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CHICAGO - Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
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He won’t claim to the be the best player in the the nation, in fact, Victor Oladipo will say that his Indiana Hoosiers’ teammate Cody Zeller is better than him, but anyone with a pulse that has watching college basketball this year cannot deny the greatness of junior guard in Bloomington. He put all his talents on display in Indiana’s thumping of Illinois in the Big 10 Tournament’s...
CHICAGO — Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford met with the media following Indiana’s 80-64 win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at the United Center.
Watch the complete press conference below and read a complete transcript after the jump:
THE MODERATOR: We’ll go ahead and get started with an opening statement from coach.
CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2006 with an 80-64 win over Illinois on Friday afternoon at the United Center.
Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s comfortable win over the Fighting Illini:
· Indiana’s balance reigns supreme: When the Hoosiers are at their best offensively, the ball is moving and that...
There were no thrills from Brandon Paul in this one, no last-second jumpers to send Illinois to the next round.
The Fighting Illini bowed out of the Big Ten tournament. Now, they'll wait to see where the NCAA sends them.
Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament....
CHICAGO — The mood was somber in IU’s locker room following the Hoosiers’ 68-56 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
Inside the Hall caught up with Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell following IU’s exit at the United Center for postgame reaction.
Watch and listen...
Indiana guard Victor Oladipo is arguably the best player in college basketball this season. Whatever the case, I think we can all agree he's the most exciting player in college basketball this season, because he regularly does amazing things like this:
A 360 dunk (that he made look easy) in the Big 10 Tournament... not bad. Oladipo (who also put...
CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 80-64 win over Illinois.
Inside the Hall caught up with six Hoosiers — Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell — for their postgame reaction.
Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below:
Enjoy this thunderous, 360-dunk by Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament, again and again and again.
Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead
No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the Big Ten
Indiana isn’t on the bubble. That’s good for Hoosier fans. But Indiana’s 68-56 loss to Wisconsin in Saturday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinal might impact what region the Hoosiers end up in when the bracket is revealed Sunday night at 6 p.m. on CBS.
Had the Hoosiers beaten the Badgers, they likely would have locked up the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, and more...
Indiana's Victor Oladipo pulls off an insane 360 dunk against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.
I love this time of year. March Madness is in full effect and I certainly have the, umm… “madness”. I, personally, cannot get enough of it. But what makes this time of year even more compelling from a sports fan’s point of view is the emergence of spring football. I, for one, am the type of sports fan that can’t digest enough on my favorite team, in any sport. Here at...
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Thoughts on a 68-56 loss to the Badgers:
CHICAGO — Another shot at the Badgers for Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, and a frustratingly familiar result. Indiana had its chances to finally put together the Wisconsin puzzle, but it still remains unsolved with Indiana left picking up the pieces.
Jared Berggren worked hard and denied Cody Zeller...
Indiana's coach believes his team has already made a definitive claim to receive a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Even if that's true, the third-ranked Hoosiers still need two more wins this weekend if they want to add their first-ever Big Ten tournament championship to a season that has seen the school's first outright conference title in 20 years.
One of those...
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Day 2 of Big Ten Tournament action here in Chicago was another entertaining affair. With the Top 4 teams all in action, there was sure to be high-powered drama at the United Center.
The first game of the day put the top seed in the tournament, the Indiana Hoosiers, against the Illinois Fighting Illini, who made it to Friday thanks to Brandon Paul’s...