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Indiana-Butler rematch coming to Lucas Oil Stadium?


08:23 AM ET 01.21 | Dare to dream, Indiana basketball fans. Selection Sunday is eight weeks away, but it's never too early to speculate about the NCAA basketball tournament bracket. Anyone want to see an Indiana/Butler rematch in the Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium? It is allowable. The Bulldogs, coming off Saturday's 64-63 victory over Gonzaga at a pulsating, sold-out Hinkle Fieldhouse, have never had a resume in mid-January like this one. Included is an 88-86, overtime victory over then-No. 1 IU. It is a body of work that puts Butler (16-2) in the mix for a No. 2 or 3 seed in March. ... Indiana (16-2) is 14th in RPI but has such a strong remaining Big Ten schedule that it could climb to a No. 1 seed. Its projected RPI is 15th.

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January 21, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Frackin' SPAM. If I want SPAM, I'll go to a freakin' cafe in Hawaii.

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January 21, 2013  10:11 AM ET

The Sycamores, from the old film, "You Can't Take It With You," starring Jimmy Stewart & Jean Arthur, directed by Frank Capra.

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January 21, 2013  11:04 AM ET

I'd rather see an IU/UK matchup, that is if UK can find a way to get into the tournament.....

January 21, 2013  11:28 AM ET

IU would be undefeated and impossible to conquer if Coach Bob Knight was still at IU

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January 21, 2013  11:53 AM ET

Quote for Brad Steven's pic.

"I wonder what the password is for LUS' Pick 'Em thread?"

January 21, 2013  12:43 PM ET

You stumped me with that one, TM. "It's a Wonder Life" is the only Stewart/Capra film I know. Definitely a Jeopardy question there.

It's a bit of fluff from 1938. Pre-war Jimmy hams it up as a girl-focused dreamer whose being groomed for leadership by his very successful banker father. He meets and begins to woo this fairly normal, charming young woman played by Jean Arthur... Only, she comes from a family without means who all march to a different drum, so to speak - The Sycamores. The film's been made available on DVD.

The story is quite popular (originally written and performed as a play), with other versions being produced over the decades. One notable version produced for TV in 1979 featured Art Carney as Grandpa Sycamore, along with Jean Stapleton, Beth Howland, Blythe Danner, Robert Mandan, Barry Bostwick, Kenneth Mars, Howard Hesseman and Polly Holliday. There was a recorded version of the stage play (with Jason Robards) produced for PBS in 1984, and they tried to make a TV sitcom out of it in the late 80s with Harry Morgan as Grandpa Sycamore.

January 21, 2013  12:44 PM ET

Yeah, I know what your all thinking, "For God's sake, nobody mention bivalves to Tin Man, or we may never be able to eat shellfish again."

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