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.  […]

Indiana’s win over Penn State more important than it appears


By TIM MEYER ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — If Indiana finds itself in the NCAA tournament next month, Thursday’s triple-overtime win will be a big reason why. Not that a home win against Penn State (12-11, 4-6) is a resume builder, but a home loss to the Nittany Lions would have been devastating to their […]

Hoosiers take down #4 Iowa

The Hoosiers have won 23 straight games at Assembly Hall.
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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.  […]

Hoosiers move to 6-0 as Ferrell sets assist record

Yogi Ferrell is finishing up a great career at Indiana.
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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 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.
(Courtesy of IU Athletics/Mike Dickbernd)

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 rises for a shot. The Hoosiers improved to 2-0 with a win on Wednesday.
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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 […]