Best of Gus: No. 20 Indiana at Iowa

Throughout the 2011-12 Big Ten men’s basketball season, we’re spotlighting Gus Johnson’s best calls. The popular play-by-play announcer is calling men’s hoops for BTN all winter long, and we’ll clip and post his best calls and archive them here. Feel free to bookmark the page and come back all season right up through the Big Ten tourney. Right now, watch Johnson’s call of Melsahn Basabe’s thunderous putback and get all of the announcer’s best calls from Sunday night’s Indiana-Iowa game in this post.

Johnson: “Matty Fresh!”

Johnson: “Young fella!”

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Debbie on 2/19/2012 @ 7:18pm EST Said:

I am tired of hearing Gus Johnson announce the IU games. He is suppose to be unbiased. But I’ve listened to him all winter and am tired of hearing him get so excited about anything the other team does that plays IU. There is not excitement when IU does sometihng good. It is very obvious what he says. I think we could use other announcers at least when IU plays.

Jack on 2/19/2012 @ 7:28pm EST Said:

Gus is simply the best.

As a Hoosier and basketball fan I had the pleasure of watching him call the Pac-10 Championship game last year when Isiah Thomas from the University of Washington hit the game winning shot.

I now live in Seattle (20+ years) and I’ve been excited to have the BTN on my satelitte package

Josh on 2/19/2012 @ 10:16pm EST Said:

I flip through basketball games on tv and watch whatever game Gus Johnson is calling

Josh on 2/19/2012 @ 11:28pm EST Said:

What is wrong with me? I saw Gus down courtside before the game – I was going to say “hi” but decided not to bug him. Dude is the best hoops announcer ever!

Ryan on 2/20/2012 @ 12:17am EST Said:

Gus Johnson is the best around. Debbie, don’t be a downer please. There was nothing to be excited about the way IU played as Iowa just flat outplayed them and brought more to the table.