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Inside the Hall:
Thoughts on an 80-64 victory over Illinois:
CHICAGO — Two D.J. Richardson free throws closed the gap to 60-52 with 8:17 to go, and you wondered: Would it happen again? Would the Illini make a late charge like they did all those weeks ago in Champaign and make a game of it after the Hoosiers had controlled it for so long?
Nope. Not this time, not this team. It was as close as Illinois would get the rest of the way, as Indiana simply wouldn’t allow for a collapse. It finished the game on a 20-12 run — enough for a comfortable 16-point victory and punctuated with a breakaway #nomee 360-degree slam from Victor Oladipo, who shut down a whining Brandon Paul (2-of-13) and posted yet another double-double (12 points, 11 boards).
Both teams would have difficulty adjusting to the United Center’s sight lines to begin the contest. By the second TV timeout, the Hoosiers and Illini were only a combined 5-of-19 from the floor. At half, the teams combined to shoot only 2-of-14 from distance. It was...
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He won’t claim to the be the best player in the the nation, in fact, Victor Oladipo will say that his Indiana Hoosiers’ teammate Cody Zeller is better than him, but anyone with a pulse that has watching college basketball this year cannot deny the greatness of junior guard in Bloomington. He put all his talents on display in Indiana’s thumping of Illinois in the Big 10 Tournament’s...
Indiana guard Victor Oladipo is arguably the best player in college basketball this season. Whatever the case, I think we can all agree he's the most exciting player in college basketball this season, because he regularly does amazing things like this:
A 360 dunk (that he made look easy) in the Big 10 Tournament... not bad. Oladipo (who also put...
Indiana Hoosiers star guard Victor Oladipo has been named the Sporting News Player of the Year.
Enjoy this thunderous, 360-dunk by Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament, again and again and again.
How does Victor Oladipo cap off a 80-64 thrashing of Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament? Oh, how about a 360-degree dunk. He had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the snoozer.
Indiana advances to face the winner of Michigan/Wisconsin.
As for the dunk, it was a dunk. Are you a huge fan of 360 dunks? Keep watching the GIF over and over and over until you get motion...
On Monday night, Michigan’s Trey Burke edged Victor Oladipo in the Big Ten player of the year voting.
Just a day later, Oladipo earned an award of his own.
The Sporting News named the Indiana junior the national player of the year on Tuesday. Cody Zeller was named the preseason player of the year by the publication.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Oladipo said Tuesday afternoon...
Indiana's Victor Oladipo pulls off an insane 360 dunk against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.
Entering this college basketball season, Victor Oladipo was not the Indiana Hoosiers baller that everyone was talking about as a future NBA lottery pick. Instead it was Cody Zeller. The stock of Cody Zeller is still high, but Oladipo draft stock is a must buy. Dipo, as the Indiana faithful refer to him is a tremendous leaper, and lockdown defender. His defense has always been there...
Brandon Paul scored 25 points and hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to lead Illinois to a 51-49 victory over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.
Illinois (22-11) led by as much as 12 but was trailing by three when D.J. Richardson nailed a 3 with 47 seconds left to tie it at 49. That basket came after the Illini missed four shots on the possession...
CHICAGO — Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 80-64 win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at the United Center.
Watch the complete press conference below and read a complete transcript after the jump:
THE MODERATOR: We’ll go ahead and get started with an opening statement from coach.
After escaping with an improbable win at Ann Arbor last Sunday, the Hoosiers have their eyes set on Chicago this weekend as they look to add a Big Ten tournament title to their outright regular-season crown.
To discuss the conference tourney, Podcast on the Brink co-hosts Matt Dollinger and Justin Albers talk to Rick Bozich of WDRB.com and get his take on IU’s chances and the fallout...
CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 80-64 win over Illinois.
Inside the Hall caught up with six Hoosiers — Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell — for their postgame reaction.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2006 with an 80-64 win over Illinois on Friday afternoon at the United Center.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s comfortable win over the Fighting Illini:
· Indiana’s balance reigns supreme: When the Hoosiers are at their best offensively, the ball is moving and that...
CHICAGO — The mood was somber in IU’s locker room following the Hoosiers’ 68-56 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
Inside the Hall caught up with Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell following IU’s exit at the United Center for postgame reaction.
Watch and listen...