Author: Mike Schumann

Final and halftime box scores after a 78-68 Indiana victory over Illinois on February 14, 2018.  Indiana has won 3 games in a row and improves to 15-12 overall and goes back over .500 in conference play at 8-7. FINAL BOX SCORE:  HALFTIME BOX SCORE: You can follow us on Twitter:  @daily_hoosier Find us on Facebook:  thedailyhoosier

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GAME NOTES:  The Illinois Fighting Illini (12-14 overall, 2-11 Big Ten) travel to Bloomington, Indiana to face the Indiana Hoosiers (14-12 overall, 7-7 Big Ten).  The game will tip-off at 8:30 EST at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and will be broadcast by BTN with Cory Provus and Shon Morris on the call. Indiana leads the all-time series 90-87.  The Illini won the match-up earlier this season, 73-71 at Illinois, but they are currently on a 3 game losing streak. Brad Underwood is in his first year as the head coach at Illinois. Vegas has the Hoosiers as an 8.5-point favorite. …

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A lot has been made of Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class, and rightfully so.  It checks a lot of boxes for Hoosier fans, including two Indiana natives and a top 20 ranking.  Of course everyone knows by now that the ranking would likely be in the top 5 if the Hoosiers ultimately add New Albany’s Romeo Langford to the group. But irrespective of whether Langford joins the Hoosiers for the 2018-19 season, it is perhaps the 2019 class that could really solidify IU as a program that is back among the nation’s elite.  As we saw during the Tom Crean era,…

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In their first meeting back in early January, Indiana shot 58% from the field in a dominant win over Purdue in Bloomington.  From the outset on Monday night, it was clear that the Boilers weren’t going to tolerate that kind of offensive efficiency from the Hoosiers.  This time around in West Lafayette the Boilers held IU to 37.7% shooting and blocked eight Hoosier shots. The problem for Purdue on this night was that Indiana’s defense was even better.  The Hoosiers aren’t necessarily known for their defense, ranking last in the Big Ten and 320th nationally in field goal percentage defense. …

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In 49 states, it’s just a game.  In the state of Indiana, we need our own power rankings.  Every week we’ll help settle the ongoing debate regarding who are the best college basketball teams in the state of Indiana. Here are the state of Indiana NCAA Division 1 men’s college basketball power rankings for the week ended February 11, 2018: Current Indiana teams in Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology:  Purdue (1), Butler (8). 1. Purdue Boilermakers (23-4, 12-2) (B1G) – A tough week for Purdue, no doubt, but they lost to two really good teams in two really close games.  The bigger question…

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GAME NOTES:  The Indiana Hoosiers (13-12 overall, 6-6 Big Ten) travel to West Lafayette for a Monday evening game against the Purdue Boilermakers (16-9 overall, 7-4 Big Ten).  The game tips-off at 7:00 PM at Mackey Arena and will be televised on BTN with Lisa Byington and Vera Jones on the call. Indiana is riding a five game winning streak, which ties the longest Big Ten conference winning streak for a Teri Moren led Hoosier team. Indiana won the first game against Purdue on January 6th in Bloomington.  The Hoosiers were in control for most of the game and won…

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You know that a kid is special when a 31 point night feels like a disappointment.  That’s what happened last night when New Albany traveled to Madison and the Cubs threw double, triple, even quadruple teams at the state’s 4th all-time leading scorer.  Rumors of “hack-a-Romeo” even swirled. The New Albany Bulldogs proved that they are not a one trick pony, easily handling Madison 68-37 on the night.  Fellow Bulldog senior Sean East, an unheralded star in his own right, added 18 points on the night for New Albany. For Langford, who had scored 160 points in his 3 prior…

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BTN put together an interesting segment on Juwan Morgan.  It really illustrates the multitude of ways that the junior forward contributes to the Hoosier program.  We’re all guilty of focusing on point totals first, but Morgan is leading this team in so many other ways.  Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghrlX2zkZiY Oh, and if all of that wasn’t enough, he also got his career high in assists on Friday night against Minnesota with five. Another interesting way to look at Morgan’s performance is his improvement over his first three years at Indiana.  Take a look at the following year by year comparison:…

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Indiana University recruiting target Romeo Langford has said that catching Damon Bailey and becoming Indiana’s all-time scoring leader is not a priority of his.  We might believe that it isn’t his top priority, but after scoring 160 points in his last three games, you have to believe that it is at least on his mind. Friday night’s victim was Providence, who was no match for Langford and the red hot New Albany Bulldogs.  Winners of 15 in a row, New Albany is on a roll, and once again Langford led the way scoring 53 points on the night. And when…

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Devonte Green came into the season surrounded by a lot of anticipation for a breakout year.  For the most part, up until a couple weeks ago, it looked like those expectations would not be realized.  Since then he’s been flashing a breakout and tonight it came in all its glory in the first half against Minnesota.  Green was electric with four 3-pointers and four assists in the half.  Led by the sophomore guard, the Hoosiers had one of their best offensive performances of the season against a reeling Minnesota team that is a shell of its former self.  Indiana will get…

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