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Hoosier Headlines for January 8, 2010.

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  • Crean bemoans a soft, careless and leaderless IU performance (The Indianapolis Star)
    "(Ohio State) went on an 8-0 run early in the game, and we had just had a turnover, and we were just walking back and it was really quiet," Jones said. "I tried to pick it up a little bit, but we need to have all five of our guys talking and all five into the game. "I thought in the first two minutes our team was out of the game."

  • Iowa win could represent a big shift in Illini style of play. - Hail to the Orange
    A look at how the Iowa game might be a turning point for the philosophy of offense going forward.

  • Eighth-grader already attracting attention (The Indianapolis Star)
    "Tom Crean and Matt Painter hardly make a habit of scouring middle schools for potential recruits. So there had better be a pretty good reason for the basketball coaches from Indiana (Crean) and Purdue (Painter) to attend an eighth grade game. Trey Lyles is a reason. At 6-7, the 14-year-old Decatur Central eighth grader towers over most of his teammates and opponents. But his height advantage is just a small part of why he's already drawing interest from Indiana, Purdue, Illinois and Xavier." So, when will he transfer to Lawrence North?

  • IU returns home to face rival Illinois (Indiana Daily Student)
    Despite their flat play and passive offense, he disagreed with the thought that his team was in need of a wake-up call. Crean instead seemed ready to practice only moments after the game ended. "We don’t understand yet that the consistency of practice should lead to the consistency of game effort and energy," he said.

  • IU-Illinois pregame notes (Hoosier Hype | Indiana Daily Student)
  • Devan Dumes — returning to a stat sheet near you? (Inside the Hall)
    "Last season’s leading scorer, it made sense when Dumes’ numbers came down in 2009 with the influx of fresh talent. And an injury to begin the season kept him from fighting for a starting place and visibly hindered his ability to get into an offensive rhythm once he was healthy."