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Video, Quotes: Tom Crean reacts to loss to Northwestern

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 54-47 loss to Northwestern on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

Watch his postgame comments in the media player below:

A transcript is available after the jump.

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Video, Quotes: Tom Crean reacts to win over Wisconsin

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 75-72 win over No. 3 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch his comment in the media player below:

A full transcript is available after the jump.

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Notes and quotes from Crean on Big Ten teleconference

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

· For the fifth time this season, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh was named the Big Ten’s freshman of the week. Vonleh scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in IU’s 79-76 win over Penn State on Saturday. Vonleh’s five freshman of the week awards is the third highest total since the award began in 2010.

· Crean’s started off by talking about his team’s play over the past week, including Saturday’s win at Penn State: “It was one of those games where both teams played extremely hard, both wanted the game.  I’m proud of the resiliency our guys showed in that game.”

· On the challenge of facing Wisconsin and Northwestern this week at home: “It’s a big week in the sense of two home games. An outstanding team with Wisconsin obviously, an outstanding program. One that’s just a very, very tough preparation. They’re a very, very efficient and smart team. And Northwestern is going to be coming in after getting their first (Big Ten) win last night. Another team that’s going to be extremely well coached with what Chris Collins and Brian James and that entire group are capable of.”

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Video: Tom Crean reacts to win at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 79-76 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Watch his postgame comments following IU’s first Big Ten win in the media player below:

Hoosiers look for improvement, first Big Ten win at Penn State

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — After an 0-2 start to the Big Ten season, Indiana will attempt to avoid disaster on Saturday.

The Hoosiers (10-5, 0-2) traveled to Penn State on Friday and will face the Nittany Lions (9-7, 0-3) at 12 p.m. on Saturday, where they will attempt to avoid their first 0-3 start in Big Ten play since the 2010-2011 season.

It will also be Indiana’s first game since last Saturday, a 17-point home loss to Michigan State.

“We are coming off a very good week of practice and preparation,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “With the bye coming during the break, it has allowed us to work smart and spend more time on getting better both individually and as a team.”

Perhaps the bye week came at a perfect time for the Hoosiers, too. After an overtime loss at Illinois that included 23 turnovers and the blowout loss at home to the Spartans, Crean had time to push the reset button this week. The Hoosiers have six games in the next 20 days, after all.

Crean said the team has worked on everything from building the identity of running and finishing better on offense to getting back on defense and challenging shots better. At the moment, Indiana ranks No. 327 in the nation in turnover percentage (22.2 percent), No. 292 in having its shot blocked (12.1 percent) and has allowed a 49.3 effective field goal percentage against major-conference opponents.

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Notes, quotes from Crean on Big Ten teleconference

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

· Crean opened things up by saying Indiana had a great practice on Sunday night and was scheduled to practice this afternoon.

· Crean noted that his team is “still gaining confidence” and added that “before you can win, you have learn how not to lose.”

· According to Crean, there a lot of fundamental things that Indiana still needs to improve upon. Among those that he mentioned were reading cuts and screening.

· Crean said that his team can’t do anything about its lack of experience right now, but said “I like our toughness, I like our attitude.” Crean said all they can do is try to speed up learning what it takes to win.

· When asked how far along his team is in terms of creating an identity and touched on a variety of areas:

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Video, Quotes: Crean reacts to loss to Michigan State

Tom Crean met with the media following Indiana’s 73-56 loss to No. 5 Michigan State at Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Watch his postgame comments in the media player below:

A transcript is available after the jump.

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