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The Assembly Call is a podcast dedicated to Indiana Hoosiers basketball … all the time. Now in its third year, the show goes live immediately following every Indiana basketball game and features expert analysis from a team of respected sportswriters: longtime IU fans and graduates Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Ryan Phillips.

The Assembly Call is a podcast dedicated to Indiana Hoosiers basketball … all the time. Now in its third year, the show goes live immediately following every Indiana basketball game and features expert analysis from a team of respected sportswriters: longtime IU fans and graduates Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Ryan Phillips.
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The Assembly Call is a podcast dedicated to Indiana Hoosiers basketball … all the time. Now in its third year, the show goes live immediately following every Indiana basketball game and features expert analysis from a team of respected sportswriters: longtime IU fans and graduates Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Ryan Phillips.

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[373] IU-Northwestern Postgame Show: Splendid 2nd Half Shows How Good These Hoosiers Can Be

1/14/2018
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On Sunday afternoon, Indiana demolished Northwestern 66-46 in a game that barely felt that close for a good stretch in the second half. The story of the game was the Hoosiers' defense, which was suffocating for 36 minutes, before Northwestern used some garbage time buckets to make the final score look a little better. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Robert Johnson's solid shooting performance from behind the...

Duration: 01:05:27


[372] Our Most Optimistic Scenarios for How This Season Will Finish

1/11/2018
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On this week’s edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss: -- The importance of how Indiana started against Penn State. -- What the loss of De’Ron Davis means moving forward (especially against Purdue and Michigan State). -- Jerod does a deep dive into the numbers at Synergy to reveal some areas where Robert Johnson’s shooting numbers have fallen off a cliff and could be due for a reversal ... before Ryan throws a little cold water on his theory. -- The most optimistic (but still...

Duration: 01:21:39


[371] IU-Penn State Postgame Show: Morgan Leads Workmanlike Hoosier Effort

1/9/2018
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On Tuesday night, Indiana defeated Penn State 74-70 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- How Juwan Morgan, once again, took over for Indiana in key stretches, set then tone on the glass, and generally just continued his ascension to star status. -- The importance of Josh Newkirk and Devonte Green stepping up on a night when Robert Johnson's decision making was ... curious (at best)....

Duration: 01:07:09


[370] IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Tough-Minded Hoosiers Grind Out Win in The Barn

1/6/2018
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On Saturday evening, a short-handed Indiana team playing without De'Ron Davis and Collin Hartman defeated a similarly short-handed Minnesota squad that was playing without two starters. It was a game Indiana won with toughness, togetherness, grit, and the sensational play of a senior, two juniors, and a freshman. After the game, Jerod, Andy, and Ryan broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Robert Johnson's huge sequence of three-point plays...

Duration: 01:07:38


[369] Making Sense of the Post-Wisconsin Panic

1/4/2018
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Indiana's poor performance in the second half against Wisconsin, which led to yet another loss in Madison, seemed to set off a surge of panic among some members of the fan base. In this week's episode of The Assembly Call, we ... -- Try to make sense of why that happened -- Offer some reasons for why the panic is misguided -- Compare the Indiana situation to other schools with first-year head coaches -- Discuss the notion of Archie going more extreme with his benchings -- Assess the team's...

Duration: 00:53:46


[368] IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Hoosiers Waste Opportunity to End Kohl Center Streak

1/2/2018
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On Tuesday night, Indiana delivered a dispiriting second half effort against a depleted Wisconsin roster and lost to the Badgers yet again in the Kohl Center. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Why Collin Hartman's first half scoring and overall play were one of the few bright spots for Indiana. -- The disappointment of yet another no-show half for the Hoosiers in a game that was there for the taking. -- De'Ron...

Duration: 01:11:19


[367] IU-Youngstown State Postgame Show: McRoberts and Morgan Lead the Way

12/29/2017
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After a rather underwhelming first half at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday night, Indiana led Youngstown State 29-20. The Hoosiers were struggling offensively, but Youngstown State was struggling even more -- especially from downtown. With Zach McRoberts inserted into the starting lineup in the second half, Indiana wasted no time asserting its dominance and putting the game on ice -- which is exactly what the Hoosiers should have done against a sub-300 opponent. In this edition of The...

Duration: 01:06:55


[366] Midseason Assessment and Why Ryan Hates Coach K

12/28/2017
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we finally deliver on two long-awaited segments. First, we provide our midseason assessment of this year's Hoosiers. Ryan has said all season that it hasn't been fair to judge this team until late December. Well, late December is here. How do we feel about the team's progress? And what is a reasonable expectation for Big Ten season? Then, Ryan delivers his epic rant about Coach K. Many of you have emailed and tweeted us wondering when we'd...

Duration: 00:53:34


[365] Special Edition: Memories of the Remarkable 1993 Indiana Hoosiers

12/23/2017
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In the annals of Indiana history, no seasons are bigger than the five commemorated with banners in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Outside of those five seasons, two probably stand taller than any others: the 1975 season and the 1993 season. Most IU fans firmly believe that were it not for injuries (Scott May's arm, Alan Henderson's knee) those two seasons would have be commemorated with banners as well. This season marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993 season, which had been Indiana's last...

Duration: 01:41:40


[364] IU-Tennessee Tech Postgame Show: Selflessness, Intensity Lead to Bounce-Back Win

12/22/2017
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Indiana needed a major bounceback performance after Monday night's utter collapse against Fort Wayne. The Hoosiers delivered on Thursday night. On this episode of The Assembly Call, Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Zach McCrite discuss: -- Why Indiana's selflessness on offense was key to exorcising its Fort Wayne demons -- The importance of playing through the paint (and why De'Ron Davis showed some important growth, even in limited minutes) -- Josh Newkirk's big night -- How Robert Johnson...

Duration: 01:12:13


[363] IU-Fort Wayne Postgame Show: Indiana State All Over Again (But Worse)

12/18/2017
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It had letdown game written all over it. Coming off short rest after a huge and gritty victory is a good test for anyone, but combine that with a matchup against a team that embarrassed the Hoosiers last year, and it means more than just a mid-December game against a mid-major. And for a little bit, we were having some deja vu. And then it kept happening. And then...it happened. It was an ugly second half in a game plagued by turnovers and lazy defense, and in the end, it wasn't even...

Duration: 01:13:04


[362] IU-Notre Dame Postgame Show: The Juwan Morgan Game

12/16/2017
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This one may go down in the annals of Indiana basketball history as The Juwan Morgan Game. Indiana's junior forward was spectacular on Saturday afternoon, leading his Hoosiers to a much-needed overtime victory against Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic. On this edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show, Jerod and Ryan discuss Morgan's magnificent performance, break down why Zach McRoberts was so essential to Indiana winning, highlight the many huge 3-pointers hit by Robert Johnson,...

Duration: 01:12:51


[361] Stock Up/Stock Down and Insights From Andy's Lineup Analysis

12/14/2017
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, the usual crew is back. Jerod, Andy, and Ryan discuss: -- The impressive recent performances of Indiana's incoming recruits -- The continuing strong play of Juwan Morgan -- Why beating Notre Dame is essential for any possible hopes of an at-large NCAA Tournament bid -- Why Zach McRoberts' stock is up ... and Robert Johnson's is down, especially when Indiana needs him most -- What we learned from Andy's first meta lineup analysis of the season...

Duration: 00:53:50


[360] IU-Louisville Postgame Show: So Close...Again

12/9/2017
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It was another hard-fought loss for Indiana in this one. The Hoosiers played well to start the game, but slowly started to fade from there. The lack of senior leadership down the stretch, mainly Robert Johnson's quiet afternoon, haunted Indiana's play. Guest host Galen Clavio and Ryan break it all down on the latest episode of Assembly Call.

Duration: 00:52:32


[359] Evaluating IU's First Three Conference Games

12/7/2017
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we break down Indiana's first three Big Ten games, answer any lingering questions that came out of those three games, and some X's and O's, including three point defense and feeding the post. Then, a little bit about the Curtis Jones transfer and, of course, answer your Twitter questions. And much more. All of that on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio.

Duration: 00:53:48


[358] IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Hoosiers Rally in 2nd Half for Runaway Win

12/4/2017
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This was a game of major runs. Indiana went on a 19-6 run to end the first half, then Iowa countered with a 17-5 run to start the second half, and finally Indiana regained control and blew the game open with a 29-9 run to build a 77-55 lead before Iowa scored a few buckets to make the final score look more respectable. Juwan Morgan again led the way for Indiana, notching another double-double and saving his best play for the most crucial moments of the second half. The bench also came up...

Duration: 00:57:58


[357] IU-MIchigan Postgame Show: A Learning Experience

12/2/2017
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After a hard-fought battle with Duke on Wednesday, Indiana came out slow against Michigan. Bad shot selection and lackluster defense at times plagued the Hoosiers down the stretch. There were promising signs that arose during a second-half run that cut the lead to double digits, but ultimately it was an experience from which to learn for Indiana. Special guest Galen Clavio Ryan break it all down on this edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

Duration: 01:02:26


[356] Where Does IU Stand as Big Ten Play Begins?

11/30/2017
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss more of Indiana's loss to Duke, including a report from our student intern Michael Dugan, who was at the game, about the environment. Then, we talk about what we know for sure about this Indiana team, and what we have yet to learn. Plus, we answer your questions, including what is going on with Curtis Jones and Justin Smith.

Duration: 00:53:52


[355] IU-Duke Postgame Show: 35 Damn Good Minutes

11/30/2017
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Indiana played Duke, the #1 team in America (and one of the most talented in recent memory), to a draw through 35 minutes on Wednesday night. The score was 75-75, but from that point forward, Duke outscored the Hoosiers 16-6 to complete a 10-point victory. And while any loss, especially at home, is disappointing, there was plenty to be encouraged about in this IU performance. The Hoosiers have made quite a bit of progress over the last few weeks, while still having some glaring issues...

Duration: 01:09:20


[354] IU-Eastern Michigan Postgame Show: Old Guards Lead Way to Best 40 Minutes of Season

11/24/2017
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It took six games, but the Indiana Hoosiers finally turned in their first consistent 40-minute performance on Friday afternoon in an impressive 87-67 victory over Eastern Michigan. -- Robert Johnson and Josh Newkirk led the way from a scoring perspective, combining for 35 points and a sterling 9-12 clip from downtown. -- Juwan Morgan was all over the place from an effort and energy perspective. -- Al Durham led an excellent ball-handling effort, as the freshman once again logged major...

Duration: 01:12:16

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