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At the buzzer: Indiana 63, Arkansas 60

Quick thoughts on a 63-60 win over Arkansas: How it happened: As Arkansas raced out to an early lead and Indiana was sloppy with the ball, it was fair to wonder if the Hoosiers were going to be able to ...

What to expect: Arkansas

Indiana and Arkansas will meet for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers and Razorbacks both comfortably won their first round games in the National Invitation tournament (NIT) on Tuesday. Arkansas won ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 89, Saint Francis (Pa.) 72

Quick thoughts on a 89-72 win over Saint Francis (Pa.): How it happened: Indiana came out like a team with little interest in playing in the National Invitation Tournament. The Hoosiers were slow to get out to shooters on the ...

What to expect: Saint Francis (Pa.)

For the second time in three seasons, Indiana will play in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Hoosiers, one of the first four teams out of the NCAA tournament, are a No. 1 seed and will host Saint Francis (Pa.) ...

At the buzzer: Ohio State 79, Indiana 75

CHICAGO – Quick thoughts on a 79-75 loss to Ohio State: How it happened: The stage was set for Indiana to play its way into the NCAA tournament in Chicago at the United Center. The Hoosiers, winners of four straight, ...

What to expect: Ohio State

Indiana will open Big Ten tournament play on Thursday afternoon against Ohio State at the United Center in Chicago. The Buckeyes are 18-13 overall and finished 8-12 in the Big Ten. Ohio State won the first meeting between the two ...

An in-depth look at Rob Phinisee’s impact for Indiana

Take any given period of time from Indiana’s last five games, and the force of Rob Phinisee is likely to stand out. Rarely does a player so adept at the game’s subtleties have such an outsized impact on his team, ...

Inside the Hall’s 2019 All-Big Ten teams, awards

The Big Ten will announce its all-conference teams and awards later today, but here are our picks (note: we don’t have a vote) that will be handed out: All-Big Ten freshman team · Romeo Langford, Indiana; Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan; Joe Wieskamp, ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 89, Rutgers 73

Quick thoughts on an 89-73 win over Rutgers: How it happened: After Rutgers started the game on a 5-0 run, Indiana left little doubt who would prevail in their regular season finale. The Hoosiers, who came in confident and on ...

What to expect: Rutgers

Indiana will look to extend its winning streak to four games as it hosts Rutgers on Sunday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Scarlet Knights are 14-15 overall and 7-12 in Big Ten play. Sunday’s game will tip at ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 92, Illinois 74

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – Thoughts on a 92-74 win at Illinois: How it happened: This one was never in doubt. Indiana, desperately in need of a win to keep its NCAA tournament chances alive, dominated the Illini throughout. The Hoosiers led ...

What to expect: Illinois

Indiana and Illinois will conclude their season series on Thursday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign. The Hoosiers won the first matchup, 73-65, on Jan. 3 in Bloomington. The Fighting Illini are 11-18 overall and 7-11 in Big ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Purdue surges to the top

After another chaotic week in the Big Ten, the conference remains as strong as ever, with all 14 teams in the top 75 of KenPom’s adjusted efficiency rankings. Here’s where things stand entering the final week of conference play. 14. ...