Yogi Ferrell Archive

Video: IU players react to loss to Eastern Washington

Troy Williams (19 points, nine rebounds) and Yogi Ferrell (27 points, seven assists and four rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 88-86 loss to Eastern Washington on Monday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Lamar

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It wasn’t the decisive win that was expected, but Indiana moved to 4-0 with a 85-72 win over Lamar on Saturday night in Assembly Hall.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from IU’s win over the Cardinals:

· IU’s defense struggles: Lamar came into Assembly Hall averaging .88 points per possession through its first three games. When the final buzzer sounded on the IU victory, the Cardinals had carved the Hoosiers up to the tune of 1.09 points per trip.

Most concerning from the performance was how easily Lamar was able to score inside. The Cardinals amassed 48 points in the paint and shot 65 percent on their 2s. A majority of the easy looks were the result of poor perimeter defense as Lamar found driving lanes with ease and either took them directly to the rim or dished off when help arrived.

“The bottom line is that we’ve got to do a better job of containing penetration, understanding scouting report defense and not stepping up on penetration when it comes,” Tom Crean said. “I thought we didn’t do a very good job of perimeter defense at all when it came to ball pressure in the first half and it came to dribble penetration in the second half, and then we got careless with our step-ups which gave them too many easy baskets.”

· Another efficient performance for James Blackmon Jr.: Another game, another strong effort from IU’s McDonald’s All-American freshman guard. Blackmon Jr. hit six of his 10 field goal attempts, knocked down all four of his free throws and finished with 21 points. He also grabbed six rebounds, a team-high.

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Video: IU players react to win over SMU

James Blackmon Jr. (26 points, seven rebounds), Troy Williams (11 points, four rebounds, two steals) and Yogi Ferrell (13 points, seven assists and five rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 74-68 win over No. 22 SMU on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

Video: Tom Crean, Nick Zeisloft and Yogi Ferrell preview SMU

Tom Crean and juniors Nick Zeisloft and Yogi Ferrell met with the media on Wednesday afternoon at Assembly Hall to preview Thursday’s matchup with No. 22 SMU.

Watch both press conferences below:

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Video: IU players react to win over Texas Southern

Yogi Ferrell (20 points, seven assists, four rebounds), Robert Johnson (21 points, six assists, five rebounds) and James Blackmon Jr. (19 points, five rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 83-64 win over Texas Southern on Monday night at Assembly Hall.

Watch the full press conference below:

Quotes are available after the jump.

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Yogi Ferrell named to Wooden Award preseason top 50

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Indiana junior Yogi Ferrell has been named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason top 50 list, the national advisory board for the award announced on Monday.

He’s one of seven Big Ten players to be named to the list, joining Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky, Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Maryland’s Dez Wells.

Former Indiana Director of Basketball Operations Calbert Cheaney was the last Hoosier to win the Wooden Award in 1993.

Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo were both finalists for the award during the 2012-2013 season.

The complete preseason top 50 list follows after the jump:

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Film Session: 3-point variety

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Indiana hit 11-of-23 from distance in their blowout win against Mississippi Valley State on Friday night, which was more than it hit in any game a season ago.

A look at the variety of ways the Hoosiers are getting up shots from 3-point land in the latest edition of Film Session:

I. The Extra Pass

Nick Zeisloft gets trapped in the corner across the timeline:

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He’s able to work himself out of it with a pass to James Blackmon Jr. and now the Delta Devil defense is scrambling around the court:

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