Video: Tom Crean, Indiana players react to loss to Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams addressed the media at the podium following Indiana’s 72-69 loss to Michigan in the 2016 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Video: John Beilein, Michigan players react to win over Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – John Beilein, Kameron Chatman and Zak Irvin addressed the media at the podium following Michigan’s 72-69 win over Indiana in the 2016 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Watch the full press conference below:

Video: IU players react to loss to Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana locker room was open following a 72-69 loss to Michigan in the quarterfinals in the 2016 Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Hear from seven different Hoosiers following the loss below:

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The Minute After: Michigan

Thoughts on a 72-69 loss to the Wolverines:

Survive and advance. It’s March. It’s the name of the game as the Hoosiers enter the postseason. They learned that the hard way on Friday against No. 8 seed Michigan in their Big Ten Tournament opener.

The Wolverines were fighting for their NCAA tournament hopes. They played like it, too.

After two late corner 3-pointers from Duncan Robinson and a buzzer-beater from Kameron Chatman, compounded with an Indiana turnover with 21 seconds left — an issue that plagued the team all afternoon — Michigan shocked the top-seeded Hoosiers 72-69 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

It was a game, though, that the Hoosiers found themselves on the back foot for from the beginning.

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At the Buzzer: Michigan 72, Indiana 69

INDIANAPOLIS – Quick thoughts on Indiana’s 72-69 loss to Michigan:

How it happened: Michigan came out as a hungry team with its backs to the wall in need of a win to reenter the NCAA tournament conversation. The Wolverines emerged victorious after a Kameron Chatman 3-pointer from the right corner splashed in with 0.2 seconds to go, leaving top-seeded Indiana with yet another quick exit from the Big Ten tournament. The loss doesn’t change the fact that Indiana is going to the NCAA tournament and should still have a pretty good seed, but taking control late with a five-point lead at 66-61 and then squandering it in the final 2:36 is a tough way to lose. The Hoosiers will now head back to Bloomington and wait to hear their destination for March Madness on Sunday evening.

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What to Expect: Michigan

Indiana begins postseason play on Friday afternoon in the Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The top-seeded Hoosiers will open against Michigan, which beat Northwestern 72-70 in overtime on Thursday. Indiana won the only regular season meeting between the two teams, 80-67, on Feb. 2 in Ann Arbor. 

The game will be broadcast at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN with Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich and Quint Kessenich on the call:

Indiana won the 2015-2016 Big Ten regular season title outright by two games, but the Hoosiers must put that accomplishment in the past as the season shifts to postseason play.

The Big Ten tournament, in its 19th season, is an event that Indiana has never won and the Hoosiers are just 11-18 all-time in the event. As the No. 1 seed, Indiana gets the slight advantage of the earliest time slot in the quarterfinals, but the Hoosiers must contend with a desperate Michigan team that needs a win to stay in the NCAA tournament conversation.

With four days off since crushing Maryland 80-62 on Sunday, Indiana should be well rested and ready to go on Friday in front of what should be a very pro-Hoosier crowd in Indianapolis.

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Top-seeded Indiana to meet Michigan or Northwestern in Big Ten tournament

As the top seed with a double bye into Friday’s quarterfinals in the 2016 Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana won’t have much time to focus on its next opponent.

The Hoosiers will meet the winner of Michigan-Northwestern on Friday at 12 p.m. ET, but won’t know which team they’ll face until roughly 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Tom Crean said Wednesday that his team is prepared for either outcome and cited the maturity of his team as a major reason why.

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Video: Crean, IU players preview the 2016 Big Ten tournament

Tom Crean, Collin Hartman and Troy Williams met with the media on Wednesday afternoon to preview the 2016 Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

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Inside the Hall’s 2016 Big Ten tournament preview

We’ll have our traditional what to expect series previewing Northwestern or Michigan later on the day on Thursday, but first up, Inside the Hall previews the Big Ten Tournament as a whole. The event tips off on Wednesday afternoon:

2016 Big Ten Tournament bracket
Location: Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Dates: March 9-13
Teams with a bye to Thursday: Northwestern, Michigan, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Teams with a double bye to Friday: Indiana, Purdue, Maryland, Michigan State
Television: BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS

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