The Assembly Call

The Assembly Call

The Assembly Call is the place where IU fans across the globe hang out after every Indiana basketball game. As soon as every IU hoops game ends, The Assembly Call begins -- delivering insight and analysis about that night's game and looking ahead to what's next for the Hoosiers. The Assembly Call is hosted by Jerod Morris (who also hosts Podcast on the Brink), Andy Bottoms (the world's #1-ranked bracketologist), Ryan Phillips (columnist for The Big Lead), and Will DeWitt (host of the Bears Brothers). During the offseason, we host special edition episodes every other week and re-run classic episodes from our archive.... Show More

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On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy tells us what he learned about IU this past week, whether Trayce has Freshman of the Year locked up, how he power ranks the top of the conference, and why the Big Ten absolutely is not overrated.

All that and much more.

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On Sunday afternoon, Indiana defeated Penn State to earn its third win in the last four games. The Hoosiers led by as many as 19 points early, then fell behind by six in the second half, before reasserting control and making winning plays down the stretch. It was yet another breakout performance by Race Thompson.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jer...
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This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss four things that need to happen for Indiana to not just make the NCAA Tournament but actually make a little noise once they get there.

We also discuss Indiana's defensive adjustment against Minnesota, look ahead to Penn State on Sunday, and answer a mailbag full of questions including what we'd like to bottle from the Minnesota game for the rest of the season and who w...
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After Wednesday night's game, the Assembly Call team broke down a huge performance from Trayce Jackson-Davis, a near double-double from Race Thompson, and a few coaching adjustments, all of which contributed to a much-needed road victory for the Hoosiers.

On the mics: Ryan, Coach, and Andy

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On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy joins us to discuss Indiana's struggles (and what Archie should be willing to do about it), the subtleties of Maryland's surge, whether Pat Chambers is building something lasting at Penn State ... and how to keep your long-term relationships happy and joyful.

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On Sunday afternoon, Indiana delivered one the worst defensive performance of the Archie Miller era. The Hoosiers were within five early in the second half before getting blitzed by Michigan in a second half demolition that has become all too familiar for IU fans.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod (barely), Ryan, and ChatMob Chad

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On Thursday night, Indiana faced what felt like a must-win game against the high-octane Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Hoosiers responded. Devonte Green lit Iowa up for seven 3-pointers, and Trayce Jackson-Davis showed that he has as much heart and hustle as he does talent and athleticism. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

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On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy gives his thoughts on Bob Knight's return, Indiana's dreadful performance against Purdue, and then talks about the "blender" that most Big Ten teams are struggling to navigate.

Jerod hangs around for a bit after to provide a few lingering thoughts from the weekend trip to Bloomington.

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What a day Saturday turned out to be.

Indiana hosted Purdue in a pivotal Big Ten matchup, and the Hoosiers were outplayed by Purdue en route to a 74-62 loss. The biggest storyline of the game, of course, was what happened at halftime when Bob Knight made his first return to Assembly Hall since being fired.

After the game, the Assembly Call crew and some good friends hosted a live show at Switchyard Brewing bre...
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On Saturday afternoon, Indiana could not hang in at home against Purdue. After the game, Chad Schwartzkopf and Noah Freeman, who filled in for the usual crew, broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

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This week on Assembly Call Radio, we look ahead to this Saturday's big game against Purdue, analyze the bracketology landscape with two of the best bracketologists in the business, and then answer a handful of mailbag questions.

Oh, and we debut new intro songs for Andy and Ryan from Bob Thompson -- who definitely earns our music game ball.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call R...
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On this week's edition of Banner Monday, Mike DeCourcy reflects on Indiana's two road losses, what to expect on Saturday when Purdue comes to town, and then he power ranks the Big Ten and discusses underrated players in the Big Ten.

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On Saturday afternoon, Indiana never really threatened Ohio State en route to a 9-point victory that didn't feel nearly that close. After the game, our crew and a special guest broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Mark Titus (aka @ClubTrillion)

Among the topics discussed:

— Jerome Hunter being Indiana's lone bright spot.
— The contin...
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This week on Assembly Call Radio, we highlight the recent strong showings of Indiana's younger players, preview this weekend's pivotal matchup at Ohio State, and then explore Indiana's repeated periods of casual and unfocused play trying to figure out what needs to be done to fix it.

And then we answer a bunch of your questions.

All of that and more on this week's edition of Assembly Call Radi...
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On Wednesday night, Indiana turned a halftime tie into another road blowout thanks to the usual suspects: casual turnovers, poor shooting, and slump-shouldered effort once things starting going bad. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Coach, and ChatMob Chad

Among the topics discussed:

— Why De'Ron Davis was one of the lone bright ...
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On Sunday afternoon, Indiana played terrific basketball for 18 and a half minutes, turning a 9-point halftime deficit into a 7-point lead late in the second half. But a series of a miscues and bad decisions down the stretch cost Indiana a huge home victory.

After the game, our crew broke it all down, and also reacted to the tragic news about Kobe Bryant, on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jer...
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On Thursday night, in front of a raucous Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall crowd, Indiana stayed committed to playing through the post on offense while harassing Cassius Winston on defense. It culminated in yet another close victory in which the ball was in Winston's hands at the end but the Hoosiers made the final big play defensively.

After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
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We discuss whether Joey Brunk shooting more needs to be a thing and how IU matches up against Maryland and Michigan State. Plus: whether Rutgers is built to last, if Iowa will have another late-season swoon, and how many Big Ten backcourts he would take over IU's.

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On Saturday night, Indiana earned its first road win of the season by dominating down low against Nebraska. The Hoosiers also made some shots, both from 3 and from mid-range, that were a welcome sight after the brickfest at Rutgers. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Jerod, Andy, and Alex Bozich from Inside the Hall

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This week on Assembly Call Radio, we discuss the urgency of Saturday's game at Nebraska, and then take another deep dive into trying to figure out why this Indiana basketball program can't shoot. We also look at Archie Miller's history to see if he has a track record of poor shooting teams and poor development of individual shooters. And then we discuss whether IU fans should lower their expectations for this season giv... Read more

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