1. HOOSIERS HQ
The IU women’s team played some of its worst basketball, then some of its best in rallying from 17 down to beat Iowa, Jon writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
See how Indiana turned defense into offense at Michigan in the latest film session, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.
Yogi Ferrell continues to prove he’s one of the best point guards in the country, Grace Palmieri of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
The Big Ten Network this week unveiled Indiana’s all-time starting five, at BTN.com.
Indiana’s Robert Johnson is one of the seven best glue guys in the nation, Joe Boozell of NCAA.com writes.
Tom Crean makes the top 10 coaching facial expressions, Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com writes.
Former Indianapolis Park Tudor basketball coach Kyle Cox, who was an assistant coach during Yogi Ferrell’s playing career, was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of coercion and enticement after an inappropriate relationship with a student, although the school may have had a hand in delaying his arrest, Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Fred Glass says IU athletics has to do more with less, and football success is the only way to improve the finances, while the uncertainty of national issues is the most difficult part for the athletic director, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
A breakdown of trends, methodology, playing time and more of recruiting in the Kevin Wilson era, Dan at puntjohnpunt.com writes.
Once the ball started going through the net, it didn’t stop as IU women’s basketball rallied past Iowa, Teddy Bailey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In memory of founder Maurice White, here’s Earth, Wind and Fire with “Shining Star.”
Despite an 11-point deficit going into the fourth quarter, Indiana upended Iowa 79-74 at Assembly Hall Thursday.
Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 24 points and eight rebound, but she sat out a long stretch of the fourth quarter after fouling out. Tyra Buss, who scored 18 points, hit the go-head layup with 29 seconds remaining.
IU (14-9, 6-5 Big Ten) scored only eight points in the second quarter, hitting 4-of-13 shots from the floor, including 0-3 from 3. That put the Hoosiers behind 38-23 at half.
But down 58-47 at the end of three quarters, IU went on a 15-4 run, marked by two Karlee McBride 3s and one by Cahill to make it 62-60. Jenn Anderson completed the run with two free throws. Anderson also finished with 18 points.
The Hoosiers will next play Nebraska at 2 p.m. Sunday.
FINAL: Indiana 79, Iowa 74.
:28.8 (4Q): Tyra Buss with a drive to the basket, limping slightly afterward, but she looks fine. Hoosiers lead 76-74.
4:34 (4Q): It’s been quite the turnaround for the Hoosiers. They had a lead a moment earlier, 66-65, after a post basket by Jenn Anderson. Whitney Jennings scored on the other end. A lot more energy in the building after an Amanda Cahill 3 cut it to 62-60. Hoosiers still riding that, it seems. Hoosiers have outscored the Hawkeyes, 19-9, in the fourth thus far.
END OF THIRD: Iowa 58, Indiana 47
Hoosiers got it within 10 after two free throws from Jenn Anderson. That made IU 9-of-15 from the free throw line. Whitney Jennings made 1-of-2 after a foul call on Tyshee Towner near the end of the quarter. Tyra Buss brought it up the floor quickly to try and launch a 3, but was blocked by Jennings.
4:58 (3Q): Hoosiers going inside to Cahill a lot, and you can’t blame them. She is 7-of-11 from the field with 16 points. The rest of the Hoosiers are not faring so well. But Iowa leads, 48-35.
HALF: Iowa 38, Indiana 23.
After turning the ball over one time in the first quarter, the Hoosiers turn it over eight times in the second. They also shot 31 percent from the field and 0-of-3 from beyond the arc. Just a miserable, miserable quarter for the Hoosiers. (more…)
By the numbers
8.5 Rebound margin for Indiana this season, which is 20th in the nation entering play Thursday. Fellow Big Ten members Michigan State and Purdue rank first and second, respectively.
10 Made 3-pointers against Michigan, the 12th time the Hoosiers have hit double-figures from 3 this season. IU had made just nine 3-pointers in its previous two games combined.
14 Wins by double digits this season for Indiana, including seven in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers are 5-3 in single-digit games this season.
Man of few words
It turns out OG Anunoby is as economical off the court as he is on. After tying a career high with 11 points at Michigan on Tuesday to go along with three rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in 19 minutes, Anunoby took less than 100 words to answer six questions from the media, including one simple “Yes, sir.”
The freshman from Jefferson City, Mo., was anything but giddy despite the effort, which he seemed to feel was all in a day’s work.
“My teammates and coaches give me all the confidence,” he said.
As for the Hoosiers’ ability to bounce back after falling behind 15-4 early, that was also easily explained.
“We know how good we can be, so we trust each other,” Anunoby said. “We never get down, coach never gets down, so we really believe in each other.”
And the defense for which he’s becoming known?
“We knew they’d come out hard off screens and stuff, so we tried to get into them, stay attached and just chase them,” said Anunoby, who also said the frontcourt work of Thomas Bryant, Max Bielfeldt and Juwan Morgan was also critical. “That was big. They stayed attached to their men, so we could just do our jobs. It helped everything a lot.”
Really, what more is there to say.
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1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU football coach Kevin Wilson finds plenty to like about the Hoosiers’ 2016 recruiting class, Andy writes.
A full list and capsule look at Indiana’s 21 football signees, Andy writes.
It was a triumphant return to Michigan for Max Bielfeldt, I wrote.
IU women’s basketball puts its unbeaten home record on the line against Iowa, a streak the Hoosiers aren’t taking for granted, Jon writes.
For IU men’s soccer, the 2016 recruiting class saw an emphasis on quality, not quantity, I wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Former IU soccer player Lee Nguyen has been a standout so far this year for the U.S. men’s national team, ussoccer.com reports.
National high school player of the year AJ Palazzolo highlights the IU soccer signing class, Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Former Hoosiers Victor Oladipo is one of multiple potential trading chips for Orlando, while showing his potential again with 37 points in a loss to Oklahoma City, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
Cody Zeller returned to the lineup for the first time in 10 games in Charlotte’s win over Cleveland, Jodie Valade of the Charlotte Observer writes.
Kevin Wilson likes his recruiting class, even if the experts aren’t impressed, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Three Texas signees marks the progress Indiana has made in recruiting, Alex McCarthy of 247sports.com writes.
No sleepovers, but IU coach Kevin Wilson and staff are building relationships on the recruiting trail, Tori Ziege of IUHoosiers.com writes.
IU recruit De’Ron Davis had three early steals and dunks as his Overland team upset top-ranked Eaglecrest, Neil H. Devlin of the Denver Post writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
How about a little Stevie Wonder with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” after signing day?
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