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Inside the Hall:
When Tom Crean arrived in Bloomington in April of 2008, his to-do list grew almost immediately after he was announced as the Indiana University basketball men’s basketball coach.
The rubble left in the aftermath of the Kelvin Sampson era, which can be best characterized as a program-crippling debacle, was larger than even Crean could have imagined.
But unlike the previous two coaches who sat in his position after Bob Knight’s dismissal — Mike Davis and Sampson — Crean spoke about Indiana’s storied tradition with words that actually had teeth. His emphasis on bringing back former players and coaches and reuniting a fractured fanbase was a big part of his plan to rebuild Indiana from day one.
As the long road to rebuilding Indiana inched along, it became clear that Crean’s words were not hollow.
Former players who had essentially disassociated themselves with the program under Sampson’s leadership returned and embraced what Crean was doing to put the pieces back together and build the...
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Tweet Indiana University head men’s basketball coach Tom Crean must be fond of the five second rule, because he had no problem eating a piece of gum that he dropped on the court Thursday: That’s just gross. The Hoosiers easily defeated Sam Houston State 99-45, with one low-light courtesy of their head coach. -ALR
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...
On a night when he registered his 1,000th point in the cream and crimson, Jordan Hulls also tallied five assists — a few in impressive fashion.
A look at three such dishes in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. Hulls looks to get an entry pass into Cody Zeller:
With nothing doing he swings it to Victor Oladipo. Zeller comes up from the post area and sets a ball screen for Oladipo...