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Less than a week after being named to the preseason top 50 list for the John Wooden Award, Indiana senior Christian Watford and sophomore Cody Zeller find themselves on another preseason award watch.
The Naismith Award, given annually to the top player nationally in men’s basketball, announced Tuesday morning that Watford and Zeller are two of seven Big Ten players receiving early consideration for the award.
According to a press release from the Naismith Award, the 50-player list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors. The criteria for selection includes performance from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-2013 college basketball season.
Michigan’s Trey Burke, Ohio State’s Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas, Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe and Penn State’s Tim Frazier were also selected.
Indiana’s last Naismith Award winner was Calbert Cheaney in 1993.
Scott May also won the award in 1976, the same year the Hoosiers went undefeated and won their third nation...
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Cody Zeller was ill on Monday night, but his on court performance didn’t reflect it. IU’s star sophomore scored 22 points as No. 1 Indiana rolled past North Dakota State. The Minute After » Notebook: Abell stays perfect » Video: Crean, players react » Photo Gallery »
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...
While it will be hard for Indiana’s Tom Crean to land a recruit that will have a larger impact than Cody Zeller has had on the program in the last couple of years, he certainly came close Saturday night when Rivals’ #8-ranked 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh gave his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers.
The development of Cody Zeller at IU is a major selling point Tom Crean can give big...
Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night. Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half, and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off pesky North Dakota State 87-61.
Zeller finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Abell scored a career-high 14, including seven straight during the run that...
Thoughts on a 87-61 win over the Bison:
I. It is early, and grand, bold proclamations about anything at this juncture are’t wise. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb with this: These Hoosiers are playmakers. Go on down the line: Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Will Sheehey, Remy Abell, Jeremy Hollowell — these cats can ball. Tougher...
The No. 1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers may have the nation’s best player in Sophomore superstar Cody Zeller, and may have a steller returning group including Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey, and Christian Watford, but a Freshman Point Guard named Yogi may be the missing puzzle piece that pushes them to a sixth banner. The [...]
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The No. 1 Hoosiers seemed to lack energy early in Monday night’s game against North Dakota State. They were out of position at times on defense, and they too often settled for contested shots.
But in the second half, that energy level picked up. Indiana was flying around and making hustle plays, finally giving the large Assembly Hall crowd a reason to cheer. A primary reason for...
Inside the Hall had the opportunity to speak with CBS Sports lead college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg on Wednesday afternoon to preview the upcoming season with a heavy emphasis on the Hoosiers.
Kellogg is touring on behalf of the Capital One Cup, which awards a combined $400,000 annually to the best men’s and best women’s Division I athletics programs in the country for...
Signing day is finally here.
All six recruits from IU’s class of 2013 are expected to ink their national letters of intent during the early signing period and formally commit to play for the Hoosiers next season.
To break it all down, ITH founder Alex Bozich joins hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein for this week’s show.
Among the topics discussed this week:
· A closer...
Cody Zeller and his teammates were not themselves Monday night.
The 7-foot center had an excuse - he was sick. His teammates looked like they caught the same bug.
Fortunately, the Hoosiers found a remedy at halftime.
Zeller, Remy Abell and Jeremy Hollowell turned the game with a second-half run that finally allowed No. 1 Indiana to pull away to an 87-61 victory over pesky North...
Indiana junior Will Sheehey, junior Victor Oladipo and assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson met with the media Wednesday to preview Thursday’s game at Assembly Hall with Sam Houston State.
Watch and listen to all three press conferences in the embedded media players below:
Tom Crean joined Mike Greenburg and Mark Schlereth on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio on Wednesday and talked about a variety of topics, including Jim and John Harbaugh, the rebuilding process at Indiana, the Big Handsome nickname for Cody Zeller, upcoming games in the Legends Classic and more.
Here’s a transcript of some of what Crean had to say:
Jim and John...