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Welcome to a different version of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint manufacturing between The Meeting Name and Contained in the Corridor, and offered by our mates at Trueblood Actual Property, the place we spotlight the 5 most important IU basketball tales of the previous week, plus check out how the opposite IU sports activities applications are doing.
It was among the best weeks of the season for Hoosier basketball no matter which crew you observe. The boys went to Champaign and soundly beat a very good Illinois squad. To not be outdone, the ladies bought the higher of the Preventing Illini on the highway by double digits as their coach set this system mark for victories. This was after an intensive demolition of Wisconsin in entrance of a near-record variety of followers in Bloomington.
Away from the court docket, up to date bracketology was launched, Contained in the Corridor and Meeting Name recorded new exhibits, and IU coach Mike Woodson had his weekly radio program. We are going to as regular conclude with a take a look at how different IU sports activities are doing, led by a giant honor for a few former Indiana soccer gamers.
• Hoosiers knock off Illinois in Champaign
• Teri Moren units win report as IU girls beat Wisconsin and Illinois
• Up to date Andy Bottoms bracketology
• Podcast on the Brink and Meeting Name
• Mike Woodson radio present recap
• Hoosier Roundup
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Banner #1 – Hoosiers knock off Illinois in Champaign
After accidents and prolonged struggles, the season gave the impression to be slipping away. Nonetheless, beating Wisconsin final weekend provided IU followers a glimmer of hope that issues could be turning round. Questions remained whether or not the competition towards the Badgers was a one-off or whether or not Indiana had discovered one thing.
The Thursday evening’s returns in Champaign had been promising that the Hoosiers have turned a nook following a dominating 80-65 win over a red-hot Illinois squad. Illini coach Brad Underwood made the questionable determination to protect Trayce Jackson-Davis one-on-one. This labored completely in previous years with a seven-foot, 300-pound Kofi Cockburn and allowed Illinois to dominate IU. Nonetheless, with Cockburn now taking part in professionally abroad, this technique labored significantly much less nicely with a smaller six-foot-nine, 270-pound Dain Dainja. Due to this, Jackson-Davis (named to a different mid-season watch listing) torched Dainja by going by and round him for a season-high 35 factors with a number of straightforward layups and thunderous dunks.
Not like earlier contests, the place Indiana let opponents again into the sport after constructing an enormous lead, IU answered each Illini run and by no means let the benefit get beneath double figures after the primary 30 seconds of the second half. Just like the Wisconsin recreation, the Hoosiers had been additionally wonderful on protection and held double-figure scorer Matthew Mayer with out a level. Whereas the defending was top-notch, Indiana was helped by the truth that Illinois was a depressing 9-for-23 from the free-throw line.
With the victory, IU improves to 3-4 within the Large Ten and 12-6 total and has an enormous recreation towards surging Michigan State as we speak in Bloomington (Midday on CBS) as they give the impression of being to get again to .500 within the league. The Hoosiers even have struggling Minnesota and Ohio State later within the week as they give the impression of being to this stretch as an opportunity to string collectively a number of wins.
After the sport Thursday towards the Illini, Woodson and Underwood spoke, Ryan Corazza had his Minute After and Movie Session, Alex Bozich penned 5 Takeaways, whereas Amanda Foster wrote a column on Jackson-Davis.
Banner #2 – Teri Moren units win report as IU girls beat Wisconsin and Illinois
Males’s basketball didn’t have unique rights to getting big wins this week towards the Illini. One evening earlier in Champaign, the No. 6 IU girls’s crew additionally gained with a comparatively one-sided victory over a ranked Illinois crew. The Hoosiers fell behind early 19-10 however head coach Teri Moren known as a timeout and made key defensive changes. From that time ahead, Indiana turned the sport round and took management to construct a double-figure lead for a lot of the contest and held off one late run. Like Jackson-Davis, IU heart Mackenzie Holmes torched the Preventing Illini inside for 30 factors because the Hoosiers gained 83-72 to finish the season sweep.
With the consequence, Moren set the all-time wins report for an IU coach with 189 in the midst of her ninth season (Jim Izard who had the mark beforehand took 12 full years to achieve it). Meeting Name was one of many few IU media websites on the recreation and had an unique story locally for its subscribers.
Sunday the crew gained in a good much less dramatic vogue knocking off a struggling Wisconsin squad 93-56. The sport was noteworthy for having the biggest regular-season crowd ever at 10,422 and the second greatest total. Meeting Name additionally had protection for subscribers of the neighborhood for this one.
After the wins this week, the crew improved to 17-1 total and 7-1 within the league. They’ve an enormous showdown at top-15 Michigan Monday evening (8 p.m. ET on BTN). That contest although will not be even the most important one upcoming because the Cream and Crimson host undefeated and No. 2 Ohio State in Meeting Corridor Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET on BTN). The Buckeyes are the one factor standing in the best way of the Hoosiers being on the very high of the league and with two powerful victories within the coming days, the crew will discover itself main the convention.
Away from the court docket, each Yarden Garzon and Holmes had been honored. Additionally, the squad’s new crew heart had a serious donor’s identify added to it.
Banner #3 – Up to date Andy Bottoms bracketology
After the 2 huge victories within the final week, the Hoosiers have a bit firmer maintain on a spot within the NCAA match. Contained in the Corridor and Meeting Name’s personal bracketologist Andy Bottoms had IU as a 10-seed earlier than beating Illinois and the crew solely solidified their spot within the subject with that victory. Bottoms’ present projection has Indiana dealing with seven-seeded San Diego State out in Sacramento with UCLA and Samford on the other aspect of the bracket within the 2 vs. 15 matchup.
In the meantime, the ladies have a NET rating within the high 5 and the most important query is whether or not they can get a primary seed for the primary time in program historical past. Bracketologist Charlie Creme tasks simply that because the crew would face 16-seed Albany within the first recreation with Arkansas and Center Tennessee reverse the Hoosiers within the 8-9 matchup. The primary two rounds can be performed in Bloomington for the second straight yr on this situation. Nonetheless, residence matchups till the Candy 16 would nonetheless be the case even when Indiana didn’t get on the highest line so long as they keep a 4 seed or higher, which might seem like a excessive chance at this level.
Banner #4 – Podcast on the Brink and Meeting Name
Each Podcast on the Brink and Meeting Name had new episodes this week. POTB spoke with Ryan Phillips to debate the victory over Illinois. In the meantime, an AC Postgame present befell after the win over the Illini, whereas Doing The Work mentioned each profitable outcomes for the ladies’s crew.
Banner #5 – Mike Woodson radio present recap
As a result of Martin Luther King Vacation, the weekly program with the Hoosier’s head coach was moved to Tuesday final week. On it, Woodson and Don Fischer mentioned the victory over Wisconsin amongst different subjects.
Banner #6 – Hoosier Roundup
• Current IU Soccer stars Roman Celentano and Aiden Morris had been known as as much as the US Males’s Nationwide Crew and can participate in coaching camp.
• Swimming and Diving defeated arch-rival Purdue after a number of athletes had been honored by the convention earlier within the week.
• Girls’s Tennis swept Butler and Bellarmine of their inaugural matches of 2023.
• Males’s Tennis defeated Dayton and Toledo to open their season earlier than falling to Center Tennessee.
• Water Polo opened their season 1-2 this weekend out in California.
• Wrestling fell to Minnesota.
• Observe and Discipline competed within the Gladstein Invitational and had a Large Ten Observe Athlete of the Week.
• Girls’s Soccer introduced a change of assistant coaches.
• Softball introduced an extra signee to their 2023 recruiting class.
• IU is internet hosting a Nationwide Women and Girls In Sports activities Day Clinic on Jan. 29.
• Due to NIL, followers can now buy jerseys of gamers with names on the again by IU and Adidas.
Thanks in your continued assist for The Meeting Name and Contained in the Corridor. We’ll be again subsequent weekend with a brand new roundup.
Now go take pleasure in your self a 6-banner Sunday.
Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Meeting Name Contributor