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Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Michigan

Indiana couldn’t build off the momentum from its 68-65 win over Purdue on Thursday and was dominated by Michigan on Sunday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The 80-62 loss dropped the Hoosiers to 14-5 and 5-4 in Big Ten play. ...

Film Session: Purdue

While Rob Phinisee got a lot of the headlines after Indiana’s win against Purdue on Thursday night, IU’s other point guard, Xavier Johnson, played a strong game as well. While Johnson did need 17 shot attempts to get to his ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to win over Purdue

Mike Woodson, Rob Phinisee and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 68-65 win over Purdue on Thursday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Watch both postgame press conferences below:

Film Session: Minnesota

Indiana’s win against the Golden Gophers on Sunday afternoon was aided by some strong 3-point shooting in the first half by Xavier Johnson (2-of-4) and Rob Phinisee (4-of-8). Johnson and Phinisee were pretty much dared to shoot from distance, as ...

Minnesota slows down Indiana’s go-to game, but guards help lift Hoosiers to third Big Ten win

It’s no secret Indiana’s sweet spot on offense is in the paint. The guards feed Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson to watch them make something out of nothing down low. It’s what happened Thursday night against No. 13 Ohio State ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to win over Minnesota

Mike Woodson, Rob Phinisee and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 73-60 win over Minnesota on Sunday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Watch both postgame press conferences below:

Evaluating where Indiana stands entering Big Ten play

There are certain ways that Mike Woodson goes about describing certain basketball terms. He often refers to his team as a “ball club.” He talks about getting his team “over the hump,” conceivably meaning to reach its full potential. On ...

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Northern Kentucky

Indiana defeated Northern Kentucky 79-61 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Wednesday evening. Here are five takeaways from the win over the Norse: Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson lead the way Much of Indiana’s national preseason recognition revolved around Trayce ...

Xavier Johnson and the fire from within

You could see it. Palms up, then fists clenched into a ball, placing them on his temple, covering his face in frustration. He walked to the bench with three fouls at the beginning of the second half against Wisconsin as ...

The Minute After: Wisconsin

Thoughts on a 64-59 loss to the Badgers: There are games you lose. Games you don’t execute down the stretch. Times it’s just not your night. It happens. This … well this was something else. There’s no way to be ...

Video: Mike Woodson, Xavier Johnson react to loss at Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Mike Woodson and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 64-59 loss to Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night. Watch both postgame press conferences below:

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Nebraska

Indiana bounced back from its double-overtime loss at Syracuse with a comfortable 68-55 win over Nebraska at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The victory was IU’s fifth straight over the Cornhuskers. Here are five takeaways from Indiana’s seventh win of the ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to win over Marshall

Mike Woodson, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Xavier Johnson addressed the media following Indiana’s 90-79 win over Marshall on Saturday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Watch both press conferences below: