IU opens tourney with Cats in rematch of season finale (Post-Tribune)
"After losing on the road to the Wildcats by 16 points earlier this season, the Hoosiers sought and claimed revenge, playing like a completely different team Saturday."
Fife visits Indiana practice (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Dane Fife plus an open assistant coaching position plus Fife’s appearance at Wednesday’s Hoosier basketball practice plus coach Tom Crean’s appreciation of ex-IU players equals what? The correct answer, at least for now, is zero."
Rare victory re-energized Hoosiers for tournament (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"What people saw was the confidence of the young guys throughout the game," IU coach Tom Crean said Monday. "Some players who came in contributed. We got solid minutes from everybody who was in the game. When you get that, you are probably going to win."
Hoosiers, Wildcats set for quick rematch (Evansville Courier & Press)
"IU coach Tom Crean wasn't divulging his game plan, but suffice it to say that Northwestern will have to prove it can beat the zone before the Hoosiers change up anything."
- Big Ten Tournament Eve (Lake The Posts)
Preview: Northwestern vs. Indiana: Glory's Last Shot (Sippin' On Purple)
"Going into conference play, many NU fans thought there would be post-season implications on the line in today's game; unfortunately no one thought the 'Cats would find themselves on the wrong side of the NIT bubble."
Regular season in past, IU starts fresh at Big Ten Tournament (Indiana Daily Student)
"IU’s body of work over the last nine weeks secured them the No. 10 seed in an 11-team conference tournament. It wasn’t a pretty season and certainly IU is not expected to make many waves up the road in Indianapolis. But a 30-game season ended last weekend and a new one begins today for the Hoosiers."
IU focuses on deep ball in third meeting with Northwestern (Indiana Daily Student)
"But there’s one thing IU knows Northwestern won’t change when the two teams play in the Big Ten Tournament’s first round at 5 p.m. Thursday: its volume of 3-point attempts."
Quick turnaround could pose problems for Hoosiers (Indiana Daily Student)
"And while common sense might say playing an opponent twice within one week is good for IU — especially since the Hoosiers will have a hometown crowd in Indianapolis — a quick rematch hasn’t always worked in the past."
Creek sees Indiana's future (The Courier-Journal)
"The frustrations of watching his Indiana University teammates lose game after game caught up with injured freshman guard Maurice Creek last Wednesday night following a loss at Purdue. As his teammates shuffled into the locker room at Mackey Arena, Creek sat down in a chair, put his head in his hands and began to cry."
Jeremy Nash taking responsibility as Northwestern’s senior leader (Chicago Tribune)
"I felt like it was my fault," Nash said. "I should have been more aggressive and made sure guys followed him after he hit his first couple of 3s. It's kind of personal now, and I don't plan on letting it happen again in the tournament."
Questions heading into the Big Ten Tournament ( Hoosiers Insider | The Indianapolis Star)
"This much I know for sure. McLeod's dismissal had nothing to do with NCAA problems or compliance issues. All Crean has said on the issue publically is that it was something that needed to happen immediately moving forward."
Crean: Trust, loyalty important for next assistant coach (Inside the Hall)
"The second-year coach was also asked about the dismissal of assistant coach Roshown McLeod, who has yet to speak publicly but plans to do so in the coming days via a press release."