Preview: #16 Ohio State at Indiana (Eleven Warriors)
"OSU took down the Hoosiers with pretty good ease the first time around, 79-54, in Evan Turner’s first game back from his injury. Though this looks like a virtual lock on paper, the Buckeyes are 21-60 all-time in Bloomington and they needed a 52 point second half performance to get a 93-81 victory there last year."
Schedule only gets harder for Hoosiers (Post-Tribune)
"After coming painstakingly close to upsetting Illinois and No. 6 Purdue, the Hoosiers rolled over in Evanston on Sunday, succumbing to the Wildcats, 78-61. Now, to make matters worse, IU (9-13, 3-7 Big Ten) is slated to face the cream of the conference crop over a seven-day span, hosting the Buckeyes before traveling to No. 13 Wisconsin and then returning home to take on No. 10 Michigan State."
Big Ten Insider: Penn State, Indiana scramble for comeback (The Daily Northwestern )
"There was a time when it seemed like Indiana had reclaimed its winning ways, upsetting Minnesota at home and then taking care of Penn State on the road. With a 3-3 conference record, the Hoosiers were emerging as one of the conference’s great surprises. Instead Indiana has lost four straight games, including two defeats in the final seconds."
Turner mighty ordeal for IU (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Turner has re-emerged as a national player-of-the-year candidate since the Jan. 6 game. He matched a career-high with 32 points Sunday against Iowa. "
Indiana's tough stretch starts tonight (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Jeremiah Rivers won’t kid himself, his teammates, his listeners. Indiana’s junior guard understands the upcoming stretch of No. 13 Ohio State, No. 11 Wisconsin and No. 13 Michigan State is as brutal as it gets."
IU’s Rivers ready to guard Ohio State’s Turner (The Courier-Journal)
"I've been looking forward to it all week, and I think Evan Turner is looking forward to it, too," Rivers said. "I think he knows when we match up against each other it's going to be a battle. It's going to very competitive."
Buckeyes eager to pick up tempo at Indiana (The-Ozone)
"Although they are just 9-13 on the season with a 3-7 record in conference play, Indiana will look to push the tempo Wednesday night as they welcome the 13th-ranked Buckeyes to Assembly Hall in Bloomington."
With a better handle on turnovers, Ohio State getting a grip on another championship run (cleveland.com)
"In their last four games, the Buckeyes have averaged 7.5 turnovers, succeeding in what Matta considers the most important thing this team can do, which is holding onto the ball."
Pregame Glance: Indiana (The Buckeye Battle Cry)
"Indiana has now played four straight losses in the Big Ten - Iowa (58-43), at Illinois (72-70), Purdue (78-75), at Northwestern (78-61). Something very important to notice here is that the Hoosiers are playing awfully good basketball against the upper echelon teams in the conference. Tom Crean is clearly getting his team motivated very well for the tough ones, trying to secure an elusive upset victory in order to motivate his team to greater heights. It's only a matter of time until he succeeds."
Hoosiers begin brutal stretch (The Hoosier Scoop)
"This is it right here," junior guard Jeremiah Rivers said. "I don’t want to say it’s necessarily make or break, but these are some vital games for us. We’ve lost four in a row going into Ohio State. … This is something where we just can’t get caught in this tornado and get thrown out."