Final play negates IU comeback

Final play negates IU comeback

There are 323 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Final play negates IU comeback. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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IU LIFER

Bremen, IN

#1 Mar 14, 2008
What a ridiculous 6 games the hoosiers have played under DD. Its obvious he has no control over this team. Once again Gordon is out of control all over the court, however there was no coach on the bench to say "Wait a minute" this is not how we are going to win this game. We have got to run a post up game for DJ, but did that happen? Hell no, he lets Gordon run wild and shoot three pointers at even my age of 50, I could"ve made at least 2 of them. Gordon needs to go pro, because I want him out of Bloomington and take the timid coach with him.
Prof DK

Athens, OH

#2 Mar 15, 2008
IU is simply a mess!
Counting chickens

Greenwood, IN

#3 Mar 15, 2008
Hey, I can't wait for that IU-Purdue rematch on Saturday! Uh, hold on a minute...
Regularjoe

Noblesville, IN

#4 Mar 15, 2008
Bye bye Gordon! Loser!
New Purdue Fan

Pocono Pines, PA

#5 Mar 15, 2008
What is it going to take for IU to can Greenspan? This universities programs are a mess. Mke Davis, Sampson and now Dan Jockitch. It will take years to recover.
Gophers

Yeoman, IN

#6 Mar 15, 2008
Can you say Hoosiers? "It's what's for dinner." This is a preview of what I.U.'s next game is going to be like. It's also a preview of I.U.'s next four years in the Big 10 conference.
DMJ

Carrollton, TX

#7 Mar 15, 2008
Dan D your are out of your league. This ain't Bowling Green.

Since: Jul 07

Bloomington

#8 Mar 15, 2008
IU LIFER wrote:
What a ridiculous 6 games the hoosiers have played under DD. Its obvious he has no control over this team. Once again Gordon is out of control all over the court, however there was no coach on the bench to say "Wait a minute" this is not how we are going to win this game. We have got to run a post up game for DJ, but did that happen? Hell no, he lets Gordon run wild and shoot three pointers at even my age of 50, I could"ve made at least 2 of them. Gordon needs to go pro, because I want him out of Bloomington and take the timid coach with him.
How can DD be blamed? If KS hadn't put IU in this situation DD would still only be known for shutting down MJ. Gordon has been missing his 3's since his wrist was injured. If KS couldn't control his turnovers and bricked 3s after the injury, why would we expect DD to? Regardless, IU probably won't get out of the 2nd round (if they can even get there). Congrats to Minn for getting the kid that makes ridiculous shots (by the way ESPN says he is a righty, but he hit both of his famous shots shooting with his left).
joecool8420

Mishawaka, IN

#9 Mar 15, 2008
This team is not very fun to watch anymore. What a wasted season this has turned out to be. There is no way this team will make any noise in the dig dance. A week ago at this time, we all tought they would be a 4 or 5 seed. I bet they have droped to a 7 seed by now. This team may have the worst basketball I.Q. in the history of the sport.
tired of excuses

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Mar 15, 2008
I'm tired of this.

All top 25 teams won except IU and Purdue.
It's embarassing.

One reason IU is losing among others is putting themselves in a position at the end of a game to lose.

Gordon is not that good. Needs lots of work.

Dakich, you blew your dream job. Shades of the Virginia game.

DJ- good luck in the NBA.

Anyone taking IU deep in the NCAA Tournament, could you please get in my pool.

Go Wisconsin!
Great News

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 15, 2008
This is great news, and the game made my day. Maybe IU will hire Bill Bellicheck. Knight played by rules, and did not cheat like Sampson.
Wowbaby

United States

#12 Mar 15, 2008
That game end was the best! I hate the Big Ten Network for not allowing the game to be on t.v. and not allowing ESPN to give updates. Let's hope it folds. And Hoosier fans, your team didn't deserve to win. None of those were fouls but your team will be on highlights for years!!!
IU Alum

Boca Raton, FL

#13 Mar 15, 2008
McRobbie and AD Greenspan are directly responsible for the implosion of this team, as they made a decision to save themselves and not care about the players when they decided to unnecessarily rush to investigate coach Sampson. This could've all been done after the season which would have been considerate of the players. If there was a cheating violation that unduly helped IU win, then that would be different, but making phone calls does not result in a competitive advantage--even if KS did violate his probabtion. I am not a fan of KS, but this was just not fair to the players and again very poorly managed by McRobbie & Greenspan--who must also take responsibilty and be asked to leave IMHO.
Bob

Chagny, France

#14 Mar 15, 2008
I've watched Terry Hutchins for years and have been completely unimpressed. Now, reading this article, he completely misses the poignant point that Blake Hoffarber was the same kid who hit a game winner from his seat. At least the French press knew that.
Rob

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2008
I've got tickets to today's game, and was excited to see what I thought would be an IU-Purdue showdown. Now I don't even want to go. This is such a disappointment.
I AM NOT always serious

United States

#16 Mar 15, 2008
tired of excuses wrote:
I'm tired of this.
All top 25 teams won except IU and Purdue.
It's embarassing.
One reason IU is losing among others is putting themselves in a position at the end of a game to lose.
Gordon is not that good. Needs lots of work.
Dakich, you blew your dream job. Shades of the Virginia game.
DJ- good luck in the NBA.
Anyone taking IU deep in the NCAA Tournament, could you please get in my pool.
Go Wisconsin!
"All top 25 teams won except IU and Purdue."

You best "recheck" as Vanderbilt (18), Xavier (10) and Marquette (25) also lost yestreday.
Algore

Butler, PA

#17 Mar 15, 2008
It's George Bush's fault.
tired of excuses

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Mar 15, 2008
I AM NOT always serious wrote:
<quoted text>"All top 25 teams won except IU and Purdue."
You best "recheck" as Vanderbilt (18), Xavier (10) and Marquette (25) also lost yestreday.
I stand corrected, but I don't feel any better.

Thanks.
Mark

Westfield, IN

#19 Mar 15, 2008
What a disgrace for IU basketball and alumni. It took a cheater to bring down a team that was decent. When players idolize a cheater it's pretty disappointing. I'm amazed how the players still have a connection to a man that they know ignored the rules. It is time to clean house again, I'm afraid. The team will move on after the season. Many of them leaving for a new university or trying to gain pro status. We'll get a new coach and hopefully the legacy of IU basketball will return. I hope the NCAA turns their heads and forgets us in the brackets. That will help us heal and hunger for decency again.
TN Hoosier

Lansing, MI

#20 Mar 15, 2008
Headline should read: "Minnesota narrowly defeats DJ White on buzzer beater" since he was the only player to show up last night. A combined 1-14 from 3 pt range for a sizzling 07%. Unfortunately, there is no reason to expect anything different in the big tourney. I expect a another first round defeat with a monster game from DJ and nothing from the rest of this one and done team.

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