Conrad Brunner

I was gonna go all Derrick Rose on you guys and sit out with hurt feelings. But you guys made me man up.

Scott Agness

Victor Oladipo, who started tonight in DC, playing exclusively at point … and having no trouble beating John Wall off the dribble. #iubb

Conrad Brunner

Due to overwhelming response from remaining followers, changed mind. You guys are something else.

Conrad Brunner

Does it make me a bad person if I agree with @RealSkipBayless about Andrew Luck? I mean, the kid's good, but let's keep it inside guardrails

Michael Pointer

Holtmann credited #Butler tonight with a lot of "hockey assists." For non-puckheads, hockey can gives two assists on a goal.

Conrad Brunner

Losing more followers than gaining when tweeting during #Pacers games, so gonna take the night off.

Michael Pointer

Maine had no media other than radio crew. Coach Bob Walsh came in, made statement and there were no questions. Other coaches wish for that.

Michael Pointer

Insider column upcoming. In short: Outstanding a performance against an opponent that was really struggling.

Michael Pointer

. . .over Illinois State in December 1993. That team went 16-13, but upset Indiana at Hinkle Fieldhouse. #Butler (2)

Michael Pointer

#Butler's 71.9 percent shooting (41-for-57) best in school history. Previous best 69.7 percent (23-for-33) in 80-52 win . . .(1)

Michael Pointer

Aldridge not expected to be huge contributor, but provided some depth at a position where #Butler has very little. Could be significant.

Michael Pointer

#Butler coach Chris Holtmann said reserve guard Jackson Aldridge will miss "some time" because of sprained ankle suffered against Maine.

Michael Pointer

Trey Pettus hits a 3 and that does it. Final: #Butler 99, Maine 57. Bulldogs shot 72 percent. Not a misprint. 41-for-57. More to come.

Candace Buckner

Just like AllState, you're in good hands with @zkeefer tonight for #Pacers-Bulls game. Be sure to follow him for updates.

Michael Pointer

I have not seen many teams as bad in transition defense or defending the baseline as Maine. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Big hand for walk-on Trey Pettus as he scores on a baseline drive. Joined the team about four weeks ago. #Butler

Michael Pointer

As you might expect, starters are done for today for #Butler. All reserves on the court, including both walkons.

Michael Pointer

Jackson Davis getting his first action with 3:26 left in game. Immediately gets rebound. #Butler

Michael Pointer

#Butler playing well and Maine is just not very good. Saw IUPUI-Indiana State last night. Both would spank this bunch.

Michael Pointer

#Butler has about a half-dozen layups or dunk off fastbreak alley-oops. Serious question: Did it have that many all last season??

Michael Pointer

#Butler 81, Maine 47. 7:11 left. I guess you will win a few games shooting 70 percent (34-for-48).

Conrad Brunner

GSU has not been good today. Ellison has played scared. But haven't seen home reffing like this in years.

Michael Pointer

#Butler 65, Maine 36, 11:53 left. Freshman Tyler Wideman has hit all four of his shots and has eight points.

Michael Pointer

Jones makes a steal, tips ahead to Martin, throws alley-oop to Woods for slam. #Butler 61, Maine 36, 13:15 left.

Michael Pointer

Dunham hits 3-pointer on #Butler's first two possessions of the second half. Maine calls timeout. Bulldogs lead 49-27, 18:46 left.

Michael Pointer

Do not see Aldridge on floor for second-half warmups. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Maine had just seven rebounds. Tends to happen when opposition is hitting a lot of shots. #butler

Michael Pointer

Another good sign for #Butler: Went 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Barlow was 2-for-2, ,Dunham 2-for-4, Martin 2-for-1.

Michael Pointer

#Butler should get away with it today, but scenario dangerous against good teams. Barlow gets two early fouls, lack of backcourt depth shows

Michael Pointer

Halftime: #Butler 43, Maine 27. Bulldogs go 17-for-25 from the field. Jones leads the way with 10 points.

Michael Pointer

Jackson Aldridge slow getting up. Did not see what happened. Anyone help me out?? #butler

Michael Pointer

Barlow on bench for nearly eight minutes after second foul. Offense struggled some without him, but still healthy lead for #Butler.

Candace Buckner

Roy Hibbert's inspiration for this season -- #Bulls center Joakim Noah?! Yup, it's true. indy.st/1uxZ0TV

Michael Pointer

Nice lob pass from Jones to Woods for the layup. Maine playing better, but #Butler leading 39-24 with 2:30 left in half.

Michael Pointer

Really tough for Maine to get anything inside against Woods, Chrabascz. Black Bears have some size, but not near as athletic. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Not a great foul by Woods, coming too far out on 3-point shooter, but Maine only hits one of the three free throws. #Butler

Michael Pointer

#Butler 27, Maine 16, 7:47 left in first. Bulldogs are 12-for-19 from the field. Eight players have scored already.

Michael Pointer

As soon as I say that about the 8-man rotation, Jackson Aldridge enters the game for #Butler. Maybe because #Butler controlling things.

Michael Pointer

That should read five starters, plus two freshmen and Etherington on the rotation.

Michael Pointer

Looks like Holtmann has settled on an 8-man rotation for now: five freshmen Wideman and Martin and IU transfer Etherington.

Michael Pointer

#Butler 20, Maine 8, 11:55 left in half.

Michael Pointer

Correction: Five different #Butler players have scored.

Michael Pointer

#Butler blowing this open early, leading 18-6 with 13:17 left. Six different plays have scored. Maine with five turnovers.

Michael Pointer

Freshman Tyler Wideman first #Butler sub, taking Chrabacz's palce with just under 15 minutes left. He scores off a nice pass from K. Woods.

Michael Pointer

Good start for Andrew Chrabascz as well. Came off screen, took pass from Barlow for layup. Drew a charge at the other end. #butler

Michael Pointer

#Butler leading 9-4 with 15:57 left in half. Jones with four points, including underhanded layup. Don't see that often.

Michael Pointer

We are underway at Hinkle Fieldhouse. #butler

Michael Pointer

Maine has seven foreign born players: 3 from Canada, 2 from Serbia, 1 each from Serbia and Nigeria.

Michael Pointer

Steve Physioc, announcer for Kansas City Royals, doing TV play-by-play for #Butler game. Guess Butler fans would like that kind of season.

Michael Pointer

#Butler goinng with usual starting five: Jones, Dunham, Barlow, Chrabascz, Woods.

Michael Pointer

Maine is wearing t-shirts during warm-ups that read "Entitled to Nothing" on the back. I like that. #butler

Michael Pointer

I'm in a particularly good mood today. Listened to Prince's "Purple Rain" on the drive over to Hinkle. A great American album.

Michael Pointer

More pre-game reading: Kameron Woods: #Butler's big man and leader (maybe) indy.st/1uka6fe via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Still more pre-game reading: Meet the #Butler 2014-15 basketball team indy.st/1ukgi6X via @indystar

Michael Pointer

More pre-game reading: Wrote up what I think is important during #Butler's non-conference schedule. indy.st/1uu3PO9 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Some pre-game reading: #Butler's Kellen Dunham swears off Mountain Dew to get in better shape indy.st/1uuNvwo via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Maine has been quite a hockey power over the years. Hoops, not so much. No NCAA tourney appearances. Went 6-23 last season. Has new coach.

Michael Pointer

It's the last season opener for legendary #Butler SID Jim McGrath, who is retiring at season's end. Hall of Famer in every sense.

Michael Pointer

We're about 45 minutes from tip-off from #Butler's season opener against the Black Bears of Maine. Yes, I will be tweeting. Please follow.

CJ Watson

Check your kicks, are they laced?! Enter to win some of my laceclips. instagram.com/p/vbo-rMi8P2/

Mark Montieth

Sunday's 1on1 features former Purdue lineman, current ultimate fighter @mattmitrione. Airs 10am on FM107.5 and 1070AM http://t.co/I7AJJ3ttKu

Mark Montieth

Most Pacers remember their first NBA points. Gary Harris will likely remember his -- not to mention the dunk. nba.com/pacers/news/ha…

Michael Pointer

Of course, when I clicked up on pay my bill on the Brighthouse page, it came right up. #MononBell

Michael Pointer

Any Brighthouse customers in Indy know what channel AXS is?? Channel lineup page not coming up on Brighthouse home page. #MononBell

Michael Pointer

Wish the Ohio State-Minnesota game was closer. The conditions are awesome. Loving the snow.

Scott Agness

Pacers vs Bulls at 8pm. RT @Nick Friedell: Thibs says Derrick Rose is feeling better but he will not play tonight.

Candace Buckner

Besides the illness, CJ Miles is candid on his personal slump and mounting frustrations. Worth a Saturday read: indystar.com/story/insider/…

Candace Buckner

#Pacers' CJ Miles uncovers the veil on recent illness: "My body kinda fell apart on me" indy.st/1uxad7b via @indystar

George Hill

Congrats To My Big Bro Timmy D.. What An Amazing Accomplishment. Continue Breaking Barriers And… instagram.com/p/vbNYzlukCM/

Michael Pointer

My story from last night: #IUPUI opens Fairgrounds era with thriller but loses in OT to ISU 79-66 indy.st/1uvKuMy via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: #Butler's Kellen Dunham swears off Mountain Dew to get in better shape indy.st/1uuNvwo via @indystar

Mark Montieth

Gary Harris will remember his first NBA basket. Most players do: nba.com/pacers/news/ha…

Candace Buckner

So who else watched the #Pacers looking like this? Indy gives up season-high 108 points indystar.com/story/sports/n… http://t.co/M1k4XuNucX

CJ Watson

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Michael Pointer

My story: #IUPUI opens Fairgrounds era with thriller but loses in OT to Indiana State indy.st/1uvJt7g via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI from earlier today: Indy awarded men's Final Four in 2021 indy.st/1qJehfu via @indystar

Michael Pointer

I'm not talking about recruits to Big Ten schools. IUPUI's facilities were embarrassing even in own league.

Michael Pointer

IMO: Moving to Fairgrounds not a cure-all, but #IUPUI had to do something. Gardner can show this arena to recruits w/o being embarrassed.

Michael Pointer

Crowd for #IUPUI's first game at Fairgrounds wasn't overwhelming at 3,159. About what I expected. But very entertaining game.

Mark Montieth

(My first basket was a turnaround jumper in the lane playing for Lincoln Junior High's 7th grade team, against Deaf School.)

Mark Montieth

Do you remember the 1st basket you scored in a "real" basketball game? Gary Harris will. So do some Pacers. Will write about it tonight.

Michael Pointer

Indiana State's Khristian Smith (Pike) finishes with 27 points, nine rebounds. Purdue and Indiana probably like to re-recruit him.

Michael Pointer

Final: Indiana State 79, #IUPUI 66. ISU coach Greg Lansing tells Jason Gardner, "You guys played your butt off."

Michael Pointer

Indiana State with first seven points of OT, leads 71-64 with 1:51 left. Khristian Smith with 25 points, nine boards. #IUPUI

Michael Pointer

#IUPUI has some serious foul issues. James is out, Williams and Barksdale each have four. Indiana State leads 67-64 with 3:13 left in OT.

Michael Pointer

Clutch performance by #IUPUI's Marcellus Barksdale. Hits two free throws with 0.3 seconds left. We're headed to overtime, score is 64-64.

Michael Pointer

Barksdale makes the first. Indiana State calls timeout. Terrific ending at the Coliseum.

Michael Pointer

IUPUI's Marcellus Barksdale going to line with 0.3 seconds left, Jags trailed 64-62.

Candace Buckner

More Miles on calf strain: "...It’s just as a point where if I had kept going, it would’ve got to that point.”

Candace Buckner

Miles: “I’m not looking at it like I’m going to be out 2 to 3 wks. I don’t feel anything like that...

Candace Buckner

Miles said the right calf strain is the same injury he had during preseason. This time, he doesn't feel it is as bad as it once was.

Candace Buckner

Miles on his slump & injuries: "I don’t know how 2 put it but it’s tough rt now. It’s probably the toughest since I’ve been in the league."

Candace Buckner

CJ Miles, usually the most affable guy u'll meet in an NBA locker rm or anywhere else, was the most down I've seen him since he's been here

Michael Pointer

#IUPUI has three players with four fouls. Indiana State in bonus and leading 59-55 with 2:13 left. ISU just six fouls in second half.

Michael Pointer

Tonight's attendance: 3,159. #iupui. Indiana State and fans of Louisville women -- who played in first game -- contributed to that.

Michael Pointer

Teams keep trading the lead. #IUPUI now leads 55-53 on Justin Gant's 3-point play with 3:53 left. Timeout Indiana State.

Michael Pointer

Former Pike standout Kristian Smith having a really good second half. Scored game's last six points to give Indiana State a 53-49 lead.

Candace Buckner

Vogel: "It should hurt, we should be angry" for tomorrow.

Candace Buckner

Vogel said speed from Chandler, Lawson and Affalo were a problem for the #Pacers