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 Indiana Hoosiers lost to Penn State on the road.  That spelled major trouble for their next game against #4 ranked Iowa, right?  Wrong.  […]

Rapheal Davis, Purdue finally get Michigan State

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ It wasn’t easy — it couldn’t be easy. But Rapheal Davis’ free throw late in overtime allowed Purdue to squeak out an 82-81 victory over No. 8 Michigan State Tuesday at Mackey Arena. Now, some perspective on why the win was such a big deal: Spartans leader […]

Calinger: Panthers remind him of old-school Huskers

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By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent I suppose that in many ways, Husker football always will be at the root of the way I watch the game. I’m a Steelers fan partially because so many relatives of mine live around Pittsburgh, but also because in the mid-90s, they had the same power-running game and light but […]

Hibbert sits, Kobe explodes, Pacers win

Paul George scored 21 points in the win over the Lakers on Monday night.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS –  Outside of the Golden State Warriors coming to Indianapolis, Monday night’s game against the Lakers had the most anticipation of the season.  Longtime former Pacer Roy Hibbert was set to make his return, and Kobe Bryant was making the final appearance of his career to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  […]

Hammons scores 32 as Purdue dominates Nebraska

Purdue vs. Nebraska. Photo by Keith Carrell.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ A.J. Hammons. That’s really all that needs to be said about this game, as Hammons had a career-high 32 points in leading Purdue over Nebraska 89-74 on Saturday. In fairness to the rest of the Boilermakers, he certainly didn’t do it alone, but … A.J. Hammons. […]

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 […]

Smith: Myles Turner looks like a star in the making

Myles Turner is looking like a future star in the NBA.
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BY TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Right before this year’s NBA Draft, Pacers General Manager Kevin Pritchard talked about the importance of getting the right player: “You try to get the best player you can because in a small market, it’s your only chance to get special.”  It might be early in his career, […]

Pacers skid continues with another close loss

Paul George scored 31 points in the Pacers loss to the Clippers.
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By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After a long stretch of road games, the Pacers were hoping to use some home-cooking to get back on the right track. The Los Angeles Clippers had other plans, as they handed the Pacers yet another close and frustrating loss, 91-89 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was the […]

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

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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 […]

Carrell: Purdue surges past Ohio State

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue used a late surge to overtake Ohio State 75-64 late Thursday night. Purdue bucked the norm in the Matt Painter-Thad Matta saga by closing out a close, back-and-forth, game against Ohio State to come away with the victory. It certainly wasn’t an easy win and Ohio State couldn’t […]