Found February 17, 2013 on Inside the Hall:
Indiana won its third game in seven days on Saturday with an 83-55 romp over rival Purdue at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers scored 1.23 points per possession and limited the Boilermakers to .82 points per trip in the lopsided win. Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s fourth straight win over Purdue: · Will Sheehey shines: After Victor Oladipo went down with a sprained left ankle late in the first half, IU’s sixth man was thrust into a more prominent role and turned in the best offensive effort of his career. Sheehey finished with a career-high 22 points and set a school record by shooting 9-of-9 from the floor. The junior from Stuart, Florida scored 16 of his points in the second half and the damage came from all over the court. Sheehey hit two 3-pointers and scored at the basket, including back-t0-back layups that pushed the lead to 20 at 53-33 with 13:52 to go. Afterward, Sheehey said his increased aggressiveness wasn’t the result of Oladipo’s absence. “I just try to stay aggres...

Film Session: Sheehey’s perfect afternoon

Will Sheehey finished a perfect 9-of-9 from the field en route to a career-high 22 points in Saturday’s blowout win against the Boilermakers. That 9-of-9 mark set an Indiana record for most makes without a miss. Sheehey scored on the break and in Indiana’s halfcourt offense — often making smart reads from the wing to sneak around the defense and score. A look at three smart...

Crean expects Oladipo to play against Michigan State

On Monday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference, Indiana coach Tom Crean said he expects junior Victor Oladipo to play in Tuesday’s game at Michigan State. Oladipo left Sunday’s 83-55 win against Purdue after suffering a sprained left ankle late in the first half and did not return. “We practiced some yesterday and he went through that,” Crean said.”He’s doing a great job...

HD Video: IU players react to win over Purdue

Cody Zeller (19 points, nine rebounds), Will Sheehey (career-high 22 points) and Christian Watford (14 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 83-55 win over Purdue on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:

Indiana vs. Purdue Preview: By The Numbers

In our first preview against Purdue, I surmised that Indiana might find itself in a bit of a trap game. A fired up Will Sheehey celebrates with his ‘three fingers’ sign during a timeout.  Indiana won, 97-60. (Chris Howell | Herald-Times) I outlined the various strengths and weaknesses of this Boilermakers team and speculated that our Hoosiers might need to exercise a bit of...

Film Session: 3-pointers after the break

In Indiana’s forgettable first half against Nebraska on Wednesday night, the Hoosiers shot just 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. The second half brought stronger returns (6-of-9) as several players got in the mix and the Hoosiers ended the evening a cool 50 percent from distance (8-of-16). A look at four such scores in the latest edition of Film Session: I. WILL SHEEHEY We start this...

IU v Purdue Postgame Show

Purdue entered today’s game in Bloomington averaging 64.8 points per game. Once this afternoon’s tilt was over, Indiana had beaten Purdue by a combined 65 points in their two meetings this year. That stat pretty much sums up the dominance of IU over Purdue this season. The game was over really before it started. Indiana came out on fire, with Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls...

Hoosiers, Spartans expect “off the chain” environment for top-five matchup

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. To summarize,...

Indiana-Purdue Rematch: By The Numbers

It took nearly five seasons, but Tom Crean finally got back to .500 all-time as Indiana’s head coach, notching his 78th win in record fashion, defeating the Purdue Boilermakers 83-55 and completing the season sweep for the second year in a row. Indiana’s average margin of victory of 32.5 points was by far and away the largest average margin of victory over the Boilermakers for...

Indiana v Michigan State preview: By The Numbers

What a great season to be a Hoosier. Week after week, college basketball has been routinely delivering one sensational match-up after another, and on Tuesday, the nation gets one more. In a rematch of their first showdown in Bloomington, the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers will be traveling to East Lansing, Michigan to take on Tom Izzo and the 4th-ranked Michigan State Spartans. The...

Spartan Jump Shots, Hoosier Edition: Indiana at Michigan State Preview

Tuesday night in East Lansing, the polls have decided history will be in the making. The Indiana Hoosiers make their first trip to Michigan ranked as the number one team in the land. Not far behind them, the Michigan State Spartans will enter the ring ranked fourth. It’s the first time the Breslin Center has seen a top five match up in the building’s existence. A month ago, Michigan...
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