Men's Basketball Open Thread: Indiana at Notindiana

By 11W Staff on March 10, 2013 at 3:55p
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GO #NOTINDIANA
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4:00 PM ET CBS / CBSSports.com Crisler Arena NOTINDIANA (-1½) NOTINDIANA

Ohio State has already clinched the two seed for the Big Ten Tournament. But a home win from Notindiana today would would secure a fourth-straight Big Ten regular season championship for Thad Matta's team. So, GO #NOTINDIANA.

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Nicholas Jervey's picture

#NOTINDIANA is a good rooting preference, but #NOTMICHIGAN is such a good choice too.

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LadyBuck's picture

But #NOTMICHIGAN means we don't win a BT Title this year. I would like one of those.

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

If NOTINDIANA wins will they be back in it for a number 1 seed in the NCAA tourney because if thats true then I don't know if i can root for them today

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

LadyBuck's picture

Put it this way: they can still make history and be the first 1 seed to lose to a [lowest seed number right now]. It would be beautiful.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I feel like I'm watching kethup v.s. mustard.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

LadyBuck's picture

God, why is scUM trying to run with IU?
 

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

I'm so confused every basket Indiana scores makes me feel happy, and then I have to remind myself that its bad.

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

81Alum's picture

Feel the same. God, I can't stand TSUN.

LadyBuck's picture

Good god, Burke, pass that out.

LadyBuck's picture

I now feel better about our win Tuesday.

TLB's picture

Not sure notindiana can play the run game with them

tennbuckeye19's picture

notindiana's uniforms are god awful, as usual.

LadyBuck's picture

They're doing okay right now.

brandonbauer87's picture

There's too many mixed feelings about this. I'll have to just check the score later. 

OSUStu's picture

Not enjoying the fact that the fans at Crisler are 100x as into it as the fans at the Schott were today.  Lame.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

tennbuckeye19's picture

if OSU had been playing IU or UM the crowd would've been more into it. unfortunately the schott seems to only get rowdy for a select few opponents.

OSUStu's picture

True.  Can't say that makes it any less lame though.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

AJW_16's picture

Yeah, tough to compare our ho-hum victory against a middle of the pack B1G team to a top ten match up with conference title implications. Very different context.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

RedStorm45's picture

Students on spring break.  11:30 a.m. tip on old time

tennbuckeye19's picture

I see Tom Crean's douchey-ness made it to AA today.

OSUStu's picture

Does it travel with the team or does it have its own arrangements?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

LadyBuck's picture

They're game is a) later and b) against a bigger opponent. We know that our basketballl fans aren't that great, and the students are off, so they're not as loud as usual here.

Citrus's picture

I see this game as win-win. Looks like the refs are letting 'em play. Plenty of contact in this game.

cplunk's picture

The CBS score line at the bottom of the screen has "NotIndiana" spelled wrong.

OSUStu's picture

Another Indiana flop

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

tennbuckeye19's picture

the pace of this game is making me dizzy.

Lincoln's picture

I can't deal with this, I can't even remember who I'm rooting for, going to watch tiger for a while.

tennbuckeye19's picture

seems like zeller draws fouls like it's his job

RedStorm45's picture

I need a shower after this one

Citrus's picture

I haven't seen this many jump-shot-passes since playing NBA Jam

LadyBuck's picture

God, I feel like I'm watching a video game with the amount of running they do.

tennbuckeye19's picture

where is burke?
edit: he just showed up.

Kevbo714's picture

I had to wait for the camera to zoom in to realize that notindiana actually DOES have numbers on their jerseys...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

AJW_16's picture

If you squint hard enough you can see the last names on the back of their jerseys.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Mikefletcher24's picture

If we have to rely on notindiana to be champs, I don't want it.

tennbuckeye19's picture

suit yourself but i'm pretty sure osu will take it.

LadyBuck's picture

Now the real question is: is scUM's defense that good or IU's offense that bad?

Kevbo714's picture

This is definitely a more enthused notindiana team in comparison than the one that played Purdue 

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Mikefletcher24's picture

I know, I'm confused as hell. Can't watch it anymore...

kr66osu's picture

I feel like Indiana thought they were just going to cruise over OSU and Michigan
I don't have any confidence in Michigan's defense to hold this lead though

LadyBuck's picture

Imagine what kind of player Zeller would be if Izzo or Matta had been able to develop him.

Kevbo714's picture

Schrute farms beets?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

LadyBuck's picture

He has all the offensive tools, but physicality bothers him. Izzo and Matta have been able to get their bigs to learn how to play through contact. Granted, we have the challenge of making Amir play through contact, which he is slowly kind of getting. Plus, Matta would actually get him touches.

Mikefletcher24's picture

Shehee looks like an OSU cheerleader
 

TheSweaterVest's picture

I hate being glad when SE Michigan University scores.

LadyBuck's picture

And Doug Gottlieb is stating the obvious. Your starters are better than your bench players. So true.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Good first half of basketball. One these two teams has to lose - yeah!
What would make this game special, though . . . I'm hoping that a PETA protestor rushes the Indiana bench and throws red paint on the rat pelt perched atop Tom Crean's head. I have nothing against the wearing-of-fur. I just hate Crean and want him to get his just deserts.  

81Alum's picture

Just can't root for those guys up north. I know, TSUN winning means we're BIG co-champs, but as much as I want that, can't stand to see the yellow guys winning. Go IU.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Only down by three. Indiana can comeback. Just make the shots and hit the free throws and this game is theirs for the taking! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Burke 1/5 shooting from the floor and 4 turnovers in the first half.

Kevbo714's picture

Wow... 15th offensive rebound for IU already

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

LadyBuck's picture

Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore...

LadyBuck's picture

And the game is suddenly close, of I just haven't been paying attention to the score.

LadyBuck's picture

How does he fall like that from a little shove?

JTownBuckeye's picture

That was a dumb foul, but he flopped to make it seem worse than what it was.

Kevbo714's picture

Cody Zeller is an open-mouth breather...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

JTownBuckeye's picture

Live by the flop, die by the flop.

LadyBuck's picture

Zeller would be better if he was taught to actually play through contact and his team consistently played through him. That said, the charge was the right call.

AJW_16's picture

IU isn't the only team that flops seems like...

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Mitch McGary is everything that is wrong in America.

Kevbo714's picture

Did you see the push he gave on his way off of the court... Gross

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Powers's picture

Burke is losing a lot of his POY credentials today

LadyBuck's picture

These scoring droughts for both teams are kind of mystfying.
And that foul on McGary was meh.

JTownBuckeye's picture

Whoever had the line earlier about ketchup v mustard, I'm finding myself thinking "go mustard" or "c'mon mustard" while watching this game. So much better than some alternatives.

Poison nuts's picture

I'd hate to see Ketchup win just because of that creepy, weirdo of a coach of theirs...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Victor Oladipo has 10 pts, 9 rebounds. Trey Burke is 2/9 shooting and has 4 turnovers. That is all.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, there goes whatever defensive prowess I thought mustard had...

JTownBuckeye's picture

And Burke is having that phenomenal game at home....I think even if they win this game today, they're going to have an early exit from the tournament.

dsbgobux's picture

My 9 yr old is sitting here and is yelling for "NotIndiana" to quit Michiganing their pants! I love being a Buckeye!

Buckeye in PA purgatory

Mikefletcher24's picture

I'm with you 81- it must be the "Woody" generation influence. Just can't root for them.

JTownBuckeye's picture

The sad thing about this game is although we want mustard to win, if mustard loses we want it to be by a LOT. We just have to look at this as a win-win no matter what happens.

kr66osu's picture

Gee what a surprise, Michigan blows it

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

Least favorite game I've had to watch in recent memory

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

Buckeye1996's picture

Geez. ANother TV timeout.

Buckeye1996's picture

Oh. Burke called that timeout.

kr66osu's picture

that was 3 commercial breaks in less than a minute of playing time. Well done CBS

AJW_16's picture

Wow, awful defense on that one.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

wibuckeye's picture

NotIndiana doing a brady Choke.

WIBUCKEYE

buckeye4life050233's picture

zeller gets so many weak calls......teams played sullinger the same way and he rarely got the benefit of the whistle........refs will give this game to indiana

LadyBuck's picture

Makes it amazing how he didn't get as many fouls against us.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, at least this game is amusing if nothing else.
 

kr66osu's picture

I wish we had a player that could get away with stuff as much as Zeller does

BME_Buckeye's picture

How about Indiana try to guard that side three pointer! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Mikefletcher24's picture

Haven't seen hoke today- he must be back in Bedrock with Wilma

JTownBuckeye's picture

Blew a layup...hilarious!

RedStorm45's picture

Michigan is worse than us at layups

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I use to like that song before today.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

LadyBuck's picture

I would be pissed if I were a mustard fan with that offensive possession and their D overall.

JTownBuckeye's picture

If they win their fans will be oblivious and think they don't have any weaknesses. But they sure do and will be vulnerable in both the Big 10 and NCAA tournaments.

LadyBuck's picture

To be honest, aren't we that way, too? We look at our wins with a rosy memory. What weaknesses do you remember form the IU game? I sure don't remember that many.

JTownBuckeye's picture

That should have been 3 seconds on him anyway...

Tim's picture

McGary is so bad, jeez.

Poison nuts's picture

Like really really bad...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

kr66osu's picture

that was one of the worst offensive possessions I've ever seen

LadyBuck's picture

Burke is the hero today for the sun and blue crew.
Edit: assuming they win.

RedStorm45's picture

Refs...just...what...

max_couch's picture

What makes Ohio State and ******** such a great rivalry? In my opinion it's the best rivalry in sports because of the pure utter hatred between the two. Take UNC and Duke or sox and yanks... Rivalry yes, but I sense a hidden mutual respect for one another in those cases. There is no respect between them and us. Nothing but hatred. So much so that if I have to sacrifice another banner being hung in the Schott, I'm ok with that, as long as I don't have to root for them. It goes against everything I believe in. Maybe I need to lighten up, I mean I know it's not football. But if they lose and Indiana wins it outright... How will you sleep tonight? My conscious is clear.

Maxwell Benjamin Couch

LadyBuck's picture

This is a win-win, Max. And look at it this way, we're not cheering for scUM, we're cheering for Indiana to lose. If they win, worse seed for scUM, better for us.

JTownBuckeye's picture

Axel Foley in the house gauging by the music.

JTownBuckeye's picture

Another timeout? They are prolonging the agony!

Buckeye1996's picture

Did I hear that right? Indiana with a +21 rebound advantage?
 
Edit. It's true. LOL

Knarcisi's picture

Wonder what is being said in that huddle?  My bet is an argument on better 80s hairdo between Creen and Hulls. 

AJW_16's picture

The team that actually blocks out more down the stretch is gonna win this thing...sheesh.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

BUCKfutter's picture

hey i found this awesome picture of crean during that last commercial break...
 

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BME_Buckeye's picture

Burke getting all the soft touches. Damn it! Play some defense and put Oladipo on him! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

LadyBuck's picture

Geez, stop with the time outs and just finish the game, please.

Mikefletcher24's picture

Well said Max. .. That sums it up

LadyBuck's picture

now get a stop again, notindiana

RollBucks's picture

Awesome they called travel

Roll with it.

OSUStu's picture

Huge!  Indiana falling apart.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Buckeye1996's picture

Uh oh....if you are Indiana

Knarcisi's picture

Hey Belein, you're helping Ohio win another conference championship, you asshole. 

theOHIOSTATE21's picture

I feel dirty... want that B1G title. Just close this out!

kr66osu's picture

Big Ten Regular Season co-champions: Ohio State

OSUStu's picture

Dude!  Not yet.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

kr66osu's picture

I'm assuming they make their FTs of course :)

OSUStu's picture

Haha.  Soon...

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

kr66osu's picture

I feel like a complete jackass now, but that was still so god damn funny! I can't breathe!

LadyBuck's picture

You know what, no matter the outcome, the meltdown from one of these fanbases will be beautiful.

OSUStu's picture

What a fine point.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Knarcisi's picture

Actually enjoy it more for IU. They lost 3 straight to blow it. 

Phillips.449's picture

Why the hell did Indiana not call timeout before that last possession?

johnblairgobucks's picture

Tom Crean's post game handshake is morphing into a blow-by as the clock ticks down.

JTownBuckeye's picture

If Ravenel gets called for an intentional, why wasn't that called?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

different officiating crew?

Read my entire screen name....

Phillips.449's picture

COME ON INTENTIONAL FOUL!

LadyBuck's picture

Anyone else hearing the announcer saying rake as rape?

BUCKfutter's picture

100% intentional

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Phillips.449's picture

Freaking free throws

BUCKfutter's picture

make your free throws and stay in hulls' face

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

OSUStu's picture

Please don't Michigan this up damn it!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

JTownBuckeye's picture

Mustard is going to get beat.

Tim's picture

Choke so hard...

LadyBuck's picture

Well, scUM is screwing themselves over.

Tim's picture

God, what a monumental choke job.  Hate you, Michigan.

LadyBuck's picture

Craft would have made that shot. B-)

Phillips.449's picture

This is one of those situations where i am really happy that i despise M*chigan.

BUCKfutter's picture

i want to puke. but at the same time it's kind of funny

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

JTownBuckeye's picture

I would say unfreakingbelievable but with mustard, all things are possible.

kr66osu's picture

LOL
I don't even care that was hilarious

AJW_16's picture

The one time we counted on you guys...jerks.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Iwearmocs's picture

Wow.  Can't say I'm disappointed in that lol.

wibuckeye's picture

brady Choked!

WIBUCKEYE

Tim's picture

Burke is a great player but cannot close big games out.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, at least that means that scUM has to play Penn State again in the BTT, right? Since they're now a 5 seed.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

MASSIVE choke. Disgusting.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Mikefletcher24's picture

That is worth a banner!! F michigan

Citrus's picture

Of course they blow it. CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE.

TLB's picture

We should all thank our superior being of choice that we are not from TSUN.

Jimmy's picture

Well, that sucks!

AltaBuck's picture

How poetic watching the ugly block M falling off the rim.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

KJR10's picture

M*c*i*g*n     W     T      F   !     ?     !

Phillips.449's picture

That was the easily the shortest period of time that I was angry that the team I was rooting for lost.  I went from saying WTF, to laughing in a matter of 20 seconds.

theOHIOSTATE21's picture

I should be very upset right now, but at the same time, I'm enjoying this.

BME_Buckeye's picture

HAHAHAHA they blew it! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Urban Ohio's picture

They "Blue" it.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

JTownBuckeye's picture

Well, for what it's worth, the better team overall won today. And that's how it should be. My neighbor from Marysville went to that game today. How freaking funny is it that he now has a 4-hour drive home after that heart-breaking (for him) loss?

buckeyefan808's picture

this is a strange feeling
rooting on notindiana but yet enjoying the fact that the highlighters choked.
 
too bad though. almost had that championship

Sauce Bauss's picture

TSB: Typical ScUM Behavior

kr66osu's picture

This game really was a win-win situation, either win the B1G or die of laughter from watching Michigan choke when they had multiple chances to win

buckeye4life050233's picture

hate to say it but had that been olidipo driving for a last chance shot a foul wouldve been called......but michigan did choke it away from the ft line......im at a loss for words bc i wanted our buckeyes to get a share of the title and i hate tom crean but i dislike ttun so idk

buckeyefan808's picture

#2 seed is still good. Lets go take the B1G tourney title.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Wow......mixed feelings day.....meh. I need a shower now.....and more beer.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

KJR10's picture

AACC, doing squat since 1817.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

What a phenomenal consolation prize for finishing #2 in the B1G...watching your arch rival suffer a crushing defeat at home..

Hopefully their hangover about carries into the B1G tourney and into the NCAA tourney.

Phillips.449's picture

It was also better that it was close because we got to see more looks of disappointment in the stands and on the bench.

Adambob's picture

Last year OSU beat MSU to give scum a share of the title. This year they couldn't return the favor. I hate Michigan!!!!!!

kr66osu's picture

To make things even funnier: Michigan misses the bye in the tournament and has to play Penn State

LadyBuck's picture

You know what would be absolutely hilarious? If Penn State beat them again.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Sounds like Crean got into it with an ast coach from tsun post game. Words exchanged in the line, and then after. Why am I not surprised?

Earle's picture

I have to say that while I've had plenty of practice rooting for NotIndiana in basketball over the years, it'll be nice to be getting back to rooting for NotMichigan again now.

Just say no to italics abuse.

TheSweaterVest's picture

I cannot believe I got sucked into thinking that SE Michigan University would do anything but choke in a game when a championship was on the line. 
Congrats to Crean et al for a masterful job getting those guys to miss their free throws, and for the expert boxing out at the end.  Coaching triumph from one of the classiest guys in the business on that bench.