Hoosiers face tough task to avoid 20th loss (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Our kids have been resilient and have come to practice each day with the mind-set that they are going to get better," IU coach Tom Crean said Tuesday. "Our margin of error is so small that I think sometimes the focus tends to be on what might not go right or what we didn’t do well."
Indiana sophomore leaves impression on Purdue coach (Journal and Courier)
"Jones has had a lot of success against us," Painter said. "He is a good player ... a guy who has good size for a guard. He has a nice pullup and a nice in-between game."
Indiana looks to "grind out" a win (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Crean wants "players" who take care of the ball, value possessions and make plays. What he’s gotten during this 10-game losing streak, six straight losses by at least 14 points, is bad basketball."
Purdue seniors Grant, Kramer gain inspiration from 'Titans' characters (The Indianapolis Star)
"Grant and Kramer, roommates as freshmen, are one victory from setting the school record for wins by one class. The Class of 2010 has 98 victories, tied with the classes of 1996 and '97 for the most in program history."
Boilers looking for more rebounds (Evansville Courier & Press)
"Matt Painter is trying to remain positive, but he still doesn't have proof that his Purdue University basketball team can compensate for the season-ending knee injury suffered by junior forward Robbie Hummel."
Historic streak or upset on line at Purdue (Indiana Daily Student)
"During this 10-game losing streak — one that will become a record-low if it stretches to 11 — IU has lost by an average of 15.2 points per game in its road losses."
'Pressing' need for change (Indiana Daily Student)
"But it’s been 41 days since IU’s last victory, as one-by-one the Hoosiers have been hit by a storm of losses ever since the Jan. 21 victory at Penn State."
Purdue remains tough despite loss of Hummel (Indiana Daily Student)
"Purdue has a ton of experienced guys who have been battle-tested," Crean said. "And you could see in their games recently that they have risen to the occasion more times than not."