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Indiana Hires Crean Away From Marquette

Also, OK State head coach Sean Sutton resigns after 2nd year

(Newser) - Tom Crean has agreed to leave his head coaching post at Marquette to take over Indiana University’s basketball team. The formal announcement is expected today. “I think he's a great choice for Indiana University,” said an IU trustee of the hire. In 2003 Crean coached the Golden... More »

Weems, Arkansas Power Past IU

Indiana's Gordon shot goes cold in defeat

(Newser) - No.8 seed Indiana's trying season came to an end last night, with an 86-72 defeat at the hands of No.9 Arkansas in their East Regional first round matchup. Though IU almost capped off a stirring last minute comeback, the Razorbacks, lifted by Sonny Weem's career best 31 points,... More »

No. 8 Vols Blast Gamecocks, Win SEC

Michigan State, Indiana knocked off by unranked opponents

(Newser) - What was a one-point game at halftime for Tennessee quickly turned into a blowout in the second half, as the Volunteers outscored South Carolina by 32 after the break for an 89-56 victory, reports The Tennessean. The win was the Vols' 32nd straight at home as they improved to 28-3... More »

No. 6 Duke Shoots Past Virginia 86-70

No. 18 Indiana tops Minnesota, No. 19 Notre Dame bests St. John's

(Newser) - Gerald Henderson scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Duke past Virginia in an 86-70 rout. The win sets up the Blue Devils for a showdown against No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday to determine the ACC regular-season champion. Virginia never seriously threatened after a 10-2 Duke run to open... More »

Spartans Dent Hoosiers' Big Ten Hopes

No. 19 Michigan State tops No. 12 IU at home for 14th straight time

(Newser) - Michigan State fans got free tacos and then some, as the Spartans wiped out Indiana 103-74 to finish a perfect 17-0 on their home floor. MSU jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead with 78% shooting, and put it in cruise control through the second half. Raymar Morgan had 20... More »

No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have... More »

IU Survives First Without Sampson

Boycotting players come back as Hoosiers edge Northwestern

(Newser) - Jordan Crawford ended his boycott long enough to score 21 points and help No. 15 Indiana hold off Northwestern 85-82 in a Big Ten win last night, reports the Associated Press. Crawford and five other Hoosiers skipped practice yesterday in protest of the buyout of coach Kelvin Sampson, let go... More »

Sampson Takes $750,000 to Leave Indiana

Buyout comes as coach, university face recruiting violations

(Newser) - The Indiana Hoosiers will continue their run to the Big Ten and NCAA titles without their coach. Kelvin Sampson, who has been under fire since Feb. 13 when the NCAA said Indiana was facing major recruiting violations, took a $750,000 buyout and resigned as coach today, reports the Indianapolis ... More »

Sampson's Last Stand?

No. 15 Indiana beats No. 14 Boilermakers 77-68 on eve of Sampson verdict

(Newser) - No. 15 Indiana topped No. 14 Purdue 77-68 in a showdown between Big Ten titans—and on the eve, no less, of the school's verdict on coach Kelvin Sampson, who stands accused of violating NCAA rules by making inappropriate phone calls to recruits. This game was won at the foul... More »

Tarnished Indiana Takes Out Spartans

WSU trumps Oregon, St. Mary's routs Loyola Marymount

(Newser) - Indiana fans finally got something to cheer about last night. After dealing with a week of accusations of NCAA violations by their coach, Hoosier rooters had to smile after an 80-61 Big Ten upset of No. 10 Michigan State, reports AP. Eric Gordan led the way with 28 points as... More »

IU Plans Report Next Week on Sampson

Hoosiers' coach on hot seat for alleged NCAA phone violations

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson's fate at Indiana will become more clear in seven days, reports the Indianapolis Star. IU President Michael McRobbie said Friday that Athletic Director Rick Greenspan has a week to investigate allegations against Sampson. If Greenspan recommends Sampson be fired, the coach has 10 days to appeal the ruling.... More »

Badgers Beat Hoosiers on Late 3

No. 15 Wisconsin defeats Big Ten rival No. 13 Indiana in Bloomington

(Newser) - The No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers got a three-pointer from 6-foot-11-inch center Brian Butch with four seconds remaining to defeat No. 13 Indiana 68-66. The win moves Wisconsin past the Hoosiers into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten behind Purdue. Jason Bohannon led Wisconsin with 18 points, all... More »

No. 5 UCLA Shocked at Washington

Elsewhere, Xavier extends A-10 lead; IU posts road win

(Newser) - Unranked Washington snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating No. 5 UCLA, 71-61. Justin Dentmon came off the bench to score 20 points for the Huskies, who got their fourth consecutive home win against the Bruins (21-3). UCLA stars Darren Collison and freshman Kevin Love were held well below their... More »

Hoosiers Frustrate Illini in 2 OTs

No. 14 Indiana take advantage of poor free-throw shooting by Illinois

(Newser) - Last year Eric Gordan angered Illinois fans by backing out of a verbal commitment and going to hated Indiana. Last night, the freshman sensation showed them what they have been missing by leading a second-half surge with 19 points in an 83-79 double-overtime Big Ten win, reports the Chicago Tribune.... More »

Hoosiers Hang on Versus Pesky Northwestern

No. 11 IU tightens defense in second half, breaks losing streak

(Newser) - Indiana used a 2-3 zone defense and dominance on the boards to slow pesky Northwestern, winning 75-63 at Assembly Hall to break a two-game losing streak and improve to 18-3 overall. The Wildcats apparently didn't have an answer for Indiana's Eric Gordon and DJ White, who scored 29 and 26... More »

Cal Shocks WSU to Get Rare Road Win

Wisconsin holds back Indiana, Duke surges to smash NC State

(Newser) - Cal's Jamaal Boykin was the driving force of his team last night, determined not to drop their sixth of the last seven games. Along with his seven rebounds and 12 points, Boykin was "the most vocal leader in the huddle," and—more critically—sank the free throws that... More »

Connecticut Upsets No. 7 Indiana

Huskies use power game to end Hoosiers 29-game win streak

(Newser) - Connecticut was minus two key players and facing No. 7 Indiana and its 29-game home winning streak, after starting guard Jerome Dyson and backup Doug Wiggins were suspended Friday for violating team rules. No problem: fill-in Craig Austrie led five players in double figures with 15 points in a 68-63... More »

Baylor Takes Marathon 5-OT Win vs. A&M

North Carolina holds off Miami (FL), Indianapolis easily dispatches Iowa

(Newser) - The 25th-ranked Baylor Bears managed to upset the No. 18 Aggies last night—eventually. The longest game in either team's history went for 3½ hours and five overtime periods before Baylor took it, 116-110, reports the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone's going to have great stats after this one,"... More »

Hoosiers Beat PSU, Extend Streak to 12

Nittany Lions put up game effort despite top player's injury

(Newser) - Penn State pushed Indiana as best it could, leading 52-51 at one point in the second half, but the stronger Hoosiers compiled a 27-6 run to put away the Nittany Lions 81-65. Ninth-ranked Indiana, now 16-1, won its 12th consecutive game for the first time since the well-chronicled Bobby Knight... More »

Gordon Twists the Knife Against Illini

Rhode Island survives Duquesne, Stanford stumbles in Oregon

(Newser) - The #10 Indiana Hoosiers rallied from seven down to win 62-58 against Illinois—on the strength of 17 points from freshman Eric Gordon, who had verbally committed to the Illini before changing his mind in favor of his home state. It was Indiana's tenth consecutive win, and 27th straight at... More »

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