The Jay Graves Report

James Blackmon Jr. puts the Hoosiers on his back to beat Michigan State! “Got It”

"Oh I got this playa!

Jamais Cascio, the author, once said, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Gever Tulley, the writer, speaker and computer scientist, gave it to us like this, “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.”  Then Joshua Waitzkin, the famous chess player, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”

Well playas…the Indiana Hoosiers wasn’t brittle in the face of adversity on Saturday afternoon when they took the floor at Assembly Hall short handed. They were without OG Anunoby who will be havin’ season endin’ surgery on his right knee this week after bein’ injured this past Wednesday at Penn State. They’ve already been without Collin Hartman, who had knee surgery back in September and Juwan Morgan who missed his second straight game with an injured foot.

However , the Hoosiers were still able to hold it down and beat the Michigan State Spartans 82-75!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! James Blackmon Jr. put the team on his back and went to work on these boyz!! Ole boy finished the game matchin’ his career high 33 points and he grabbed 4 rebounds for good measure. Somebody’s gotta show some heart down there right?

This team’s biggest issue for the past several years has been that they don’t play with any heart!! Well, I guess that the Wizard of Oz must have shown up in Bloomington and sprinkled some magic heart dust in the buildin’. Not only did Blackmon Jr. put in work, like he normally does, but the rest of those duns actually looked like they cared about what Big Momma would have to say after the game if they didn’t give it their all.

Robert Johnson finished with 17 points and 4 rebounds and Thomas Bryant dropped off 11 points and 6 rebounds. The Hoosiers shot the ball like some straight up G’s in the projects shootin’ 49 percent from the field and darn near 46 percent from behind the arc. NUTS!!! That’s the type of heart they’ve got to play with for the remainder of the season. No ifs, ands or butts about it. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!