Jamarcus Ellis Archive

Sampson, Thomas and Ellis address media

Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson and juniors DeAndre Thomas and Jamarcus Ellis addressed the media this afternoon. Here are some highlights from the press conference, courtesy of IU Media Relations. A full transcript is available here. Kelvin Sampson On the status ...

The Morning After: Kentucky

Big win, huh? After hearing early in the day that Armon Bassett would miss the game alongside Eric Gordon, I was worried. Of course, I am neurotic about wins and losses; I always think IU will lose even if it ...

The Morning After: Tennessee State

There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. Tennesssee State, not unlike Chicago State last year, comprised a bunch of skittish guards and guys who put the small in small forward. (Zing!) Undersized and underskilled, they were never ...

The Morning After: Southern Illinois

First, apologies for the day-lateness. Thanks to an overeager waitress at Duffy’s in Chicago on Saturday night, I never wanted for a fresh Fat Tire, which, as you can imagine, is not the best way to avoid drunkenness if you’re ...

The Morning After: Georgia Tech

A win is a win, sure, but there was plenty to complain about during IU’s 83-79 win over Georgia Tech last night. So let’s get into it. Hopefully this doesn’t become a recurring theme, because this team is too talented ...

Gordon and White lead Hoosiers past Tech, 83-79

Eric Gordon scored 29 points and D.J. White added 18 points and 14 rebounds as No. 15 Indiana held off Georgia Tech 83-79 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (5-1) led 38-34 at ...

Film Session: Transition Defense (or lack thereof)

Now that I’ve had 36 hours to regroup from the loss to Xavier on Saturday evening, I found it appropriate this morning to take a look at the film. There were plenty of pivotal moments to choose from, but the ...

The Morning After: Xavier

Losing early in the year is never as bad as it feels — last night, it felt like anger with a capital ANGER — but the next day comes and the frustration wears off and you start to focus in ...

Film Session: The fast break

One thing you can expect a lot from the Hoosiers this season: points in transition. In Monday’s game against Chattanooga, I thought one of the pivotal moments in terms of momentum was a fast break that resulted in Eric Gordon ...

The Morning After: Chattanooga

Thanks to the scurrilous Big Ten Network situation and the inability for RCN cable in Chicago to set up my cable within two hours of my calling to install service — the nerve!* — I was pushed out into the ...

Gordon sets freshman record as IU rolls, 99-79

Eric Gordon set an Indiana freshman record for a debut with 33 points to lead No. 8 Indiana past Chattanooga 99-79 Monday night in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (1-0) trailed 50-46 at halftime before outscoring the Mocs (1-1) by 24 ...

Who will start for the Hoosiers?

One of the quotes that caught my eye this offseason came from senior forward Lance Stemler when he was asked the depth of this year’s team. “We’re definitely going to have to compete for our spots, which is a good ...

Sporting News tabs Gordon first team All-American, IU ranked 10th

Another day and another hoops preview is on the newsstands. This time its The Sporting News, which is publishing for the last time on its own after merging with Street & Smith’s. Here’s the rundown on the magazine from the ...