Hoosier Headlines for January 17, 2010: Minnesota pregame coverage from Indiana and Minnesota.

  • Bumbling Hoosiers face more pressure (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    IU coach Tom Crean had a film session in which he viewed every turnover. "I learned that we are not strong enough with the ball. I learned that we are driving into needless traps. And we’re places where we don’t need to be. Decision-making is always going to be a part of it," Crean said Saturday. "We’re not as weak as we play with the ball some times. Do we understand the value of the ball? No, obviously not. But we’re still better than what we play when we’re making a soft turnover."

  • IU prepares for Gophers (Evansville Courier & Press)
    "They are one of the best defensive teams in the league, there is no doubt about that," Crean said. "They have tremendous experience and they have a great combination of energy, toughness and athleticism. "They are doing an excellent job of causing turnovers and they are outstanding on the offensive glass, all the hustle things."

  • U men gameday: Gophers at Indiana (StarTribune.com)
    "After opening conference play with a win against Michigan, Indiana has lost three in a row. Minnesota is 2-5 away from Williams Arena."

  • IU's Hulls has to grow up fast (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "Hulls helped the Hoosiers beat Michigan a couple of weeks ago with crunch time free-throw shooting. He was a first-half sparkplug against Illinois. These are flashes of what last year's Indiana Mr. Basketball can do. "Growing up in Indiana, it's a dream come true to be here," he says."

  • Hoosiers' defensive struggles continue (The Courier-Journal)
    "I just think we broke down on defense and we started reverting back to the way we've played at times in the past," Watford said. "We didn't execute down the stretch."

  • Pomeroy Preview: Minnesota at Indiana (Inside the Hall)
    "Meet the 2009-2010 Minnesota Golden Gophers. 3-2 in the Big Ten. 12-5 overall."

  • Crean: Hoosiers have to cut down turnovers against Minnesota (The Hoosier Scoop)
    "Minnesota ranks eighth in Division I in steals per game with 10.8 and seventh in turnover margin with 5.5. The Golden Gophers run one of the most successful full-court presses in the country, and they have plenty of shot blockers to serve as the last line of defense if the press is broken. Forward Damian Johnson and center Ralph Sampson III have already combined for 69 blocks this season."

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