Found November 16, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
A lot of basketball coaches love chewing gum. Some of my fondest memories from college involve Jim Calhoun aggressively chewing on a piece of gum in an attempt to stop himself from chewing out a UConn player. Apparently Indiana coach Tom Crean is also a gum-chewer. In fact, chewing gum during games is so important to him that he’s willing to pop a piece in his mouth after dropping it on the floor. As you can see in the clip above from SportsCenter’s “Not Top 10″ on Friday morning, Crean accidentally fumbled a fresh piece of gum onto the court during Indiana’s 99-45 win over Sam Houston State Thursday night and adhered to the five-second rule. After catching a ton of flack, he tried to explain himself on Twitter. “The gum I dropped tonight was a fresh piece of Dentyne Ice,” Crean wrote. “No 5 second rule was in effect. Now, even if it was used, it wouldn’t matter. Branch McCracken Court at ASSEMBLY HALL is the cleanest and greatest court around.” Listen Tom, I ain’t mad at ya. Truth...
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Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean dropped some gum on the floor during Thursday's NCAA basketball game against Sam Houston State, but had absolutely no qualms about picking up the gum and putting it right back in his mouth.
Crean explained himself on Twitter and used the opportunity to pander to the faithful Indiana fans:
The gum I dropped tonight was a fresh piece...
Indiana sophomore seven-footer Cody Zeller pumped in 22 points in Monday night’s win against North Dakota State.
A look at four scores where the big man flashed his offensively versatility outside the low post in the latest edition of Film Session.
Zeller jostles for position down low as Jordan Hulls looks to get the ball into him:
Zeller gets around in front of Marshall...
On a night when he registered his 1,000th point in the cream and crimson, Jordan Hulls also tallied five assists — a few in impressive fashion.
A look at three such dishes in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. Hulls looks to get an entry pass into Cody Zeller:
With nothing doing he swings it to Victor Oladipo. Zeller comes up from the post area and sets a ball screen for Oladipo...
It seemed only fitting that Jordan Hulls would achieve a scoring milestone by knocking down a 3-pointer. It’s Hulls’ signature shot, after all, and a shot he’s been able to focus on even more this season with the addition of Yogi Ferrell.
In Thursday night’s 99-45 win against Sam Houston State, Hulls knocked down an open 3 from the top of the key to record his 1,000th-point...
Thoughts on a 99-45 win over the Bearkats:
I. Indiana breezed through their first two regular season contests, but tonight was just another level. Unlike the first two wins that started a little slow, Indiana was all gas, no brakes from the start here and this thing reached blowout territory before the halftime buzzer even sounded. It was, to quote the great offensive cliché, a...
Indiana senior Christian Watford (23 points, six rebounds), senior Jordan Hulls (10 points, five assists and five rebounds) and junior Will Sheehey (18 points, five rebounds) met with the media following the Hoosiers’ 99-45 win over Sam Houston State on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below: