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Transcript: Crean, IU players address media ahead of Wichita State game

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OMAHA, Neb. – Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell, Nick Zeisloft, James Blackmon Jr. and Troy Williams addressed the media earlier today at the CenturyLink Center in advance of Indiana’s game tomorrow

THE MODERATOR: Nick Zeisloft, James Blackmon, Jr., Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell represent the student body of the Indiana Hoosiers. They’re the No. 10 seed in the Midwest region; they’re out of the Big 10 conference, they will play No. 7 Wichita State in Friday’s second game.

Q. Yogi, as you look at Wichita State, what are some of the things that they present that make them a difficult match for you guys? What makes them good?

YOGI FERRELL: One thing about their team is they’re a very solid team. They’ve got basically five solid positions, and that’s what makes them such a great team. They start junior and seniors, so they’re obviously a lot more experienced than we are. They’ve got great 3-point shooters; they’ve got great post presence. Like I said before, just a great experienced team.

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Video: IU players preview Wichita State

OMAHA, Neb. – Indiana’s locker room was open prior to its open practice at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday afternoon as the Hoosiers prepared to take on Wichita State in the NCAA tournament.

Watch and listen to what the players had to say below:

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Video: Crean, Indiana players react to NCAA tournament selection

In a surprise to many bracketologists, Indiana safely made the NCAA tournament field as the top No. 10 seed. The Hoosiers will travel to Omaha to play Wichita State in the Midwest Region on Friday afternoon on CBS.

Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell, Nick Zeisloft, James Blackmon Jr. and Troy Williams met with the media on Sunday evening at Assembly Hall to discuss IU’s tournament selection and much more. Watch both press conferences below:

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Maryland

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CHICAGO – Indiana kept things interesting for Selection Sunday with a 75-69 loss to Maryland on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center.

The loss dropped the Hoosiers to 20-13 overall and kept them firmly on the NCAA tournament bubble. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Terrapins:

· Maryland won the game at the free throw line: In our preview on Friday morning, we mentioned Maryland’s ability to get to the foul line as a major key to the Terrapins’ success offensively. That ability was on full display in this game as Maryland got to the line 33 times for a free throw rate (FTA/FGA) of 67.3 percent.

This wasn’t just the usual suspects for Maryland, it was a team effort. Dez Wells and Melo Trimble combined for 16 attempts, but Evan Smotrycz and Jake Layman each got there six times and Jared Nickens and Damonte Dodd found their way to the stripe as well.

The end result was Maryland taking 11 more free throw than Indiana and outscoring the Hoosiers by seven from the line. In a game that was tight and well contested throughout most of the second half, it was the difference.

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Video: Crean, IU players react to loss to Maryland

CHICAGO – Tom Crean, Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell met with the media following Indiana’s 75-69 loss to Maryland in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday evening at United Center.

Watch their postgame comments below:

Video: IU players react to loss to Maryland

CHICAGO – The Indiana locker room was open following the Hoosiers’ 75-69 loss to Maryland in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

Inside the Hall was there and has reaction from several players, including Yogi Ferrell, who finished with 18 points:

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Video: IU players react to win over Northwestern

CHICAGO – The Indiana locker room was open following the Hoosiers’ 71-56 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament.

Inside the Hall was there and has reaction from several players, including James Blackmon Jr., who finished with 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds:

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