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Cody Zeller had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Christian Watford had a career-high 15 boards, leading No. 1 Indiana to a 97-54 rout of Bryant in the season opener.
The Hoosiers (1-0) have won 15 consecutive openers and 28 straight home openers.
Bryant (0-1) was led by Alex Francis with 15 points and Frankie Dobbs with 12 in its first game as a full-time Division I member - and the first meeting in school history against a No. 1 team.
It was no match.
Bryant took a brief 15-14 lead midway through the first half, but freshman Yogi Ferrell made two free throws to start an 11-0 run that gave Indiana control. The Hoosiers followed with a 13-3 run and closed the half with a 10-0 spurt to go up 48-28.
The victory came on the same night athletic director Fred Glass announced coach Tom Crean agreed to a two-year contract extension.
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Indiana's Cody Zeller is back, and he's bigger and better than ever.
The preseason All-American has grown one-half inch and added 10 to 15 pounds of muscle. He's worked on his 3-point shot and hopes to include that in this season's repertoire, too, after not attempting a 3 all last season.
And he's the biggest reason the Hoosiers are ranked No. 1 as they head...
No. 1 Indiana enters Friday’s opener against Bryant with a thin frontcourt as a result of an injury to Derek Elston and suspensions to Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin. But those setbacks haven’t put a damper on the team’s excitement to tip off the season.
After earning preseason accolades, gracing magazine covers and having countless pieces written by the national media...
Cody Zeller and Christian Watford gladly welcomed Bryant into the world of big-time college basketball Friday night.
It was ugly.
The 7-foot center and 6-9 forward combined for 33 points and 25 rebounds, overwhelming an undersized foe and leading No.1 Indiana to a 97-54 season-opening victory.
''One of the things is they had a huge size advantage and they have the best...
Indiana senior Christian Watford, sophomore Cody Zeller, associate head coach Tim Buckley and coach Tom Crean met with the media Thursday to preview Friday’s season opener at Assembly Hall with Bryant.
Watch and listen to all three press conferences in the embedded media players below:
Thoughts on a 97-54 win against the Bulldogs:
I. Indiana’s lack of frontcourt depth was not an issue in this one. Bryant didn’t have much size. And the size the Bulldogs did have was dominated by Cody Zeller. Both Andrew Scocca and Vlad Kondratyev fouled out, as neither had much of a chance once Zeller got the ball on the block and went to work. When Zeller went to the bench...
The expectation became reality on Friday night when point guards Yogi Ferrell and Jordan Hulls started together in No. 1 Indiana’s season opening win against Bryant. Much has been made throughout the offseason about whether Ferrell and Hulls — both small guards — can play well enough defensively to play on the court together.
The two guards passed their first test on Friday...
Jordan Hulls walks into Assembly Hall wearing a T-shirt that reads "How Sweet It Is," a phrase intended to celebrate Indiana's return to the NCAA tournament regional semifinals last spring.
This fall, those words have a whole new meaning.
After spending three years in the abyss and another year trying to prove themselves, the Hoosiers are ranked No. 1 and squarely...
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass told a soldout crowd Friday night that the school had agreed with coach Tom Crean on a two-year contract extension, keeping him with the Hoosiers through the 2019-20 season.
His base salary will increase from approximately $2.52 million per year to $3.16 million. The deal also includes performance bonuses based on Academic Progress Rate scores...
Photo credit: IndianaMBB on Twitter
Just moments before the tip-off of tonight’s season opener at Assembly Hall, Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass announced a contract extension for Tom Crean that will keep him in Bloomington through at least the 2020 season.
Here’s the full release from IU media relations. Inside the Hall will have more on this developing story.
In the most anticipated season opener in Bloomington in more than 20 years, Indiana did not disappoint. The Hoosiers had six scorers in double figures in a 97-54 rout of Bryant. The Minute After » Crean contract extended » Notebook » Video: Crean reacts » Video: Players react » Photos »
With last Thursday’s game against Indiana Wesleyan not hitting the Big Ten Network until Wednesday, the inaugural Film Session comes a little late this season. Onwards.
Indiana Wesleyan got off to a hot start against Indiana last Thursday thanks to an early barrage of open 3-point looks the Wildcats knocked down. A look at what went wrong for the Hoosiers defensively on three...
The 2012-13 college basketball tip-off is upon us as the action gets underway on Friday. There’s a long way to go before the madness of March, but here are the five most important and influential players to watch this season:
1. Christian Watford — Indiana Hoosiers
The 6-foot-9 wing forward is not a typical wing forward because his size is more consistent with a power forward...