Hoosiers still fight for respect in Big Ten (The Indianapolis Star)
"They know they can beat us," Crean said. "We haven't struck fear in anybody's heart in the Big Ten. You know it and I know it. We have to go earn that.
IU tries to put lessons to use (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Indiana has not won a Big Ten road game since beating Northwestern on Feb. 23, 2008, the day after Kelvin Sampson resigned."
IU eyes another hurdle (Post-Tribune)
"There's been no place like home for the Hoosiers this season. Indiana (8-9, Big Ten 2-3) has taken the phrase to heart of late, playing like a well-polished team under the cover of Assembly Hall and like a completely different ballclub when setting foot in opposing gyms."
Indiana beware — winless Penn State is deceiving (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"The Nittany Lions might be winless in the conference, but they are not patsies. They have lost six games by five or fewer points, five by three or fewer, the last two, at Illinois and at Iowa, by a combined four points. Just a few more plays and their 8-9 record could be 14-3 and they’d be flirting with top-25 status."
Lions return to home court (The Daily Collegian Online)
"Penn State's 66-64 loss to Virginia Tech on Dec. 12 marked the last time the Bryce Jordan Center had a designated student section. The Lions have gone 2-5 since the Virginia Tech game, posting a 2-2 home record during the semester break."
Late-game woes haunt Lions (The Daily Collegian Online)
"Many big shots we've had, we haven't really made a big shot," he said. "We have a big defensive stand we need to make. We haven't been able to make that stand."
Glass discusses Arkansas State and other issues (The Hoosier Scoop)
"The cost could have been worse. Indiana had been hoping to flip-flop home games in a two-for-one series with Central Michigan. The Chippewas were supposed to host Indiana in 2010 and travel to Bloomington in a few years. Central Michigan refused to accept that and ended the series."