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Trey Burke is still leading Mike Rothstein’s Player of the Year poll but only just barely as Victor Oladipo gains ground:
The Player of the Year race still feels wide open.
While Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke still has a hold on the top spot in the fourth Player of the Year poll, comprised of voters for the AP, Naismith, Robertson and Wooden Awards, a gaggle of people are keeping pace, most notably Indiana guard Victor Oladipo.
The junior entered the poll two weeks ago in fourth place and moved to second in our panel of 51 voters, including being in first or second place on every ballot but one that came in after Indiana’s 72-68 win over Michigan State on Tuesday night.
Cody Zeller leads the Ken Pomeroy Player of the Year calculator with Burke in third and Oladipo in fifth.
BEST OF MAXIM
via Lansing State Journal
As if Michigan State needed anymore reason to want to come into Crisler Center and knock off Michigan for the second time this season. Trey Burke just handed it to them on a silver platter.
Thursday on the Big Ten Network, Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke was asked who is the toughest team they have played this year. Mind you, Michigan went...
The road to the Big Ten championship goes through Ann Arbor.
The only problem? Michigan's going to need some help in order to be part of the battle.
After Indiana beat Michigan State on Tuesday, the top-ranked Hoosiers now have a one-game lead over the Spartans atop the conference. Michigan and Wisconsin, both with four losses, are another game back.
So why does Michigan play...
Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff. (Photo credit: Joe Eke/IU Athletics)
· Robert Mays of Grantland writes that he can’t remember watching a player whose “activity is so consistently useful” as that of Victor Oladipo.
· Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes that balance and depth and experience and leadership were all on full display for...
EAST LANSING, Mich. On two legs, Victor Oladipo might be the best player in college basketball.
As it turns out, the Indiana junior guard isn't bad on one leg, either.
Playing on a sprained ankle, Oladipo capped a big game by scoring six points in the final 45 seconds, allowing top-ranked Indiana to escape with its first win at Michigan State in 22 years, 72-68 on Tuesday...
Every time Victor Oladipo has a performance that you think he can’t top, he goes and does something like he did tonight…and totally exceeds himself!
Still dealing with a tender ankle, Oladipo made up for any physical limitations by playing perhaps the grittiest, toughest, smartest game of his career. As he does so often in big games, he made big play after big play, finishing...
No. 1 Indiana stormed into the Izzone last night with star player Victor Oladipo and his block party in tow. Oladipo and his 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and one block helped lift the Hoosiers to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State.
Ever since the very first time I heard him speak, during an interview at his first Hoosier Hysteria event back in 2010, I thought Victor Oladipo had a chance to one day become an all-time favorite of mine.
I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I remember feeling such a genuine excitement about being Bloomington – my beloved Bloomington – coming from this East Coast kid...
Resiliency. Moxie. Poise.
Those are just a few of the superlatives one could use to describe Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday night against the Michigan State Spartans, especially late in the game.
Relive The Thrilling Finish
Leading all players in both points (19), rebounds (9), and steals (5), Oladipo sure didn’t look or play like someone who had suffered a...
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Indiana moved to 6-1 in Big Ten road games with Tuesday night’s 72-68 win over Michigan State at the Breslin Center, the first win for the program in East Lansing since 1991. The Hoosiers have won fourth straight overall and now sit a game ahead of the Spartans in the Big Ten standings.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s second win over Michigan...
The Indiana Hoosiers proved once again why they are atop the college basketball world, as they defeated the #4 Michigan State Spartans by a final score of 72-68. The victory snapped a 17 game losing streak – dating back to 1991 – on the road to the Spartans. Victor Oladipo led the Hoosiers in scoring [...]
Indiana found itself down four points with under two minutes to play, but escaped East Lansing with its first victory since 1991 because it out-executed the Spartans down the stretch.
A detailed look at how it went down in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. WATFORD’S AND-1
Jordan Hulls comes up to the top of the key and receives a pass from Yogi Ferrell after he brought the...
This game was supposed to be about Michigan State. At least that’s what we were led to believe. This was the Spartans chance to take control of the Big Ten race, to make a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and to do so in front of their beloved hero, Magic Johnson.
Nobody, it seemed, wanted the Hoosiers to win this game. Few believed they could. Not the broadcasters...