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Sometimes he gets lost in the box score because of the seasons Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are having, but it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore Christian Watford.
A look at the numbers: Watford has scored in double figures in all 12 Big Ten games, and in 15 straight games overall. During that stretch, he’s pulled down at least eight rebounds on eight occasions, and he has two double-doubles. Dating back to last season, Watford has scored in double figures in 17 straight Big Ten games.
In Wednesday night’s 76-47 win over Nebraska, it was more of the same from the senior forward. Watford had 13 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes.
There are many reasons why the Hoosiers have returned to the No. 1 spot in the rankings, but Watford’s prowess on the defensive glass and acceptance of his role is one of the primary ones.
“He has been playing with a lot of confidence,” junior forward Will Sheehey said. “I think it comes off of his defensive rebounding. You get a couple of boards, a...
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Tom Crean, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview No. 1 Indiana’s Wednesday meeting with Nebraska.
Watch and listen to both press conferences in the embedded media players below:
Maurice Creek, Christian Watford and Will Sheehey met with the media following Indiana’s 76-47 win over Nebraska on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
At times it lacked the energy of the marquee games we’ve seen this season inside Assembly Hall, but Indiana kept pace with Michigan State in the Big Ten standings on Wednesday night with a 76-47 dismantling of Nebraska.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from Indiana’s 10th conference win:
· Nebraska was able to slow Indiana down … and still lost by 29. Nebraska stuck to its...
Larry Bird’s 21-year-old son, Connor Bird, was arrested at Indiana University Sunday after he allegedly tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with a car. He is facing multiple preliminary charges, including battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.
According to Bill McCleery, Indianapolis Star:
Trouble began, police said, after...
The Hoosiers pumped in 1.22 points per possession against a stingy Ohio State defense en route to their 81-68 victory in Columbus on Sunday afternoon. Victor Oladipo (26 points), Cody Zeller (24 points) and Christian Watford (20 points) led the way. While Zeller got plenty of scores and trips to the line via post-ups, he also was the benefactor of some buckets out of a two-man game...
The 4th-ranked University of Louisville baseball program will open its 2013 campaign on Friday evening when the Cardinals face the Indiana Hoosiers in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge.
For the first ten minutes of the game, the Cornhuskers’ tentative and meticulous pacing managed to slow the Hoosiers down to a crawl.
In Wisconsin-like fashion, Nebraska clogged the lane, committed hard fouls, and absolutely refused to give up any easy baskets, effectively knocking Indiana out of any kind of rhythm.
With a 9:53 to go in the first, Jordan Tyrance hit two free throws...
On Saturday at 2:00 ET, the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (22-3, 10-2 B10) will host the Purdue Boilermakers (12-13, 5-7 B10) as part of Rivalry Week on ESPN.
Jerod, Ryan, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Purdue Gameday Info
Date: Saturday, February 16th
Time: 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT
Announcers: Bob Wischusen and Dan Dakich
For the third straight year, Tom Crean will bring a McDonald’s All-American to Bloomington.
Cody Zeller was Crean’s first McDonald’s All-American in 2011 and Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell was selected in 2012. The latest Indiana signee to get the prestigious nod is Noah Vonleh.
Vonleh will be on the East roster and is the only Big Ten recruit in the game. The 24-man roster was announced...
Coming on the heels of perhaps the most impressive performance a Tom Crean IU team has had, the Hoosiers came out a little sluggish tonight. It’s understandable.
But an early second half explosion, keyed by Victor Oladipo hustle (go figure), got the Hoosiers going. They ultimately took care of business at home over Nebraska, 76-47.
Cody Zeller had a strong second half and led the...
On Wednesday at 7:00 ET, the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 B10) return home to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-12, 3-8 B10) on the Big Ten Network.
Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game.
IU-Nebraska Gameday Info
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 7:00 ET, 6:00 CT
Announcers: Eric Collins and Shon...
In Indiana’s forgettable first half against Nebraska on Wednesday night, the Hoosiers shot just 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. The second half brought stronger returns (6-of-9) as several players got in the mix and the Hoosiers ended the evening a cool 50 percent from distance (8-of-16).
A look at four such scores in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. WILL SHEEHEY
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