Jeremy Hollowell Archive
Indiana sophomores Yogi Ferrell and Jeremy Hollowell met with the media Tuesday afternoon at Assembly Hall to discuss Thursday’s game with Washington in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Watch both interviews in the media players below:
Indiana cruised to a 105-59 win over Samford on Friday night by relentlessly attacking the basket. A look at two Jeremy Hollowell drives doing just that, as well as a couple defensive miscues by the Hoosiers in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. Evan Gordon pushes the ball up the court off his own defensive rebound:
Gordon isn’t able to find daylight to the hoop, so he shovels it off to Hollowell:
With three sophomores and five freshmen who appear poised to play rotation minutes, Indiana doesn’t have a ton of experience to draw upon as it begins the season.
The Hoosiers cruised through Friday night’s opener against Chicago State with little resistance, but the competition level figures to rise tonight as LIU Brooklyn comes to Assembly Hall.
The Blackbirds, who have reached three consecutive NCAA tournaments, are Indiana’s second game of seven in a 19-day stretch to open the season.
LIU Brooklyn features one of the nation’s better point guards in Jason Brickman, who led the nation in assists per game last year. LIU also utilizes a lot of ball screen action that will be unfamiliar to many of IU’s young players.
The way Tom Crean sees it, the quick turnarounds and different styles of play the Hoosiers will encounter in this stretch present opportunities to learn about his young group.
“I think it’s great that we have the games because we need the experience,” Crean said Monday evening at Assembly Hall. “We scheduled it that way and part of it is because of the Wounded Warriors tournament we’re going to play in in New York, that plays into it. I’m excited to see what we look like at the end of the week.”
The play sequence that summed up the night: With 43 seconds left in Indiana’s 100-72 victory in its season opener against Chicago State, redshirt sophomore Jonny Marlin was fouled. He drained both free throws.
Though the two free throws were unremarkable, the context in which it happened were anything but. Marlin’s shots were Indiana’s 44th and 45th made free throws on the night, an IU record, in front of an announced 17,472 Friday night at Assembly Hall. It broke a 58-year record of 43 made attempts set against Michigan in 1955 and repeated in 1997 against Ohio State.
“We knew they were going to get up in presses and we prepared for it this week,” sophomore Jeremy Hollowell said after the game. “With the new rules, we wanted to take advantage of it and attack the basket and get fouls. I think we did a good job of that.”
Only months after the NCAA passed new rules that make hand-checking fouls much more common, Chicago State fell victim in its first game of the season. The Cougars were called for 36 personal fouls, which led to 55 IU free throw attempts. The Hoosiers made 45 of those, an 81.8 percent mark, and set the school record in the first game they could do so.
Devin Davis (10 points, nine rebounds), Noah Vonleh (11 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks) and Jeremy Hollowell (16 points, four rebounds and four blocks) met with the media following IU’s season opening 100-72 win over Chicago State on Friday night at Assembly Hall.
Watch their postgame comments in the embedded media player below:
Quotes are available after the jump.
Forget the fact that Chicago State went 11-22 last season and started the year 1-12 against Division I competition. The Indiana Hoosiers believe they are in for a significant test tonight in their regular season opener to the 2013-2014 season.
Though Chicago State has not necessarily had the on-court success that typically garners the respect of an opponent — the Cougars are 21-74 in their past three seasons — Indiana has taken notice. And the Hoosiers think they are in for a battle.
“I mean, when you’re going against a pressure team, you have to play basketball,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said on Thursday. “It’s going to be very good for us to have to do that.”
So, why has Crean taken notice of the challenge Chicago State’s pressure may present? After the Hoosiers turned the ball over 33 times in their two exhibitions, they are now facing a team that ranked in the top in the NCAA last season in steals per game (9.42). Even though it is a new season, the Cougars return eight seniors and many of their rotation players from last year. Indiana, in contrast, has only one returning starter and four upperclassmen.
Combine the age difference and experience factor with Chicago State’s defense prowess, and the Hoosiers believe they have a challenge on their hands.
Tom Crean, Jeremy Hollowell and Will Sheehey met with the media Sunday evening at Assembly Hall before Indiana’s exhibition against Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) College on Monday.
Watch and listen to both press conferences in the embedded media players below: