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Inside the Hall:
Alabama native says Bloomington is his home
By Justin Albers
Christian Watford’s path to Indiana wasn’t at all similar to that of the two guys who will be honored with him at Tuesday’s Senior Night at Assembly Hall. Unlike Jordan Hulls and Derek Elston, Watford didn’t grow up in the state. He joined the Hoosiers from Birmingham, Ala. and wasn’t a household name when he stepped on campus for the first time.
So when Indiana struggled through the first two years of Watford’s career, there wasn’t as much pressure for him to stay. It was unlike the situation of Hulls and Elston, who would be abandoning their state school if they bolted during the program’s turmoil.
Watford could have transferred. Other out-of-state recruits did. And he admits now that the thought crossed his mind at some point.
But Watford didn’t leave. Despite the external pressure to do so and the occasional questions from his family, Watford decided to stick it out. He and his family believed in the process.
BEST OF MAXIM
For the fourth time this season, Indiana bounced back from a loss with a convincing win. With Saturday’s 73-60 win over Iowa, the Hoosiers notched their 25th win of the season and moved a step closer to clinching a Big Ten regular season championship.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over the Hawkeyes:
· Defense shines through: Both teams shot the ball poorly...
Indiana’s regular offensive weapons weren’t contributing. Jordan Hulls continued to struggle against Iowa (0-of-17 in two games this season), Christian Watford didn’t make a single field goal, and Victor Oladipo spent considerable time on the bench with foul trouble.
That left freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell, who rarely makes headlines for his scoring, to carry a heavier...
Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller met with the media Monday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Tuesday with Ohio State at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 67-58 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media player below:
Faced with a career full of obstacles, Elston still found ways to contribute
By Justin Albers
Derek Elston and the rest of his class stepped onto campus in 2009, not knowing what to expect. Elston had honored his commitment to the Hoosiers despite a coaching change, but this wasn’t what he signed up for.
Elston, a Tipton, Ind. native, committed to the Hoosiers in Sept. 2007 as...
Freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 19 points in Indiana’s 73-60 win over the Hawkeyes on Saturday night. His scoring was aided by a strong night at the line (8-of-10), but Ferrell also flashed some serious skill in penetrating off the perimeter for scores at the rim.
A look at three such drives and a jumper from Ferrell in the latest edition of Film Session...
Tuesday Night is senior night for the Indiana Hoosiers, and three players in particular — Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston will be taking the court one last time in Bloomington as they take on the 14th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
I was going to say it’s been a bumpy ride for these three seniors, but I don’t think that quite does them justice.
Joining an Indiana...
The Indiana Hoosiers hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on Tuesday night. It marked the final regular season game of the year at the historic venue, as well as Senior Night for a trio of Hoosiers: Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston.The Buckeyes effectively came in and dampened the spirits of the night by pulling off a 67-58 victory over second-ranked Indiana...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- No. 14 Ohio State (21-7, 11-5 Big Ten) travels to play second-ranked Indiana (25-4, 13-3) on Tuesday night as the Big Ten's wacky regular-season starts to wind down.
The Hoosiers already have captured a share of the conference title. To win it outright for the first time since 1993, they need to beat the Buckeyes or win at No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.
It was a night of mixed emotions in Assembly Hall.
The first emotions were not good ones, as the Hoosiers were out-toughed and out-hustled by a visiting Ohio State team clearly intent on exacting revenge for the Columbus beatdown IU delivered last month. Vengeance attained.
But the disappointment of the loss was soon replaced by immense pride for all IU fans, as Derek Elston, Jordan...
Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford came to Indiana to hang banners.
They will always be viewed as something far greater in Bloomington: The Cornerstones.
Instead of fleeing from a program coming off a six-win season, which was reeling from NCAA-imposed sanctions and had become a laughingstock around the Big Ten and the country, this trio embraced the challenge and...