Author: Mike Schumann

After coming out flat this year on multiple occasions after big games and/or short rest, Indiana got off to a quick start and never looked back on Monday night.  Rutgers has been good at times this year, beating Seton Hall and competing in very close games with the likes of Purdue and Michigan State.  But in part due to IU’s defense, and in part due to the Scarlet Knights’ own ineptitude, the Hoosiers controlled this one wire to wire.  It was by no means a work of art, but it never will be with this edition of the Hoosiers.  They…

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Final and halftime box scores after a 65-43 Indiana victory over Rutgers on February 5, 2018.  Indiana improves to 13-12 overall and 6-7 in the Big Ten and will host Minnesota on Friday night. HALFTIME BOX SCORE You can follow us on Twitter:  @daily_hoosier Find us on Facebook:  thedailyhoosier Photo – Adam Hunger/AP

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Indiana goes back out on the road Monday night for a Big Ten Conference contest with Rutgers.  Both teams are on only one day of rest and both teams are riding long losing streaks (Indiana 4, Rutgers 5).  We took a look at what the Rutgers media is saying about the game: A COREY SANDERS ANTIDOTE? On the Banks laments that the defense that has been giving Rutgers the most trouble is the pack-line.  This is primarily due to the fact that the pack line places a heavy emphasis on eliminating dribble penetration and forces you to win from the…

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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 4, 2018: Current Indiana teams in Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology:  Purdue (1), Butler (8). 1. Purdue Boilermakers (23-2, 12-0) (B1G) – There is no question about the Boilers being the top team, but should fans being worried after 3 straight close games, including…

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GAME NOTES:  The Indiana Hoosiers (12-12, 5-7) travel to Piscataway, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-13, 2-10) at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.  The tip-off is set for 7:00 PM EST and the game will be broadcast on BTN with Brandon Gaudin and Robbie Hummel on the call. Indiana is coming off a 63-60 loss at home against Michigan State on Saturday, while Rutgers is coming off a 78-76 loss at home to Purdue on Saturday.  Indiana is in the midst of a 4 game losing streak while Rutgers has lost 5 in a row. Steve Pikiell…

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On a night when Indiana basketball 2018 recruiting target Romeo Langford was honored for being a McDonald’s All-American, one has to wonder if he is making a final push for the ultimate Indiana high school basketball honor:  all-time scoring king.  After missing a game earlier in the year it appeared that Romeo would come up short in his pursuit of Damon Bailey’s all-time mark. In the words of former Indiana football coach Lee Corso, “Not so fast my friend!”  Langford has scored 107 points in his last two games, and for now, the chase is back on. On Saturday, New…

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Some how, some way, Indiana found themselves with the ball down three with a chance to tie.  Devonte Green missed a 55 footer off the back of the rim as time expired.  The shot was close, but ultimately not close enough.  That’s a familiar story for the 2017-18 Indiana Hoosiers.  Three games on their home floor against top 5 competition, all three were tight wire to wire, and in all three Indiana comes up short.  There are plenty of positives to draw from these games but there is no time to reflect on those or anything else for that matter. …

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Post game video with Archie Miller, Juwan Morgan and Freddie McSwain after a 63-60 Michigan State victory of Indiana on February 3, 2018.  Indiana falls to 12-12 overall and 5-7 in Big Ten play. IUBB Post Game Presser Posted by Indiana Basketball on Saturday, February 3, 2018 Video credit – Indiana University You can follow us on Twitter:  @daily_hoosier Find us on Facebook:  thedailyhoosier

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Final and halftime box scores after a 63-60 Michigan State victory over Indiana on February 3, 2018.  Indiana falls to 12-12 overall and 5-7 in the Big Ten conference on the season. 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 Indiana Hoosiers (11-12, 4-6) host the Northwestern Wildcats (9-14, 2-7) on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  The game will be broadcast on BTN. Take a good look at that picture.  Sure, it’s just a snapshot.  Just a moment in time.  But it perfectly encapsulates Tyra Buss on the basketball court.  If you went to a game uninformed you might watch warm-ups and suspect that #3 was an undersized walk-on that would never see the floor. Then the game tips-off, and you know immediately who is running the show.  It’s the perfect combination of…

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