William McDermott was a writer for Inside the Hall from 2022 through 2024.

Mackenzie Mgbako flashes his offensive versatility in career night against Minnesota

  • William McDermott 01/13/2024 6:06 am  
 

Mackenzie Mgbako’s mom called Mike Woodson after he de-committed from Duke and reopened his recruitment last spring. With strong New York area ties, the Mgbako family wanted Woodson and Indiana’s staff to give the five-star a look. Woodson did just ...

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Lack of composure and leadership sinks Indiana at Rutgers

  • William McDermott 01/10/2024 7:49 am  
 

Trey Galloway went to the center court logo after missing a late game three and yelled in frustration. Hoosier teammate Kel’el Ware approached him, offering a high-five and then shrugged. In the sixteenth game of the season, a 66-57 loss ...

No Ware, no problem: Indiana’s frontcourt gets to the foul line and dominates Kennesaw State

  • William McDermott 12/30/2023 6:37 am  
 

The Indiana frontcourt has been its strength in the first half of the 2023-24 season. But the Hoosiers, without 7-footer Kel’el Ware (COVID-19), needed help from its supporting cast in Friday night’s 100-87 win over Kennesaw State. Mike Woodson got ...

Trayce Jackson-Davis showing self-awareness and acceptance in rookie season

  • William McDermott 12/28/2023 8:39 am  
 

With 2:31 to go in overtime, the Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown took the ball from the top of the key and knifed through the open lane. This was routine for Brown, a former top-three draft choice in his seventh season ...

News and notes from Mike Woodson’s radio show

  • William McDermott 12/19/2023 7:41 am  
 

For the last time in the 2023 calendar year, Don Fischer hosted “Inside Indiana Basketball” with Mike Woodson at the Chop Shop Market and Table in Bloomington. Indiana is coming off a four-point home loss to Kansas and will host ...

Career-night from Trey Galloway not enough as IU falls to Kansas

  • William McDermott 12/16/2023 7:20 pm  
 

Indiana’s struggling backcourt has been under the microscope this season. The injury to Xavier Johnson, who missed his fourth consecutive game Saturday, has played a factor in that, but the offensive play from Gabe Cupps and Trey Galloway had been ...

Video: Mike Woodson, Trey Galloway react to loss against Kansas

  • William McDermott 12/16/2023 3:34 pm  
 

Mike Woodson and Trey Galloway addressed the media following Indiana’s 75-71 loss against Kansas on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Watch both press conferences below:

Confident scheduling? A look at IU’s struggles against high major non-conference opponents

  • William McDermott 12/15/2023 7:45 am  
 

A good but unranked Auburn team overwhelmed Indiana last Saturday. It wasn’t even close after the first 10 minutes; the Hoosiers fell 104-76 in Atlanta. In the grand scheme, one neutral site game in early December shouldn’t define Indiana’s season ...

Anthony Leal’s impact on IU basketball extends beyond the court

  • William McDermott 12/04/2023 7:55 am  
 

Anthony Leal sits closest to the coaching staff on the Indiana bench. So when Mike Woodson called his name in the second half of the Harvard game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, he quickly got up and moved toward the ...

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Patience, effort and growth pay off for Mackenzie Mgbako against Harvard

  • William McDermott 11/27/2023 7:51 am  
 

INDIANAPOLIS — With 13:10 to go, Indiana had begun to stretch its lead. Malik Reneau was at the line trying to complete a 3-point play. Freshman Mackenzie Mgbako was the only Hoosier on the block and after a poor block-out ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to win against Harvard

  • William McDermott 11/26/2023 7:08 pm  
 

INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Woodson, Mackenzie Mgbako and Kel’el Ware addressed the media following Indiana’s 89-76 win against Harvard at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Watch their postgame comments below:

Indiana’s late switch to zone leads to victory against Louisville

  • William McDermott 11/21/2023 7:57 am  
 

Out of the under-eight media timeout in the second half, Indiana looked depleted and out of gas. Louisville was up seven after freshman guard Ty-Laur Johnson made two free throws and the Hoosiers had shown no resistance to the Cardinals’ ...

Rebounding and 3-point defense leave IU soul searching ahead of Empire Classic

  • William McDermott 11/17/2023 7:47 am  
 

While Indiana put a bandage over some offensive woes in its 89-80 win over Wright State on Thursday, the Hoosiers leave Bloomington for the Empire Classic in New York with more questions than answers. It was a point of emphasis ...

News and notes from Mike Woodson’s radio show with Calbert Cheaney

  • William McDermott 11/14/2023 8:10 am  
 

Don Fischer hosted his weekly Indiana basketball radio show with a special guest this week, Calbert Cheaney. The Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer was sitting in for Woodson as he is in Indianapolis with his family as his daughter is ...

Video: Mike Woodson, Xavier Johnson react to win against Army

  • William McDermott 11/12/2023 9:39 pm  
 

Mike Woodson and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 72-64 win against Army on Sunday at Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame comments below:

Xavier Johnson begins final season with steady, hard-nosed performance against FGCU

  • William McDermott 11/10/2023 3:37 pm  
 

With Indiana up 66-63 against Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday with 16.8 seconds remaining, Xavier Johnson put his red and white Adidas sneakers on the red foul stripe with a chance to seal Indiana’s first game of the season. First, ...