Women's basketball shocks #4 Buckeyes (Indiana Daily Student)
I haven't had much to say about the women's basketball team this year, but congrats to Coach Jack and the Hoosiers for a signature win. IU is now 12-10/5-6, so an NCAA bid seems like a long shot, but hopefully this young team can earn another WNIT bid.
Give IU some credit (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"IU is still a lot better than last year’s program-gutted group. Fans can rip on coach Tom Crean all they want, but this is a young team playing to its up-and-down inexperience, which means it beats Pitt, Michigan and Minnesota, loses to Loyola, Iowa and Boston. Only time and maturity will change that."
McCamey's 'lucky' little shot lifted Illini (bnd.com)
"It was a painful loss considering how hard the Hoosiers (9-11, 3-5) fought to erase a 13-point, first-half Illini lead. Illinois led by 12 with three-and-a-half minutes left in the first half, but Indiana went on a tear, outscoring the Illini 16-4 to end the half. And when Devan Dumes heaved in a half-court bank shot at the buzzer, Indiana had tied the game at 36."
Hoosiers display growth in tough defeat (Indiana Daily Student)
"With IU coach Tom Crean by his side, the junior guard slowly walked across the court toward the IU bench with a look on his face that epitomized the clichéd words "agony of defeat.""
Hoosiers beat at the buzzer by Illini (Indiana Daily Student)
"IU had just sustained a loss worse than any other this season. Not because of the score, but because the Hoosiers played resiliently, only to have McCamey make a floating basket at the last second. "
Illini score win over Indiana with last-second shot (The Daily Illini)
"The Illini tied up their all-time series against the Hoosiers on Saturday at the Assembly Hall at 82 games apiece, and they owe it all to junior guard Demetri McCamey."
Last_second shot brings tough loss (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Devan Dumes gave Indiana a boost by making a shot from halfcourt at halftime. Turns out, Illinois had a buzzer-beater of its own."
McCamey shocks Hoosiers (The Commercial-News, Danville, IL)
"The 6-foot-3 junior guard has had opportunities this season in losses to Utah and Georgia but each time his shot has been off the mark. On Saturday afternoon against the Indiana Hoosiers, McCamey buried a 5-foot floater as the buzzer sounded to give the Fighting Illini a 72-70 victory before 16,618 at the Assembly Hall."
It's a matter of timing (The Indianapolis Star)
"The play was for us to go back-door, and (Indiana) did a good job of switching on it,'' McCamey said. "That forced me to go to the basket, and once I got there, I just threw it up, tear-dropped the shot.
Hoosiers improve on the boards (The Indianapolis Star)
"I think everybody was conscious about how important the rebounding was in this game,'' Crean said. "I think that's the bottom line in any situation. We got team rebounding and that's what we wanted.''
Illinois floats to victory (STLtoday.com)
"They continued to tempt fate while trying to pick up wins considered essential to their NCAA Tournament hopes. In this case, Indiana sneaked into a tie with four free throws in the final minute."
The Minute After: Illinois (Inside the Hall)
"I should probably take a solid two hours, calm down, maybe do some Yoga or some breathing exercises or go get a massage...."