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FINAL
A turnaround jumper by Georgie Jones with 15 seconds left gave Indiana its first lead since it was 2-0, and Sasha Chaplin added two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to seal it. Murray State’s desperation heave was well short. HOOSIERS 70, RACERS 67

SECOND HALF
3:52: Down one, Indiana missed four free throws and a jumper before Danilsa Andujar made 1-of-2 to tie the game, but a Murray State putback regains the lead. Racers have the ball and the lead. RACERS 62, HOOSIERS 60

7:47: Getting over the hump always the hardest part of a comeback, and that’s what Indiana is facing now. Hoosiers have twice had the ball down just three but turned it over, allowing Murray State to score. RACERS 58, HOOSIERS 53

11:29: Indiana keeps clawing back, getting within two on Aulani Sinclair’s long 3 moments ago, as close as the Hoosiers have been since it was 6-4. RACERS 51, HOOSIERS 49

15:19: Jasmine McGhee continues to enjoy her best game as a Hoosier, getting IU within five. But back-to-back 3s from Murray State push the lead back to 11 in no time. No doubt IU is playing better now, but Racers make you pay for every lapse in concentration. RACERS 46, HOOSIERS 35

HALFTIME
Indiana went to more man-to-man defense late in the half, which helped cut down the Murray State 3s and offensive rebounds. Hoosiers just need to keep pounding the ball inside and attacking the basket. They are missing some chippies on the way to 26.3 percent shooting from the field, including 0-of-4 3s. Murray State is 5-of-20 from 3 and shooting 36.8 percent overall after that hot start. Racers also winning the rebounding battle, 30-25. RACERS 35, HOOSIERS 25 (more…)


Belcher apologies in statement to the IDS

Indiana wide receiver Damarlo Belcher released a statement to Justin Albers of the Indiana Daily Student apologizing for his dismissal from the football team. He said that he wasn’t seeing eye-to-eye with Wilson but denied rumors that his dismissal was because of a failed drug test.

Update, 4:30 p.m.:  Belcher forwarded his statement to the Herald-Times via text message. It follows.

I’m sorry. I know I let a lot of people down, including myself. I take full responsibility for my actions because I could have went about them in a better way, but me and (coach Kevin) Wilson wasn’t seeing eye to eye on some things, but I respect his call. This is a lesson learned. I also want to say sorry to my teammates. I know I had a lot of young guys looking up to me and to my fans. I plan on finishing school and looking forward to training in a couple weeks to get ready for the next level.


Donnell Jones back on depth chart and other notes

After missing several weeks with an ankle injury, senior Donnell Jones is listed as a starting safety on this week’s Indiana depth chart. He is backed up by redshirt freshman Shaquille Jefferson, who is on the depth chart for the first time this season. Redshirt freshman Drew Hardin is not on the depth chart. He missed the Ohio State game with a concussion.

With freshman Cody Latimer finished for the season, Connor Creevey found his way on to the wide receiver depth chart behind redshirt sophomore Jamonne Chester. Fred Jones is also back on the depth chart at defensive tackle. Mick Mentzer, who had been one of the backups, is no longer on the depth chart. He has battled injuries for much of the season. Junior Will Matte is listed as the starting center, though he hasn’t started the last two weeks because of injury.

The rest of the depth chart follows. (more…)


IU-Purdue game scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

From IU Sports Info:

OLD OAKEN BUCKET GAME TO KICK AT 3:30

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana-Purdue football game on Saturday, Nov. 26, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium and will be televised on the BTN, the Big Ten Conference announced Monday. All games can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Buck Suhr and Joe Smith) and on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Indiana will look to retain the Old Oaken Bucket, the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual game. This year marks the 87th battle for the Bucket and the 114th overall meeting.


Oladipo, Zeller earn Big Ten weekly honors

Indiana sophomore guard Victor Oladipo was named Big Ten Player of the Week this week after scoring a combined 37 points in the Hoosiers’ first two games and shooting 72.2 percent from the field.

Meanwhile, freshman forward Cody Zeller was named the Big Ten’s Co-Freshman of the Week, sharing the honor with Iowa’s Aaron White. In his first two college games, Zeller  averaged 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.5 blocks while shooting 77.8 percent from the floor. He recorded an IU freshman record six steals on Sunday after posting a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Stony Brook in is collegiate debut.


Hoosier Morning

 

1. HOOSIERS HQ

Hulls finds range as IU railroads Chattanooga, Dustin wrote.

Defense creating offense is IU’s formula for long-term success, I wrote.

IU women happy to come home again, Jeremy wrote.

2. INDIANA BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Jordan Hulls is taking charge in his junior season, Dustin wrote.

IU is in the “almost there” phase of rebuilding, I wrote.

3. INDIANA FOOTBALL

Indiana’s next foe: Michigan State, a look from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press

4. INDIANA BASKETBALL

Oladipo’s aggressive approach paying off, Terry Hutchens of the Indy Star wrote.

Oladipo is IU’s surprise top all-around player through two games, Avi Zaleon of the IDS wrote.

Hoosiers regroup again in win over Chattanooga, Andy Profett of the Gary Post-Tribune wrote.


ScoopTalk: Not quite a Moc-kery

Ignore the bad punny headline and check out ScoopTalk as 247Sports.com analyst Zach Osterman joins us to talk about IU’s 78-53 win over Chattanooga:


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