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Video: Crean, IU players preview Michigan

Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo met with the media Saturday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Sunday with Michigan at the Crisler Center.

Watch and listen to their comments in the embedded media players below, via IUAthletics on YouTube:

HD Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Ohio State

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 67-58 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch and listen to his postgame comments in the embedded media player below:

Craft, Buckeyes spoil Indiana’s Senior Night

IUOSUITH0007Everything was assembled for Indiana to have the party of the year on Tuesday night. The Hoosiers were playing for sole possession of a Big Ten title — one they hadn’t won since 1993 — and against the very team they manhandled just weeks ago at Ohio State. Plus, they were prepared to honor their three seniors, a class of guys responsible for bringing the Indiana program back.

Indiana still honored those seniors after Tuesday night’s game, and the Hoosiers can still win a conference title outright by beating Michigan on Sunday. But the celebration was mostly ruined by Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes on Tuesday night.

Ohio State 67, Indiana 58. And suddenly, the Hoosiers aren’t a lock for a No. 1 seed any longer.

“This is the epitome of bittersweet tonight,” said Indiana coach Tom Crean. “We’re trying to celebrate what these guys have earned, and at the same time, we didn’t earn it tonight.”

Added senior forward Derek Elston: “It felt like too many mental errors were stacking on top of each other. When you dwell on one of those, you’re just not playing your game anymore. I think that’s what happened tonight.”

The Buckeyes are a very good defensive team, but they sometimes struggle because their lack of consistent scorers behind Fort Wayne native Deshaun Thomas. When they get other guys to score, though, they are capable of being one of the nation’s top 10 teams.

On Tuesday night, it wasn’t just Thomas (who finished with 18 points on 17 shots). Craft, Ohio State’s pesky point guard, played well offensively and very much dominated whoever was matched up against him. Craft had 16 points on an efficient 7-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, four assists and four steals.

“We wanted to keep the lane covered on Craft, and he made some tough shots,” Crean said. “Those are the same shots he didn’t make against us [before]. He’s so good because he’s really looking for two things. He’s looking for an open lane, and then if you converge, he’s looking to hit somebody.”

Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson also made solid offensive contributions, combining for 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

“There were some stretches there where we would play really good ‘D’ for the whole shot clock, and they’d get a bucket right at the end,” said senior guard Jordan Hulls. “Whether Craft hit one off the backboard or a pull-up jumper or whatever the case was, offensive rebound, we just didn’t play with that edge that we need to have.”

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HD Video: Crean, Ferrell and Zeller preview Ohio State

Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller met with the media Monday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Tuesday with Ohio State at Assembly Hall.

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

HD Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Iowa

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 73-60 win over Iowa on Saturday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch and listen to his postgame comments in the embedded media player below:

Quotes after the jump.

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HD Video: Crean, Elston preview Iowa

Tom Crean and Derek Elston met with the media Friday evening to preview Saturday’s game at Assembly Hall with Iowa.

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

HD Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 77-73 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night at Williams Arena.

Watch and listen to his postgame comments in the embedded media player below:

Thanks to J.B. Bauer of LateNightHoops.com for the video.

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