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Inside the Hall:
The Hoosiers completed a regular season sweep of Penn State with a 72-49 win on Wednesday night in Assembly Hall. Indiana has now won five straight over the Nittany Lions. The win moved Indiana, now 5-1 in the conference, to just a half game back of Michigan State, which visits Bloomington on Sunday.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s comfortable win:
· Yogi Ferrell built confidence early and sustained it all evening: Tasked with running the nation’s No. 1 team to begin the season, it hasn’t always been easy this season offensively for Ferrell, a McDonald’s All-American. But the freshman point guard continues to improve as the conference slate rolls along and Wednesday night was perhaps the most assertive we’ve seen him in terms of looking to score the ball. ”I was just taking what the defense was really giving me,” Ferrell said afterward. “Victor found me and Christian [Watford] in the second half a lot and I was open so I was going to shoot the ball.” He finished with a car...
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For the last three games, many of the stories written about Indiana basketball have focused on the Hoosiers’ lack of bench production. For a team expected to be so deep in the preseason, the Hoosiers have struggled to get much offense out of players other than their starters during the Big Ten season.
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The Hoosiers hit eight straight 3-pointers in Wednesday night’s 72-49 win against Penn State, which included two late in the first half and six straight to start the second. Will Sheehey, who’s offense game has struggled some of late, hit three in this stretch to help him get back in rhythm. Yogi Ferrell, who opposing defenses such as Wisconsin have sagged on of late, also contributed...
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After wrapping up one of the top classes in 2012 and 2013, the Hoosier staff continues to recruit aggressively for 2014 and beyond.
Yogi Ferrell (15 points), Victor Oladipo (19 points, six rebounds, five assists) and Will Sheehey (12 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 72-49 win over Penn State on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:
Penn State coach Patrick Chambers kept trying to find ways to slow down Indiana's shooters.
It didn't work.
On a night, the Nittany Lions held Cody Zeller without a basket for the first time in his college career, Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, Yogi Ferrell had a season-high 15 and the seventh-ranked Hoosiers made 11 3-pointers in a 72-49 rout.
''That team has...
Despite Cody Zeller’s worst offensive performance of his college career, in which he failed to cash in a single field goal and had a total of two points, the Hoosiers instead relied on suffocating team defense in a dominating 72-49 victory over Penn State at Assembly Hall on Wednesday night.
The Nittany Lions only scored on 17 of their 51 field goal attempts (33.3%), and Indiana...
Indiana took care of business at home last night, upending the Penn State Nittany Lions and holding them under 50 points. Most impressive was Indiana’s ability to jump out early in both halves, as the 2nd half especially has been problematic for Indiana in recent games.
However, this win was not without its question marks.
Cody Zeller turned in perhaps the worst offensive performance...
Thoughts on a 72-49 win over the Nittany Lions:
I. When Indiana is making 3-pointers like it did on Wednesday night, few teams in the country, if any, are beating the Hoosiers. Especially at Assembly Hall. After connecting on 5-of-12 attempts from distance in the first half, Indiana came out firing on all cylinders in the second half. The Hoosiers hit their first six 3-point attempts...
John Gasaway of ESPN Insider joins this week’s show to discuss Indiana’s upcoming clash with No. 13 Michigan State and the Big Ten as a whole.
Podcast on the Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein talk to Gasaway about the current climate in the conference and where the Hoosiers rank among the best in the Big Ten. The three also debate whether IU has lived up to preseason...
Indiana at Purdue is this week's featured game this week on FOX Sports. This game has all the makings of a classic Big Ten battle with both teams featuring some dominating type players. Indiana has been ranked everywhere from 1st to 3rd coming into this season and that ranking appears to be well deserved. The reason for that is the return of sophomore forward Cody Zeller, who...
On Wednesday at 7:00 ET, the eighth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (16-2, 4-1 B10) will host the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-10, 0-6 B10) on the Big Ten Network.
As always, Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Penn State Gameday Info
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd
Time: 7:00 ET, 6:00 CT
Announcers: Kevin Kugler...