ScoopTalk: Indiana’s out of second-chances

Penn State officially ends Indiana’s bowl hopes

LANDOVER, Md. — Indiana’s football season is officially down to one game. Whether the same is true for Bill Lynch’s career as IU’s coach is yet to be determined.

The Hoosiers suffered their fifth straight loss and their seventh in their last eight games on Saturday, falling 41-24 to Penn State in front of a reported 78,790 at FedEx Field in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. in a “home” game that Indiana was paid $3 million by the Washington Redskins to move.

The loss makes the Hoosiers 4-7 overall, 0-7 in the Big Ten with only the Old Oaken Bucket Game at Purdue next Saturday remaining. It means that for the third straight year and the 16th season in the last 17, the Hoosiers will not reach the six wins necessary for bowl eligibility. (more…)

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Crean: ‘I think they are very locked in’


Photo: Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Indiana coach Tom Crean said Friday that he is pleased with how his team responded to playing three games in five days, and how they have practiced since that stint ended.

“They have a very good focus,” Crean said. “They’re locking into gameplans. They’re locking into what have to do to get better.  But you have to do it everyday. That’s the sign of maturity: can you do it everyday and not just when you’re winning or in a span like this.

“To play the way they did and prepare the way they did in three games in five days says a lot about them in the first week of a season. But now it’s a whole other week and we got to make sure we keep taking it a little further.”


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Tyler Replogle runs with the ball during the season opener against Towson. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


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This one really got away from Indiana in the second half. Hoosiers had their best offensive game on the same night as their worst defensive effort. Jori Davis finishes with 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead IU, while Aulani Sinclair and Hope Elam added 17 points apiece. Simone Deloach had 8 rebounds off the bench. TIGERS 80, HOOSIERS 71

1:07: Memphis with the ball and the lead. IU has twice had a chance to make this a one-possession game but couldn’t do it. Must get a stop now. TIGERS 75, HOOSIERS 71

3:59: Final media time out at Assembly Hall. Indiana trying to gather itself for one final push. Hoosiers have struggled to sustain a run lately. They get a defensive stop and can’t score. They get a score and can’t get a stop. TIGERS 69, HOOSIERS 65

7:48: Turnovers are just killing Indiana. 21 turnovers equal 25 Memphis points. Indiana doing a good job offensively other than the turnovers. Jori Davis will be at the line with a chance to finish a three-point play when play resumes. TIGERS 63, HOOSIERS 59

11:44: This is turning into a real seesaw affair now. First Memphis with an 8-0 run, then Indiana a 6-0 run. Both teams still suffering from ill-timed turnovers, the most recent costing the Hoosiers big-time. TIGERS 52, HOOSIERS 47

15:20: Jori Davis with eight points in the first three-plus minutes of the half, but Memphis takes its first lead of the game on a 3 from the corner. Indiana has 16 field goals and 18 turnovers so far, which Memphis has converted to 20 points. TIGERS 42, HOOSIERS 41

Indiana weathers the Memphis storm late in the half to take a lead to the lockerroom. The good — 13 Memphis turnovers. The bad — Memphis shot 41.9 percent from the field, a figure that was at 48 percent before the Tigers missed their final five shots of the half.

Indiana shot the ball at a 43.3 percent clip, including 58.3 percent from 3 (7-of-12), but had 15 turnovers. The single-game IU record is 12 3s. Hope Elam has 11 points and Aulani Sinclair 10, while Jori Davis and Simone Deloach have four rebounds apiece. HOOSIERS 33, TIGERS 30

Chappell, Replogle, McDonald, Jones listed as probable

Senior quarterback Ben Chappell (hip), senior linebacker Tyler Replogle (knee), junior left tackle Andrew McDonald (ankle) and junior safety Donnell Jones (ankle) should all return to action for Saturday’s game against Penn State. Those four are listed as probable in Thursday’s injury report.

Safety Jarrell Drane (ankle), kicker Nick Freeland (hip) and backup quarterback Dusty Kiel (thumb) are all listed as out.


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