I'm ecstatic there is a Draft Function for stories posted to the WDRB.com web site. The Hoosiers are coming off a 71-62 loss against Louisville on Saturday and have had a full week to prepare for Notre Dame - as well as to prepare for winter exams.
Don't tell Miller that is what I had written.
Morgan scored the final eight points in regulation and eight more in overtime, including a go-ahead dunk with 8.6 seconds left, and in rallied past No. 18 Notre Dame 80-77 on Saturday. "We're continuing to carve our identity out. I think that he'll continue to do that for our team because I think he's established himself right now as a guy we can count on for great effort". "There's a lot more confidence in how we do things and what we do, and we've being able to establish our style for longer stretches and we're able to play harder for longer stretches". His monster performance overshadowed Colson's 29 points and 11 boards.
His shot was not falling early but it came back to him in the second half. Add fearlessness to the description, too. Indiana's Juwan Morgan then made a driving layup and had a chance to complete the three-point play. Miller was not getting much from his starting center De'Ron Davis, who did not score his only basket until the final minute of overtime.
"It just seems like we haven't had a lot of chemistry and continuity offensively where we've had four and five guys clicking on all cylinders". Morgan was ready for Colson or anybody else Brey used to defend him. On Saturday, the Hoosiers delivered.
Morgan was not finished. The creativity the two guards can bring to the Irish offense can make this team one of the best in the country, but when they're out of sorts and turning the ball over as they have been recently it makes for a tough game.
The missed free throw bounded high off the left side the rim.
Notre Dame falls the IU 80-77 in overtime. Farrell missed a jumper.
Farrell missed a three-pointer on the other end which led to two more free throws by the Hoosier to extend their lead to 80-77 with 2.3 seconds remaining.
"He beat us up", Brey said of Morgan.
Geben said a couple of his teammates from the Lithuanian team that won gold at the World University Games this summer play on the Ball brothers' club, which is based about an hour from his hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania, and he'll be able to get updates from them.
"To maybe start something up with a Georgetown or a St. John's or a UConn to get you out of just this region", Brey said of future possibilities.
Make a note that after not making a shot against Louisville a week ago, IU guard Robert Johnson scored 20 points and hit half of his 10 shots from distance.
But McRoberts' nine rebounds, three assists and multitude of unquantifiable contributions drew praise from his coach.
After a pair of made free throws by Indiana's Devonte Green stretched the lead to three, Notre Dame had one final chance to send the game to double overtime.
Put Miller's team 6-5.
Notre Dame (8-3) never found an answer.
IU moves to 6-5 with the win and has three more non-conference matchups before heading into the last 16 games of its Big Ten schedule. Lost by 16. Led Duke into the five minutes minutes. "You're playing against a Notre Dame team that has the potential to have a really special season".
"I think what he (Morgan) is figuring out is the more he gets down there and gets to the foul line and he's offensive rebounding, the better he plays", IN coach Archie Miller said. "We've taken it pretty slow".
"It still wasn't a clean game". Both teams cooled offensively over the next two minutes going 1-of-4 combined with IN getting a three-pointer by Collin Hartman.
There is plenty of time for a macro look at this team.
Challenging the Hoosiers' defense are 3 players scoring in the double digits.
Three consecutive home games await the Hoosiers, starting with a visit by Fort Wayne to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Monday night. IN gave up a 19-3 first half run to fall behind by 12, fought all the way back to within 1, and then proceeded to give up another big run to fall back behind by 13.