Indiana Hoosiers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Official Site of the Hoosiers: NOTES: Hoosiers Travel North To Take on Minnesota
Indiana University is in its 119th season of competition in men's basketball. The Hoosiers are coming off a 55-52 loss at home to Ohio State. Minnesota fell to Nebraska, 62-61, in Lincoln, Wednesday night.
Indiana (13-11, 4-9 Big Ten) at Minnesota (16-9, 6-8 Big Ten) Date Feb. 16, 2019 * 2:00 p.m.
Indiana Coach Archie Miller is in his 2nd season of guiding the Cream and Crimson.
Inside the Hall: 2019 Indiana basketball recruiting board: mid-February update
Indiana has two players signed for the 2019 class in Armaan Franklin and Trayce Jackson-Davis, but the Hoosiers are still actively looking to add players for next season's roster.
In our latest iteration of the board, we've updated national rankings for each prospect, added a prospect who recently added a scholarship offer and also added a few names to keep an eye on as this recruiting cycle continues to play out.
You can access the updated 2019 Indiana basketball recruiting board at this link.
Fansided: Indiana Basketball: Analyzing Hoosiers' offensive struggles
The Hoosiers are in the midst of losing nine of their last 10 games, falling out of the NCAA Tournament, and looking at a possible NIT bid, all after starting 12-2 this season.
At times it has been defense, other times it's been effort, but the main issue for Indiana has been their lack of offensive execution. What started the downfall? The injury to Rob Phinisee.
Ever since the freshman point guard went down with a concussion in late December, missing the next three and a half games, the Indiana offensive production fell off of a cliff.
Fansided: Indiana Basketball: Breaking down Indiana's tournament resume
When Romeo Langford committed to Indiana University last spring, hope and joy filled the hearts of IU basketball fans. With further additions such as Rob Phinisee, Damezi Anderson, Jake Forrester, Evan Fitzner and Jerome Hunter (has not played this season), things were only looking up for Indiana this season and a 12-2 start confirmed this team can play. However, the Hoosiers are now just 1-9 in their last ten games and their season is in the balance.
What was once a guarantee is now a dream in terms of their tournament hopes, but just how good is their resume and chances?
Fansided: Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers look to gain ground on 2021 recruits
Indiana is looking to make a big splash in its future recruiting classes, especially in their 2021 class.
With many big time prospects on their radar in the sophomore and junior classes, there are some big time names that have Indiana high on their list.
Let's take a look at this weeks' recruiting roundup.Colson Montgomery (Southridge HS; CG, 6-4)
Coming off of a huge week in which he averaged 31 points and 8.5 rebounds, including a game-winning three, Montgomery is an intriguing prospect, who happens to play three sports.
Someone who MLB scouts are drooling over, with already multiple D-1 offers, Montgomery is interested in being a dual sport athlete in college.
Inside the Hall: POTB 265: Jordan Hulls on his pro basketball career and IU's struggles
Podcast on the Brink is back for another episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.
In this edition of the show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Jordan Hulls to discuss his professional basketball career, IU's tumultuous season and fighting through adversity. Among the topics discussed:
* Jordan updates how his family is doing over in Germany and his professional career
* Indiana's struggles this season and what it's like going through a long losing streak as a player
* How much of a factor the coaching change and culture change are to IU's struggles this year
* Indiana's lack of shooting and how the program can develop shooters from within the program
* How to build a culture that is player-driven in terms of improvement
* Can mental toughness be developed or does it need to be recruited?
Inside the Hall: Bracketology: NCAA tournament projection as of February 12, 2019
The NCAA Selection Committee revealed its Top 16 overall seeds on Saturday afternoon, and ultimately there were few real surprises. In the projections I tweeted out Saturday morning, I matched all the teams on the top three seed lines, and of that group, the only team I was a bit concerned about was Houston. The Cougars are one of three one-loss teams in the country, but given the committee's focus on Quad 1 wins, it was reasonable to question where they might land.
Iowa State was the only team revealed by the committee that I didn't have on my list, and while I wasn't shocked to see the Cyclones among the Top 16, I was surprised to see them slotted in as the 13th overall seed.
Fansided: Indiana Basketball: Analyzing the pro potential of Justin Smith
As we enter into the closing stretch of an overwhelmingly disappointing season, my mind can't help but wander into planning the future of the Indiana Hoosiers.
Archie Miller's phenomenal in-state recruiting still gives room for hope moving forward, especially considering the roster will be more adjusted for Miller's defense-oriented system.
Though it may sound odd to the casual observer, to me, the most intriguing player on IU's deep roster of talent is forward Justin Smith.
Allow me to set the stage for my thoughts.
Ever since the Golden State Warriors started the 6-foot-7 former Michigan State standout Draymond Green at center against the Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals, "small-ball" has become the norm across the league.
The Crimson Quarry: Blame who you want to blame
Let's play the blame game, I love you, more
Let's play the blame game for sure
Let's call out names, names, I hate you, more
Let's call out names, names, for sure
One cannot narrow down Indiana's struggles this year to one singular thing. That's almost never the case in college basketball. When a team spirals in such a manner that Indiana has over the last month, there are a multitude of culprits. So blame who you want to blame.
Indiana is a mediocre basketball team. Indiana might be a mediocre basketball program!
The Crimson Quarry: COLUMN: Kelvin Sampson deserves another chance at Indiana
When the team you spend way too much bandwidth covering online loses nine of its last ten games, your brain begins to rot in fascinating ways. Is this a real opinion of mine or am I just doing a bit? I stopped being able to recognize the difference after Michigan jumped out to a 17-0 lead on Indiana at home (in basketball).
Here are some hard truths about Indiana basketball since the Hoosiers' last title:Bob Knight lost his fastball in the mid-nineties and could've been fired a lot earlier for strictly basketball reasons and should've been fired even earlier for being a bad person.
Inside the Hall: Big Ten Power Rankings: No movement at the top, some at the bottom
The Big Ten is certainly an improved conference from where it was a year ago, when it only sent four teams to the NCAA tournament. But it appears the lofty projections set earlier in the season may have been a reach. While the Big Ten still contains several of the top teams in the country, it seems unlikely that 9-10 teams will go to the Big Dance.
Still, there's a reasonable case that the Big Ten is the strongest conference in college basketball. Here's how it stacks up right now:
14. Penn State (1-11, .945 PPP, 1.
Official Site of the Hoosiers: Hoosiers Fall to Buckeyes, 55-52
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana basketball dropped a tough contest to the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 55-52 on Sunday afternoon.
Romeo Langford led Indiana with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting, while Devonte Green chipped in 10 points.
Indiana trailed 47-38 with 6:14 remaining in the contest, but the Hoosiers strung together a 9-0 run over a span of 2:36 with two threes from Langford and another three from Green to tie the game at 47.
Following an exchange of baskets to make it 49-all, Green hit a deep three as the shot clock expired to give IU a 52-49 edge with 1:46 to go.
Fansided: Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers make cut for this 2019 recruit
The Hoosiers are still on the recruiting trail for the 2019 class, and have a new name on their radar.
Four-star recruit, Lester Quinones, announced his final seven schools in his recruitment on his twitter, including the Hoosiers.
The other schools who made the cut were Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Memphis, Georgia, and Maryland.
Ranked No. 64 according to 247Sports composite rankings, Quinones is the ninth rated shooting guard in the country.
With Indiana being the most recent school to come in to Quinones' recruitment, the fact that they made it in his final list should have some promise around Bloomington.
Inside the Hall: Offensive struggles and key late plays curb IU in loss to Ohio State
With the game tied and less than 30 seconds to play, Andre Wesson passed to C.J. Jackson beyond the 3-point line with momentum carrying Jackson away from the basket.
Wesson faked a screen, which fooled Justin Smith into hedging early, and slipped through Indiana's defense for a go-ahead dunk. Romeo Langford came very close to a block but his angle was just slightly off, hitting Wesson's arm instead of the ball, and Wesson finished through the contact.
That play was a microcosm of Indiana's performance in its 55-52 loss to Ohio State. The Hoosiers were rarely in sync offensively, frequently made poor decisions, and even though they still had a fighting chance at the end, they came up short.
Official Site of the Hoosiers: DIPRIMIO: Bill Garrett, A Hoosier Man of Substance
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In a world that so often values image and style, Bill Garrett was a man of substance.
That resonates today as strongly as it did 70 years ago, when Garrett broke the Big Ten basketball color barrier.
As a Hoosier, of course.
That was a point of emphasis on Sunday, when Indiana wore its "Harlem Renaissance Collection" uniform to honor Garrett as part of Black History Month in conjunction with the Ohio State game.
The uniform -- featuring a silhouette logo of Garrett -- reflected the early 20th Century's Harlem Renaissance Movement that so strongly influenced the African-American community and, ultimately, basketball.