Author: Mike Schumann

Indiana looks like a team just playing out the string now. The Hoosiers took a 12-11 over Northwestern with 10:56 left in the first half Sunday afternoon, but the Wildcats went on a 19-7 run from there to open up an 11-point advantage late in the first.  IU pulled to within one on two separate occasions in the second half, including 43-42 with 12:52 left.  But a 20-5 Northwestern run from that point, capped off by eight straight from Boo Buie, put the game out of reach. Let’s take a deeper look at how IU lost 76-72 with another edition…

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Watch as IU basketball coach Mike Woodson discusses a 76-72 loss to Northwestern on Sunday afternoon. Joining Woodson for the postgame press conference were IU players Gabe Cupps and Kel’el Ware. See also:  Three keys, highlights, final stats https://youtu.be/JfbTNy3na54 https://youtu.be/AbLBosdDK-w For complete coverage of IU basketball, GO HERE.     The Daily Hoosier –“Where Indiana fans assemble when they’re not at Assembly” Find us on Facebook:  thedailyhoosier You can follow us on Twitter:  @daily_hoosier Seven ways to support completely free IU coverage at no cost to you.

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BLOOMINGTON — Indiana lost to Northwestern in Bloomington on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 76-72. Northwestern led at halftime 34-26.  The Hoosiers were led in the game by Kel’el Ware with 22 points.  Mackenzie Mgbako added a career-high 20. The three keys to the game, highlights and expanded stats are below. See also:  Woodson, Cupps and Ware discuss the game Indiana (14-11, 6-8) will next host Nebraska on Wednesday evening. THREE KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Northwestern gets more shots. A combination of low Northwestern turnovers (3) and high offensive rebounds (14) led to the Wildcats attempting 12…

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When things aren’t going well, everything and everyone is a potential target for a fan base starving for sustained success. Indiana has the wrong shoe deal they say, even though Kansas just won the national title wearing Adidas, and Wisconsin routinely beats IU wearing Under Armour. When players struggle shooting threes or free throws, fans insist it is because the players don’t get extra shots up in the gym.  Do they even practice shooting, they ask. Even trainer Clif Marshall catches strays when someone sprains an ankle.  The players lift weights like football players they say, even though there’s no…

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Illinois based safety Garrett Reese announced a commitment to Indiana on Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-2 Elmhurst, Ill. product (Nazareth Academy) visited IU earlier this month and the staff offered at that time. According to 247Sports, Reese is a 3-star prospect and the No. 141 athlete in his class. “I love Coach Cig’s commitment to winning and turning around the program,” Reese told national 247Sports reporter Steve Wiltfong. “I love the way the strength coach develops his players and I love that they bet on me. They truly wanted me and at the end of the day that what is comes…

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Class of 2025 forward Bryson Tiller was in Indianapolis on Thursday evening playing games with the Overtime Elite program. The 6-foot-9 and 240-pound Tiller is averaging 12.2 points and 9.4 rebounds at Atlanta-based Overtime Elite. A consensus national top-15 prospect in the class of 2025, Tiller visited Indiana in December when the Hoosiers hosted Kansas. The Daily Hoosier and other outlets caught up with Tiller.  Here’s a transcript of the media Q&A on Thursday evening in Indianapolis. Q. Bryson what was it like to come to Indianapolis and play in front of such a big crowd tonight? Tiller – It…

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Indiana will host national top-20 class of 2025 point guard Mikel Brown for a visit this weekend, a source tells The Daily Hoosier. Brown is playing games for Overtime Elite in Indianapolis on Thursday and Friday of this week.  IU coach Mike Woodson and assistant Brian Walsh were in attendance to watch Brown on Thursday evening at Woodson’s alma mater, Broad Ripple H.S. The 6-foot-3 Brown communicates regularly with Woodson and Walsh. Coming into Thursday night, Brown was averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 assists for the Cold Hearts team in the Overtime League.  He’s shooting 39 percent from three and…

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One of the top perimeter shooters in the 2026 class will be in Bloomington this weekend. Owasso, Oklahoma based small forward Jalen Montonati will be visiting Indiana when the Hoosiers face Northwestern on Sunday afternoon, The Daily Hoosier can confirm. According to the On3 Industry Average, Montonati is the No. 7 overall player in the 2026 class and the No. 4 small forward.  Two national outlets consider him a 5-star prospect. Playing with the MoKan Elite squad on Nike’s EYBL 15U Circuit, he averaged 18.3 points and shot 46.6 percent from three this summer. The 6-foot-7 Montonati earned a spot…

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ESPN’s data driven SP+ model is not predicting a massive reversal of fortunes in year one of the Curt Cignetti era. That outlet’s Bill Connelly released his first rankings of the 2024 season, and Indiana comes in at No. 90 in the country, and last in the 18-team Big Ten.  The model says IU will have the No. 102 offense, and No. 66 defense. One thing worth noting right off the top, SP+ has no input to account for a coaching change.  So the working assumption is Curt Cignetti is going to step in and be Tom Allen. Here is…

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Northwestern starting guard Ty Berry tore his meniscus and is out for the rest of the season, Wildcats head coach Chris Collins announced Wednesday. The news comes as IU gets set to face Northwestern on Sunday evening in Bloomington. The 6-foot-3 senior guard was enjoying his best season, averaging 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.7 minutes a game. Berry leads the team with 55 threes made.  He is shooting 43.3 percent from three, which is also a team high and 83rd in the nation. Northwestern won both games it has played since the injury, home…

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