Found January 07, 2013 on Inside the Hall:
Big-ten-basketball
Thoughts on a 74-51 win against the Nittany Lions: I. Slow starts have befallen the Hoosiers on occasion this season, but save for an early 3-2 deficit, they established themselves as the dominant team from the onset in this one. They were aggressive on both ends of the floor — their patented mix of turning defense into offense in transition and ball movement and making the extra pass in the halfcourt. And the sometimes-energy-deficient Christian Watford was anything but during Indiana’s early stretch which pushed the lead out to double digits — where it remained for much of the night. Watford had eight of Indiana’s first 10 points thanks to a 3-pointer and two scores at the bucket, the second of which he converted into a three-point play after getting fouled. By half, Watford had 13 points and five boards. By the time he left the floor late in the second half, he had 16 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting. When he’s got it going — and specifically when he’s finding the ba...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Notebook: Watford’s start fuels IU in comfortable road win

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Christian Watford set the tone with a 13-point first half Monday and the Hoosier defense took care of the rest as No. 5 Indiana set down an overmatched Penn State team, 74-51. Thanks mostly to Watford, the Hoosiers (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) were hot early against the Nittany Lions (8-6, 0-2). Indiana led 44-27 at halftime and despite a sloppy second half that included...

HD Video: Hulls, Watford react to win at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Christian Watford (16 points, eight rebounds) and Jordan Hulls (14 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 74-51 win over Penn State on Monday night at the Bryce-Jordan Center. Watch and listen to reaction from both IU seniors in the embedded media players below: Tim Gilbert is a sophomore at Penn State majoring in print journalism and is a Daily...

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win at Penn State

Indiana started off 2013 with an impressive performance as the Hoosiers crushed Penn State 74-51 on Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s fifth straight win: · What road problems? Yes, Indiana finished 3-6 last year on the road in the Big Ten. But dating back to last season, the Hoosiers are now 4-1 over their last five true road...

Indiana Hoosiers – #2 Big Ten college basketball power rankings

Indiana Coach: Tom Crean (4 seasons at Indiana 82-84) Overall 272-180, 13 years 2011-12: Record 27-9 overall, 11-7 in Big Ten (5th) Starters Returning (5) Jordan Halls, Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey Preseason Tournament: Legends Classic Top Non-Conference Games: vs. North Carolina, vs. Butler Sat Out: Maurice Creek (injury) Yes, Indiana Basketball...

No. 5 Indiana 74, Penn St. 51

Christian Watford scored 16 points, Jordan Hulls added 14 and No. 5 Indiana used a big first-half run to race past Penn State 74-51 on Monday night. The Hoosiers' breakneck offense could rarely be stopped in the first half before the pace slowed down in a sloppy second half. But it barely mattered after Indiana (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) built a 19-point lead in the first half behind...

USAAAB: Penn State commit Garrett Sickels

SAN ANTONIO -- Four-star defensive Garrett Sickels, a Penn State commit, saw time at defensive tackle in the U.S. Army-American Bowl. It was a learning experience, and after the game he spoke about it as well as coach Bill O'Brien remaining at Penn State.

Penn State Welcomes Seven Newcomers

January enrollees include star tight end Breneman and a trio of quarterbacks. They are on campus taking classes for the spring semester.

No. 5 Hoosiers Roll Over Penn State

Outmanned Nittany Lions have no answers for an Indiana team expected to contend for an NCAA title.

No. 9 Penn St. 76, Michigan St. 55

Nikki Greene wasn't worried about Penn State's offense against Michigan State's second-ranked scoring defense. When the Nittany Lions scored nearly as many points in the second half as the Spartans had been allowing in entire games, her team's focus on defense made perfect sense. Green had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-55 win Sunday afternoon. The backcourt...

Scout 300 -- Hackenberg Earns Fifth Star

Fork Union (Va.) High quarterback and Penn State commit Christian Hackenberg was awarded a fifth star in the last Scout 300 rankings for the 2013 class, and he spoke about its significance. In all, there are four Penn State commits on the list.

IU-Penn State Postgame Show

Penn State took a 3-2 lead…and then the Hoosiers asserted their dominance. A big early run, keyed by aggressive offensive play from Christian Watford, put Indiana up by double digits, and Penn State never got any closer. The Hoosiers weren’t particularly sharp in the second half, but they didn’t need to be, en route to a 74-51 road win. Jordan Hulls found his shooting stroke...

AD Joyner Meets the Press

Penn State's acting athletic director fielded questions on football coach Bill O’Brien and more in the Beaver Stadium Media Room Monday. Get a recap and see the video of his comments.

FOS TV: O’Brien’s Opening Statement

The Penn State football coach began his postseason PC by expounding on a number of topics. See the entire statement, which lasted nearly 15 minutes, from the front of the Beaver Stadium Media Room.

Preview: Wisconsin at Nebraska

After outlasting Penn State Thursday, Wisconsin looks to win its eighth road conference opener in its last nine tries by taking on Nebraska Sunday afternoon in Lincoln.

The B1G Time Roundball Preview: Indiana travels to Happy Valley

There's just one game on the docket for Monday and it's a Top 5 team taking on a Penn State team looking to hold serve at home. Can the Nittany Lions pull off the upset, or does Indiana have too much firepower? Find out in our video preview of Monday's action:
Hoosiers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.