Hill returns, Hayward shines, but Pacers win

Paul George drives on former teammate George Hill. 
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  Gordon Hayward put on a show in his home state. George Hill returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. But the Pacers spoiled their homecoming party with a 107-100 victory. Paul George didn’t make a shot in the 1st half (0-for-8) and struggled for most of the game. But […]

Pacers rebound from debacle in New York

Paul George scored a season-high 39 points in the win over Charlotte.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  One night after scoring just 29 points in the second half, the Pacers put on a show in the second half against the Charlotte Hornets, on way to a 98-77 victory. That’s been the story of the season.  One game, they look lost. The next game, they […]

Smith: Even this Crean supporter believes it’s time for change

Tom Crean.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  Now that the Hoosiers are officially out of the NCAA tournament conversation, all eyes have shifted towards Athletic Director Fred Glass.  The question on everybody’s mind: Will Tom Crean stay, or will he go? For what it’s worth, Glass gave Crean a “vote of confidence” in March of 2015.  […]

Pacers crush Pistons, sweep season series

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points in the Pacers win over Detroit. 
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed playing the Detroit Pistons this season. For just the third time in franchise history, the Pacers completed the season-sweep over Detroit after winning 115-98 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. Returning home from a five-game road trip, the Pacers used a […]

Carrell: Purdue beats Indiana to claim share of Big Ten title

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The only thing better than winning a conference championship is beating your biggest rival to clinch it. Purdue defeated in-state rival Indiana 86-75 on Tuesday night to clinch a share of the Big Ten title. Purdue entered the contest owning a one game lead […]

Rested Pacers return with a bang

Jeff Teague recorded his 14th double-double of the season on Friday night.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been a crazy few weeks for the Indiana Pacers. A six-game losing streak. The All-Star break. The Trade-Deadline filled with rumors and speculation. All three are now history, and the Pacers can simply focus on the final stretch of the season.  They started the final stretch […]

Carrell: Purdue beats up on Michigan State

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Blood, sweat, and tears combine for the quintessential makeup of basketball in Indiana at any level. Michigan State Spartans, the traditional Big Ten powerhouse under Tom Izzo, plays with Indiana values. The matchups between the two almost always end up evolving into a clash of […]

Pacers limp into All-Star Break, Trading Deadline looms

Nate McMillan watches as his team drops a sixth straight game.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — The All-Star break has arrived, and there might not be a single team that needs it more than the Indiana Pacers. After improving to 29-22 with a seven-game winning streak earlier this month, the Pacers head into the break with six straight losses. They were forced to […]

Carrell: Purdue center Haas’ play a thing of beauty in win over Rutgers

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Purdue Writer @BoilerColts WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Ten days ago, Maryland’s student section chanted ‘You are Ugly’ to Isaac Haas throughout a Purdue victory. But it wasn’t until the Rutgers game Tuesday night, on Valentine’s Day no less, that the Maryland chant really had any meaning. And it wasn’t Haas that […]

Hoosiers searching for leadership after another home loss

Tom Crean saw his team lose their fourth home game of the season on Sunday.
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By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON — The Hoosiers desperately needed a win at home over Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for them, they didn’t play like it. Michigan came into Assembly Hall and defeated Indiana 75-63. It was their first true road win of the entire season, while the Hoosiers downward spiral continued. Indiana […]