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KenPom.com: The 2013 kenpom.com POY race
It’s really a two-man race at this point between Mason Plumlee and Russ Smith. I’ve been championing Smith’s case simply because he doesn’t seem to be getting a fair shake nationally. In addition to large improvements in shooting percentages, Smith plays for the #1 ranked defense in the nation and he plays a significant part in that.
At #3, Cody Zeller has fallen out of favor with the national media and this is another interesting development considering he’s the opposite of Smith in almost every way. Zeller’s numbers are up across the board from last season, which is partly due to the weak schedule the Hoosiers have played. However, when you consider his impressive production against the five top-100 opponents on Indiana’s ledger thus far, he’s probably not due for a ton of regression in league play. His worst games to date have come against Coppin State, Jacksonville, and Georgia.
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For the first time in the Tom Crean era, Indiana opened the road portion of its Big Ten schedule with a win. Cody Zeller led the way with 19 points in a 69-65 triumph at Iowa. Five takeaways » The Minute After » Oladipo’s late rebound key » Video: Crean reacts » Video: Players react » Podcast »
After the game earlier this season when IU stomped the North Carolina Tar Heels, a few guys who call themselves the “Number 1 Playaz” rap group passed out their new CDs outside of Assembly Hall.
After weeks of positive feedback from many around BTown, they came out with a new song, “Cody Zeller.”
Take a listen and enjoy … maybe it’ll be the next big thing throughout...
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday night.
Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Indiana closed out 2012 on Monday afternoon with a critical 69-65 road win at Iowa to open the Big Ten season. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the Hoosiers’ 13th win of the season: · This was IU’s most important win so far: Yes, wins over Georgetown and North Carolina might be “better” in terms of bolstering the NCAA Tournament resume...
Victor Oladipo has had a breakout junior season at Indiana, averaging 13.6 points per game on 67.3 percent shooting from the floor.
Late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve, the Indiana Hoosiers scored their first Big Ten victory of the season. And it was an important victory, as it came on the road against a team many think will compete for an NCAA Tournament bid.
That doesn’t mean it was a pretty performance by the Hoosiers, what with Jordan Hulls going for 0-10 and Cody Zeller playing an uneven game (despite...
The Hoosiers ended 2012 on a high note with a rare Big Ten road win at Iowa. What does 2013 have in store?
Podcast on the Brink dives into Monday afternoon’s win and looks forward at Indiana’s road ahead with Indianapolis Star beat writer Terry Hutchens and ITH’s Justin Albers.
Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein discuss IU’s 69-65 win in Iowa City and speak with...
Iowa opened the Big Ten with an encouraging effort against fifth-ranked Indiana, which many think might win the league in 2013.
But the Hawkeyes didn't finish the job against the Hoosiers, instead letting a huge opportunity at home to slip away.
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday...
Will Sheehey’s jumper at the 10:04 mark in the second half put the Hoosiers up eight (56-48) in their New Year’s Eve win against the Hawkeyes. It was the largest lead they’d see the rest of the game, as Iowa cut the lead all the way down to one before the Hoosiers eventually escaped with a four-point win (69-65).
A look at two plays that helped Iowa evaporate Indiana’s lead...
Thoughts on a 69-65 win against the Hawkeyes:
I. Had Iowa made more shots (just 33.3 percent from the field and a horrific 17.6 percent (3-of-17) from beyond the arc), had a few possessions turned one way instead of the other, Indiana would be sitting at 0-1 on the Big Ten season and still unable to figure out the Carver-Hawkeye Arena puzzle in the Tom Crean era. But alas, the Hoosiers...
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Time and again, No. 5 Indiana built a reasonably comfortable lead, and then let Iowa back in the game. And time and again, Victor Oladipo was there to bail the Hoosiers out.
So it was only fitting that when they needed a huge bucket late to put the pesky Hawkeyes away on the road, Oladipo was the one to get it. With 1:03 remaining and Indiana ahead just 63-60...
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@bpollard writes: What are your thoughts on the development of Hanner Perea to date? Do you see him earning more minutes in January?
It’s really hard to get an accurate gauge of...