Ben Ladner was a writer for Inside the Hall during the 2018-19 season. Follow him on Twitter.

Notebook: Indiana rediscovers itself in win over Michigan State

  • Ben Ladner 02/03/2019 12:07 am  

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Indiana chose the most adverse of all circumstances to snap out of a month-long losing streak that threatened to send its season into an irreversible downward spiral. Matched up with No. 6 Michigan State in a ...

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An in-depth look at Indiana’s offensive struggles and some possible solutions

  • Ben Ladner 01/30/2019 9:14 am  

Not four weeks ago, the current state of these Indiana Hoosiers would have been inconceivable. IU was at the crest of a seven-game win streak – its longest in exactly three years – and a top-25 team in the country. ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Purdue makes a push

  • Ben Ladner 01/28/2019 12:24 pm  

As the Big Ten schedule wears on, it becomes increasingly easy to identify qualitative differences between teams and separate them into tiers. Where there were once four teams at the bottom, a large middle class, and two title contenders, the ...

Video: John Beilein, Michigan players react to win over Indiana

  • Ben Ladner 01/25/2019 9:27 pm  

John Beilein, Ignas Brazdeikis and Zavier Simpson met with the media following Michigan’s 69-46 win over Indiana on Friday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame reaction below:

Video: Archie Miller, IU players preview Michigan

  • Ben Ladner 01/24/2019 3:08 pm  

Archie Miller, Al Durham Jr. and Justin Smith met with the media on Thursday to preview Friday’s game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against Michigan. Watch all three press conferences below:

Contrast in spacing highlights IU’s loss to Nebraska

  • Ben Ladner 01/14/2019 11:01 pm  

The story of Indiana’s 66-51 loss to Nebraska Monday night can be told through the frame of the 3-point arc. The Cornhuskers (8-of-24 from deep) outscored the Hoosiers (2-of-14) by 18 points from behind the line, a margin that would ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference remains tight as Michigan teams keep rolling

  • Ben Ladner 01/14/2019 8:20 am  

In addition to providing high entertainment value and intrigue, the Big Ten might be the most complete conference in college basketball. As of Sunday evening, the Big Ten has four ranked teams, six more on the bubble, and as deep ...

News and notes from Archie Miller’s radio show

  • Ben Ladner 01/08/2019 8:27 am  

On the heels of a tough road loss to Michigan, Archie Miller sat down with Don Fischer on Monday night at the Holiday Inn Bloomington to discuss his team’s recent play, the state of Indiana’s roster, and IU’s upcoming game ...

An in-depth at look at Juwan Morgan, the creator

  • Ben Ladner 12/11/2018 8:00 am  

The greatest of Juwan Morgan’s gifts is the world of possibility he unlocks for his team. To place the ball in his hands is to give a possession direction, though the exact course is left to Morgan’s discretion. He is ...

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IU set to host Louisville for Saturday matinee in Bloomington

  • Ben Ladner 12/07/2018 4:48 pm  

Having crossed two Big Ten games off of its schedule, Indiana’s upcoming slate of opponents doesn’t get any easier as it winds down the calendar year. Saturday afternoon, Louisville – riding a three-game win streak – will enter Simon Skjodt ...

How IU can use Evan Fitzner’s floor spacing ability

  • Ben Ladner 12/06/2018 3:15 pm  

The first time I touched the ball in an eighth grade basketball practice, I was terrified. As a skinny, unathletic, 5-foot-8 kid, I had been cut from the seventh grade team a year prior. A year later, however, I was ...

Notebook: Down one of its best players, IU’s other takes over

  • Ben Ladner 12/01/2018 5:09 pm  

After Juwan Morgan limped off the floor with three minutes and 30 seconds to play in Indiana’s win over Northwestern, Archie Miller pulled Romeo Langford aside near the IU bench and delivered words of motivation to his star freshman. Though ...

Video: Archie Miller, IU players discuss start of Big Ten play

  • Ben Ladner 11/30/2018 2:33 pm  

Archie Miller, Evan Fitzner and Zach McRoberts met with the media on Friday afternoon to discuss the start of Big Ten play. Watch both press conferences below:

News and notes from Archie Miller’s radio show

  • Ben Ladner 11/19/2018 9:02 pm  

Monday night’s edition of the Archie Miller radio show included reflections on a week that included an IU win over Marquette and a nail-biting loss to Arkansas. Miller discussed his impressions of the team four games into the year, the ...

Video: Brian Fish reacts to loss at Indiana

  • Ben Ladner 11/09/2018 10:15 pm  

Montana State coach Brian Fish met with the media following his team’s 80-35 loss to Indiana on Friday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Watch his postgame comments below:

Notebook: Ball movement, defense stand out as IU trounces Chicago State

  • Ben Ladner 11/06/2018 10:37 pm  

Indiana’s 104-55 victory over Chicago State wasn’t so much a season opener as it was another tune-up before the meaningful portion of the schedule begins. The Cougars provided little resistance to the onslaught of drives, cuts and forays to the ...