Saturday, January 17, 2009
Dumes spells "DOOM" For Indiana
Perhaps it's just my opinion and I admittedly am no professional sportsman, but Indiana's number thirty-three Devan Dumes is of little to no help on the basketball court. My dad and I have watched several games and we can't seem to figure out why in the world Tom Crean leaves him on the court as much as he does. I actually cringe ever time he gets his hands on the ball. He should be nicknamed "Mr. Turnover" because he loses the ball so much. The sad thing is you can see potential in him so I don't know if he's just out and out clumsy or if he just doesn't have his head in the sport. Either way why he played, and I use that term loosely, thirty-two minutes of today's game is unbeknown to me. I just don't get why he's in there. Almost any of the other players are preferable to me to be on the floor. Also... Why are the Hoosiers continually running down the clock? I understand taking your time and setting up a shot; however, when you're behind you DON'T want to use all thirty-five seconds and you sure as hell don't want to have to take a desperation shot. Either way unless Dumes remembered how to play basketball and give it his all, if I were coach he'd be getting some serious bench time. Maybe instead of "Mr. Turnover" we can just start calling him "Mr. Doomsday." Maybe he'd start thinking he wants to be known that for beating the other team instead of helping get his own team beat? Sigh... Penn State won at IU for the first time ever tonight. My guess is they didn't have to. Better arrangement of players and some players that got too much bench time tonight out on the floor and this one might have been in the books as a win. Just my opinion for what it's worth!