I have to go on record as one of maybe three people I talked to all day who thought we'd win tonight. IU, that is. When I talk about IU basketball, I say "we," and that's okay. Those San Diego Beach Bums, or whatever they're called, were better than I'd guessed they'd be, and probably had their best shooting game of the year, but we kept our cool better than they did at the end.
The guy who wrote the wrap-up for the NCAA scoreboard site actually claims that we were "outplayed, outhustled, and outsmarted" for "39 plus minutes," but we had more assists, fewer turnovers, and more steals, so I don't get it. We even had a couple of 9 point leads in the first half. No respect.