Maurice Creek Archive

Second half run, rebounding too much for Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON – For 20 minutes of basketball Saturday in Assembly Hall, Indiana stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s top teams. Fueled by 63 percent shooting in the first half, the Hoosiers trailed No. 4 Kentucky just 42-41 at halftime. ...

Video: Hulls, Creek, Elston and Rivers talk UK loss

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Postgame audio: Kentucky

Indiana coach Tom Crean, Maurice Creek and Derek Elston met with the media following Indiana’s 90-73 loss Saturday against Kentucky in Assembly Hall. Listen to their comments, as well as those of UK coach John Calipari, in the embedded media ...

Terps use late run to pull away from Hoosiers, 80-68

For 31 minutes, Indiana and Maryland were engaged in a back-and-forth battle in Assembly Hall. But after a Christian Watford free throw tied the game at 54 with 8:49 remaining, the more experienced Terrapins went on a 16-4 run on ...

Bank is open for George Mason, IU falls 69-66

Cam Long’s three-pointer with 5.4 seconds remaining, a bank shot as the shot clock expired, lifted George Mason past Indiana 69-66 in the seventh place game of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Tip-Off Classic. Long hit the game-winner with the teams ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Boston University

This is going to be more of an open thread due to this game not being televised, and me being in and out on the radio feed. Here are some talking points: + It didn’t seem like Indiana had much ...

Good, Bad and Ugly: Ole Miss

THE GOOD: FIRST FIVE MINUTES. This is what this Hoosiers team can be. Running the break efficiently, not letting teams get set up on D, pushing the pace, getting controlled buckets in transition with Jeremiah Rivers and Verdell Jones leading ...

Turnovers, pour foul shooting sink Hoosiers in Puerto Rico

For seven minutes in Puerto Rico, Indiana looked capable of hanging with Ole Miss. And just like that, the Rebels reeled off a 28-5 run en route to a comfortable 89-71 win in the opening round of the O’Reilly Auto ...

The Morning After: Hey, That’s Doc Rivers!

Did anyone else get a minor chill seeing Doc Rivers in Assembly Hall? I can’t explain this at all. I don’t really like Rivers. I’m not sure he’s a great NBA coach so much as a decent NBA coach who ...

Winning ugly: Hoosiers beat USC Upstate, 69-61

It wasn’t pretty, but Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers won for the second time in four days, laboring past USC-Upstate 69-61 Monday night in Assembly Hall. IU committed 18 turnovers and hit just 16 of 30 free throws, but ...

Freshmen hit the ground running in Indiana opener

In front of a near capacity crowd Friday night at Assembly Hall, a trio of Indiana freshmen each turned in a debut to remember. Leading just 20-18 with 7:03 remaining in the first half, Maurice Creek and Derek Elston sparked ...

Howard postgame audio: Crean, Pritchard, Watford, Creek

Indiana head coach Tom Crean, Tom Pritchard, Christian Watford and Maurice Creek met with the media following Indiana’s season-opening 83-60 win at Assembly Hall over Howard. Listen to their comments in the embedded media players below: Tom Crean [audio:CreanHoward.mp3] Tom ...

Hoosier Hysteria Audio: Maurice Creek

Indiana freshman guard Maurice Creek met briefly with the media before Friday night’s Hoosier Hysteria. Listen to Creek’s comments in the embedded audio player below: [audio:CreekHH.mp3] Update: Creek also talked after Hoosier Hysteria and here are his comments: [audio:CreekHH2.mp3]