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Video: IU players react to win over Maryland

Collin Hartman (15 points), Troy Williams (16 points and seven rebounds), James Blackmon Jr. (22 points and five rebounds) and Yogi Ferrell (24 points and five assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 89-70 win over No. 13 Maryland on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

Podcast on the Brink: A midseason recap

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Podcast on the Brink is back for another episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call.

Morris is joined by Inside the Hall co-founder and editor Alex Bozich to discuss a variety of topics, including:

· How Indiana has been able to flip the script so far on preseason expectations
· The growth of Troy Williams
· Yogi Ferrell and his adaptation to a his role of facilitator and scorer
· Recent play of James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson
· The feel of this season and how different it is from last season

So tune in and enjoy. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Indiana moved to 14-4 overall and 4-1 in Big Ten play on Sunday afternoon with an 80-74 win over Illinois at the State Farm Center.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win over the Fighting Illini:

· Indiana made the most important run of the afternoon: On an afternoon where there were numerous runs, the Hoosiers made the final one and as a result, won the game. After Illinois ripped off a 21-2 run to claim a 9-point lead midway through the second half, things stabilized as both teams traded baskets for roughly a seven-minute stretch.

Illinois looked to have control of things after a Kendrick Nunn 3-pointer pushed the lead to 72-67 with 3:20 to play, but from there it was all Indiana. The Hoosiers closed the game on a 13-2 run to claim their second Big Ten road win in three tries.

Tom Crean said Indiana never got down despite Illinois runs of 14-3, 11-0 and 21-2 throughout the afternoon.

“There were a lot of different things going on in the game,” Crean said. “So once they adjusted to something, you’ve got to be able to go to something else. And because the ball was moving, the screens were good, the cutting was good, the spacing was good, we were able to do that.”

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Video: Indiana players react to win at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Troy Williams (21 points, nine rebounds), James Blackmon Jr. (21 points, seven rebounds), Nick Zeisloft (10 points, three rebounds) and Max Hoetzel (six points) met with the media following Indiana’s 80-74 win over Illinois at the State Farm Center on Sunday afternoon.

Watch postgame reaction from all four players below:

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Video: Crean, IU players preview Illinois

Tom Crean, James Blackmon Jr., Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams with the media on Saturday afternoon at Assembly Hall to preview Sunday’s meeting with Illinois at the State Farm Center.

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Notebook: Hoosiers rebound in 69-66 win over Ohio State

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Early in Indiana’s 69-66 win over Ohio State on Saturday, it was clear the Hoosiers’ path to victory would not be as it had been in previous games this season.

The Hoosiers trailed, 9-2. They had turned the ball over five times in less than 4:30 of game time. They were shooting 1-for-4 from the field. Offense wouldn’t be a given against the Buckeyes.

Instead, it was the Hoosiers’ defense — forcing an Ohio State 23-of-67 shooting performance and a 3-of-21 mark from behind the arc — sparking the win, as they improved to a 12-4 record and 2-1 mark in Big Ten play in front of an announced 15,563 at Assembly Hall.

“I would say our defense is what changed the game,” sophomore Troy Williams said. “As soon as we picked it up on defense, our defense led to our offense, and then after that, everything started to fall into place. We started to get into our flow. We started to get scoring runs and getting more and more rebounds and then pushing and starting the break.”

Before the Hoosiers even stepped onto the court against the Buckeyes, Indiana coach Tom Crean prepared his team for a lack of offensive rhythm. “They are not going to give you a fluid offensive game,” Crean said. He told his players they would have to create momentum through rebounding.

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Video: IU players react to win over Ohio State

James Blackmon Jr. (18 points and seven rebounds), Emmitt Holt (five points, seven rebounds and two blocks) and Troy Williams (15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 69-66 win over No. 22 Ohio State on Saturday at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

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