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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 game between No. 2 Indiana (25-4, 13-3) and No. 14 Ohio State (21-7, 11-5).
For the Hoosiers, this will be a celebration unlike any other.
The seniors who signed up to play for Indiana following a six-win season in 2009-10 have made good on their promise to restore the luster to one of America's most storied programs - something nobody in Bloomington will soon forget.
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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...
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 67-58 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media player below:
A frustrating and demoralizing loss — that prevented the Indiana basketball team from winning a Big Ten championship outright for the first time in 20 years — didn't stop coach Tom Crean from bringing out the ladders and cutting down the nets on Senior Night at Assembly Hall.
Hours after the 67-58 upset loss to Ohio State, and way past midnight, the Hoosiers players donned...
Indiana's Victor Oladipo wanted to make sure that it was clear whwat his intentions were with this shot. I think it is pretty safe to say that everyone understands exactly what he wanted to do.
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:
It should have been a big night for the Indiana Hoosiers. For the first time in 20 years they were going to win a conference championship. It was senior night as well; last game of the regular season in front of the home crowd. Their opponent on the night was tough; ranked, but the Hoosiers had beaten every ranked team they played this season.
So everything as looking good on...
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...
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...
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...
It was a night of mixed emotions in Assembly Hall.
The first emotions were not good ones, as the Hoosiers were out-toughed and out-hustled by a visiting Ohio State team clearly intent on exacting revenge for the Columbus beatdown IU delivered last month. Vengeance attained.
But the disappointment of the loss was soon replaced by immense pride for all IU fans, as Derek Elston, Jordan...
The old tradition of cutting down the nets following championship performances is as much a part of basketball as the opening tip off. On Tuesday night, immediately after losing to Ohio State, the Indiana Hoosiers celebrated their 21st Big Ten championship in school history by taking the shears to the Assembly Hall nylons after the team’s final home game of the year. Cody Zeller...