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It's tough enough living up to the lofty expectations of those die-hard Hoosiers fans, born and bred to bleed crimson and cream.
This March, Indiana carries an even heavier weight.
The White House is watching.
President Obama, the nation's basketballer-in-chief, has picked the Hoosiers to be NCAA champions.
''It's nice,'' Indiana coach Tom Crean said of the presidential seal of approval. ''It's really good. But I'm also concerned that someone said that he was 1-3 in his picks before. You hope he's right on this one.''
Strapped with a No. 1 ranking almost since the season tipped off in November, the Hoosiers (27-6) will be overwhelming favorites on Friday when they meet No. 16 seed James Madison in the first round of the East Regional. It's essentially a warm-up game for the the Big Ten's regular-season champions, but Crean knows his players won't overlook the fearless Dukes (21-14), who beat LIU Brooklyn on Wed...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Indiana's Victor Oladipo has spent the last three years working to become a better basketball player.
They don't get much better than this.
The overlooked high school recruit has devoted countless hours in the gym to working on his shot, to become a defensive stopper, and now the effervescent son of Nigerian...
DAYTON, Ohio — In a lot of ways, Temple’s Khalif Wyatt and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo are spitting images of one another. Both were under recruited and overlooked by most of the country when they were in high school, and both have blossomed into two of the best players in college basketball.
Wyatt, the player of the year in the stacked Atlantic 10 Conference, was rated as just...
Indiana’s Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford and Cody Zeller, as well as coach Tom Crean, addressed the media earlier this afternoon in Dayton, Ohio to preview tomorrow’s game with James Madison.
Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:
Transcript after the jump.
THE MODERATOR: We’re now being joined by Indiana student-athletes...
by Dale Yarborough
ACC Bureau Reporter
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The eastern bracket of this year’s NCAA tournament will be a battle between powerhouse teams like Miami, Indiana, Syracuse, and Marquette who are all trying to solidify a place in the Final Four. Teams like Butler, NC State, and Illinois all have a win against...
As Indiana enters the 2013 NCAA Tournament, expectations couldn’t be higher. After winning the regular season Big Ten title, the Hoosiers are battle tested and possess the experience and talent necessary to make a run to this year’s Final Four in Atlanta. If that run is to become reality, there’s plenty Indiana must do well to continue advancing in the tournament.
DAYTON, Ohio — Yogi Ferrell is often ignored and overlooked because, frankly, you can’t talk about everybody at the same time. Ferrell happens to play on a team with guys named Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller with a coach named Tom Crean. There aren’t enough headlines to go around.
But if you spend any amount of time around the Indiana program, you know how important Ferrell...
Indiana/ (Long Island/ James Madison)- Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo could play this game 2 on 5 and still win.
NC State/ Temple- NC State had a disappointing season but they turned it out in the postseason last year. They have too much talent for Temple with CJ Leslie and Lorenzo Brown.
UNLV/ California- These teams already meant this season with UNLV winning by a point...
One down, five to go.
In a wild first round of play in the NCAA tournament, the Indiana Hoosiers methodically dispatched 16th seeded James Madison with little fanfare.
It was a fun game to watch as the Hoosiers’ high-scoring offense returned to its usual form in their 83-62 victory over the Dukes. Yogi Ferrell set the tone immediately by having the best first half of his career...
Tom Crean, as well as Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Jordan Hulls, addressed the media on Saturday in anticipation of Sunday’s bout with the Temple Owls.
Watch the players:
Complete transcript after the jump.
THE MODERATOR: We’re now being joined by Indiana student?athletes Christian Oladipo, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Cody Zeller. We’ll...
JMU plays No. 1 Indiana at 4:10, and the JMUSB has it covered. [JMUSB]
Get ready with this really fantastic JMU video feature. [SB Nation]
It appears the JMU players have a little rap about their coach. [Bog]
Read the behind-the-fandom of JMU’s purple-painted fan. [Bog]
Indiana’s Victor Oladipo knows a lot about JMU, actually. [USAT Sports]
There’s a giant inflatable Hoyas...
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ATLANTA -- The Miami Hurricanes and their fans surely thought they deserved 1-seed recognition. After all, Miami became the first team in history to win the ACC regular season and tournament titles and not be handed top-seed honors.
As a reward, Jim Larranaga's bunch gets Indiana, a team that reached the top of the national polls multiple times this...