Crean: Players responded well to early morning practice

Tom Crean dismissed his players relatively quickly after Saturday night’s loss to Northwestern with the understanding that their punishment for a less-than-stellar effort would be a 7:30 a.m. practice Sunday morning.

But as frustrated as Crean was after the loss, he said he was pleased with the effort the following morning.

“ They responded much like I thought they would, which was very well,” Crean said on Monday morning’s Big Ten teleconference. “They have a lot of determination in them, They’ve got a lot of desire to get better. We just don’t always play … we’ve gotta have all the intangibles going too. Intelligence, communication, emotion, all those different things. There were too many times especially after watching the game the other night where we let mistakes compound because we got our heads down.” (more…)

Tom Crean Tweets Illinois game will be 11 a.m. (central)

Tom Crean is mad.

He just Tweeted that he’s been told that Indiana will play Illinois at 11 a.m. (central) next Saturday. Why would that upset Crean? Because the Hoosiers play the 9 p.m. game on Thursday against Wisconsin.

Here is what Crean had to say:

I am okay with 1 day in between games on occasion but 36 hours? In a rivalry game? That defies rationalization.

An Indiana spokesman just confirmed this.

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Indiana rallies but falls short again

Indiana erased a 10-point halftime deficit against Northwestern but missed crucial free throws down the stretch and missed an opportunity to tie the game in the final minute, falling 70-64.

The Hoosiers shot 50 percent for the game and actually hit more field goals than Northwestern, knocking down 23 to Northwestern’s 19. However, the Wildcats made 11 3-pointers and 21 free throws, including some crucial ones down the stretch.

Senior point guard Michael Thompson scored 22 points, knocking down all 11 of his free throws and hitting three 3-pointers. Junior forward John Shurna scored 19 points and guard Alex Marcotullio scored 11. (more…)

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