Al Durham Archive

‘We have a more skilled team’: New-look offense takes shape for Indiana

Archie Miller has never been one to exaggerate. That statement was true in the best of times, like the tail end of the 2019-20 season as the Hoosiers were headed toward their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2016. It remains ...

How a shortened summer may prove to be crucial for Indiana’s ever-developing team chemistry

In Archie Miller’s Bloomington tenure, it’s evident that Indiana hasn’t always displayed unshakable cohesiveness. Miller hasn’t tried to keep it a secret, either. Last season, in early December, Indiana suffered a 20-point beat down at the hands of Wisconsin, marking ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament recap

Welcome to the final recap of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Over the past few weeks, we have explained how this tournament came to be, recapped the drafting of teams and completed all ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Final round

Welcome to the final round of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Previously, we revealed the draft on Podcast on the Brink, sent out an introduction post for the tournament and contested the first ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Round Two

Welcome back to round two of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Last week, we revealed the draft on Podcast on the Brink, sent out an introduction post for the tournament and began round ...

2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament: Round One

The players have been selected, the teams have been formed and the voting can now commence in round one of the 2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players round-robin tournament. Earlier this week, the results of the 2010s ...

Results from the ‘2010s Assembly Call / Inside The Hall IU players Draft

The past decade in Indiana basketball has given us plenty of notable on and off-court moments, but more than anything else the lasting impact of the past 10 years of IU hoops has come from the players who represented the ...

Film Session: Minnesota

Al Durham worked his way to 11 points and four assists against Minnesota in IU’s win on Wednesday night. The Hoosiers put Durham in identical spots to make simple plays. In the pick and roll, Durham worked off the right ...

Indiana discovers mental toughness as season reaches critical stretch

Indiana will finish the 2019-20 season with a 2-8 record in true road games. That statistic is now fact, unable to be altered no matter what happens during the rest of Archie Miller’s third season in Bloomington. The true road ...

Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Indiana’s improved road effort continued Sunday at the State Farm Center against Illinois, but once again it came in a loss. Indiana’s 67-66 loss to Illinois wasn’t the result of anything particularly wrong the Hoosiers did. Trayce ...

Hoosiers look to continue home success against ranked foes as MSU returns to Bloomington

Al Durham lifted his left index finger to his mouth and pressed it against his lips. The gesture came in response to a seemingly innocent statement from a media member during Wednesday afternoon’s interview session with Durham and senior guard ...

Evaluating Indiana’s individual 3-point shooting this season

In Archie Miller’s third season in charge of the Indiana men’s basketball program, trends have developed. One of the most concerning ones involves bad 3-point shooting. The 2017-18 season saw the Hoosiers shoot 32.2 percent on 3s. That number dropped ...

‘We had a quiet group’: Lack of on-court communication a concern for Indiana

MADISON, Wis. — Al Durham shouted and screamed, and he begged and pleaded. Gesturing demonstratively toward the various scoreboards displayed inside the Kohl Center, he implored his teammates to understand the urgency of the moment. Indiana trailed Wisconsin by 20 ...