- Hoosiers will try to move on (The Indianapolis Star)
Andy Katz's Daily Word: Creek's injury a tough break for Indiana (ESPN)
"So gauging the progress of this program shouldn't be measured in Big Ten wins and losses now that Creek is done. The Hoosier program is clearly in a better place this season than last. With Creek returning next season, there will be an expectation that the Hoosiers will be a top-half rather than a bottom-half Big Ten team in the third year of Crean's regime. That shouldn't be a reach, as the Big Ten will likely go through a bit of a transition if some of the league's better talents leave school early for the NBA. "
Surgery on knee sidelines IU guard (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Tom Crean praised his team for being sharp and focused during Tuesday’s practice in a Twitter post. The Indiana coach finished the tweet with a sentence that said it all. "They know it just got a lot tougher for us," he wrote."
Crean in morose mood after losing Creek for season (TribStar.com)
"Crean was subdued in his post-game press conference, rare for a man who always exudes passion and has his emotions bubbling to the surface. His wife and son were also present at the press conference, a rarity that might have had something to do with Crean’s relationship with Creek."
IU Opens Big Ten Play With Michigan (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Look for the Hoosiers (6-6) to press the issue, let Hulls run the show, utilize Rivers off the bench and emphasize team commitment. Will it work? We’ll get an idea on Thursday when Michigan (6-5) comes to Assembly Hall in IU’s noon Big Ten opener."
Creek update (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"In visiting with Dr. Steve Ahlfeld (the team's orthopedic surgeon), the surgery went very well and we expect a full recovery," Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a statement. "His rehabilitation will start as soon as possible."