Sad Hoosiers: Indiana basketball receiving criticism for poor performance vs. UConn
Indiana basketball has looked average at best and downright bad at worst this season despite a winning record.
The Hoosiers suffered a 77-57 loss at the hands of No. 5 UConn Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Huskies are one of the top teams in the country, but it’s how Indiana lost that is making fans a little frustrated early this season.
The Hoosiers now sit at 3-1 on the year with 3 close wins over Florida Gulf Coast, Army and Wright State at home.
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A major problem for the Hoosiers lies in the guard play. Xavier Johnson, Gabe Cupps and CJ Gunn combined to score just 11 points, with Johnson struggling especially to stay out of foul trouble. Indiana finished 17-45 from the field, which isn’t going to cut it against the reigning national champs.
Indiana fans took to social media to let their frustrations fly. Here’s some of the best reactions.
— Nathanawallace (@nathanawallace) November 19, 2023
Indiana today pic.twitter.com/gLVYvTIrX5
— Barstool Storrs (@BarstoolStorrs) November 19, 2023
I’m officially out on the indiana Hoosiers. Same shit different season. Something has got to change
— Sir Honor (@comehonor2969) November 19, 2023
Indiana guard play pic.twitter.com/E2sO2hI74t
— Isaiah Walker (@walkeri141) November 19, 2023
Indiana basketball history isn’t defined by laziness. Sit those lazy players on the bench and keep them there until they understand that.
— Lucas 🅿️oteet (@Potweetsalot) November 19, 2023
Embarrassing for Indiana pic.twitter.com/eza7NrCmkb
— frank (@SPOOONWOTHER) November 19, 2023
Indiana is horrible. Absolutely no guard play.
— Phill McGowan (@phillpmcg) November 19, 2023
Indiana never should have fired Tom Crean
— John Rich (@JohnRichTV) November 19, 2023
Indiana simply got outplayed in every area. Not enough effort from enough guys. Need way more from Mackenzie Mgbako on a consistent basis and Xavier Johnson has to be a leader for this team, on and off the court. Necessary wakeup call, but need to bounce back ASAP. #iubb
— Amanda Foster (@amandafoster_15) November 19, 2023
That’ll happen when you don’t recruit any offense
— Jacoby (@JacobyFC) November 19, 2023