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PODCAST: IU men's basketball makes early-season statement with win against Marquette


Freshman forward Jake Forrester and sophomore forward Clifton Moore block Marquette University from scoring Nov. 14 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers won 96-73 against Marquette.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

The IU men's basketball team caught the attention of the nation with its blowout home win against No. 24 Marquette last week.

Now, it's time to determine what the win means for the Hoosiers, both currently and looking long-term toward the NCAA Tournament.

IDS men's basketball writers Cameron Drummond, Ben Portnoy and Murphy Wheeler recap the Marquette win and provide IU fans with a look around the Big Ten Conference as all 13 other Big Ten teams have started their seasons.


1:40 - What did IU's home win against Marquette represent for this year's team?

5:00 - Rob Phinisee and Al Durham's ability to step up early in the season for the Hoosiers 

9:15 - The importance of a loud crowd at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

10:55 - How much depth does this year's IU team have?

14:10 - Evan Fitzner's crucial role for IU

19:00 - An evaluation of Justin Smith's role

21:30 - The IDS men's basketball writers discuss their favorites types of bread and also Romeo Langford

23:35- A recap of the Gavitt Tipoff Games between the Big Ten Conference and the Big East Conference  

30:55 - Which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat?

34:20 - How competitive will the Big Ten be this season?

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