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No. 1 Indiana will have a new look Saturday against in-state rival Butler.
Forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea and center Peter Jurkin are expected to make their college debuts after serving NCAA-imposed nine-game suspensions. The return of the two freshmen couldn't come at a better time.
Indiana (9-0) lost sophomore forward Austin Etherington with a season-ending fractured left kneecap last weekend and is still without senior forward Derek Elston.
Butler (7-2) is looking for its first win in three tries against a No. 1 team. The Bulldogs last faced the nation's top-ranked team in 1980. Butler has beaten three power-conference schools this season.
Saturday's second game at the Crossroads Classic, a doubleheader among the state's four biggest schools, features No. 22 Notre Dame and Purdue, who last met in 1966.
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Check out the video. Butler sophomore walk-on Alex Barlow hit the game-winning shot as the unranked Bulldogs handed Indiana its first loss of the season, 88-86 in overtime. It was a floater. The ball bounced off the backboard and the rim four times before going in. The shot was amazing. Even more amazing — Barlow had averaged just .08 points per game before the big one against the Hoosiers.
Tom Crean’s recruiting philosophy has always been fairly clear during his tenure at Indiana: Pursue players that will fit your program — no matter where they are ranked — and develop them.
Crean didn’t always get highly-touted recruits during his first several years in Bloomington, but they all fit his philosophy. Even though coaches at other major college programs ignored...
Victor Oladipo (18 points), Yogi Ferrell (12 points) and Cody Zeller (18 points) met with the media following No. 1 Indiana’s 88-86 overtime loss to Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:
Clark Kellogg is one of the most descriptive sports announcers on TV.When describing Indiana’s freshmen forward, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, who was making his debut with the Hoosiers, Kellog said he’s “packed like a box of fried rice. He’s tight!”An audience on a cooking show may expect to hear something like this but certainly not one watching basketball.
In the state of Indiana, basketball is more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle. This holds especially true with fans of the Indiana Hoosiers. Take this fan, for instance. It’s not uncommon for people to put up a light display that is a tribute to their favorite team, but these Hoosiers fan took it to a whole new level.
With 14,000 total lights and a total cost of $10,000, we’d...
We get it that Indiana basketball fans are passionate. There’s nothing wrong with loving and supporting your teams, but this latest act by some Hoosiers crazies has taken things too far. The Girardot Family has turned their home into a destination for all IU crazies by spending $10,000 on a light display that, get this, pays tribute to a REGULAR season win.
Yep, you read that right…a...
INDIANAPOLIS — Cody Zeller didn’t provide much of an answer when he was asked about Indiana’s effort on the glass in Saturday’s 88-86 overtime loss to Butler in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
While the final rebounding numbers showed Butler with just a 40-38 edge overall, the Hoosiers (9-1) allowed Butler to rebound 48.1 of its misses, a season-high for...
Fred Glass knew what Indiana basketball was supposed to look like. Glass graduated from IU in 1980, and he was at Assembly Hall for numerous games during the Bob Knight era.
When Glass took over as Indiana’s Athletics Director in 2009, the basketball program he saw wasn’t what he remembered. It was left in shambles by Kelvin Sampson and would take time to rebuild.
But while some...
No. 1 Indiana, which has been playing short-handed all season, is getting reinforcements.
On Saturday, 6-foot-8 forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea and 7-foot center Peter Jurkin are expected to make their college debuts after completing an NCAA-imposed nine-game suspension. All the Hoosiers have to do now is figure out how to work the two freshmen into the lineup against in-state rival...
Can Butler pull off another upset and knock off No. 1 Indiana in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this weekend?
The Hoosiers face their first real challenge since dominating No. 21 North Carolina in Assembly Hall two weeks ago.
To break down IU’s matchup with the Bulldogs, Indianapolis Star Butler beat writer David Woods and Inside The Hall’s Ryan Corazza join...