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Inside the Hall:
Indiana wrapped up the regular season on Sunday afternoon with a come-from-behind 72-71 thriller over Michigan at the Crisler Center. The victory gave the Hoosiers an outright Big Ten championship for the first time since 1993.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over the Wolverines:
· Zeller plays the role of closer: Most of the debate for Big Ten player of the year coming into Sunday centered around Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo. Cody Zeller, however, came into the game as the leading scorer and rebounder on the conference’s most successful team and IU’s star sophomore proved just how dominant he can be in the game’s final minutes. Oladipo closed the door on Michigan State last month in East Lansing and on Sunday, Zeller seized the opportunity and scored IU’s final six points in 52 seconds. His final basket with 13 seconds remaining gave the Hoosiers the lead for good at 72-71. Afterward, Oladipo endorsed his friend and teammate for the league’s player of the year award....
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The just completed Big Ten regular season might go down as the best in conference history. Along those same lines, the Big Ten Tournament promises to be an elite event from top to bottom. Stuff all 12 participants into a single NCAA tournament region and it would be one of the most intriguing brackets in recent memory. The conference is loaded. Nobody is safe.
Trey Burke & Cody...
Hoosier fans have often griped about Cody Zeller’s touches this season, but a re-watch of the final minute and a half of Indiana-Michigan reveals this simple fact: IU’s last five possessions were all about getting its big man the ball.
The first two didn’t end so hot: A quick entry pass from Yogi Ferrell on the right wing to Zeller on the right block resulted in a turnover...
YES! YES! YES!
In a complete basketball haze, and not knowing what else to say, that one word over and over again is all I could muster in the immediate aftermath of Indiana’s improbable late game comeback win today over Michigan.
And as you surely know, that victory gave Indiana the outright Big Ten title in one of the toughest Big Ten seasons I can ever remember.
It was a strange...
Star Indiana guard Victor Oladipo shared a special moment with coach Tom Crean following an emotionally exhausting win over Michigan.
Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo met with the media Saturday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Sunday with Michigan at Crisler Arena.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below, via IUAthletics on YouTube:
Thanks to our friends at Inside the Hall for passing along this post game footage of Tom Crean, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls after Indiana’s win in Ann Arbor.
Oladipo, Zeller and Hulls after the jump.
Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.
· Gary Parrish of CBS Sports weighs-in from Ann Arbor on a fitting finish to the Big Ten regular season.
· Rick Bozich of WDRB writes that IU’s celebration in Ann Arbor included hats, hugs and tears. He also looked at Crean not giving an inch, even in the postgame handshake line.
· Andrew Sharp of SBNation...
Two of the best college basketball players in the entire nation, just so happen to play for Indiana University. Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller have used their combined skills to make IU one of the favorites to win the NCAA Tournament 2013 this year.
The question is which one of these players will make a better NBA prospect?
Zeller came into this season...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seven Indiana players — Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Christian Watford, Will Sheehey and Jeremy Hollowell — met with the media following Indiana’s 72-71 over Michigan on Sunday at the Crisler Center.
Watch and listen to their postgame reaction in the embedded media players below:
Cody Zeller refused to bask in the glory of an outright Big Ten title the Indiana Hoosiers probably wouldn't have won without him.
''It was a team win,'' Zeller said.
Technically, that's true.
Zeller didn't single-handedly beat No. 7 Michigan on Sunday, it just seemed that way for stretches of the game - and in particular the final minute of the Hoosiers...
Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke's shot at the other end, lifting No. 2 Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday that gave the Hoosiers their first outright Big Ten title in two decades.
The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) trailed by five points in the last minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable...
Although not on its midseason list, explosive Indiana Hoosiers shooting guard Victor Oladipo is now one of 15 finalists to win the Wooden Player of the Year award. The 6-foot-5, 215 pound Oladipo, born to Nigerian parents and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, has averaged 13.7 points, 6.0 boards and 2.1 assists over 30 games to date. As a tenacious, lockdown defender with tremendous...
The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the Big Ten Network and several Indiana players were among the honorees.
Michigan’s Trey Burke was named the conference’s player of the year, edging Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. But Oladipo was named the defensive player of the year and was also on the all-Big Ten first team, along with Zeller...
The Hoosiers will have one of the top frontcourts in the country. Leading the way for the Hoosiers will be forward super sophomore Cody Zeller (15. 6 ppg). He is the favorite in everyone’s previews to win National Player of the Year. Besides averaging the points Zeller also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks. Zeller can score in the post but...
Indiana Claims First Big Ten Title in 20 Years, Looks Forward to Big 10 TourneyLosing a game with a missed layup is something no basketball player wants to endure.
But that’s what happened to Michigan’s Trey Burke on Sunday in a loss to AP number 2 Indiana, who claimed their first outright Big Ten title in 20 years.
In a game that came down to the last few seconds layups became...