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This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode 510 overall), we dive deep on what the addition of Joey Brunk means for Indiana — starting with a detailed scouting report and then moving into some mixing and matching of lineup combinations.

We also discuss a trio of important upcoming recruiting visits, react to Indiana’s Big Ten schedule for the 2019-20 season, and answer a handful of mailbag questions.

On the mics: Coach Tonsoni, Ryan, and special guest Galen Clavio from Crimson Cast

Listen to the edited podcast here:

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

AC Radio: Joey Brunk Scouting Report and Big Ten Schedule Reaction - YouTube

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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This week on Assembly Call Radio: we assess the pertinent IU-centric lessons from this year’s Final Four, discuss Bob Knight’s return to campus and how important a reuniting of the entire IU family would be, and then we answer your questions.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach.

Listen to the edited podcast here (rundown with time stamps below):

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

[509 LIVE] AC Radio: Lessons From This Year's Final Four - YouTube

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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  • You can also listen on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on The Big X — WXVW (1450 AM and 96.1 FM) — in the Jeffersonville area.

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This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode 508 overall) … we deliver our Banner Morning on a few encouraging recent recruiting notes and discuss the transfers of Clifton Moore and Jake Forrester [00:30]; we prioritize Indiana’s current recruiting targets and reflect on Romeo’s one season [20:44]; and then we answer your questions, including one about scheduling and another about favorite Calbert Cheaney memories [38:10].

All of that and more on this week’s edition of Assembly Call Radio.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Listen to the edited podcast here (rundown with time stamps below):

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

[508 LIVE] AC Radio: Roster Turnover Season Heats Up - YouTube

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

Want a better night’s sleep?

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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.

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To learn more, visit comfortoption.com.

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Programming notes:

  • You can listen to Assembly Call Radio live on CBS Sports 1430 in Indianapolis at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday evenings, and on Saturday mornings beginning at 11:00 a.m.
  • You can also listen on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on The Big X — WXVW (1450 AM and 96.1 FM) — in the Jeffersonville area.

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On this week’s edition of Banner Monday (episode 507 overall), Jerod reflects on the meaning of Indiana’s two victories over Michigan State before and Ryan dive into this week’s mailbag [2:14]. Then Mike DeCourcy joins for his weekly Big Ten Roundup to discuss what expectations should be for Archie’s third season as well as the Elite 8 performances by Purdue and Michigan State [33:25].

Listen to the edited podcast here (rundown with time stamps below):

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

[507 LIVE] Banner Monday: Mailbag and Big Ten Roundup - YouTube

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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This week on Assembly Call Radio (episode #506 overall), we reflect on the disappointing season that just ended and take our first look into what promises to be a fascinating and question-filled offseason.

On the mics: Jerod, Ryan, and Andy

Listen to the edited podcast here (rundown with time stamps below):

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

[506 LIVE] AC Radio: Requiem for 2018-19 and Offseason Wish List - YouTube

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

Want a better night’s sleep?

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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.

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  • You can also listen on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on The Big X — WXVW (1450 AM and 96.1 FM) — in the Jeffersonville area.

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On today’s Banner Morning:
• An ode to Juwan Morgan’s fantastic career
• Some recruiting news
• A potential transfer
• A quote from Archie about moving into the offseason

Transcript

Welcome Hoosier fans to this Thursday edition of Banner Morning — your daily rundown of IU basketball news and notes.

I’m Michael Dugan, filling in for Jerod Morris, and we are now officially on day 2 of the offseason.

In player news …

Juwan Morgan played his final game as a Hoosier on Tuesday and posted the 18th 20-point game of his remarkable Indiana career, and his 8th such game of the season. He also finished with 3 blocks to bring his season total up to 54, which averages out to a block and a half per game.

Juwan’s final career stats in terms of IU history are as follows, and beware, they are impressive: 1,374 points, which is 24th in program history. 757 rebounds, which is 10th. 56.2% field goal percentage, tied for fifth. And 138 blocks, which is eighth. Just an outstanding four year career that was highlighted by a couple of heroic performances at the Crossroads Classic, multiple double-doubles, a triple-double, and being a great leader and a fan favorite.

From all of Hoosier Nation, we want to say congratulations to Juwan on a fantastic career in Bloomington, and an enormous thank you for all he did to help the program grow. We’re excited to see where life takes him.

In team news …

Trayce Jackson-Davis took the court on Wednesday night in the McDonald’s All-American game.

He finished the game with 7 points and 5 rebounds, including a couple of dunks.

Corey Evans, a national basketball analyst for Rivals, tweeted out that Indiana is a team involved with the transfer of Alabama guard Kira Lewis. Kira had an impressive freshman campaign, playing over 31 minutes per game, averaging 13.5 points and 3 assists, and was a 36% three point shooter.

It should be noted that he will be a pretty hot commodity in the transfer market, and teams like Duke, Tennessee, Memphis and Louisville have also shown interest, according to the tweet from Corey. We’re still in the early stages, but with a scholarship spot open, this is something to keep an eye on.

As the season came to a close, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall took a look ahead to next season, one that certainly has a lot of question marks as we move through the spring and into the summer. Among the question marks: how will Indiana fix its perimeter shooting woes? Improvement from in-house? Transfer? The answer is yet to be seen, and Archie Miller wouldn’t provide much on how his team would move through the offseason, saying “I haven’t thought about it yet.”

In Assembly Call news …

For an in-depth review of the season, be sure to tune in to Assembly Call radio live tonight at 9 pm eastern. You can find the live broadcast on our YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. And, as always, if you can’t make the live show, you can listen to the podcast wherever it is you listen to podcasts.

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We’ll be back periodically throughout the offseason when news warrants it. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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In today’s edition of Banner Morning:

• Wichita State outshot Indiana from 3 and the free throw line.
• Juwan Morgan and Zach McRoberts have fitting ends to their IU careers.
• A few player tweets
• Thoughts from Ryan Corazza and Zach Osterman
• Happy birthday to another Hoosier whose senior season ended in NIT disappointment.

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Transcript

Welcome to another edition of Banner Morning. The 2018-19 IU basketball season is officially in the books.

In NIT news …

Indiana lost in the NIT quarterfinal last night 73-63 to Wichita State, falling one game short of a trip to Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four.

The Shockers made 11 3-pointers to the Hoosiers’ six, and they dominated from the free throw line — making 18 free throws while the Hoosiers shot a total of just 13.

In player news …

The best player for Indiana was Juwan Morgan, as he has so often been during the last two seasons. Morgan, in his final game as a Hoosier, finished with 21 points and six rebounds, plus three blocks and a steal.

He ends his memorable IU career in the top 25 all-time in points, and in the top 10 in both rebounds and blocked shots.

Zach McRoberts also played his final game in an Indiana uniform. In a fitting end to McRoberts’ career, he logged 19 minutes and led Indiana in plus/minus at +4 despite scoring no points. He was the only Hoosier to play 15 or more minutes who had have a positive plus/minus.

Those two have meant a lot to Indiana basketball over the last four and three years, respectively. Their heart, hustle, and leadership won’t be easily replaced.

Late Tuesday night, Juwan tweeted a photo of his jersey with the text “It’s been a pleasure.”

Devonte Green tweeted “A lot of lessons and a lot of blessings this year…thank you. #BackToWork.”

About Green’s performance, Ryan Corazza wrote In his Minute After at Inside the Hall that, “Leg cramps and all, Devonte Green gutted this one out and scored in double digits (12 points) in his seventh straight game. Green’s March was pretty dang good and it bodes well for next season when Indiana is going to lose a ton of its scoring with Morgan and Romeo Langford likely gone.”

Summing up the season as a whole, Zach Osterman wrote, “Absent context, 19-16 will never be OK at a place like Indiana. The NIT will never be OK at a place like Indiana. Three-straight years outside the NCAA tournament will never be OK at a place like Indiana.

But they didn’t give up on themselves, and thanks to that persistence, didn’t give up on their season. They gave their program forward momentum to carry into the offseason.

Now it will be up to them to make something of that, more than they ever could this winter.”

And we had a birthday yesterday …

Happy birthday to Uwe Blab, who played at Indiana from 1981 through 1985. As a senior, he averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game for a team that started the season ranked #4 but eventually missed the NCAA Tournament and lost in the NIT final.

He would go on to have a five-year career in the NBA.

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We’ll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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On Tuesday, Indiana’s season came to an end with a 73-63 loss to Wichita State. After the game, our crew broke it all down on The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.

On the mics: Andy, Ryan, and Coach Tonsoni

Among the topics discussed:

— Juwan’s great final effort
— Devonte Green’s play
— Rob Phinisee’s defensive game
— How the team’s roster construction affected this game
— Justin Smith’s first half versus his second half

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.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

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[505 LIVE] IU-Wichita State Postgame Show: Juwan Morgan's Valiant Effort Not Enough - YouTube

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On today’s Banner Morning:
• All your gameday information
• Previewing IU’s opponent
• Keys to victory
• IU fills a roster spot

Transcript

Welcome Hoosier fans to this gameday edition of Banner Morning — your weekday rundown of IU basketball news and notes.

I’m Michael Dugan, filling in for Jerod Morris, on the morning of IU-Wichita State.

In gameday news …

Indiana will take on the Shockers of Wichita State tonight at 7 pm on ESPN with Bob Wischusen and Dan Dakich on the call, and as always, you can listen to Fisch’s call on the TuneIn Radio app.

In terms of the opponent, IU is facing a team that has won 8 of 9, with the previous two coming on the road. Leading scorer Markis McDuffie is leading the charge for the team, scoring in double figures in every game since February 23, including an 18 point average through the first two rounds of the NIT.

They’re also getting a nice burst from Jaime Echenique, who is on a roll right now shooting 15-18 for the tournament. IU is going to have its hands full down low with him.

Now, let’s look at some keys to victory for IU …

First, IU has to do its best to own the paint. Echenique is scoring at a really efficient clip, but the Shockers have also dominated on the glass recently. They’ve outrebounded their two opponents by a margin of 22 through the first two rounds of the tournament. Whoever is on the floor for IU has to crash the glass to prevent second-chance points for Wichita State.

Second, force them into tough shots. They average over 20 three-point attempts per game in the NIT, and haven’t hit them at an alarmingly high rate. They also check in at 132 in KenPom’s offensive efficiency rankings. If the Hoosiers’ defense plays like it is capable of playing, they should put themselves in a good position to win.

Also, on Monday, Archie Miller provided an update on Romeo’s health. He’s still in treatment and still listed as day-to-day, and there is no real update on his status for the game tonight. So, nothing really new there.

In recruiting news …

Indiana filled a roster spot with a commitment from preferred walk-on Nathan Childress of Zionsville. Childress was originally committed to Bethel College, but decommitted this past season.

During his senior season, he averaged 14.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, shooting 58 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from three.

Nathan has an injury-riddled past, and he said he thinks he was a little undervalued in the recruiting process, according to an article in the Indy Star. He also had a great quote about being a team player, saying “If playing time does come about, that’s great. I just want to be able to help Indiana. I’ve always liked IU so it didn’t require much thinking.”

I’m sure everyone at IU is just as excited to have Natan as Nathan is to join the team. Congratulations to him on earning a spot on next year’s team.

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We’ll be back tomorrow with a new edition of Banner Morning. Until then, keep your elbows in and your eyes on the rim, and go Hoosiers.

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On this week’s edition of Banner Monday (episode #504 overall), Jerod and Ryan answer your questions, Mike DeCourcy finds some precedent for Devonte Green’s apparent late-career lightbulb flick, and Jerod previews what will be a tough game against Wichita State.

• [2:30] Jerod leads off with a Banner Moment from the Arkansas game, and then Ryan joins to answer your questions in this week’s mailbag.

• [34:01] Mike DeCourcy stops by to discuss Indiana’s NIT victories, whether there is precedent for Devonte Green emerging as a star this late in his career, which Big Ten teams that lost in the NCAA Tournament are most likely to return next season, and the roads to the Final Four for Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue.

• [1:00:30] Jerod delivers an in-depth preview of Wichita State — and explains why this game is likely to be much more challenging than the disparity in seeds and season-long KenPom rankings might indicate. Oh, and why Justin Smith’s performance is critical for Indiana to win.

(Music provided by Bob Thompson — die-hard Hoosier fan and longtime Assembly Call listener.)

Listen to the edited podcast here (rundown with time stamps below):

And here is the unedited video of the live broadcast of this week’s episode:

[504 LIVE] Banner Monday: Mailbag, Big Ten Roundup, Wichita State Preview - YouTube

Need tickets?

Remember: use the URL http://iutickets.shop when you need to buy IU basketball or football tickets.

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Plus, it’s our affiliate link, so when you use it and buy tickets we get a commission — making it a great way to support the show.

Also: use the promo code ASSEMBLY for $20 back after your first purchase. Again, the URL: http://iutickets.shop.

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