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Hoosier Headlines for February 5, 2010: Purdue loss and Leary arrest.

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  • Boilers strut away with win | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.
    "Chris Kramer made sure to give a little stomp while he was walking across midcourt after Purdue’s 78-75 victory over Indiana on Thursday. Right on the IU logo at center court. He said it was something, "I felt like I just had to do." But Kramer wasn’t done. When he was leaving the floor, he gave Indiana students a little attention, too. Kramer was waving his arms – usually a motion to get home crowds roaring – and yelling, "Yeah! Let’s go!" " (This is why we never, ever should let these guys win at Assembly Hall. Ever.)

  • Hoosiers miss shots at big upset (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
    "The sophomore fell near half court and repeatedly banged his head softly on the floor. The Hoosiers scrapped but couldn’t pull off the upset, losing to the No. 8 Boilermakers 78-75 in front of 17,406 fans at Assembly Hall."

  • Late surge lifts Boilers (Post-Tribune)
    "I'm not here to be close with Purdue, I'm here to beat Purdue," Indiana coach Tom Crean said. "But we're not discouraged. "Their major leaguers made a couple major league plays late."

  • Ending drought at IU proves no stroll in hall (The Indianapolis Star)
    "I should have passed it ahead,'' Jones said. "We had Jordan (Hulls) wide open. It was selfish on my part. It was designed to go to me, but they sort of pinched in on me and I should have (passed) it ahead.''

  • Pritchard's play inspired by late grandmother (The Indianapolis Star)
    "Pritchard learned of his grandmother's death in a phone call from his father Wednesday afternoon. He will fly to Pennsylvania today and rejoin the Hoosiers on Sunday when they play at Northwestern."

  • Hoosiers fall short at line (Indiana Daily Student)
    "What is known as the easiest shot in basketball can be downright costly – if you miss it. The Hoosiers found that out Thursday when it missed the front end of three one-and-one free-throw situations in the final four minutes of play."

  • Near-perfect effort not enough for Hoosiers( Indiana Daily Student)
    Near perfect effort?

  • Purdue finally beats IU on road (NWI Times)
    "Upstart Indiana nearly pulled off the improbable and upset No. 8 Purdue, but sophomore guard Verdell Jones III's last-second 3 pointer, which would have forced overtime, circled around the cylinder before rolling off the rim and harmlessly to the court."

  • Purdue good enough (Evansville Courier & Press)
    "We got caught up in the emotion a little bit," Painter said of his team's first-half defensive meltdown. "Really, we just did a poor job of weak-side help. Tom Pritchard had three or four layups right at the rim just because of our weak-side help."

  • Emotional Purdue ends Assembly Hall losing streak (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "Emotion caused Purdue freshman Kelsey Barlow to give the choke sign when IU’s Verdell Jones missed a late layup, a gesture certain to be addressed by coach Matt Painter and remembered when these teams play again next month at Mackey Arena."

  • Free throws, empty possessions spoil IU’s upset bid (Inside the Hall | An Indiana Hoosiers basketball blog)
    "Assembly Hall reached perhaps its highest decibel level of the season at the 5:44 mark of the second half. The Hoosiers had just taken a 69-66 lead over Purdue on a Jordan Hulls 3-pointer. Indiana had scored eight straight points. Matt Painter called for a timeout. But what happened after that point will be incredibly tough for this Indiana team to swallow."

  • The Minute After: Purdue (Inside the Hall)
    "Then, down six with just over a minute to play — when things really seemed to be over — there was Mr. Clutch VJ3 popping in a three. Add in a lockdown man-to-man defensive set by the Hoosiers, and Jordan Hulls chasing down the rebound in the corner after a Purdue miss, and suddenly the Hoosiers held their fate in their hands."

  • Purdue 78, Indiana 75 (The Hoosier Scoop)
  • Ex-IU player charged in realty funds scheme (The Journal Gazette)
    It's hard to know what to say about this. Obviously, the allegations are very serious, and Leary's career as an IU broadcaster probably is over. Still, it will be interesting to see the authorities' rationale for making this arrest when and where they did. It seems like an effort to humiliate Leary and an effort to gain publicity for the allegations. Again, I don't mean to downplay the serious allegations, but he is entitled to a legal presumption of innocence. That presumption of innocence doesn't bind those of us who want to talk about it (i.e., we're under no obligation to pretend that OJ didn't kill his ex-wife), but it does bind the authorities.