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The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show

The Assembly Call IU Basketball Podcast and Postgame Show

Author: Jerod Morris

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Following your Hoosiers is always more fun with friends.

Come hang out with us after every Indiana basketball game, and every Thursday night, as our team of hosts -- Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, Ryan Phillips, and "The Coach" Brian Tonsoni -- all IU alums --dissect every angle of IU basketball, as they've been doing since 2011.

Whether you're one of the hundreds of thousands of IU hoops fans scattered across the world looking for fellow IUBB fans to connect with, or you live in Bloomington and attend every home game, this is the podcast that will keep you up-to-date on your Hoosiers and provide you with in-depth analysis to help you understand the on-court action at a deeper level.

NEW FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON: Every Monday-Thursday we are posting a short news update called Banner Morning that keeps you up to date on important IU basketball news and analysis.
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[456] IU-Butler Postgame Show: Juwan Morgan Takes Over at the Crossroads Classic ... Again
On Saturday, Indiana won yet another close game, coming back to beat Butler in the Crossroads Classic on a last-second shot by Big Shot Rob Phinisee. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.On the mics for this episode: Jerod and RyanAmong the topics discussed:— Marveling at Rob Phinisee making yet another clutch shot, and also assessing the importance of the big play Indiana had out of Archie Miller’s final timeout to go up 68-66.— Another monster day for Juwan Morgan at the Crossroads Classic, which Indiana needed every ounce of.— Romeo Langford’s up and down day, and why this is a really important game for him to learn from moving forward.— Why Devonte Green’s play was probably better than many IU fans will want to give him credit for.— Did Justin Smith shows more signs of growth today?— Analyzing the rough days for Al Durham, De’Ron Davis, Evan Fitzner, and, to some extent, Zach McRoberts.— Why this Indiana team needs to be able to lean on its ability to win close games, not rely on it.We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.NEED IU GEAR?You will find the comfiest and most unique IU apparel at http://homefieldApparel.com, the new collegiate sports brand developed by our friends and long-time sponsors at Hoosier Proud.And at http://hoosierproud.com, you will still find the best state-of-Indiana-themed apparel, plus our official Assembly Call logo t-shirts, while sending 10% of your purchase to causes around Indiana like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.Use the promo code ASSEMBLY at checkout at either site to get 15% off your first purchase.
[455] Trayce Jackson-Davis Scouting Report and Quarter-Term Grades
This week on Assembly Call Radio, Ryan delivers his long-awaited TJD scouting report, we hand out our quarter-term grades, and we analyze the bracketology impact of the Butler game. And much more.On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy … and Randy?• [00:27] In Segment One, Jerod discusses the impact of Jerome Hunter’s loss in his Banner Moment, and also reminds you of the details of the contest we’re running for Pacers-Hornets tickets. Then Andy analyzes the bracketology impact of the Butler game.• [15:00] In Segment Two, Ryan takes a deep dive into Trayce Jackson-Davis’ game. It even includes an IU player comp! What are Trayce’s strengths and weaknesses? Is he a one-and-done or two-and-done type player? What impact can he have as a freshman? You’ll have a much clearer idea after listening to this segment.• [29:30] In Segment Three, we go player-by-player (plus Archie) and hand out our grades after 10 games. And yes, the grades are on a curve — against expectations.• [45:49] And in our final segment, we answer your questions. Why has Butler been able to sustain its success? What are the redshirt rules in college basketball? Have the lowered the ceiling on this team based on some of the issues we’ve seen over the first 10 games?All of that and more on this week’s edition of Assembly Call Radio.To watch the unedited live broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbJLqDUNX8wWant a better night’s sleep?Then it may be time for a new mattress … in which case our friends (and sponsors) at Comfort Option have you covered.Comfort Option is an Indiana-based mattress manufacturer that is backed by over 65 years of experience. And they are family-owned and operated by 3rd generation graduates of IU.For residents of Indianapolis (and the surrounding areas — including Bloomington), Comfort Option offers the only mattress that is customized and manufactured just for you, literally right at your home. In other words, they don’t sell what they have, they make what you need. And you never have to leave your house.Even if you’re not in the area, you can still order Alpha by Comfort Option — a designer-quality, durable, transparently-made, and exceptionally comfortable mattress. It ships direct from their factory to your doorstep nationwide.Use the promo code ASSEMBLY for any mattress purchase and you will receive $50 off your purchase.To learn more, visit comfortoption.com.And right now, we’re running a special contest …CONTEST DETAILSComfort Option’s parent company FoamCraft has season tickets to Pacers games. And the seats are incredible. They are giving us four tickets to the upcoming Pacers-Hornets game on Sunday, January 20th to use for a contest.So if you want to see Victor and Cody play, all you have to do is order a mattress from Comfort Option between now and Friday, December 14th and use the promo code ASSEMBLY when you check out — either online if you’re ordering the Alpha, or in-person with the rep who brings the mattress store to your door.Not only will you get $50 off your purchase, but you’ll be entered into the drawing for the tickets. On December 15th, we’ll pick two winners — each of whom will get two tickets, and then we’ll send them to you immediately so you can use them as Christmas gifts.So again: go to comfortoption.com, order your Alpha mattress or schedule your in-home mattress store service, and then use the promo code ASSEMBLY to get $50 off your purchase and be entered into the drawing for the Pacers-Hornets tickets.
[453] IU-Louisville Postgame Show- ‘Big Shot Rob’ Strikes Again
On Saturday, Indiana defeated Louisville in a close one, 68-67. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.On the mics for this episode: Jerod Morris, Ryan Phillips, and Zach McCrite.Among the topics discussed:— How Rob Phinisee came up huge, again, for Indiana in a clutch situation.— Romeo Langford’s ability to rebound from a difficult start to make huge plays down the stretch.— Why Juwan Morgan was less aggressive than usual early in the game … and why that was absolutely okay.— The impressive and essential contributions from De’Ron Davis and Justin Smith— Why a particular type of matchup seems to be giving Al Durham trouble.— The important aftermath of Archie Miller going apeshit about Indiana missing more free throws late.We also point out a few meaningful moments you may have missed, go inside the numbers, and hand out our game balls. All of that, and more, on this edition of The Assembly Call.NEED IU GEAR?You will find the comfiest and most unique IU apparel at http://homefieldApparel.com, the new collegiate sports brand developed by our friends and long-time sponsors at Hoosier Proud.And at http://hoosierproud.com, you will still find the best state-of-Indiana-themed apparel, plus our official Assembly Call logo t-shirts, while sending 10% of your purchase to causes around Indiana like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.Use the promo code ASSEMBLY at checkout at either site to get 15% off your first purchase.
[452] Did Clifton Moore Show He's Ready for More Minutes?
This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the most important stories from the past week in Indiana basketball.On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Ryan.• [00:27] In Segment One, we deliver our opening thoughts, provide the details of the content we're running with Comfort Option for Pacers-Hornets tickets, and then take a look around the Big Ten with each team's first two games in then books.• [15:29] In Segment Two, we analyze Clifton Moore's performance at Penn State and whether it suggests he deserves more playing time moving forward. There were certainly some good plays, but a closer look at the tape also revealed some deficiencies that may explain why Archie has been reluctant to play him more.• [29:47] In Segment Three, we discuss how you get players like Clifton, Jake, and Damezi time on the court to develop when you're trying to play and win close games against good opponents. And then we discuss how you handle some of your top players -- like Devonte Green and Justin Smith -- struggling with correctible errors like turnovers. How much leeway do you give them to work through their struggles?• [43:46] And in our final segment, we answer your questions. What is the former Hoosier who is closest player comp for Ryan (as a player)? What is Zach McRoberts' role moving forward? And should you design your offense to prioritize your star player or for everyone to be able to find shots?All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.To watch the unedited live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDkJmnoquQIWant a better night’s sleep?Then it may be time for a new mattress … in which case our friends (and sponsors) at Comfort Option have you covered.Comfort Option is an Indiana-based mattress manufacturer that is backed by over 65 years of experience. And they are family-owned and operated by 3rd generation graduates of IU.For residents of Indianapolis (and the surrounding areas — including Bloomington), Comfort Option offers the only mattress that is customized and manufactured just for you, literally right at your home. In other words, they don’t sell what they have, they make what you need. And you never have to leave your house.Even if you’re not in the area, you can still order Alpha by Comfort Option — a designer-quality, durable, transparently-made, and exceptionally comfortable mattress. It ships direct from their factory to your doorstep nationwide.Use the promo code ASSEMBLY for any mattress purchase and you will receive $50 off your purchase.To learn more, visit comfortoption.com.And right now, we’re running a special contest …CONTEST DETAILSComfort Option’s parent company FoamCraft has season tickets to Pacers games. And the seats are incredible. They are giving us four tickets to the upcoming Pacers-Hornets game on Sunday, January 20th to use for a contest.So if you want to see Victor and Cody play, all you have to do is order a mattress from Comfort Option between now and Friday, December 14th and use the promo code ASSEMBLY when you check out — either online if you’re ordering the Alpha, or in-person with the rep who brings the mattress store to your door.Not only will you get $50 off your purchase, but you’ll be entered into the drawing for the tickets. On December 15th, we’ll pick two winners — each of whom will get two tickets, and then we’ll send them to you immediately so you can use them as Christmas gifts.So again: go to comfortoption.com, order your Alpha mattress or schedule your in-home mattress store service, and then use the promo code ASSEMBLY to get $50 off your purchase and be entered into the drawing for the Pacers-Hornets tickets.
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