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(Photo credit: Associated Press) Indiana closed out 2012 on Monday afternoon with a critical 69-65 road win at Iowa to open the Big Ten season. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the Hoosiers’ 13th win of the season: · This was IU’s most important win so far: Yes, wins over Georgetown and North Carolina might be “better” in terms of bolstering the NCAA Tournament resume, but given how the Hoosiers started out on the road in the Big Ten a season ago (1-5), it’s fair to call this the most important win so far this season. Indiana, despite its resurgence in 2011-2012 that culminated with a Sweet 16 appearance, finished just 3-6 away from Assembly Hall in conference play. For a team with Big Ten title aspirations, 3-6 isn’t going to get the job done. Even though it was just the first conference game, a loss in Iowa City could have ultimately been the difference between a conference title and finishing as a runner-up. The performance wasn’t pretty, but it builds confidence going into t...
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For the first time in the Tom Crean era, Indiana opened the road portion of its Big Ten schedule with a win. Cody Zeller led the way with 19 points in a 69-65 triumph at Iowa. Five takeaways » The Minute After » Oladipo’s late rebound key » Video: Crean reacts » Video: Players react » Podcast »
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday night.
Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with...
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Time and again, No. 5 Indiana built a reasonably comfortable lead, and then let Iowa back in the game. And time and again, Victor Oladipo was there to bail the Hoosiers out.
So it was only fitting that when they needed a huge bucket late to put the pesky Hawkeyes away on the road, Oladipo was the one to get it. With 1:03 remaining and Indiana ahead just 63-60...
Thoughts on a 69-65 win against the Hawkeyes:
I. Had Iowa made more shots (just 33.3 percent from the field and a horrific 17.6 percent (3-of-17) from beyond the arc), had a few possessions turned one way instead of the other, Indiana would be sitting at 0-1 on the Big Ten season and still unable to figure out the Carver-Hawkeye Arena puzzle in the Tom Crean era. But alas, the Hoosiers...
No. 5 Indiana will have freshman forward Jeremy Hollowell back Monday night at Iowa.
Athletic director Fred Glass issued a statement Sunday saying the NCAA has cleared Hollowell of any potential infractions. On Friday, Glass said Hollowell and his family notified the school of a potential ''compliance issue.'' Glass says those details will be released later.
The Hoosiers ended 2012 on a high note with a rare Big Ten road win at Iowa. What does 2013 have in store?
Podcast on the Brink dives into Monday afternoon’s win and looks forward at Indiana’s road ahead with Indianapolis Star beat writer Terry Hutchens and ITH’s Justin Albers.
Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss IU’s 69-65 win in Iowa City and speak with...
Victor Oladipo has had a breakout junior season at Indiana, averaging 13.6 points per game on 67.3 percent shooting from the floor.
After the game earlier this season when IU stomped the North Carolina Tar Heels, a few guys who call themselves the “Number 1 Playaz” rap group passed out their new CDs outside of Assembly Hall.
After weeks of positive feedback from many around BTown, they came out with a new song, “Cody Zeller.”
Take a listen and enjoy … maybe it’ll be the next big thing throughout...
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@bpollard writes: What are your thoughts on the development of Hanner Perea to date? Do you see him earning more minutes in January?
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Late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve, the Indiana Hoosiers scored their first Big Ten victory of the season. And it was an important victory, as it came on the road against a team many think will compete for an NCAA Tournament bid.
That doesn’t mean it was a pretty performance by the Hoosiers, what with Jordan Hulls going for 0-10 and Cody Zeller playing an uneven game (despite...
Iowa opened the Big Ten with an encouraging effort against fifth-ranked Indiana, which many think might win the league in 2013.
But the Hawkeyes didn't finish the job against the Hoosiers, instead letting a huge opportunity at home to slip away.
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday...
Life has been easy for Indiana since it was handed its first loss two weeks ago. That could change Monday as it opens play in the conference that many consider to be the best in the country.
In their first true road contest of the season, the fifth-ranked Hoosiers begin their Big Ten schedule at Iowa on New Year's Eve.
Indiana (12-1) has lost in its last four trips to Iowa...
On Monday at 4:00 ET, the fifth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (12-1) will open Big Ten play on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-2) on ESPN2.
As always, Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Iowa Gameday Info
Date: Monday, December 31st
Time: 4:00 ET, 3:00 CT
Announcers: Jim Barbar and Dan Dakich