Thursday, January 03, 2008

Just-in Time.... almost

Still waiting to watch another IU basketball game. Instead, I find myself wondering "what the heck is going on" as I watch the gamecast. The last two minutes were just crazy. Six three-pointers by Justin Johnson, including the great highlight of him picking up the loose ball at halfcourt, taking two dribbles to his right, and then throwing up a 30+ footer that banked in, with a hand in his face! Incredible- I didn't want to see it against IU, but I love watching guys get in a zone like that.

Congrats to IU on picking up a road win, and not surrendering despite the amazing last-two-minutes of shooting. Somebody hitting 6 threes over the last two minutes on you is generally a guaranteed loss on the road. Eric Gordon scored, DJ White rebounded, and Jamarcus Ellis had another nice all-around game (15 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assists, 5 steals & a block), but nobody else did too much besides Jordan Crawford. AJ Ratliff fouled out in 15 minutes, which is a little worrisome as that was a bad habit I thought he shed last year. Next up, IU goes to Michigan on Tuesday, on a game that'll actually be on a somewhat normal channel. Wisconsin walked over the Wolverines last night on their own floor last night, so expect a challenge from Michigan. However, this is another road game against an inferior club that IU just has to win.


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