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CHICAGO — Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 80-64 win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at the United Center.
Watch the complete press conference below and read a complete transcript after the jump:
THE MODERATOR: We’ll go ahead and get started with an opening statement from coach.
TOM CREAN: We’re excited about the win. We thought we defended at a very high level to hold a really good shooting team and a high scoring team when they get their offense rolling the way they’re capable of, to hold them down in this game.
Our whole focus was getting ready to play our best basketball today and hopefully we play even better basketball tomorrow. Never to look ahead and to stay totally locked into the game at hand.
And I’m excited about the way our guys played. They should be too. And because they started off in a great way, they continued to play at a high level, and we closed the game the last s...
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CHICAGO - Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
On Monday night, Michigan’s Trey Burke edged Victor Oladipo in the Big Ten player of the year voting.
Just a day later, Oladipo earned an award of his own.
The Sporting News named the Indiana junior the national player of the year on Tuesday. Cody Zeller was named the preseason player of the year by the publication.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Oladipo said Tuesday afternoon...
There were no thrills from Brandon Paul in this one, no last-second jumpers to send Illinois to the next round.
The Fighting Illini bowed out of the Big Ten tournament. Now, they'll wait to see where the NCAA sends them.
Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament....
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Last month, Illinois made Indiana look like fools when Tyler Griffey hit an easy layup to upset the No. 1-ranked Hoosiers. During the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, it was IU that was able to get the last laugh, and guard Victor Oladipo to put down the finishing touches.
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CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2006 with an 80-64 win over Illinois on Friday afternoon at the United Center.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s comfortable win over the Fighting Illini:
· Indiana’s balance reigns supreme: When the Hoosiers are at their best offensively, the ball is moving and that...
Indiana's Victor Oladipo pulls off an insane 360 dunk against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.
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But when the brackets were revealed Sunday evening, the Hoosiers were sent East. They...
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CHICAGO — The mood was somber in IU’s locker room following the Hoosiers’ 68-56 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
Inside the Hall caught up with Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell following IU’s exit at the United Center for postgame reaction.
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CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 80-64 win over Illinois.
Inside the Hall caught up with six Hoosiers — Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell — for their postgame reaction.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead
No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the Big Ten
Photo via Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Thoughts on a 68-56 loss to the Badgers:
CHICAGO — Another shot at the Badgers for Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, and a frustratingly familiar result. Indiana had its chances to finally put together the Wisconsin puzzle, but it still remains unsolved with Indiana left picking up the pieces.
Jared Berggren worked hard and denied Cody Zeller...