half was indicative of Indiana’s energy in an 88-49 runaway victory over Eastern Illinois in Friday’s season opener at Assembly Hall.
Read the article for insight!
In case you were unable to watch the game due to it being online, here’s a quick recap.
In The Minute After, Ryan Corazza gives his instant reaction to the Hoosier victory. His biggest takeaway is Blackmon’s defensive energy.
Alex Bozich gives a few quick thoughts after the game. Find out who was his standout performer.
Zach Osterman talks about how Thomas Bryant made his presence felt in his Hoosier debut.
Fun Fact: IU’s bench had as many points in the first half as Eastern Illinois had as a team, 17.
For your viewing pleasure, here’s a video of Alex McCarthy breaking down some positive trends for this Indiana squad.
Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student gave some of his insights including Indiana’s ability to throw out a plethora of unique lineups that Miller describes as “fun.”
Here’s another article from the IDS. This one is from Andy Wittry who discusses the Hoosiers “flexing their rebounding muscles.”
Here’s a take from Jordan Guskey, who points out the obvious stating IU defeated EIU easily.
Terry Hutchens talks a little bit about Robert Johnson’s play. Find out what he liked from the sophomore.
BTN Student U caught up with Robert Johnson after the game, watch the video here.
We’ll add more links as we find them. If you find one you like that isn’t listed here, post it in the comments below.