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HD Video: Tom Crean after Stony Brook win

Watch and listen to what head coach Tom Crean had to say following IU’s season opening 96-66 win over Stony Brook in high definition quality in the embedded media player below:

Notes and Quotes: Crean talks Stony Brook

Notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s Thursday press conference previewing Indiana’s season opener against Stony Brook on Friday at Assembly Hall. Watch the press conference here. (Photo: Crean talks about Maurice Creek’s season ending injury on October 12.)

Wants to challenge the team by playing a team like Stony Brook to open the season. This is a team that has a chance to make the NCAA Tournament. (Picked to finish in the top three of their conference by most publications and a top 150 team according to

Stony Brook is deep and returns their all-around best player. Believes the America East is an outstanding league with very good coaches.

From his time in Big East gained a lot of respect for programs like Stony Brook. IU played Boston University a few years ago (also in the America East) and on any given night teams from this league can win.

“We’re going to be tested as much as we have in our time here in openers and as much as any that I’ve been a part of as a head coach.”

“They play hard and everything that I can see they’re not a team that’s going to ever back away from anything.”

“Really, really good 3-point shooting team. Just solid all the way around.”

“It’ll be fun to have the opener here. It’ll be fun to have a great crowd. But they’ll be nothing fun about that game when it comes to playing and coaching. It will be an absolute battle.”

Stony Brook has Wisconsin tendencies in that they have a style and pace they want to play. They are good at their style of play. Spread the floor, set a lot of ball screens, good movement, run their break.


Video: Tom Crean previews Stony Brook

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Video: Tom Crean talks about 2012 recruiting class

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Notes and Quotes: Crean’s postgame press conference

Notes and quotes from Tom Crean’s postgame press conference following IU’s 90-72 exhibition win over the University of Indianapolis at Assembly Hall (Watch the full press conference here):

“We’re trying to get this team to understand we’ve gotta get out and play a 94-foot game. It doesn’t mean we have to press the whole game, but it does mean we want to run and we want to create off our defense.”

“We’re trying to get to a point where there’s not a big drop off from our first ten possessions to our last ten. That’s hard to get to.”

Doesn’t see this being a seven or eight man team. Wants to play a lot of people, but those who play need to be efficient.

Right now team defense is going to carry this group, but down the road individuals need to be able to lock opponents up. Not there yet.

On Zeller: “I thought he was really, really good tonight at letting the game come to him.”

On Watford: “I was really happy with the way Christian guarded. He didn’t have a great offensive night and we’re trying to get him integrated back because he’s been out for a while. And he’s really only had a couple of practices that I would say are ‘Christian Watford level play’ practices. But he came in tonight and he defended.”


HD Video: IU players, Crean react to exhibition win

A trio of IU players — Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo — along with head coach Tom Crean met with the media to discuss IU’s 90-72 exhibition win over the University of Indianapolis on Saturday night. Watch and listen to both press conferences in high-definition video in the embedded media players below:


Video: Tom Crean Thursday Press Conference

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