Crean says Hartman, Johnson and Morgan will have offseason surgery

In an interview on The Ride with JMV on 1070 the Fan in Indianapolis on Monday afternoon, Indiana coach Tom Crean said three players will undergo offseason surgery.

Collin Hartman (right wrist), Robert Johnson (left ankle) and Juwan Morgan (left shoulder) will all undergo procedures in the next few weeks, according to Crean.

Crean said that Hartman played in the NCAA tournament with a fractured wrist that he suffered in Indiana’s 72-69 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament.


That’s A Wrap: OG Anunoby

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2015-2016 Indiana Hoosiers. First up: OG Anunoby.

Anunoby (34 games): 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 62.5% eFG, 47.6% FT, 44.8 3PFG% in 13.7 minutes per game.

It didn’t take long for OG Anunoby to make his impact felt in a Big Ten game.

After Indiana lost James Blackmon Jr. to a knee injury on the Monday before the conference opener at Rutgers, Anunoby was thrust into a more prominent role in the rotation and began to deliver.

In IU’s first three league games, Anunoby scored a total of 30 points, which was more than he scored in all 12 non-conference games he appeared in.


NBA decisions will shape Indiana’s outlook for 2016-17 season

In the immediate aftermath of Indiana’s 101-86 loss to North Carolina on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center, Thomas Bryant and Troy Williams weren’t ready to talk about their futures in Bloomington.

In previous years, it was typically window dressing around the country to hear players utter the words “I haven’t thought about that yet,” but this year, it may actually be accurate.

New NCAA rules that were passed earlier this year will allow underclassmen to test the NBA waters without losing their eligibility, which is a major change in the system.


Film Session: North Carolina

In Indiana’s season-ending Sweet 16 loss, North Carolina got hot from distance early. Couple the Tar Heels’ 3-point barrage with their typically stellar work in the post and on the offensive boards, and it was too much for the Hoosiers to overcome.

We’ll take a look at how UNC got it going in the first half in the latest edition of Film Session:

Justin Jackson makes a move on Nick Zeisloft off the perimeter. Troy Williams sinks in off Marcus Paige:



Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA – Indiana’s season came to an end on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center as the Hoosiers lost to top seeded North Carolina, 101-86.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Tar Heels:

· Hoosiers have no answer for early barrage from UNC: Indiana’s defense won it the regular season Big Ten championship and a round of 32 NCAA tournament game against Kentucky.

In Saturday’s loss, the Hoosiers had no answer defensively for North Carolina, which was not only making its presence felt inside by drawing fouls, but was also knocking down perimeter shots. Was it a matter of Indiana not guarding as well as it should have or was it just North Carolina playing one of its best offensive games of the season? The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.


Indiana’s season ends in Sweet Sixteen loss to UNC

PHILADELPHIA – Everything went North Carolina’s way from the start.

The Tar Heels entered the game shooting 31.4 percent from 3-point range, but went 11-for-20 against Indiana, which sent the No. 1 seed to the Elite Eight with a 101-86 win on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

UNC made 7-of-8 3s in the first half with its only miss coming on the last possession of the half, and then made 3-of-5 to start the second half. It was too much for the Hoosiers.


Video: Crean, IU players react to loss to North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA – Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell, Troy Williams and Max Bielfeldt met with the media following Indiana’s 101-86 loss to North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen at the Wells Fargo Center.

Watch the full press conference below.

Quotes are available after the jump.


Video: Roy Williams, UNC players react to win over Indiana

PHILADELPHIA – Roy Williams, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson met with the media following North Carolina’s 101-86 win over Indiana to North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen at the Wells Fargo Center.

Watch the full press conference below.

Quotes are available after the jump.


Video: Indiana players react to loss to North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA – The Indiana locker room was open following a 101-86 loss to North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen at the Wells Fargo Center.

Hear from nearly the entire roster following the loss below:


The Minute After: North Carolina

Thoughts on a 101-86 loss to the Hoosiers:

North Carolina couldn’t shoot, and yet here was Marcus Paige dropping three … after three .. after three … after three. The Tar Heels were hot from distance from the start and it was an early nail in the coffin for Indiana’s hopes at its first Elite Eight berth under Tom Crean. The Hoosiers went down by 10 with 9:49 to go in the first half and never got any closer the rest of the way.

“We haven’t shot like that all year,” Roy Williams told Crean as they shook hands after the game.

North Carolina entered the game shooting just 31.4 percent from distance. The Tar Heels finished off the Hoosiers’ season by hitting 55 percent (11-of-20) from distance. It wasn’t all that sunk Indiana. Entering the game as the fourth best offensive rebounding team in the country, the Tar Heels snagged almost half their misses (47%) and even got three rebounds on multiple possessions in the second half. Their free throw rate was 53 percent and they hit 26-of-33 from the charity stripe. They turned it over on just 13 percent of their possessions. North Carolina scored 1.42 points per possession and shot an effective field goal percentage of 60.

Add it all up and Indiana simply was outplayed from start to finish.