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· Robert Mays of Grantland writes that he can’t remember watching a player whose “activity is so consistently useful” as that of Victor Oladipo.
· Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes that balance and depth and experience and leadership were all on full display for IU on Tuesday night.
· The Big Ten Geeks proclaim: “Say hello to your Big Ten champs.”
· The Hoosiers once again reign supreme in Luke Winn’s power rankings over at SI.com and in Mark Titus’s over at Grantland.
· Mitch Albom of The Detroit Free-Press writes that Michigan State had no answer for Victor Oladipo.
· Could Oladipo rise all the way to No. 1 in June’s NBA Draft? It’s not out of the question according to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford.
· Rick Bozich of WDRB.com borrowed a lyric from The Beatles to describe Oladipo’s presence on Tuesday.
· Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News believes that Oladipo’s “can-do
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EAST LANSING, Mich. On two legs, Victor Oladipo might be the best player in college basketball.
As it turns out, the Indiana junior guard isn't bad on one leg, either.
Playing on a sprained ankle, Oladipo capped a big game by scoring six points in the final 45 seconds, allowing top-ranked Indiana to escape with its first win at Michigan State in 22 years, 72-68 on Tuesday...
Every time Victor Oladipo has a performance that you think he can’t top, he goes and does something like he did tonight…and totally exceeds himself!
Still dealing with a tender ankle, Oladipo made up for any physical limitations by playing perhaps the grittiest, toughest, smartest game of his career. As he does so often in big games, he made big play after big play, finishing...
No. 1 Indiana stormed into the Izzone last night with star player Victor Oladipo and his block party in tow. Oladipo and his 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and one block helped lift the Hoosiers to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State.
Ever since the very first time I heard him speak, during an interview at his first Hoosier Hysteria event back in 2010, I thought Victor Oladipo had a chance to one day become an all-time favorite of mine.
I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I remember feeling such a genuine excitement about being Bloomington – my beloved Bloomington – coming from this East Coast kid...
Resiliency. Moxie. Poise.
Those are just a few of the superlatives one could use to describe Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday night against the Michigan State Spartans, especially late in the game.
Relive The Thrilling Finish
Leading all players in both points (19), rebounds (9), and steals (5), Oladipo sure didn’t look or play like someone who had suffered a...
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana moved to 6-1 in Big Ten road games with Tuesday night’s 72-68 win over Michigan State at the Breslin Center, the first win for the program in East Lansing since 1991. The Hoosiers have won fourth straight overall and now sit a game ahead of the Spartans in the Big Ten standings.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s second win over Michigan...
Indiana found itself down four points with under two minutes to play, but escaped East Lansing with its first victory since 1991 because it out-executed the Spartans down the stretch.
A detailed look at how it went down in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. WATFORD’S AND-1
Jordan Hulls comes up to the top of the key and receives a pass from Yogi Ferrell after he brought the...
The Indiana Hoosiers proved once again why they are atop the college basketball world, as they defeated the #4 Michigan State Spartans by a final score of 72-68. The victory snapped a 17 game losing streak – dating back to 1991 – on the road to the Spartans. Victor Oladipo led the Hoosiers in scoring [...]
When Michigan State coach Tom Izzo addressed the media ahead of Tuesday night’s game with No. 1 Indiana, he talked about the endless storylines involving the game. He wasn’t kidding.
Two top five teams. First place in the Big Ten on the line. A Magic Johnson homecoming. Victor Oladipo’s ankle. Mentor (Izzo) vs. student (Tom Crean). Indiana vs. Michigan State.
The road to the Big Ten championship goes through Ann Arbor.
The only problem? Michigan's going to need some help in order to be part of the battle.
After Indiana beat Michigan State on Tuesday, the top-ranked Hoosiers now have a one-game lead over the Spartans atop the conference. Michigan and Wisconsin, both with four losses, are another game back.
So why does Michigan play...
This game was supposed to be about Michigan State. At least that’s what we were led to believe. This was the Spartans chance to take control of the Big Ten race, to make a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and to do so in front of their beloved hero, Magic Johnson.
Nobody, it seemed, wanted the Hoosiers to win this game. Few believed they could. Not the broadcasters...