This is the inaugural episode of the IU Basketball Midweek Report with Joe Popely. Look for one every Thursday. On today’s podcast, I break down the loss to Michigan State, including what doomed the Hoosiers in the second half and what I saw from individual players. After that, Dustin Dopirak of the Bloomington Herald-Times joins me to further break down the Michigan State game. We talk a lot about the play of Yogi Ferrell as of late, Jeff Howard’s increasing role on the team and the likelihood Noah Vonleh leaves Bloomington for the NBA after the season.
After my interview with Dustin, I give you some early news and notes for IU’s next game, at home against Illinois (Sunday at 3 p.m. ET ). Finally, I’ll tell you just how important the next five games are to IU’s NCAA Tournament chances.