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Inside the Hall:
Faced with a career full of obstacles, Elston still found ways to contribute
By Justin Albers
Derek Elston and the rest of his class stepped onto campus in 2009, not knowing what to expect. Elston had honored his commitment to the Hoosiers despite a coaching change, but this wasn’t what he signed up for.
Elston, a Tipton, Ind. native, committed to the Hoosiers in Sept. 2007 as a high school junior. Former North Central standout and current New Orleans Hornet Eric Gordon was set for his freshman season at Indiana, and would be a junior when Elston got to Bloomington if he stayed in school.
It was the dream Elston had always envisioned. He would play for the state school under a coach he really liked in Kelvin Sampson, and be part of a team loaded with talent.
That’s not how it worked out.
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Sampson was gone in 2008, Gordon bolted for the NBA, and Tom Crean was hired to come in and clean up the mess. Others left too, leaving Crean and the Hoosiers with virtually nothing...
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Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford came to Indiana to turn a tattered program around.
On Tuesday night, the three seniors and perhaps a few of their younger teammates will leave Assembly Hall for the final time with a Big Ten title. The only question is whether it will be the school's first outright championship in two decades.
This is not just another rivalry...
Alabama native says Bloomington is his home
By Justin Albers
Christian Watford’s path to Indiana wasn’t at all similar to that of the two guys who will be honored with him at Tuesday’s Senior Night at Assembly Hall. Unlike Jordan Hulls and Derek Elston, Watford didn’t grow up in the state. He joined the Hoosiers from Birmingham, Ala. and wasn’t a household name when he...
For the fourth time this season, Indiana bounced back from a loss with a convincing win. With Saturday’s 73-60 win over Iowa, the Hoosiers notched their 25th win of the season and moved a step closer to clinching a Big Ten regular season championship.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over the Hawkeyes:
· Defense shines through: Both teams shot the ball poorly...
Indiana’s regular offensive weapons weren’t contributing. Jordan Hulls continued to struggle against Iowa (0-of-17 in two games this season), Christian Watford didn’t make a single field goal, and Victor Oladipo spent considerable time on the bench with foul trouble.
That left freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell, who rarely makes headlines for his scoring, to carry a heavier...
Cody Zeller (22 points, 10 rebounds), Remy Abell (two points) and Yogi Ferrell (19 points, five assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 73-60 win over Iowa on Saturday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media player below:
Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller met with the media Monday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Tuesday with Ohio State at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
Thoughts on a 73-60 win against the Hawkeyes:
Forty minutes of basketball tonight inside Assembly Hall, and it was a foul fest — 52 combined between the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers. That’s 1.3 per minute. Blink and the whistle blew. Sneeze and there might have been another couple fouls called. Indiana got to the line a ridiculous 42 times, but converted on less than their average...
Freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 19 points in Indiana’s 73-60 win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday night. His scoring was aided by a strong night at the line (8-of-10), but Ferrell also flashed some serious skill in penetrating off the perimeter for scores at the rim.
A look at three such drives and a jumper from Ferrell in the latest edition of Film Session...
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford came to Indiana to hang banners.
They will always be viewed as something far greater in Bloomington: The Cornerstones.
Instead of fleeing from a program coming off a six-win season, which was reeling from NCAA-imposed sanctions and had become a laughingstock around the Big Ten and the country, this trio embraced the challenge and...
Tuesday Night is senior night for the Indiana Hoosiers, and three players in particular — Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston will be taking the court one last time in Bloomington as they take on the 14th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
I was going to say it’s been a bumpy ride for these three seniors, but I don’t think that quite does them justice.
Joining an Indiana...