Badgers focusing on cleaning up road act (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
"UW enters Thursday night 3-5 on the road this season, including 3-4 in league games. After facing the Hoosiers, UW hosts Iowa on Wednesday and then closes the regular season March 7 at Illinois."
Hoosiers try for healthier performance (The Journal Gazette)
"The first time we played (Wisconsin), we had two guys (guards Verdell Jones III and Devan Dumes) who had the flu," Crean said. "We played like everybody had the flu."
Badgers searching for consistency on road (Wisconsin State Journal)
"Nobody can count out the No. 17 Badgers in the regular-season title chase, especially after Purdue lost star forward Robbie Hummel to a knee injury during a 59-58 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night."
Chance for win awaits against struggling IU (The Daily Cardinal)
"Anytime you go to an opponent’s home court it’s going to be a little different game," senior guard Jason Bohannon said. "They’re a very good team at home, they play tough at home and they’ve had some very good games. When they get hot, they’re as good as anyone. They’ve played a lot of close games; the ball hasn’t fallen the right way for them."
Hulls taking a bigger role for Hoosiers (The Courier-Journal)
"I feel like I'm a lot better than I was at the beginning of the season, but there's obviously a lot of room for improvement, too," he said. "I can definitely improve on defense, keeping the ball in front of me and that kind of stuff. But I feel like I'm getting a lot better and learning a lot."
Hoosiers battle slow-paced Badgers (Indiana Daily Student)
"They want the time of possession to be in their favor as much as possible on that offensive end," IU coach Tom Crean said. "And if this was a football game, the difference would be astronomical."
In time, Hoosiers should be fine (Indiana Daily Student)
"However, this team was never supposed to win many games. Even a .500 record would have been a long shot with a healthy Maurice Creek and Matt Roth. If IU doesn’t reach that 15-win plateau next year, then there might be significant reason for concern. But this program is moving forward, even if at the pace of a DeAndre Thomas marathon run."
Lack of depth key to IU losses (Indiana Daily Student)
"Throughout the season, IU has only been able to rely on two different players to carry the scoring load for the Hoosiers — freshman forward Christian Watford and sophomore guard Verdell Jones. When those two fail to deliver — as they did against Minnesota on Saturday — IU has to rely on other players."
IU battling to stay out of cellar (Evansville Courier & Press)
"If the Hoosiers are to avoid a second consecutive last-place finish, they'll need to end what's now an eight-game losing streak. They have four games to go: at home against Wisconsin tonight (8 p.m., Big Ten Network), at Iowa on Sunday, at Purdue on Tuesday, and at home for Northwestern a week from Saturday."