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Inside the Hall:
In the days leading up to Indiana’s Sweet 16 game with Syracuse in the Verizon Center, much attention was paid to the health of the right shoulder of Jordan Hulls.
And that was with good reason.
After the IU senior was involved in a collision during the first half of IU’s win over Temple, he returned in the second half wearing extra support under his jersey and scored five key points to help the Hoosiers move on to Washington D.C.
In the locker room after that win, Maurice Creek told reporters that Hulls told teammates that he’d “have to cut his legs off to keep him from playing” in the second half.
With three days of rest leading into the Syracuse game and comments on Wednesday from Hulls that he’d be fine to play in the regional semifinal, it appeared that his shoulder injury would not be an issue. Hulls knocked down 3-pointers from all over the court in IU’s open practice on Wednesday and wasn’t wearing any extra support underneath his jersey.
But when the ball tipped against the...
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WASHINGTON — Jordan Hulls sat at his locker room in the Verizon Center, tears welling to his eyes when asked questions about the season and about his special senior class.
For four years, Hulls had dreamed of the opportunity he and his teammates had in front of them. They were a No. 1 seed, a favorite to reach the Final Four in Atlanta. All this after beginning from the very bottom...
With the 2012-2013 season complete, Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo have decisions to make in the near future concerning the 2013 NBA Draft with both players projected as lottery picks in most projections.
Here’s our latest edition of Draft watch, with a focus on the decision making process for each player, as well as a look at the stock of Christian Watford:
It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
If you tuned in to Syracuse’s 61-50 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in the second half you would’ve noticed Orange center Baye Keita sporting a bandage on his forehead. The video above shows you exactly why the Syracuse center needed a bandage after he landed face first on the court after attempting to block a Cody Zeller shot. The fall caused a laceration that was quickly...
Indiana junior guard Victor Oladipo has a big decision to make in the coming weeks regarding his basketball future.
As Syracuse overwhelmed the No. 1-seeded Hoosiers 61-50 on Thursday night, it became more evident than ever that Cody Zeller is not ready to play in the NBA. The 20-year-old Zeller, an All-Big Ten First Team choice who averaged 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 36 games, scored a measly 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting against the Orange (29-9, 11-7 Big East). Zeller, along...
Updates By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Indiana left Washington in a dour mood.
Tom Crean knows his team can't afford to let it linger if it intends to continue chasing another national championship banner.
After falling two wins short of their own expectations, making their first Final Four trip 2002, the Hoosiers headed home after Thursday's stinging loss to Syracuse...
Indiana’s inability to solve the zone of Syracuse, particularly in the first half, doomed them during Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen loss.
A look at four first half empty trips for the Hoosiers in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. As they did all season, the Hoosiers race down the court for a quick, easy look. Jordan Hulls is the ballhandler as Cody Zeller looks to fill a lane...
WASHINGTON — Indiana’s NCAA Tournament run came to a screeching halt on Thursday night in the Verizon Center as the top-seeded Hoosiers were dominated by fourth-seeded Syracuse, 61-50. After winning the Big Ten regular season championship and spending ten weeks atop the Associated Press top 25 poll, IU failed to advance any further than it did a season ago.
Here’s a look at...
Thoughts on a 61-50 loss to the Orange:
The dream dies tonight.
No Banner Six from this group, no march onwards to the Elite Eight for a matchup against Tom Crean’s former Marquette team. In a season filled with so much promise and so many expectations, the Hoosiers are done. They advance no further than last year’s Sweet Sixteen appearance, and it’s a disappointment.