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The Assembly Call:
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 with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 steals. His rebound putback, breakaway dunk, and two free throws iced the win…
…The first win for Indiana at the Breslin Center since 1991, which is what made this one of the most satisfying Indiana wins in recent memory.
In addition to Victor, Cody Zeller played a solid game, and Christian Watford made a number of big plays. Jordan Hulls hit big 3s, and Yogi Ferrell was outstanding defensively, harassing Keith Appling into a supbar performance against the Hoosiers.
We start the latest victorious episode of The Assembly Call talking about Victor’s superlative play and end it th...
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Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff. (Photo credit: Joe Eke/IU Athletics)
· Robert Mays of Grantland writes that he can’t remember watching a player whose “activity is so consistently useful” as that of Victor Oladipo.
· Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes that balance and depth and experience and leadership were all on full display for...
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...
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.
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...
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 [...]
Indiana found itself down four points with under two minutes to play, but escaped East Lansing with its first victory since 1991 because it out-executed the Spartans down the stretch.
A detailed look at how it went down in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. WATFORD’S AND-1
Jordan Hulls comes up to the top of the key and receives a pass from Yogi Ferrell after he brought the...
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.
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 road to the Big Ten championship goes through Ann Arbor.
The only problem? Michigan's going to need some help in order to be part of the battle.
After Indiana beat Michigan State on Tuesday, the top-ranked Hoosiers now have a one-game lead over the Spartans atop the conference. Michigan and Wisconsin, both with four losses, are another game back.
So why does Michigan play...
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...