Hoosier Headlines for January 6, 2010: Ohio State pregame.

  • With Turner out, Ohio State trying to adapt (chicagotribune.com)
    "The Ohio State Buckeyes are caught between adapting to life without Evan Turner and welcoming him back soon. This transitional phase for has resulted in a 3-3 record, with the three losses coming in their three most important games -- including their first two Big Ten games. "

  • Preview: Indiana at Ohio State (Eleven Warriors)
    "There is hope, however, as word has surfaced that ET may return to the line-up tonight against the Hoosiers, but whether the Buckeyes’ Naismith Award Candidate actually plays should not have an effect on the outcome against Tom Crean’s squad. The Hoosiers have had an up and down season, currently sitting at 7-6, but opened up their Big Ten schedule with an upset victory over Michigan at home. Putting aside that big win, the Buckeyes are the much better team despite trailing the all-time series 101-73, and Indiana is also without their best player Maurice Creek."

  • Evan Turner Could Return From Back Injury For Indiana Game (SB Nation)
  • IU's hometown hero (Post-Tribune)
    "Jordan Hulls is as Hoosier as candy-striped pants. The hometown kid-turned-hero grew up in Bloomington in the shadow of Indiana's five national championship banners. Like so many kids from Indiana, Hulls dreamed of playing basketball for the Hoosiers and attended countless games at Assembly Hall as a youth."

  • IU's tough task might get tougher (The Indianapolis Star)
    "Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean said the difference between Ohio State with and without injured leading scorer Evan Turner is significant. Without him, the Buckeyes are good. With him, Crean said, Ohio State is a national championship contender."

  • Road ready? Indiana takes on Ohio State (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "We miss a lot of things without him, but start with his size on the floor," coach Thad Matta said. "He’s 6-7 and has a 7-foot wingspan. You look at what he does from rebounding to scoring to playmaking. We played three top-25 teams with him and he averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. He’s such a great teammate."

  • Hoosiers match up well with thin Buckeyes (Indiana Daily Student)
    "So if Ohio State’s Evan Turner doesn’t suit up tonight versus the Hoosiers, or simply plays an insignificant amount of minutes, it is what it is. A potential 2-0 record in the Big Ten for the Hoosiers would be exactly that, whether they would have to beat a short-handed Buckeye squad or one led by the midseason Wooden Award candidate."

  • Evan Turner's possible (if not likely) return gives short-handed Buckeyes a lift for Indiana (cleveland.com)
    "Saturday's visit to Minnesota, which would be right at five weeks after his injury against Eastern Michigan, was the first target date that Turner really set for himself. But the plan Tuesday night was for Turner to practice more than he had at any point in his return. Then the true test is Wednesday morning, as Matta wants to see how Turner bounces back from something more than just running on a treadmill in a pool. "

  • Well, hello there, I’ve got news (Inside the Hall)
  • IU to face No. 16 Ohio State in 1st road contest (Indiana Daily Student )
    "For the six freshman players on IU’s men’s basketball team, their Wednesday matchup against Ohio State will be a new experience. They have been on the road before in their games in Puerto Rico and at the Madison Square Garden in New York. However, they have not experienced a true road game."

  • IU prepares for possiblility of Evan Turner (Indiana Daily Student)
    "The Buckeyes’ top scorer and Player of the Year candidate, Evan Turner, might hit the court for OSU. After sustaining a back injury in his team’s 111-60 win against Eastern Michigan, ESPN reported he would not play for the next eight weeks."

  • Crean: Ohio State good with or without Turner (The Hoosier Scoop)
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