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HOTH: Khristian Lander, “On to Champaign”

HOTH: Khristian Lander, “On to Champaign”

February 28, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss Indiana's 57-49 loss at Purdue, pushing the Hoosiers' record against Purdue to 1-10 since 2013. Indiana's shooting woes reared their ugly heads again, and how does Indiana counter a trap on Trayce Jackson-Davis? Where does the loss leave Indiana in terms of seeding in the Big Ten Tournament and avoiding the first day of games.

The duo also discussed the commitment of Evansville five-star guard Khristian Lander, whether he is a point guard, whether he will be able to reclassify to 2020 and how expectations for a five-star guard differ from the expectations of a five-star forward. 

Lastly, TheHoosier.com is partnering with SportHitters.com to provide two opportunities to win tickets to watch all four of the Big Ten Tournament's Thursday game in Indianapolis on March 12. The passcode is "taylor".

HOTH: Rooming in Quad One

HOTH: Rooming in Quad One

February 25, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss Indiana's week of wins over Minnesota and Penn State and look ahead to the Hoosiers' game in West Lafayette on Thursday.

The duo talk about the physicality that was once lost but is rediscovered by Indiana as of late, as well as how Justin Smith's leadership versus his production have been central to what Indiana has done this year. Also included are some tangents on maintaining focus between games, leadership in other areas of the roster, when Joey Brunk might be needed again, some recruiting notes, updates on the Peyton Hendershot situation and other notes.

CrimsonCast Ep 661 - Two Wins on the Trot

CrimsonCast Ep 661 - Two Wins on the Trot

February 24, 2020

Indiana pulled out two huge wins for their tournament profile this past week, knocking off Minnesota on the road, then returning home and emerging victorious from a roller coaster of an affair on Sunday against Penn State. We talk about the results of those victories and what they say about the Hoosiers' current state of being. 

The second part of the podcast is an extended Q&A session featuring listener comments and questions. We talk about Scott's state of mind, the current position of IU on the bubble, the question of starting lineup changes, and the factors that have made the last couple of weeks different from the previous couple of weeks.

HOTH: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Penn State, meeting expectations

HOTH: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Penn State, meeting expectations

February 21, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss Indiana's second road win of the 2019-20 season – a 68-56 win at Minnesota on Wednesday night – and what that win meant in terms of what Indiana can be when Trayce Jackson-Davis is dominant and how the Hoosiers displayed as much of a response reflex as it has all season in the game following Archie Miller urging for some kind of response from his players.

The duo also take a look at the Race Thompson-Joey Brunk discussion and look ahead to Penn State on Sunday and what a win or loss would mean for Indiana's Tournament hopes. 

CrimsonCast Ep 660 - Looking down the barrel

CrimsonCast Ep 660 - Looking down the barrel

February 16, 2020

Indiana had itself an odd week, playing one of the best games of the season at Iowa before playing one of their worst games of the season at Michigan. The loss in Ann Arbor dealt yet another blow to the hopes that this season would turn out meaningfully better than last season, so we talk about the issues with effort and execution against the Wolverines, and how the levels of frustration with how this team performs in road games continues to grow.

We also talk at length about the remainder of this season and the real danger that Indiana now faces of missing the NCAA Tournament for yet another year. We chat about predictions for the remaining games and also discuss the difficulty in believing that a major transformation is in the cards between now and the end of the regular season.

HOTH: Moving on to Michigan and some recruiting talk

HOTH: Moving on to Michigan and some recruiting talk

February 15, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to discuss what to make of Indiana's win over No. 21 Iowa and what its upcoming game at Michigan means for the rest of the season.

The duo goes deep on Devonte Green, the night he had Thursday and what it will take for him to continue that success moving forward. Also discussed were Race Thompson and how substitution patterns affect his playing time, as well as Rob Phinisee and why he hasn't hit his groove after a rough start to the season. 

Lehman and Baumgart end the podcast by discussing the arrival and departure of Michigan State defensive tackles coach Ron Burton and how to assess the latest Rivals Indiana 2021 football recruiting rankings. Baumgart goes deep into who to watch for the 2021 and 2022 classes in Indiana recruiting.

CrimsonCast Ep 659 - The Nadir of 2020

CrimsonCast Ep 659 - The Nadir of 2020

February 9, 2020

In a very important game against a blood rival, with a near-capacity crowd in Assembly Hall hyped up by the surprise return of a legendary figure in program history, IU basketball came out and played a completely underwhelming 40 minutes of basketball, losing by double-digits at home to Purdue. Scott and DoctorGC evaluate the return of Bob Knight, the problems that led to another loss, and the concerning aspects of the team's performance over the past few weeks. 

HOTH: Purdue, National Signing Day, Recruiting bits

HOTH: Purdue, National Signing Day, Recruiting bits

February 6, 2020

TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman and Nick Baumgart sat down to react to Purdue's 19 three-pointers against Iowa and what that means for Indiana's game against the Boilermakers on Saturday. The duo went in-depth on where Indiana is during the bye week and how it got there, as well as what this weekend might entail for the rivalry game.

Lehman and Baumgart also touched on Indiana football's 2020 signing class after National Signing Day, Ronnie Walker's intent to transfer and the latest in Indiana basketball's recruiting efforts. 

CrimsonCast Ep 658 - Bad Week / Ohio State Preview

CrimsonCast Ep 658 - Bad Week / Ohio State Preview

February 1, 2020

Our old friend Matt Blaszka joins us on this pod to talk about IU basketball's bad week, as we pick over the wreckage of the Penn State loss and reset expectations based on where this team appears to be heading into the last ten games of the season. We chat about the issues with guard play, perceptions of effort issues, and where the offense compares to previous seasons

We finish up with a preview of today's IU - Ohio State game, identify the keys to an IU win, and give our predictions for the game.