Re: Indiana Basketball 2011-2012 Part II
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
IU is playing with house money which makes them more dangerous. I think in the tournament the favorite, espeically the tournament favorite has a great deal of pressure on them. If IU gets a lead or hands in the game the pressure will start to mount on UK. Most of the time the other fans in the building begin to turn on the favorite and the underdog gets the crowd support. That may be minimalized because of UK's following, but if IU is close the IU, X, and Baylor fans will all start rooting against UK.
Fortunately for UK fans Tom Crean doesn't have D Wade to give the ball to this time around against UK.
That's a good point. IU has the freedom of playing like a 12 seed, but most 12 seeds don't have Cody Zeller.
I think the pressure and lack of pressure can be a positive or a negative for either side to be honest.
I've said all along, if it stays close I like IU's chances. However I think Kentucky has the firepower to blow open the game early.
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