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PODCAST: IU men's basketball rallies to start Big Ten Conference play with win


Junior guard Johnny Jager lifts senior guard Quentin Taylor after IU scores against Northwestern on Dec. 1 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

Following a 21-point road loss at Duke, the IU men's basketball team put on a gritty performance to defeat Northwestern, 68-66, to begin Big Ten Conference play this weekend.

IU now looks toward starting 2-0 in conference play with a game at Penn State scheduled for Tuesday night. 

But, the Hoosiers may have to play the Nittany Lions without the services of senior forward Juwan Morgan.

IDS men's basketball writers Cameron Drummond, Ben Portnoy and Murphy Wheeler recap the past week of IU hoops, which also featured a major recruiting victory for IU Coach Archie Miller.

Additionally, the trio takes a look at the recent ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "The Last Days of Knight," which chronicled the downfall of former IU Coach Bob Knight.


1:20 - Cameron, Ben and Murphy figure out what went wrong at Duke

6;20 - Should IU fans expect more from the team's younger players?

9:40 - How does one make sense of IU's home win against Northwestern?

11:15 - Romeo Langford steps up in a leadership role

13:50 - Who can be a third scoring option for the Hoosiers?

17:00 - Who do IU fans want to be that third scoring option?

21:40 - Reaction to "The Last Days of Knight"

24:25 - Murphy Wheeler discusses his column reviewing the film

30:30 - Perspectives on Bob Knight 

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