No vacation on court (Post-Tribune)
IU coach Tom Crean said the school's winter break provides an opportunity for his players to improve in a number of areas, including on-court communication, limiting mistakes and playing through fatigue. "You name it, we're doing it," Crean said.
Crean tries to get IU to take it all seriously (Evansville Courier & Press)
Indiana University’s last three men’s basketball games were against Maryland, Pittsburgh and Kentucky. The next three will be against North Carolina Central, Loyola of Maryland and Bryant. So coach Tom Crean’s challenge during final exam week has been to keep his Hoosiers focused.
Hoosiers strive to stay focused (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"We’ve made a lot of improvement (since losing all three games at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off)," freshman guard Maurice Creek said. "At Puerto Rico, I think we were studying each other a little bit. We were still figuring out what we can do as a team. Coming back, I think we’ve found each other to become one unit."
Indiana's Jones improving - needs consistency (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"He’s made as much progress as anybody in the program," Crean said. "Last week was a good indication. We don’t beat Pitt without him. He played well in many areas."
Hoosiers' schedule getting doughy (The Courier-Journal)
"The next three — North Carolina Central, Loyola of Maryland and Bryant — have a combined record of 6-23. Bryant, which plays IU on Dec. 28, is 0-10."
Calipari remains a fan of Bob Knight despite comments (USATODAY.com)
"John Calipari said on Friday that he disagreed with the comments former Indiana University coach Bob Knight made about him on Thursday night, but the University of Kentucky coach said he remains a fan of Knight's."