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Video: Tom Crean, IU players react to win over McGill

MONTREAL — Tom Crean, James Blackmon Jr. (21 points, five rebounds, two steals), Nick Zeisloft (15 points, six rebounds) and Tim Priller (8 points) met with the media following Indiana’s 96-69 win over McGill University on Tuesday night at Live Competition Hall.

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

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Indiana recruiting 2015 forward Emmitt Holt — as a 2014 prospect

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When Emmitt Holt chose to attend Vermont Academy for a postgraduate year after his senior season at Webster Schroeder (N.Y.). High, Holt had little hesitation in becoming a class of 2015 recruit.

“I felt for playing and academically in college, it will help me get my head on straight,” Holt told the Democrat and Chronicle when he made the decision in July.

After the 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward averaged 19.8 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game in his final high school year, over the summer, Holt worked on his game, picked up multiple mid-major offers and even trimmed his list to 10 schools as recently as a couple of weeks ago.

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Recruiting notebook: 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo high on IU

Even though classes start in less than two weeks, Indiana is still not done recruiting the 2014 class.

6-foot-9 Ray Kasongo, who the NCAA has declared eligible but was denied admission into Oregon, has very high interest in Indiana, he told Inside the Hall, and will take an official visit to Bloomington with his parents beginning either Sunday or Monday. Indiana still has an open scholarship for this upcoming season.

The former Ducks signee is down to Indiana and LSU, his mentor, Brandon Bender, confirmed to Inside the Hall on Monday evening.

“This about opportunity, to learn and get better,” Bender said. “At the end of the day, I’ve known coach (Tom) Crean for years, since when he was at Marquette, and I trust him wholeheartedly. And I feel like he can get the best out of the kid. He’s going to push the kid, but that’s just him.”

Kasongo, who is rated the No. 222 prospect overall in the 2014 class, had received interest from schools including Memphis, Michigan State, USC and Kansas from the time it was revealed he would not be attending Oregon. He even visited Lawrence this past weekend, though it became clear that it would not be his final destination.

Admission to the university wasn’t the issue at Kansas, Bender said, rather, there was no opportunity for playing time right away. Kasongo said playing time is one of the biggest factors in his upcoming decision.

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Video: Indiana vs. Carleton University highlights

OTTAWA, Ontario – Indiana’s five-game Canadian tour continued on Monday evening with a 95-85 win over Carleton University at the Ravens Nest.

Inside the Hall was there for all of the action and have edited together close to two minutes of highlights, which are available below. Please note that Big Ten rules prevent us from showing more than two minutes per game on the trip.

Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Carleton

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Check out 15 photos by Joe Eke from Indiana’s 95-85 win over Carleton University on Monday evening at the Ravens Nest.

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The Minute After: Carleton

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Thoughts on a 95-85 win over Carleton University:

Prior to departing for Canada, Indiana coach Tom Crean warned of potential stumbling blocks for his young team on its five-game tour. And Monday night’s opponent, Carleton University, which entered tonight’s game with a 294-12 record over its last 306 games along with 10 of the last 12 CIS championships, was the first team Crean mentioned.

The Ravens, after all, beat Wisconsin handily last August and took Syracuse to overtime. Canadian basketball isn’t just about the players like Andrew Wiggins, Steve Nash and other who have defected to the United States to play collegiately. Led by strong grassroots programs and university programs like Carleton, the sport is on the rise in the country.

So as Indiana entered the Ravens Nest, as it’s called here on campus, the test was a legitimate one despite the fact that Carleton was missing its best player and coach. This was the closest thing the Hoosiers will have to a true road game on this tour and not only did Indiana past the test, it did so decisively.

After falling behind in its first two games, Indiana never left any doubt in this game. The Hoosiers led wire-to-wire and when the going got tough late, Indiana answered the call.

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Video: Tom Crean, IU players react to win over Carleton

OTTAWA, Ontario — Tom Crean, Nick Zeisloft (14 points), Yogi Ferrell (21 points, five rebounds, four assists) and Devin Davis (13 points, six rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 95-85 win over Carleton University on Monday night at the Ravens Nest.

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

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