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The Assembly Call:
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 Hoosiers won the first meeting, 75-70, but it was an intensely contested battle in which Indiana was never ahead by more than seven in the second half.
Commanded by budding superstar Victor Oladipo and his 21 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 blocks, the Hoosiers rebuffed and rebutted a repeated number of rallies by the Spartans.
With a 71-70 lead with a little more than three minutes remaining, Indiana locked down defensively and held Michigan State scoreless over the final 3:12 on four missed shots and three turnovers to earn one of their more impressive victories of the season.
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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...
Victor Oladipo’s 19 points, nine rebounds and five steals led Indiana to a 72-68 win over Michigan State and into first place in the Big Ten. Five takeaways » Albers column » The Minute After » Video: Crean reacts » Video: Players react » Video: Izzo on loss »
EAST LANSING, Mich. On two legs, Victor Oladipo might be the best player in college basketball.
As it turns out, the Indiana junior guard isn't bad on one leg, either.
Playing on a sprained ankle, Oladipo capped a big game by scoring six points in the final 45 seconds, allowing top-ranked Indiana to escape with its first win at Michigan State in 22 years, 72-68 on Tuesday...
Every time Victor Oladipo has a performance that you think he can’t top, he goes and does something like he did tonight…and totally exceeds himself!
Still dealing with a tender ankle, Oladipo made up for any physical limitations by playing perhaps the grittiest, toughest, smartest game of his career. As he does so often in big games, he made big play after big play, finishing...
No. 1 Indiana stormed into the Izzone last night with star player Victor Oladipo and his block party in tow. Oladipo and his 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and one block helped lift the Hoosiers to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Victor Oladipo (19 points, nine rebounds, five steals), Cody Zeller (17 points, five rebounds, two blocks), Christian Watford (12 points) and Jordan Hulls (12 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 72-68 win at Michigan State on Tuesday.
Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media players below:
Ever since the very first time I heard him speak, during an interview at his first Hoosier Hysteria event back in 2010, I thought Victor Oladipo had a chance to one day become an all-time favorite of mine.
I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I remember feeling such a genuine excitement about being Bloomington – my beloved Bloomington – coming from this East Coast kid...
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...
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana moved to 6-1 in Big Ten road games with Tuesday night’s 72-68 win over Michigan State at the Breslin Center, the first win for the program in East Lansing since 1991. The Hoosiers have won fourth straight overall and now sit a game ahead of the Spartans in the Big Ten standings.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s second win over Michigan...
The Indiana Hoosiers proved once again why they are atop the college basketball world, as they defeated the #4 Michigan State Spartans by a final score of 72-68. The victory snapped a 17 game losing streak – dating back to 1991 – on the road to the Spartans. Victor Oladipo led the Hoosiers in scoring [...]
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.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 72-68 win over Michigan State on Tuesday at the Breslin Center.
Watch and listen to his postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
Quotes after the jump.
“Sometimes these games don’t live up to the hype. We played Michigan at home a few weeks ago for College Gameday and it...
This game was supposed to be about Michigan State. At least that’s what we were led to believe. This was the Spartans chance to take control of the Big Ten race, to make a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and to do so in front of their beloved hero, Magic Johnson.
Nobody, it seemed, wanted the Hoosiers to win this game. Few believed they could. Not the broadcasters...