HD Video: IU players react to loss to Wisconsin

  • 03/16/2013 5:09 pm in

CHICAGO — The mood was somber in IU’s locker room following the Hoosiers’ 68-56 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

Inside the Hall caught up with Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell following IU’s exit at the United Center for postgame reaction.

Watch and listen to their postgame comments in the embedded media players below:

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  • Yogi needs to shoot open 3. Wisconsin had no respect for his outside shot and thus gives extra defender to clog middle. Shoot it!

  • IrishHoosier

    Days like today are mind boggling. How does this team play at such extremes? They just looked lost, like they didn’t know how to play the game.

    At this point I think we need Syracuse to beat Louisville for us to hold on to Indianapolis. It doesn’t look good.

  • IrishHoosier

    Days like today are mind boggling. How does this team play at such extremes? They just looked lost, like they didn’t know how to play the game.

    At this point I think we need Syracuse to beat Louisville for us to hold on to Indianapolis. It doesn’t look good.

  • IUeconAlum

    He’s a 30% shooter from 3. I’d like to see more from Watford, Hulls, or Oladipo

  • HoosierKen73

    Problem is.. they weren’t hitting it either. Second half when we needed it, no one was. Yogi probably had as much chance at hitting it today as anyone. Seems like you can count on Hulls anymore unless we’re either 20 points ahead or 10 points down with no chance to win. Gosh, big disappointment.

  • inLinE6

    I’d rather see Ferrell shoots half-open 3’s than Hulls taking contested shots.

  • Hoosierlu

    They all seem nonchalant to me. They are not going to go far in the NCAA tourney w/o some fire… 🙁

  • You sound like a sunny day fan! What do you expect them to say? Ferrell’s lack of confidence in shooting 3s is a problem, not only against WI, but in future games. Not the only problem, but a big problem. It makes a huge difference, whether the other team needs to step out and face guard the 3-pt line, or sag back & clog up the middle, hurting Cody’s ability to make moves in & around the basket. With the floor spread, this allows IU to make entry passes in the lane. If I were playing against, or coaching against Yogi … I would back off and make him shoot the 3! I also would keep Brian Evans on the free throw line with the game on the line!

  • InTheMtns

    Hoosieriu, I don’t know that I could characterize it as nonchalant. To me they seemed subdued, a bit frustrated and pretty down. They know they can’t express everything they are feeling and they know they have to be careful with what they say. I’m not sure we can judge how far they’ll go in the tourney based on their demeanor in these interviews.

  • Hoosierlu

    I agree.
    But, we’ve all seen the difference when guys play with urgency, and with the “we got this” attitude. It seems to me this is at play since our record is great against higher ranked teams.

    They are talented, just like a lot of other teams. What sets us apart is our sheer cohesion. They are a true team. They have all the pcs. to dominate. So, why not some words of determination?
    I love our guys! But, I worry they are too nice. There have been enough times when I think we can agree, we lacked toughness.

    I am hoping these interviews are no indication of their competitive spirit!

    It just didn’t seem like anybody was all that disappointed…

  • Hoosierlu

    Not me…I’ll tell anyone who will listen what Hoosier BBall is all about.
    I enjoy it, but don’t need them to win for myself.
    I always just want them to play to their ability.
    This team and staff has worked so hard to get to this point, they deserve to win it all. But, do they have the killer instinct?

  • notfargj

    agreed.

  • notfargj

    thing is, the killer instinct is there but the real question is whether or not it’ll surface during a game. victor clearly had it in the MSU road win and cody had it for the U of M road win. kids like hulls and sheehey consistently play with fire in their eyes.

  • notfargj

    with all due respect, i disagree with the sunny day fan comment. it’s evident by hoosieriu’s remarks that he is a fan of this team. more importantly, i believe he addresses a legitimate issue: does this group lack toughness? can they sustain the emotional and mental maturity, the killer resolve, that it will take to march (no pun intended) through march?

    i believe they have it but i for one haven’t seen it demonstrated consistently. we’ve played wisconsin twice this season and both times we were manhandled, not just physically. across the board, bo ryan’s players aren’t highly touted recruits, by no means more athletic than our players, but they are mentally and physically tough.

  • Hoosierlu

    Yep, good examples of what I mean, taking it up a notch.
    It’s time to unleash some badassness!

  • IU Ed

    If they get the killer instinct, CTC will KILL IT with his sub patterns.

  • SCHoosier

    “No respect”..and for good reason. gotta be Yogi’s #1 priority..working on an outside shot and a floater in the lane.