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PODCAST: IU men’s basketball set for big week with games against Nebraska and Purdue


Freshman forward Justin Smith dunks the ball against the University of Louisville on Dec. 8 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  IU Archives Buy Photos

IU’s conference record has gone from an unblemished 3-0 to a 3-2 mark after recent losses at Michigan and Maryland.

Now, IU returns home to play Nebraska on Monday night before traveling to play Purdue this weekend at Mackey Arena.

Indiana Daily Student men’s basketball writers Cameron Drummond, Ben Portnoy and Murphy Wheeler discuss how important this week’s games are to the rest of IU’s season, as well as the depth issues plaguing IU.

Purdue men’s basketball writer Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier also joins the podcast to preview IU’s game Saturday afternoon at Purdue.


0:45 - How and why IU lost at Maryland

3:32 - The challenges facing IU when the Hoosiers play talented, physical frontcourt players

5:55 - What are IU's current frontcourt options?

10:29 - Are De'Ron Davis and Juwan Morgan able to handle frontcourt responsibilities by themselves? 

14:00 - Previewing the IU - Nebraska guard matchup 

17:00 -  A KenPom breakdown of Nebraska

20:15 - Does IU's offense work better in transition or in a half-court setting?

25:00 - An interview with Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier 

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