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Video: Crean, IU players react to loss to Maryland

CHICAGO – Tom Crean, Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell met with the media following Indiana’s 75-69 loss to Maryland in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday evening at United Center.

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Video: Crean, IU players react to win over Northwestern

CHICAGO – Tom Crean, Emmitt Holt, James Blackmon Jr. and Yogi Ferrell met with the media following Indiana’s 71-56 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday evening at United Center.

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Notes, quotes from Tom Crean on the Big Ten teleconference

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The Big Ten held its weekly coaches teleconference on Monday morning to review the final week of conference play and to look ahead to this week’s conference tournament in Chicago. Here are some notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s appearance:

On Yogi Ferrell’s play this season:

“Well I think he continues to get better and better. He’s his own worst critic at times and at the same time, he’s got an edge and a level of toughness that is outstanding. We need him to play with that. We need him to play with edge on defense as well as offense and be the stopper and be the team leader on the defensive end of the court that he is on the offensive end of the court because when we have that, we’re good. He does a lot of things. He improves all of the time. He improves every year and throughout the year and I wouldn’t trade him for anybody, he’s done a fantastic job.”

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Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Michigan State

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 74-72 loss to Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

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Hoosiers stay focused ahead of regular season finale against Michigan State

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As rumors swirl surrounding the future of Indiana’s men’s basketball program, the Hoosiers will play in their regular season finale this afternoon at 12 p.m. against Michigan State in Assembly Hall.

The past few days has been nothing short of dramatic — from athletic director Fred Glass giving Tom Crean a vote of confidence to speculation about Indiana coach Tom Crean’s future in Bloomington to news that McDonald’s All-American Thomas Bryant will in Assembly Hall for today’s game.

But all of that has remained out of the Hoosiers’ players focus. And as their sights are set on the Spartans, the Hoosiers aim for their 20th win of the season and their 10th conference win — in their third attempt to achieve that feat.

“I think our guys are fantastic,” Crean said. “I’m proud of these young men. They’ve done a fantastic job all year long and all week long. And I think they’re absolutely focused, as is their coach and their coaches and everybody else on what they need to do.”

The Hoosiers’ task of facing the Spartans has always been difficult — just two months ago Michigan State defeated Indiana by a 70-50 score in East Lansing and out-rebounded Indiana by a 50-28 margin, the Hoosiers’ worst offensive output this season. And heading into this afternoon’s game they have lost four of their past six games and seven of their past 11.

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Video: Crean, IU players preview Michigan State

Tom Crean, Nick Zeisloft and Yogi Ferrell met with the media on Friday at Assembly Hall to preview Saturday’s regular season finale against Michigan State.

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Fred Glass on Tom Crean to ESPN: ‘He has my full support’

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Indiana coach Tom Crean is not in danger of losing his job, IU vice president and director of athletics Fred Glass told ESPN on Thursday.

In an interview with Andy Katz, Glass said that he met with Crean on Wednesday and reassured him of his job security and the AD added that he remains “bullish” on IU’s head coach.

“He’s a great coach,” Glass told ESPN. “He has my full support. I have a great deal of confidence in Tom’s body of work. This team overachieved early and then hit a tough patch.”

Glass also told both ESPN and the Bloomington Herald-Times that Saturday’s result against Michigan State has no bearing on whether or not Crean remains the Hoosiers coach — he said to ESPN “it’s ridiculous to say that someone is coaching for his job for one game.”

In regards to the Hoosiers’ recent slide in results, Glass on Thursday blamed it on a variety of factors — that James Blackmon Jr. “has hit the freshman wall,” that Collin Hartman is out injured and that they have also been without Devin Davis for the entire season.

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