Hoosiers take down #4 Iowa

The Hoosiers are now (6-1) against top 5 ranked teams at Assembly Hall since 2011.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  BLOOMINGTON — In Big Ten Conference play, every game is its own animal.  One game often has no bearing on the next. Just five days ago, the Hoosiers lost to Penn State on the road.  That spelled major trouble for their next game against #4 ranked Iowa, right?  Wrong.  The […]

Hoosiers survive, improve to 8-1 in conference play

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — After suffering their first loss of conference play earlier this week, the Hoosiers returned home to play Minnesota on Saturday. Whether they were looking past this game or not, the Golden Gophers gave Indiana all they could handle in a game that went down to the wire. In […]

Hoosiers dominate Northwestern, improve to 7-0 in conference play

Tom Crean.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — For the first time since 1993, the Indiana Hoosiers have started conference play with seven straight victories. They blasted Northwestern on Saturday by a final score of 89-57 in front of a sell-out crowd at Assembly Hall. Lop-sided victories at home have become the norm for this Indiana […]

Hoosiers move to 6-0 as Ferrell sets assist record

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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON — Indiana coach Tom Crean said Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell’s work ethic was already strong when he came to Bloomington four years ago. And it’s only grown, Crean said Tuesday night. That work ethic, and Ferrell’s leadership, paid off with the Hoosiers’ career assist record. Ferrell needed two assists to […]

Hoosiers top Wisconsin, improve to 3-0 in conference play

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By Andy Proffet ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON — Bob Knight wasn’t at Assembly Hall for Indiana’s ceremony honoring his 1975-76 undefeated national championship team. But if he was watching, he might have been impressed by this year’s Hoosiers, fighting their way to a win over a Wisconsin team that had ample opportunities to spoil Tuesday’s celebration. […]

Hoosiers rally to beat Notre Dame 80-73 at Crossroads Classic

Tom Crean. Photo by Tyler Smith.

By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — It won’t go down as a masterpiece of basketball efficiency. But it will go down as the largest comeback in the Tom Crean era at Indiana. The Hoosiers trailed by 16 points twice in the second half Saturday against Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic. It would have been easy, […]

Hoosiers win big, face Notre Dame next

Tom Crean.
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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON—For the first eight minutes or so, McNeese State was testing Indiana. Like Cowboys coach Dave Simmons pointed out, you’ve got to play 40 minutes. The Hoosiers’ 105-60 victory Saturday night didn’t provide a great tuneup for next Saturday’s Crossroads Classic matchup with Notre Dame. Chances are the Irish will […]

Hoosiers defeat Morehead State

Robert Johnson struggled with his shot, connecting on just 1-of-8 attempts in the loss to Purdue.
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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON—Indiana’s defensive effort against Duke on Wednesday left a lot to be desired. The Hoosiers got the point. “I think we know our defense needed to get better and really worked on it the past two days,” senior forward Max Bielfeldt said after the Hoosiers’ 92-59 romp over Morehead State […]

Bryant sparks Hoosiers win

Tom Crean's Hoosiers are off to a 3-0 start.
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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON—Emotion is a big part of Thomas Bryant’s game. He’s an 18-year-old freshman, after all, playing on college basketball’s big stage. And three games into his first season at IU, there’s been no stage fright for the kid. “I always had that passion in me, ever since I started playing […]

Hoosiers win season opener

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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON — Facing an offense like Indiana’s, teams like Eastern Illinois have to take advantage of every opportunity. A simple equation: no offensive rebounds means no second chances means no shot at pulling an upset. No. 15 Indiana opened the season with an 88-49 win over the Panthers Friday night, […]