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How adding Kanaan Carlyle and Myles Rice improves Indiana’s offense

  • William McDermott 04/23/2024 8:31 am  
 

Mike Woodson entered the offseason with an unhappy fanbase and seven scholarship spots to fill. The objective has been clear: acquire talent in the backcourt and plug the other holes with experienced and efficient players. Indiana’s three top-20 transfer portal ...

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Transfer portal season has arrived and here’s what IU should be looking to add

  • William McDermott 03/21/2024 8:14 am  
 

It’s a make-or-break offseason for Mike Woodson. He’s had some portal success in the past, and retaining critical pieces like Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal is a step in the right direction. However, there will be plenty of new pieces ...

Kel’el Ware has grown more than Indiana could have possibly imagined

  • William McDermott 03/10/2024 10:25 pm  
 

Kel’el Ware didn’t have a motor. Or so they said. When the 7-footer transferred to Indiana from Oregon last spring, many, even his former head coach, questioned his work ethic, will to win and effort. Nearly a year later, those ...

‘They’re my backbone’: Xavier Johnson leads Indiana to 83-78 win against Maryland in front of family

  • William McDermott 03/03/2024 6:38 pm  
 

For Xavier Johnson, family is everything. And Indiana’s trip to College Park, Maryland, was Johnson’s last chance to play in front of most of his family in a college uniform. Johnson, who has missed nearly two full months of this ...

Indiana’s late-game defense quiets alarms in 74-70 win against Wisconsin

  • William McDermott 02/28/2024 8:00 am  
 

Assembly Hall was a mess with 10:06 to play. An in-arena alarm in the balcony forced both teams to stop play as security escorted fans out of the arena because of state law. It was one of the oddest things ...

Video: Mike Woodson and Kel’el Ware react to win against Wisconsin

  • William McDermott 02/27/2024 9:57 pm  
 

Mike Woodson and Kel’el Ware addressed the media following Indiana’s 74-70 win against Wisconsin on Tuesday at Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame reaction below:

Indiana, Mike Woodson and a season going nowhere fast

  • William McDermott 02/23/2024 10:41 am  
 

Following his postgame media availability, Mike Woodson, head down and briefcase in hand, left Assembly Hall’s player’s lounge in a hurry after Nebraska beat Indiana 85-70 Wednesday night. The loss marked the Cornhuskers’ regular-season sweep of Indiana and second win ...

Indiana’s recurring problems exposed by Northwestern in 76-72 loss

  • William McDermott 02/18/2024 7:23 pm  
 

Northwestern, which used to be a routine win in Bloomington, has become a nightmare for Indiana. In his three seasons as IU’s coach, Mike Woodson still has not beaten the Wildcats — who left Assembly Hall Sunday with a 76-72 ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to loss against Northwestern

  • William McDermott 02/18/2024 5:58 pm  
 

Mike Woodson, Gabe Cupps and Kel’el Ware addressed the media following Indiana’s 76-72 loss to Northwestern on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame comments below:

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News and notes from Mike Woodson’s radio show

  • William McDermott 02/13/2024 7:58 am  
 

Don Fischer was joined by Indiana associate head coach Kenya Hunter, who was filling in for head coach Mike Woodson, on Monday night’s “Inside IU basketball” radio show. The two covered topics from leadership to the loss at Purdue and ...

Indiana’s systematic problems exposed again in 85-71 loss to Penn State

  • William McDermott 02/03/2024 4:39 pm  
 

“We’ve got to go back to work.” Mike Woodson has said something along those lines after what feels like each of Indiana’s nine losses this season. “We’ve got to go back to work, see if we can work our way ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to loss to Penn State

  • William McDermott 02/03/2024 2:36 pm  
 

Mike Woodson, Kel’el Ware and Trey Galloway addressed the media following Indiana’s 85-71 loss to Penn State on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame reaction below:

“Sometimes you gotta fail to be successful”: Mackenzie Mgbako shows more growth against Illinois

  • William McDermott 01/27/2024 8:29 pm  
 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Indiana freshman Mackenzie Mgbako walked off the floor underneath the Illinois basket, talking to himself and with his hands on his head after exiting the handshake line. It was a frustrating 70-62 road loss for the Hoosiers, ...

Mental mistakes and poor defense doom Indiana in 91-79 loss at Wisconsin

  • William McDermott 01/20/2024 8:00 am  
 

MADISON, Wisc. — CJ Gunn drew the assignment of the hot hand in Wisconsin guard Max Klesmit with just under 13 minutes to play. Until then, Klesmit had scored 18 points in the second half while only missing one shot ...

Video: Mike Woodson, Malik Reneau react to loss at Wisconsin

  • William McDermott 01/19/2024 11:25 pm  
 

MADISON, Wisc. – Mike Woodson and Malik Reneau addressed the media following Indiana’s 91-79 loss to Wisconsin on Friday night at the Kohl Center. Watch their postgame reaction below:

Video: Mike Woodson, Trey Galloway react to loss to Purdue

  • William McDermott 01/16/2024 9:27 pm  
 

Mike Woodson and Trey Galloway addressed the media following Indiana’s 87-66 loss to Purdue on Tuesday at Assembly Hall.