Crean bemoans his team's lack of toughness in loss (The Indianapolis Star)
"Sixteen turnovers. Three assists. No 3-point field goals. Outrebounded by 16. A 34-16 deficit in points in the paint. All against an Iowa team that hadn't won on the road in 15 games."
Rebounding woes cost IU in home loss (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"We did not come to be in a fight, and Iowa did," IU coach Tom Crean said. "And we got it handed to us."
Crean: No looking past anyone (The Indianapolis Star)
"I told them after the game that I would be dead shocked if we had anybody who would be ridiculous enough to overlook Iowa,'' Crean said. "Based on where we're at in this program's time right now, I would have a real hard time accepting that. And if that were ever to play itself out over time, then obviously a person like that couldn't make it here. Because obviously we're not good enough to overlook anybody.''
Hoosiers can't eclipse .500 (Indiana Daily Student)
"So much for a winning Big Ten record. With two consecutive conference victories and a .500 overall record going into Sunday’s game against Iowa, IU was favored to win. But the theme of defying expectations continued through the weekend, as IU dropped a 58-43 game to Iowa, which has the second-worst Big Ten record."
IU enters prepared but not tough enough against Iowa (Indiana Daily Student)
Considering Iowa, like IU, started two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior – while the Hawkeyes’ 10 bench points came from a single freshman – Crean was 100 percent correct in saying he couldn’t blame the effort on youth. "I’m putting this on fight," he said. "We just did not have a toughness about us today that we would’ve beaten anybody."
Hoosiers lose ‘will to fight’ against Iowa (Indiana Daily Student)
"IU has been an underdog for two seasons, and it didn’t respond well to the concept of being a team expected to win. The Hoosiers were outworked in their 58-43 loss to Iowa on Sunday. "
Hawkeyes win going away (Quad City Times)
"When the final seconds ticked off the clock at Indiana's Assembly Hall on Sunday, Matt Gatens managed a quick fist pump, and a wide smile filled the face of Jarryd Cole. Finally, Iowa has a road win to savor."
No fight Hoosiers fall to Hawkeyes |(The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"I don’t know," Crean said. "We were very focused. I could be wrong. It’s like I told them after the game, I’d be dead shocked if anybody is ridiculous enough to overlook Iowa. I would have a real hard time accepting that. A person like that couldn’t make it here."
Hawkeyes win at Indiana, end road skid(The Des Moines Register)
Iowa’s offense is built from the outside-in. Traditionally, the Hawkeyes look for the 3-pointer first. But tradition, an 11-game Big Ten road losing streak and a 15-game road losing streak overall, ended Sunday at Assembly Hall. "I’ve never been a guy that feels like there’s one way to play the game,’’ Iowa coach Todd Lickliter said after the Hawkeyes’ 58-43 victory over Indiana. "You have to play the way it’s dictated to you.’’
IU rebounding atrocious in loss (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Our job on the backboard was absolutely atrocious," Crean said. "We played hard, they played a lot harder."
IU-Iowa Recap: How can a team forget to fight? (Hoosiers Insider | The Indianapolis Star)
"Christian Watford didn't know what to say. He said it was a problem that began early in the game and was something that he didn't complete realize until he looked at the stats sheet at the end of the game and saw how badly IU was outrebounded."
Hoosiers lack toughness, fight in 58-43 loss to Iowa (Inside the Hall)
"But when the dust settled, the Hoosiers (9-10, 3-4 Big Ten) looked nothing like the team that had just knocked off Minnesota in overtime or the team that won its first road game at Penn State on Thursday. The result? A head-scratching 58-43 loss to Iowa."