On Saturday evening, a short-handed Indiana team playing without De’Ron Davis and Collin Hartman defeated a similarly short-handed Minnesota squad that was playing without two starters. It was a game Indiana won with toughness, togetherness, grit, and the sensational play of a senior, two juniors, and a freshman.
After the game, Jerod, Andy, and Ryan broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
Among the topics discussed:
— Robert Johnson’s huge sequence of three-point plays in the 2nd half, which brought Indiana back from the brink
— Justin Smith’s outstanding performance, and why his strong play Saturday doesn’t necessarily mean Archie erred in not giving him bigger minutes sooner.
— The importance of Juwan Morgan’s tone-setting toughness on the glass, and his newfound confidence stroking the 3.
— Why this is probably the most impressive all-around performance by Archie Miller as Indiana’s coach — both in-game and in terms of how prepared the team was to play.
— Whether or not there is anything from this game we can take seriously as a trend moving forward … or if keeping this team at arm’s length is for the best
— The return of #ZachMcRobertsThings and why they make all the difference for this particular group of Hoosiers, especially in games like these.
We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.
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