Tom Crean Archive

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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Video: Tom Crean previews Minnesota

Tom Crean met with the media on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall to preview Sunday’s game with Minnesota.

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Hoosiers come up one play short in loss at Maryland


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Indiana came into Wednesday’s game against Maryland at the XFinity Center with five Big Ten wins and no losses in games decided by six points or less. In close games, the Hoosiers had been making plays when it mattered most on the way to a 7-4 mark in conference play.

IU’s first trip to Maryland with the Terrapins as a Big Ten member presented another opportunity in a back and forth contest that came down to the final possession.

Mark Turgeon would call it a “great college basketball game” afterward. Tom Crean shared that sentiment, calling the contest “tremendous.”

But on a night where neither team would lead by more than six points and the lead changed hands 18 times, the Hoosiers could never seize control.

The result? A 68-66 loss in a game where Indiana could not make one more play to push past Maryland for a win. Victory was there for the taking and the Hoosiers simply could not grab it.

“We withstood some poor shooting, we withstood some excellent shooting from them, and at the same time we made plays,” Crean said. “We just made one less (play). It was a great win for them, tough loss for us and a great battle all around.”

Indiana had numerous chances to make just one more play.


Video: Tom Crean reacts to loss at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 68-66 loss to Maryland on Wednesday night at the XFinity Center.

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Video: Crean, IU players preview Maryland

Tom Crean, Collin Hartman and Robert Johnson met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview Indiana’s game on Wednesday night against Maryland at the XFinity Center in College Park.

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Notes, quotes from Tom Crean on the Big Ten teleconference


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

On the return of Hanner Mosquera-Perea and how he’ll balance his minutes with Collin Hartman:

“I think they can both play together. I think it will be a key. It just gives us more things we can plan for in a game and more adjustments that we can make. Certainly there is a lot going on in the game when we have Collin at that position. Are people going to match down, are they going to match up? And when you have Hanner in the situation as he gets healthy, then it changes things a little bit for us. So Collin is going to be on the court, there is no doubt about that. He needs to keep getting better, and he knows that and he is. And at the same time, this allows us to do more with Hanner, and hopefully Emmitt (Holt) continues to develop the way that he has and allows us to get a little bit stronger down around the basket.”

On the evolution of Yogi Ferrell’s game:

“I think he just continues to improve and add things to his game all the time. One thing he’s so much better at is when there’s not a play, he can keep the ball and he can create something. And at the same time, he’s playing with his head up and attacking very well. When the game is constantly moving and, more importantly, he is constantly moving, then that makes us that much harder to guard. When he gets into one area or a specific area and is trying to make a play when the defense can collapse in that area, then it makes a little easier to guard. But when he’s in movement and he recognizes that so much better, I think that’s key for us. He’s just giving absolutely everything that’s he’s got on the defensive end, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make mistakes but at the same time he’s giving everything that he has. And not only being a great on-ball defender but really working off the ball and really working to help his teammates.”


Video: Tom Crean reacts to win over Michigan

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 70-67 win over Michigan on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

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