Jordan Hulls Archive

Hoosiers won ugly, and now they’re more dangerous than ever

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We’ve seen it too many times before. Butler. Wisconsin. Minnesota. Wisconsin again.

Temple gave the top-seeded Hoosiers everything they could handle on Sunday afternoon in Dayton. They had them on the ropes, had them frazzled. Their dream season was quickly slipping away.

But this time, Indiana found a way — an ugly, low-scoring and physical one — and the Hoosiers are moving on. They won a game in a way they never can. Now, the Hoosiers are more dangerous than ever. Now, they have won in every imaginable way.

Indiana 58, Temple 52.

“It was just a matter of time, the way our guys approached it, that things would break for them,” said Indiana coach Tom Crean. “If we just continued to defend, if we continued to get good shots and good ball movement and get the ball inside out on offense … That’s exactly what happened.”

What made this one different? Well, it’s really quite simple: Leadership. This team’s seniors have been through it all. They’ve lost too many times to Wisconsin and Wisconsin-like teams to let it end their collegiate careers.

Jordan Hulls, who took a brutal hit to his shoulder in the first half only to come back and hit big shots later, made sure his teammates never quit. He took control in the team’s huddles during timeouts.

“He said, ‘We were down by five with 52 seconds to go at Michigan,'” associate head coach Tim Buckley said of Hulls. “He said that with two minutes to go in the game.”

“Jordan kept saying, ‘We’re not done, we’re not done,'” Yogi Ferrell said.

Hulls’ words were important, but his actions were even more so. He was clearly in pain — he constantly grimaced late in the first half — but he refused to remain on the bench in the biggest game of Indiana’s season. Hulls wanted to be on the floor.

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HD Video: Indiana players react to win over Temple

DAYTON, Ohio — Watch and listen to what the IU players had to say inside their locker room of the University of Dayton Arena following the Hoosiers’ 58-52 win over Temple in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

High-definition quality video is available in the embedded media players below:

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Video, Transcript: Crean, IU players discuss Temple

Tom Crean, as well as Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo and Jordan Hulls, addressed the media on Saturday in anticipation of Sunday’s bout with the Temple Owls.

Watch the players:

And Crean:

Complete transcript after the jump.

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Video, Transcript: Tom Crean, players at NCAA press conference

Indiana’s Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford and Cody Zeller, as well as coach Tom Crean, addressed the media earlier this afternoon in Dayton, Ohio to preview tomorrow’s game with James Madison.

Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:

Transcript after the jump.

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HD Video: IU players talk NCAA Tournament, James Madison (part one)

DAYTON, Ohio — Watch and listen to what the IU players had to say inside their locker room of the University of Dayton Arena as they prepared for Friday’s NCAA Tournament game with James Madison.

High-definition quality video is available in the embedded media players below:

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HD Video: IU players on NCAA Tournament draw

Christian Watford, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo met with the media on Sunday evening at Assembly Hall to discuss the Hoosiers’ selection as the No. 1 seed in the East region for the NCAA Tournament.

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

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HD Video: IU players react to win over Illinois

CHICAGO — Indiana advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 80-64 win over Illinois.

Inside the Hall caught up with six Hoosiers — Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell — for their postgame reaction.

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

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