The Assembly Call Indiana Basketball Postgame Show and Podcast
By Jerod Morris
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As soon as every Indiana basketball game ends, The Assembly Call begins. Hosts Jerod Morris, Andy Bottoms, and Ryan Phillips provide insight and analysis about that night's game, answer listener questions, preview upcoming opponents, and generally keep their finger on the pulse of the program.
||IU-Northwestern Postgame Show: So … Apparently Indiana is Not Peaking at the Right Time||On Monday, still beaming over Indianaand#8217;s 30-point drubbing of woeful Rutgers, I wrote that it looked like Indiana was peaking at the right time. Tonight, I was proven wrong. Indiana played terrific on offense and horrible on defense in the first ha||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Hoosiers Get Back on Track With Dominant Road Victory||Yes, and#8220;itand#8217;s Rutgers.and#8221; But donand#8217;t let Indianaand#8217;s opponent tonight diminish how you view the importance of Indianaand#8217;s achievement on Sunday night in New Jersey. The Hoosiers licked their wounds after a tough home||2/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Boilers Leverage Size Advantage Into Season Sweep||Purdue destroyed Indiana in West Lafayette a few weeks ago, without really needing to exploit their size advantage on offense, and we all hoped that payback would be a bitch tonight in Bloomington. It wasnand#8217;t. Instead, Purdueand#8217;s defense and||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Minnesota Postgame Show: Hoosiers Flat-Out Kick Gophers’ Butts||Sometimes, the opposing coach says it all. Richard Pitino said it all in his post-game press conference tonight: and#8220;They flat-out kicked our butts.and#8221; Indeed, Indiana did. And the most important stat from the game isnand#8217;t what you might||2/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Maryland Postgame Show: Led by Yogi, Hoosiers Lose but Never Back Down||Indiana has gotten blistered in its road games against the Big Tenand#8217;s upper echelon this season. You donand#8217;t need me to remind you of the Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, and Wisconsin games. Well, actually you might. Because tonightand#82||2/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Michigan Postgame Show: IU’s Irresistible Force Overcomes (Barely) its Maddeningly Movable Object||It was starting to look like Indiana would cruise to a comfortable Sunday afternoon victory over a depleted Michigan Wolverines team until Zak Irvin and Co. decided to make things interesting late. But in what has become the formula for victory for Indian||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Wisconsin Postgame Show: Another Kohl Center Nightmare||The story of this game was told at the beginning of each half. Wisconsin opened with a 9-0 run, seemingly before anyone at the Kohl Center had made it to their seats (snowfall caused a traffic jam outside the arena). To Indianaand#8217;s credit, the Hoosi||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Rutgers Postgame Show: Crean Delivers Message With Starting Lineup Shift||Tom Crean doesnand#8217;t alter his starting lineup very often and#8212; usually only when injury or suspension necessitate it and#8212; so I was shocked to hear him tell Fisch on the pregame show that we has making a change today. Crean said he was playi||1/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Purdue Postgame Show: Boilers Exploit IU’s Biggest Weaknesses in Another Blowout||Jeff Rabjohns tweeted after the game that this was the 9th straight IU-Purdue game that his been decided by double-digit points. I swear, someday, this rivalry will produce a competitive game again. Perhaps it will be February 19th, when Purdue visits Ass||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||IU-Ohio State Postgame Show: No Defense, No Ball Security, No Chance||Indiana didnand#8217;t play well enough to lose by just 12, or so it felt, but they did shoot well enough to keep Sundayand#8217;s game from becoming a blowout. As we know, shooting well can mask so many deficiencies in other areas. And Indiana was certai||1/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
A Must-Listen for IUBB Fans
Whether you're a diehard from back in the Knight days or just becoming acclimated during the Crean era, The Assembly Call should be required listening following every IU basketball game. Host Jerod Morris does a great job of setting the table and weaving vital questions into the discussion while keeping an eye on macro-level trends for the team/program. Ryan Phillips and Andy Bottoms provide top-notch analysis and examine the trust/criticism dichotomy of analyzing in-game coaching decisions. In particular, Andy's lineup breakdowns have added significantly to the post-game discussion, but be sure to subscribe to the email list for detailed day-after analysis. In sum, a good podcast will recap the game and performances, but a great one will also entertain and critically examine Indiana basketball. The Assembly Call is a great one.
Must have for IU Hoops
If you're an Indiana basketball fan, Assembly Call is an absolute must have. The analysis and commentary during the game on Twitter and then discussion after the game on Google+ and through this podcast is top notch. Nothing better out there. Well produced, well discussed, and excellent analysis.
Good discussion and post game break down.