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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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[391] IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Reflections on a Thrilling But Devastating Senior Night Defeat

2/24/2018
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On Friday night, Indiana fell 80-78 to Ohio State on Senior Night as CJ Jackson etched his name forever into the most nightmarish section of IU lore. The day after the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show ... from the sublime home podcast studio of Galen Clavio (host of Crimson Cast), with special guests Galen, Zach McCrite, and The Coach, Brian Tonsoni. Among the topics discussed: -- Why Juwan Morgan's heroics weren't enough ... in part because of his own...

Duration:00:53:00

[390] The 3 Most Important Factors for The Rest of This Season

2/22/2018
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This week's edition of Assembly Call Radio is a little unorthodox. Instead of recording via our YouTube channel in separate locations, like we usually do, we recorded in-person at the studio of CBS Sports 1430 in Indianapolis. We're back home again in Indiana for the IU-Ohio State game on Friday -- so if you're in town, come see us at Nick's before the game, at the arena, or at The Tap afterwards. Andy couldn't make it for this week's show, but Kent Sterling filled in. We discussed the...

Duration:00:53:00

[389] IU-Nebraska Postgame Show: Hoosiers Fall Apart Late in Lincoln

2/21/2018
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On Tuesday evening, Indiana fell well short in Lincoln on what was an off-night for most guys, especially the guards. The offense stalled, there was some foul trouble, and there were a LOT of turnovers. It was a night that seemed like a step back given the apparent progress made during IU's four-game winning streak, and it certainly is going to leave a sour taste in the mouths of the Hoosiers until Ohio State comes to town offering one final shot for a big home victory this season. Among the...

Duration:01:07:33

[388] IU-Iowa Postgame Show: Robert Johnson Delivers the Best Performance of His Career

2/17/2018
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On Saturday afternoon, Indiana overcame a red hot shooting start from Iowa en route to an 84-82 win. Robert Johnson stole the show and put his name in the Indiana record books for his three-point shooting, Devonte Green continued to look comfortable and, perhaps most importantly, Indiana found a way to win despite an underwhelming performance from Juwan Morgan. Among the topics discussed: -- Why this was the best performance of Robert Johnson’s career, for the shooting (obviously) but also...

Duration:01:09:45

[387] Projecting the Futures of Justin Smith and Al Durham

2/15/2018
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss: --An in-depth examination of the potential of Justin Smith and Al Durham, how their careers project moving, and what recent Indiana players are the best comps for each. --Some Big Ten Tournament talk … because some folks are starting to get optimistic about Indiana’s chances, so we figured we should indulge it while we can. --Then we end with a smattering of additional questions, including one about how much Indiana’s on-court...

Duration:00:53:55

[386] IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Juwan Morgan Leads Another Strong Defensive Effort

2/15/2018
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On Valentine's Day evening, Indiana outlasted Illinois 78-68, exacting revenge for the Illini's victory in Champaign. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Why Juwan Morgan delivered the play of the game on defense, and may have delivered an overall performance that was unique in Indiana history. -- The encouraging performances of freshmen Justin Smith and Al Durham, who each showed increased confidence and an...

Duration:01:05:55

[385] IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Devonte Green's Rapid Ascent Continues

2/9/2018
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On Friday evening, Indiana handled Minnesota at home for its second straight impressive victory. Devonte Green stepped up again, Freddie McSwain played hard and Robert Johnson finally looked comfortable in the win. Among the topics discussed: — Yet another strong performance from Devonte Green, who was Indiana’s best player while the game was still competitive in the first half. — The continued strong play of Freddie McSwain and Zach McRoberts, who have turned the once-mocked “McLineup”...

Duration:01:05:14

[384] What's At Stake Down the Stretch (Plus: Did You Realize?)

2/8/2018
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss: -- The moment in the Rutgers game that was a microcosm of Devonte Green's recent growth. -- The Michigan Grad Transfer Rule for Big Ten Champions (and whether or not Indiana's expected push to add a grad transfer this offseason will be made or less challenging due to complexities of Archie Miller's defensive system). -- What's at stake down the stretch? We assess what Indiana could reasonably achieve in its final five games, where...

Duration:00:53:56

[383] IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Hoosiers Ace Final One-Day Turnaround Test

2/5/2018
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On Monday evening, Indiana handled Rutgers in what was a delightfully hot start for Indiana from the field. Despite a couple of cold stretches, the Hoosiers were able to rely on their defense to maintain a healthy lead. Among the topics discussed: -- How Indiana showed it learned important lessons from the mistakes that led to recent road losses at Illinois and Ohio State -- Another solid game from Devonte Green, who earned his first start in a while and rewarded his coach’s faith -- The...

Duration:01:07:38

[382] IU-Michigan State Postgame Show: Winning Effort Undermined by More Miserable Shooting

2/4/2018
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On Saturday evening, Indiana 63-60 to Michigan State in a game that was night-and-day different from the game up in East Lansing ... except for the final result. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Why Indiana's tenacity, hustle, and toughness are worth being proud of ... even in a loss. -- How Juwan Morgan bounced back from the first Michigan State game, and a rough first half, to deliver one of the signature...

Duration:01:19:48

[381] Bad Roster or Underperforming Roster

2/1/2018
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss: —- “Settling” the Chris Holtmann / Archie Miller debate -- Whether this roster that is underperforming or is just a bad roster —- How hopeful we are about our shooting improving next year, with or without Romeo -- Thoughts on Zach McRoberts getting a scholarship —- Why Tom Crean can “catch so much flak for his coaching” but be universally lauded as an analyst -- And then a quick look ahead to Michigan State and why there is some...

Duration:00:54:00

[380] IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: Buckeyes Bury Indiana Early

1/30/2018
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On Tuesday evening, Indiana fell 71-56 to Ohio State. The Buckeyes got out to a hot shooting start, and Indiana would never recover. To the Hoosiers' credit, they fought back and forth for the remainder of the game, but they were unable to climb out of a double-digit hole. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: —- Devonte Green’s second straight road game showing improvement … is it time for him to start getting more...

Duration:01:03:23

[379] IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Hoosiers Falter Down the Stretch Against Purdue's Poise and Size

1/28/2018
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On Sunday afternoon, Indiana fell 74-67 to Purdue in a game that turned out to be more competitive than most expected. Indiana went toe-to-toe with Purdue for 36 minutes, but the experienced Boilermakers were more poised down the stretch -- and had the one thing Indiana had no real answer for: Isaac Haas. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Juwan Morgan once again putting Indiana on his back, with several key...

Duration:01:07:59

[378] Free Throw Woes, Devonte Green, and IU-Purdue Memories

1/25/2018
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On this week's edition of Assembly Call Radio, we discuss: -- How sensational Juwan Morgan has been over the last two games. -- Why losing to Illinois was so infuriating and avoidable. -- What Indiana can do, at this stage of the season, to fix its free throw woes ... and who is to blame. -- Did Devonte Green actually show some progress against Illinois, or was it really just more of the same from him? -- Some shocking, saddening statistics on how poor Indiana's guard play has been in Big...

Duration:00:54:04

[377] IU-Illinois Postgame Show: Poor Guard Play Dooms Hoosiers in Champaign

1/25/2018
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On Wednesday night, Indiana lost a very winnable game at Illinois. Juwan Morgan was a bright spot on an otherwise dark night, but even he was afflicted with the free throw issues that plagued the entire team. Among the topics discussed on this edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show: -- The continued greatness of Juwan Morgan (except for his free throw shooting!) -- The importance of Zach McRoberts flashing some offensive production -- The poor night overall for the guards, with a...

Duration:01:09:30

[376] IU-Maryland Postgame Show: Healthy Morgan Makes the Difference

1/22/2018
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On Monday night, Indiana battled back and forth with Maryland with a surprisingly healthy Juwan Morgan leading the way. Among the topics discussed: -- What a healthy and productive Juwan means for this team's success -- How Justin Smith can maximize his role -- The leadership of Juwan and Robert Johnson 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.

Duration:01:30:16

[375] IU-Michigan State Postgame Show: Spartans Dominate Overmatched Hoosiers

1/19/2018
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On Friday night, Indiana fell to Michigan State 85-57 in a game Michigan State controlled from start to finish. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show. Among the topics discussed: -- Why Indiana's response response to Archie Miller's 2nd half timeout is a great sign for the future. -- How Robert Johnson heeded his coach's advice to turn in one of his best performances of the season. -- Thoughts on Juwan Morgan's injury and how Indiana might adjust...

Duration:00:57:47

[374] The Template for Beating Michigan State

1/18/2018
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On this special extended edition of Assembly Call Radio, Jerod, Ryan, and Andy discuss a range of topics: -- The importance of Romeo Langford's visit to Bloomington on Sunday. -- The crazy schedule gauntlet that begins with Indiana's trip to Breslin Center on Friday night. -- How Indiana will deal with Nick Ward ... and Miles Bridges ... and Jaren Jackson ... and (yeah, Michigan State is really talented). -- The template that Ohio State and Michigan used to beat Michigan State -- and...

Duration:01:13:56

[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

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