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FINAL
Jamie Braun’s steal on Cincinnati’s next possession clinched the win for IU along with a pair of Hope Elam free throws. HOOSIERS 64, BEARCATS 57

SECOND HALF
0:31.8: An unlikely hero for IU. Andrea McGuirt comes in and hits the go-ahead 3. After a defensive stop, Hope Elam hits a baseline jumper. HOOSIERS 62, BEARCATS 57

1:28: Cincinnati took a brief lead with 2:14 to go. A Chaplin free throw tied it, and IU has the ball now. HOOSIERS 57, BEARCATS 57

3:54: This has gone from a game IU had firmly in their grasp to: Can the Hoosiers hang on? HOOSIERS 54, BEARCATS 50

7:07: A rash of IU turnovers has helped Cincinnati tremendously. Bearcats got within four points a moment ago, but Hope Elam’s jumper restores the lead to six. We’ll see if IU can regroup down the stretch against a Cincinnati team gaining confidence. HOOSIERS 54, BEARCATS 48

10:00: Cincinnati cut the lead to 45-39, but a Jamie Braun 3 stemmed the tide, then Braun got a layup on a nice assist from Hope Elam to put IU back up by 11. HOOSIERS 50, BEARCATS 39

11:56: IU giving up too may offensive rebounds and making too many turnovers right now as Cincinnati tries to creep back into it. HOOSIERS 45, BEARCATS 34

15:13: Indiana started the half with a 5-2 run to go up 16, and we’ve settled into another lull since then. HOOSIERS 43, BEARCATS 29

HALFTIME
A very good half of basketball for Indiana, who finishes matching its largest lead of the game. Hope Elam’s 3 put IU up 32-19. After Cincinnati got within 33-23, Jamie Braun’s 3 with 40 seconds left in the half restored the 13-point margin.

Elam leads IU with 9 points, and Jori Davis has 7 off the bench. IU does have 10 turnovers, but has forced 12 Cincinnati turnovers. Side note, the Bearcats do feature a trio of Indiana products in Elese Daniel of South Bend Clay, Kahla Roudebush of Hamilton Southeastern and Daress McClurg of Lawrence North. HOOSIERS 36, BEARCATS 23 (more…)


Roth injured

[7:25 UPDATE]

An IU spokesperson has said that it appears unlikely that sophomore guard Matt Roth will be able to play in Puerto Rico. He has rejoined the team after having x-rays, and will be evaluated further when Indiana returns to Bloomington following the tournament.

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Sophomore guard Matt Roth injured his right foot at Indiana’s first practice of the day Wednesday. He was taken for x-rays, and at this point, the Hoosiers are uncertain as to the extent of the injury or whether he will play tomorrow. He was not at Indiana’s shootaround at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

I got to watch Indiana’s shootaround, though I was told that whatever happened there was “off the record.” I don’t know if that meant what was said or what was actually done. One way or another, you didn’t miss much.

There’s one thing I’d like to point out, though, which may make a difference in this tournament and it may not. The court at the Coliseo plays weird. When the ball hits floor, it sounds hollow, and I think there are dead spots out there. Not sure if that helps any team more than another, and not sure if it affects anyone at all. Just something to think about.


Can’t complain about the access

I’m not sure what to make of this exactly.

Maybe it’s another sign that newspapers are losing money and that very few are willing or able to send reporters to cover games off the U.S. mainland. Maybe it’s a sign that even though the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament has a strong field, it still hasn’t built up its brand to the level of say, the Maui Invitational. Maybe it’s just a sign that there wasn’t a lot of notice about when coaches would be available for interviews today and no one even realizes these guys are here.

One way or the other, each coach has been available for 15 minutes before their respective practices at the  Coliseo de San Juan since 9:55 a.m. , which I found out at about 9:50 this morning when I was told I was in the process of missing Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy’s availability. When I showed up around noon, I was told I was the first media member to arrive. Two more guys have arrived since I got here, and one of them is from the Carribbean Sports Network, and, I believe, lives on the island.

Regardless, instead of sitting in for the press conferences I was expecting to have all day, I have one-on-ones. I don’t have a lot of them, because I missed Ole Miss (trying to contact their SID to get a mulligan on that) and George Mason, Villanova bailed, Indiana and Boston are later and Georgia Tech isn’t coming. I do have Q&A’s with Dayton’s Brian Gregory and Kansas State’s Frank Martin, which I hope you find somewhat interesting.

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Going to the game? Get there early

From Indiana University:

In anticipation of heavy traffic, fans planning to attend Saturday’s IU vs. Purdue football game (3:30 p.m. EST) are advised to arrive at Memorial Stadium as early as possible. (more…)


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Indiana guard Devan Dumes takes a jump shot over USC-Upstate’s Ryan LeGates during the second half Monday. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Welcome to Hoosier Morning, a daily batch of links intended to keep you informed of what is going on at Indiana, in the Big Ten and throughout the college sporting world. (more…)


Selby’s mother: We’re watching Indiana closely

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Fans hold up signs before the Howard game Friday encouraging top-10 recruit Josh Selby to commit to Indiana. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Josh Selby’s mother Maeshon Witherspoon said that the five-star guard’s unofficial visit to Bloomington went well this past weekend, but said there is a lot she and her son still want to know about Indiana.

Two of the things Witherspoon said would be very important in Selby’s decision would be style of play and team chemistry. Witherspoon said she and her son got to watch IU practice Saturday, but that they didn’t feel like that gave them a clear idea of the Hoosiers’ style.

“We’re going to have to pay attention to their games and watch how they play,” she said. “Some of those schools that are recruiting him, I grew up watching a lot of those schools, we kind of know what they expect to do. We have to pay close attention to Indiana’s games to see what their style is.”

Witherspoon also said she and Selby expect to learn alot about the Hoosiers’ team chemistry by watching them throughout the season.

“They’re young,” Witherspoon said. “So we’ll be paying attention to how they play through adversity. Do they fight back when they’re down?”

Witherspoon did say that she and her son were impressed by coach Tom Crean.

“He really understands the game of basketball,” she said.

She also said she’s been impressed with the recruiting efforts of assistant coach Roshown McLeod, a former Duke star and four-year NBA player.

“Roshown is a great guy,” Witherspoon said. “With him having played in the NBA as long as he had, I think he’d been asset to any kid. … He’s been upfront and honest with us throughout the whole process.”

Selby has already visited and is working to schedule a visit to Kentucky. He will also take visits to Miami and Syracuse.


It’s Bucket week

Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch said this week “certainly means a lot” to him.

He recalled growing up in Indianapolis that you were either a Purdue guy or an Indiana guy. As athletic director Fred Glass had noted minutes earlier, many a spurt of fisticuffs on the playground had been caused by this divide.

Which side was Lynch on?

Purdue, of course. His father was a graduate.

Lynch tried to temper this revelation by saying that many of his role-models attended Indiana and played football, giving him an appreciation for the Hoosiers at a young age. But, come on, who really betrays their father when it comes to rooting for sports teams? That’s a sacred bond.

But Lynch said he never engaged in any recess scuffles. He was the buck-toothed kid with glasses who ran and hid, he said. Again, this is not entirely believable from a guy who went on to play both football and basketball at Butler. He probably had some toughness in him somewhere.

As for the game itself, Lynch said it will be emotional for the senior class. Last year’s 62-10 embarrassment at the hands of the Boilermakers is on the minds of everyone, Lynch said. But he doesn’t want revenge to become too much of a factor. He leery of getting carried away with motivation because it might take away from the process of actually preparing for the next game.

We’ll have more on this game, and the future of the IU program, later today and for the rest of the week.

For now, here’s some audio to listen to.



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[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]13570James 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]9990Nick 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]8750Max 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]7860Robert 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]8050Troy 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]7290Ryan 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]7660Yogi 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]7660Hanner 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]6540Stanford 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]6550Nate 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]6820Emmitt 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]7660Collin 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)
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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]9660Jeremiah 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]9520Jess 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]20220Tyra 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]12080Larryn 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]10900Taylor 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]8330Nicole 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]7540Liz 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]7870Kaila 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]6800Karlee 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]6400Alexis 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]9920Maura 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]7010Andrea 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]6840Amanda 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]6830Claire 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]6420Lyndsay 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]6470Jenn 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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