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Tom Crean, as well as Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Jordan Hulls, addressed the media on Saturday in anticipation of Sunday’s bout with the Temple Owls.
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Complete transcript after the jump.
THE MODERATOR: We’re now being joined by Indiana student?athletes Christian Oladipo, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Cody Zeller. We’ll open up the floor for questions.
Q. Victor, I know you faced a lot of good offensive players over the course of the years, a defensive stopper. Can you just talk about Khalif Wyatt’s game and what presents a unique challenge in slowing him down, a guy who likes to get to the line a lot.
VICTOR OLADIPO: He’s a really good player. I’ve been watching him throughout the year. He’s the best player in our league. That’s why he won Player of the Year in that league.
He does a lot of good things well, a lot of different things in order to score the ball. If I get drawn to him in an assignment, I’m going to have to do...
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Thanks to a late block by Christian Watford and a 3-pointer by Victor Oladipo, top-seeded Indiana is headed back to the Sweet 16 following a 58-52 win over Temple. The Minute After » Photo Gallery » Video: Players react »
Watch and listen below as Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo answer questions from the media after Indiana’s third round NCAA Tournament win over Temple on Sunday:
You can read a full transcript here.
Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/oladipo-stars-late-as-indiana-holds-off-temple
One play. That is all that it takes to turn a game around or establish control. Something has to happen. Someone has to make "the play" to get it started. On Sunday with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line and down by two the Hoosiers needed just such a play.
And they got it in the form of a killer block from Christian Watford.
The Hoosiers shut out Temple the rest...
Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional.
The Hoosiers (29-6) trailed by four with 2:56 left, but closed with a big run to advance to the round of 16 for the second straight year.
Indiana will play No. 4 seed Syracuse...
DAYTON, Ohio — In a lot of ways, Temple’s Khalif Wyatt and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo are spitting images of one another. Both were under recruited and overlooked by most of the country when they were in high school, and both have blossomed into two of the best players in college basketball.
Wyatt, the player of the year in the stacked Atlantic 10 Conference, was rated as just...
DAYTON, Ohio — For the second straight season, Indiana is headed back to the Sweet 16. The Hoosiers, who trailed Temple for most of the second half, scored the game’s final 10 points in a 58-52 victory and now march on to Washington D.C. to face Syracuse.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over Temple:
· The block is bigger than the shot: It won’t be replayed...
DAYTON, Ohio — Yogi Ferrell is often ignored and overlooked because, frankly, you can’t talk about everybody at the same time. Ferrell happens to play on a team with guys named Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller with a coach named Tom Crean. There aren’t enough headlines to go around.
But if you spend any amount of time around the Indiana program, you know how important Ferrell...
Thoughts on a 83-62 win against the Dukes:
This was how it was supposed to go. Indiana did not mess around, did not let the Dukes for a second think an upset was brewing. Yogi Ferrell, with JMU perhaps keying on Cody Zeller and all the shooters around him, hit on drives at the rim and from beyond the arc. He scored the Hoosiers’ first nine points as JMU scored none. 9-0 Hoosiers...
Terrific matchup of Victor Oladipo on Khalif Wyatt. One of best perimeter defenders in nation against one of best contested shooters.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 24, 2013
Just a quick observation while writing: Khalif Wyatt is having his way with Victor Oladipo. Surprising.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 24, 2013
It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty. And Hoosier Nation collectively has no more nails to chew. But it was a victory, and it was thoroughly satisfying, and it propels Indiana to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season.
Despite trailing for most of the second half, Indiana defeated Temple 58-52 today. The Owls – Khalif Wyatt especially – deserve a huge tip of the cap for...
For all intents and purposes the Indiana Hoosiers basketball program ascended back to a level of greatness that it hasn't seen since the early 1990's with a 58-52 win over Temple Sunday giving them a spot in the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years for the first time under Tom Crean.
The game was a close one, and it times the IU Faithful had to be just a little bit nervous....
JMU plays No. 1 Indiana at 4:10, and the JMUSB has it covered. [JMUSB]
Get ready with this really fantastic JMU video feature. [SB Nation]
It appears the JMU players have a little rap about their coach. [Bog]
Read the behind-the-fandom of JMU’s purple-painted fan. [Bog]
Indiana’s Victor Oladipo knows a lot about JMU, actually. [USAT Sports]
There’s a giant inflatable Hoyas...
It's tough enough living up to the lofty expectations of those die-hard Hoosiers fans, born and bred to bleed crimson and cream.
This March, Indiana carries an even heavier weight.
The White House is watching.
President Obama, the nation's basketballer-in-chief, has picked the Hoosiers to be NCAA champions.
''It's nice,'' Indiana coach Tom Crean said...