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 […]

Pacers’ Vogel, Oklahoma City’s Brooks earn February coaching awards

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From the NBA: NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 – The Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Scott Brooks today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February. Vogel led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference’s best record in February at 7-2 (.778).  […]

Purdue beats Nebraska, nabs sixth win in seven games

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Boilermakers are on top of their game right now. On Sunday evening, the Boilermakers claimed victory for the sixth time in seven games by downing the Nebraska Cornhuskers 66-54. The win puts Purdue back into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with the No. 19 […]

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 […]

Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

Rapheal Davis, 35, shoots against Indiana's Robert Johnson. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers truly had a sixth man on the court against their fiercest rival Indiana on Wednesday night. Of course, this is metaphorically speaking to the capacity crowd of 14,846 standing loyal behind the Boilermakers throughout the night. With the home crowd […]

Davis scores 24 as Purdue downs No. 25 Iowa

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Saturday’s home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes was not necessarily a must win for the Purdue Boilermakers. However, with the events that occurred throughout the game, it quickly became a “you’d better win” kind of game. Win is what the Boilermakers did, by defeating the No. 25 Hawkeyes […]

Hoosiers season preview podcast


Click below to listen to our Indiana Hoosiers season preview podcast, featuring Tyler Smith of Indy Sports Legends (@TylerSmith_ISL) and Chris Goff of the Journal Gazette (@CGoffJG). Topics discussed: -Tom Crean’s job status -Thoughts about media and fan reaction to the program -Expectations for new players this season -Keys to the season -Predictions  

Hoosiers bounce back in big win over North Texas


By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana’s offense is back. Coming off of a week when the Hoosiers struggled to get anything going against Maryland, Indiana struck like lightning in a bottle in a 49-24 victory over North Texas on Saturday. The Hoosiers built a 21-point lead in the first quarter and never […]