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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 eighth week of conference play. Here are some notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s appearance:

On Indiana relying mostly on shot attempts from behind the 3-point line and close to the rim and whether it’s a concerted effort to go away from the long 2-point jumper or just based on personnel:

“Well I think it’s a little bit of both and I think spacing has a lot to do with it and the penetration. The number one thing for us is to get through the paint. And so, we want to get to the rim, we want to put pressure on the rim, we want to be able to get to the free throw line and we play not only at the rim, but we’re trying to get a lot of cutting going when the ball is being driven. With that, it creates help situations when you’re getting the ball in the paint and that gives us a chance to play to our strength which is the 3-point shot. Certainly we’ll take pull-up jumpers, but the bottom line is getting clean, separated space shots, not shots that you have to manufacture and shots that are challenged and a lot of times when you’re sitting there in that 10, 12, 14 foot range, those shots are going to be challenged. So if you’re creating some help in that situation when you drive it, let’s make the kick for the open 3-point shot. That’s really what it has been more than anything else.”

On the health status of Collin Hartman:

“He’s sore this morning, but no, there’s no update past that right now.”

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Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Rutgers

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 84-54 win over Rutgers on Sunday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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Video: Crean, IU players preview Rutgers

Tom Crean, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Robert Johnson met with the media at Cook Hall on Saturday afternoon to preview Sunday’s game at Rutgers.

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Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Purdue

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 67-63 loss to Purdue on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.

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Video: Crean, IU players preview Purdue

Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell and Nick Zeisloft met with the media on Wednesday afternoon at Assembly Hall to preview Thursday’s matchup with Purdue.

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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 seventh week of conference play. Here are some notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s appearance:

On how important it will be to have Hanner Mosquera-Perea available against Purdue: 

“Well I think it’s extremely important because it just provides a different kind of length and size. But we have got to do a really good job of moving our post defense around and we have got to do an even better job this time of moving Purdue around when they are on defense. And we are looking forward to that and really pull them into a position where they have got to guard more of the court or make a decision if they are going to guard more of the court. But bottom line is you can’t give inside players like A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas any one steady diet. They’re very good at maneuvering and making moves and making counter-moves.”

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Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Minnesota

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 90-71 win over Minnesota at Assembly Hall on Sunday night. Crean was joined by Bloomington resident Brian Jones, who is suffering from ALS.

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