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Indiana coach Tom Crean followed through and started three forwards against Illinois. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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Yeagley adds two to staff

As expected, Todd Yeagley is bringing former Hoosier player and assistant Ernie Yarborough from Madison to Bloomington to serve as one of his assistants.

Yeagley was also able to convince one of the better players in program history — who happens to be one of the most highly regarded young coaches in the country — to move two hours up the road. Brian Maisonneuve will also be a Hoosier again, leaving Louisville after a two-year run.

Seeing that IU has already had time to shoot mug shots for these gentlemen, I’m thinking this is not exactly what you’d call “breaking” news. But it was announced today.

Here’s the full news release.

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Illinois 72, Indiana 70

Perhaps you remember Demetri McCamey. The Illinois junior has scored — let me look it up — yes, eleventy-bajillion points against the Hoosiers.

Two today were particularly heart-breaking. They came during the bizarre end of the game.

Illinois called a time out with a little less than five seconds left — even though it appeared to already be running a final play — and of course designed a play for McCamey.

He just told the media that the switch off the screen forced him to the basket, and that he threw up the tear-drop shot.

“I knew it was as good as soon as it left my hand,” he said. “I practice that shot every day.”

Tom Crean immediately took to the court as the game ended, seeking out each player with open arms. He had to walk all the way to the other end of the court to find Jeremiah Rivers, the junior guard and 50 percent free-throw shooter who had tied the game by making two free throws just seconds earlier. He’d also been called for a controversial foul on a rebound.

Should be interesting to see what Crean has to say. Obviously the Hoosiers fought hard in a hostile environment, and a couple of young guys — Jordan Hulls, Derek Elston, Bobby Capobianco — took clear steps forward. But losing — and losing like that repeatedly — hurts.

[4:50 UPDATE]

Crean has arrived.

He says that usually you can go back and look at a game and find a mistake that bites at you after the fact. Not so today.

“They had the last possession,” he said, “and they did something with it. Demetri McCamey made a tough shot.”

Crean said he was concerned about more than just McCamey on that last play, and therefore didn’t try to shade to him alone.

“There’s not a lot of things we’d do differently,” he said.

More in a bit. Til then, review the box score and share all thoughts in the comments section below.

[8:08 UPDATE]

Dustin Dopirak here. Should’ve had this up earlier, but the audio follows.

AUDIO: Demetri McCamey, Mike Tisdale and Bill Cole discuss the Illini’s victory on McCamey’s last-second shot

AUDIO: Tom Crean says it was a shame someone had to lose

AUDIO: Jordan Hulls said this one was really tough

AUDIO: Verdell Jones calls it “gut-wrenching”


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IU Mens basketball vs Minnesota

Indiana’s Verdell Jones has a host of family and friends trying to get tickets for today’s game against Illinois. Monty Howell | Herald-Times

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Indiana at Illinois: Discuss it here


IU In-State Recruit Watch: Matt Carlino and Marquis Teague

Before even discussing what Marquis Teague and Matt Carlino did Friday night at South, this point must be made. Erik Fromm was the most dominant player on the floor. Granted, while Teague and Carlino in some ways cancelled each other out, Pike had absolutely no way to counter Fromm. Still 26 points and 17 rebounds is more than a little bit dominant, and is the biggest reason why South won 66-55.

So now that that’s out of the way, there’s the marquee matchup of the evening.

By watching these two Friday night, you can sort of see why both are in the position they’re in. Teague is the No. 2 rated player in the class of 2011 because his ceiling is really high. His court vision is brilliant, his handle is tremendous, and when he takes the ball into the lane, there’s not a shot he can’t make. As good as Teague is, he has nowhere near the weapons that Carlino has at his disposal. That frustrates him and forces him to take some shots that are out of his range, and by going 0-for-4 from beyond the arc, he showed that threes are still beyond his range.He also struggles at the free throw line, making just one of his four attempts from the line.

Teague was better defensively than he was the last time I saw him against North Central in November. He still wasn’t great, but he was at least active and didn’t get himself into foul trouble. He at least seemed like he wanted to be a part of the defense, and that’s an important half of the battle for him. But what he can do with the ball in his hand is still his meal ticket. He finished with 15 points and six assists.

“He’s very quick and strong,” Carlino said. “That’s his biggest strengths. He showed that in the third quarter when he pretty much went on a run by himself. That was pretty impressive.”

Teague remained non-committal about his recruitment. He said he’s going to wait until the season is over, then make his decision. He hopes to commit before the summer. The list, he said, is still the same, including Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, Purdue and Cincinnati.

Though Louisville and Kentucky are widely considered the favorites, IU is still hanging around despite the bumps in the rebuilding process.

“They’re one of my tops,” he said. “… I’ve been at a lot at IU games. Every game, no matter who they play, it’s sold out, no matter what their record. And that’s great. I love the crowd, all that. … I know what IU’s gonna be in the future. I know what they’ve got coming. I know right now, they’re just building it up. He just came in and he’s trying to build up the program. I know what they’ve got coming, so it’s gonna be a great school in the future.”

As a verbal commitment to Indiana, Carlino is one of the players Crean has got coming, and he showed again that he can be a valuable piece. His ceiling isn’t as high as Teague’s. He doesn’t have quite the handle and he doesn’t make quite as many highlight real passes. But there are ways in which he is more versatile. He knocked down two crucial 3-pointers in the game, showing range that Teague doesn’t have. His athleticism is very impressive, and he rebounds very well for a guard, grabbing seven rebounds to go with 14 points.

Carlino isn’t required to do nearly as much as Teague, because he has another point guard who is as talented if not more so in Dee Davis. But he can pass it and he can take it to the rack with ease. He made what was unquestionably the move of the night in the second quarter when he went to the lane dribbling the ball behind his back and then between his legs before finishing a layup.

“I do that play in practice sometimes,” he said. “It’s just instinct. I was mad I didn’t dunk it though, because the crowd’s always getting on me for not dunking it.”

AUDIO: Marquis Teague talks about his play and his recruitment

AUDIO: Matt Carlino talks about playing Teague and South’s win



Scoop Poll:

How many games will IU basketball win in 2014-15

  • 16-19 (45%, 145 Votes)
  • 20-23 (36%, 117 Votes)
  • 15 or less (12%, 38 Votes)
  • 24 or more (7%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 324

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IU vs Eastern Washington men\'s basketball

Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]3120James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]2330Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]1950Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]1730Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]1580Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]1520Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]1440Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]1450Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]1200Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]1240Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]1410Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]1390Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]1640Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]1740Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]1440Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]3430Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]1780Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]1610Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]1300Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]1290Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]1280Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]1190Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]1190Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]990Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]1020Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]1100Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]1170Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]1020Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]1010Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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