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Indiana athletic director Fred Glass told a soldout crowd Friday night that the school had agreed with coach Tom Crean on a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the Hoosiers through the 2019-20 season.
His base salary will increase from approximately $2.52 million per year to $3.16 million. The deal also includes performance bonuses based on Academic Progress Rate scores, Graduation Success Rate scores and the team GPA. If all standards are met, Crean's salary could increase by as much as $55,000 per year. It also includes a more expensive buyout option.
Additional contract details will be announce when the deal is formally signed.
Glass made the announcement just before tip-off of the Hoosiers season-opener against Bryant, after telling the crowd Indiana basketball is back.
The soldout crowd roared both times.
Indiana is ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll for the first time in 33 years.
The Hoosiers won a total of 28 games in Crean's first three seasons, but rebounded last season by going 27-9.
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Just moments before the tip-off of tonight’s season opener at Assembly Hall, Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass announced a contract extension for Tom Crean that will keep him in Bloomington through at least the 2020 season.
Here’s the full release from IU media relations. Inside the Hall will have more on this developing story.
Cody Zeller and Christian Watford gladly welcomed Bryant into the world of big-time college basketball Friday night.
It was ugly.
The 7-foot center and 6-9 forward combined for 33 points and 25 rebounds, overwhelming an undersized foe and leading No.1 Indiana to a 97-54 season-opening victory.
''One of the things is they had a huge size advantage and they have the best...
Cody Zeller had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Christian Watford had a career-high 15 boards, leading No. 1 Indiana to a 97-54 rout of Bryant in the season opener.
The Hoosiers (1-0) have won 15 consecutive openers and 28 straight home openers.
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Five Indiana players — Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls and Remy Abell — met with the media following the Hoosiers’ 97-54 dismantling of Bryant on Friday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to the press conferences in the embedded media players below:
Thoughts on a 97-54 win against the Bulldogs:
I. Indiana’s lack of frontcourt depth was not an issue in this one. Bryant didn’t have much size. And the size the Bulldogs did have was dominated by Cody Zeller. Both Andrew Scocca and Vlad Kondratyev fouled out, as neither had much of a chance once Zeller got the ball on the block and went to work. When Zeller went to the bench...
Indiana senior Christian Watford, sophomore Cody Zeller, associate head coach Tim Buckley and coach Tom Crean met with the media Thursday to preview Friday’s season opener at Assembly Hall with Bryant.
Watch and listen to all three press conferences in the embedded media players below: