Hoosiers tailspin continues

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  BLOOMINGTON — In a game Indiana desperately needed for their NCAA tournament hopes, the Hoosiers fell just short. Their late-season tailspin continued with a 74-72 loss to the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall. It was Indiana’s third straight home loss, and they finished the conference season by losing eight […]

Hoosiers no longer a tournament lock

Coach Tom Crean's Hoosiers are trending in the wrong direction late in the season.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — At the beginning of the season, most Hoosier fans would have taken Indiana’s current position: A chance for 20 wins and an NCAA tournament bid. A chance to finish 6th or 7th in the conference. A chance to have a winning record in the Big Ten. Since the […]

Hoosiers overwhelmed by Purdue posts in 67-63 loss

Robert Johnson struggled with his shot, connecting on just 1-of-8 attempts in the loss to Purdue.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – After getting blown out in West Lafayette three weeks ago, the Hoosiers were looking for revenge over their in-state rivals from Purdue on their home court. Instead, the Boilermakers came into Assembly Hall and defeated Indiana 67-63. It was the Hoosiers’ first home conference loss of the […]

Hoosiers improve to 7-4 in conference play

James Blackmon Jr. returned from injury to score 12 points in Indiana's win over Michigan.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — A season ago, the Indiana Hoosiers lost six games by five or fewer points.  This year’s team is just as inexperienced, but it has grown up a lot quicker.  After another close conference battle with the Michigan Wolverines, the Hoosiers came out on top by a score of […]

Hoosiers survive, top Rutgers

The Hoosiers improved to 6-3 in conference play with a win over Rutgers.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — After playing five of their first eight conference games on the road, the Hoosiers were happy to be back at Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon.  That didn’t guarantee a win, however, as there is no such thing as an easy win in the Big Ten Conference.  Their opponent, […]

Hoosiers fall to rival Purdue

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As former Hoosier Will Sheehey put it recently, playing Indiana is “Purdue’s Super Bowl.”  They acted like it on Wednesday night.  The fans created an electric atmosphere, the players played inspired basketball, and the Hoosiers struggled from the word “go.” Purdue opened the game on a […]

Hoosiers top Maryland, improve to 5-1 in Big Ten

The Hoosiers improved to 6-3 in conference play with a win over Rutgers.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Can Indiana play without a big man?  Will this team even make the N.I.T.?  Will Coach Crean lose his job? These were the questions many fans were asking about the Indiana Hoosiers earlier this season. They haven’t won anything yet, and there’s still a long way to go. But three […]

Smith: It’s time to get off Tom Crean’s back

Tom Crean and the Hoosiers are off to a 2-1 start in conference play.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Having a history of winning in a program can sometimes be a blessing and a curse.  At times, the expectations of fans can become a little unrealistic based on the past. The Indiana Hoosiers’ fan base is large, loyal, and passionate. But is the Hoosier faithful expecting too much from […]

Hoosiers avoid letdown- defeat New Orleans by 20

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — The Hoosiers were coming off a big win on Saturday. They have another big game this coming Saturday. Thus, the proverbial “trap game” was in play tonight against New Orleans.  Instead of a letdown effort, the Hoosiers put together a balanced attack, defeating the Privateers 79-59 at Assembly […]

Hoosiers top Bulldogs in the Crossroads Classic

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — It was a game the Hoosiers needed to have.  After losing in the Crossroads Classic the last few seasons, a third straight loss would have been an embarrassment to the program.  Their NCAA tournament resume was also in desperate need of a boost.  The Hoosiers responded with a […]