Indiana Rumors & News

  • Indiana's Robert Johnson confirms he will return for senior season

    Land of 10 "Robert Johnson, one of Indiana’s top scorers from the 2016-17 season, will be back in Bloomington next year, he announced Monday. Johnson declared last month for the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to school. A report last week indicated he would forgo the draft and..." May 23

  • Indiana standout Johnson withdraws from NBA draft

    Inside The Hall "Indiana junior Robert Johnson will return to Bloomington for his senior season, Inside the Hall has confirmed. Jon Rothstein first reported the news on Tuesday morning. Johnson, who averaged 12.8 points per game for Indiana last season, entered his name in the 2017 NBA draft but did not hire..." May 16

  • Indiana's Blackmon Jr. to sign with agent, stay in NBA draft

    Indianapolis Star "IU's roster numbers crunch appears to have taken care of itself. Junior guard James Blackmon Jr. will hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft, according to a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein. Blackmon, who participated in graduation this weekend, is the third Hoosiers player to..." May 07

  • Indiana’s Thomas Bryant To Remain In Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Thomas Bryant, a sophomore center from Indiana, will sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft, according to Evan Daniels of The 6’10” Bryant declared for the draft April 11th, but wasn’t sure until now whether he planned to stay in. He informed new Hoosiers coach Archie Miller..." April 30

  • Collin Hartman back, James Blackmon Jr. to test NBA waters

    Indianapolis Star "Veteran leader Collin Hartman is coming back to Indiana and leading scorer James Blackmon Jr. isn’t gone to the NBA just yet, a double-serving of good news for new IU coach Archie Miller. Hartman, a former Cathedral star who missed this past season following knee surgery, will return as a..." March 30

  • Archie Miller to be named new IU coach

    Indianapolis Star "IndyStar has confirmed that Dayton coach Archie Miller will be Indiana basketball's next head coach. The news was first reported Saturday by Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported Miller and IU are finalizing a seven-year contract. The 38-year-old Miller is considered one of the nation's..." March 25

  • UCLA’s Steve Alford removes himself from consideration for the Indiana opening

    CBS Sports "UCLA coach Steve Alford publicly removed himself from consideration for the Indiana job early Saturday while insisting he won’t even talk to the school about its opening. “I am 100 percent absolutely not going to Indiana,” Alford told reporters after the Bruins lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16..." March 25

  • Brad Stevens shoots down Indiana coaching rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Indiana’s firing of Tom Crean on Thursday has kicked off one big rumor party, but Brad Stevens is calling in a noise complaint. The Celtics head coach dismissed the idea of his interest in the Hoosiers job on Friday and reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Boston, according to A. Sherrod..." March 18

  • Indiana bets big on idealism in firing Tom Crean. Now will it pay off?

    SI "It has been 30 years since Indiana last won the national title, with Keith Smart’s jumper to cap off the 1987 NCAA tournament title serving as a grainy time capsule of what used to be. Long before the age of AAU kingpins, up-transfers and conference television networks, Indiana basketball competed..." March 17

  • Alford won't rule out Indiana but says 'I love UCLA'

    USA Today "UCLA coach Steve Alford did not rule out the possibility of becoming the new head basketball coach at Indiana, where he helped lead the Hoosiers to a national title in 1987. Indiana on Thursday fired Tom Crean, prompting speculation that Indiana will pursue Alford, in his fourth season as..." March 17

  • Tom Crean out as coach of Indiana after 9 seasons

    ESPN "Indiana and Tom Crean have parted ways after nine seasons, the school announced on Thursday. The Hoosiers went to the Sweet 16 three times in his tenure but have not made it to the NCAA tournament twice in the past four seasons -- including this past year despite beating Kansas and North..." March 16

  • Okogie, Georgia Tech dump Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Freshman Josh Okogie scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead Georgia Tech to a 75-63 win over Indiana in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday at McCamish Pavilion. Okogie was 9 of 15 from the field and added seven rebounds and four assists, helping the..." March 15

  • Tom Crean hears it from heckling fan: ‘You ruined the program’

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Crean heard it from a heckling fan after Indiana’s Big Ten Tournament game against Wisconsin on Friday. Indiana lost to the Badgers 70-60 in the quarterfinals of the tournament, which places them at 18-15, shutting the door on any NCAA Tournament bid hopes. After the game, the heckling..." March 11

  • No. 24 Wisconsin surges in second half against Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A contrast in how to share the ball was on display here Friday night in a Big Ten Conference Tournament quarterfinal contest. Unselfish Wisconsin, the No. 2 seed, had five players in double figures and had 15 assists on 27 baskets. "They shared the ball," said..." March 10

  • Bob Knight on old Indiana administration that fired him: 'I hope they're all dead'

    CBS Sports "The old adage that ‘time heals all wounds’ does not apply to Bob Knight and his feelings toward the old administration at Indiana. Knight, a legendary coach for the Hoosiers, led the program to three national titles during 29 seasons in Bloomington. But his time came to an ugly end after being..." March 10

  • Blackmon, Hoosiers blitz Hawkeyes

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. scored 23 points, and three teammates added double-figure efforts as Indiana blew by Iowa in the second half to a 95-73 victory in a second-round Big Ten tournament game on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington. De'Ron Davis scored 15 points, Thomas Bryant had 11..." March 09

  • Balanced Indiana outscores Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "If defense is your thing, this wasn't the game for you. Indiana watched a big lead evaporate on Saturday, but made nine of its last 10 free-throw attempts in the final 33 seconds and hung on to beat Ohio State 96-92 in Columbus, Ohio. It was the most points Ohio State has allowed at..." March 04

  • No. 16 Purdue tops Indiana, seals Big Ten title share

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Three years removed from back-to-back losing seasons, No. 16 Purdue is back on top in the Big Ten Conference. Caleb Swanigan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Dakota Mathias added 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 16 Purdue clinched at least a share of the Big Ten..." February 28

  • Indiana edges Northwestern to snap five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. scored 13 points and Thomas Bryant added 11 as Indiana snapped a five-game losing streak with a 63-62 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night at the Assembly Hall in Big Ten action. The Hoosiers (16-13, 6-10) rallied from a late eight-point deficit in their final home..." February 25

  • Jok scores 35 as Iowa edges Indiana in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Peter Jok scored 35 points, including 15 points in overtime, to lead Iowa to a 96-90 victory over Indiana in a Big Ten game Tuesday night at Iowa City, Iowa. Jok made 11 of 12 free-throw attempts in overtime and 22 of 23 in the game. He made more free throws than the Hoosiers attempted, and..." February 22

  • Minnesota upends Indiana on late shot by Springs

    The Sports Xchange "Akeem Springs made a jump shot with three seconds remaining to give Minnesota a 75-74 victory over Indiana on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. Springs, who was 2 for 13 from the field, followed his missed 3-point attempt with the winning shot. The Hoosiers' James Blackmon Jr. missed a..." February 16

  • Indiana Must Fire Tom Crean, Pursue Billy Donovan

    The Big Lead "Tom Crean and Indiana need to part ways. It’s time. The Hoosiers have had some really great moments during Crean’s nine years in Bloomington, but his teams have been too inconsistent and have typically fallen below expectations. This year’s uber-talented squad fell to 15-11 on Sunday, has lost..." February 13

  • Walton, Wilson power Michigan past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored 25 points, leading Michigan to a 75-63 win over Indiana on Sunday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Junior forward D.J. Wilson added 13 points, three blocks and three steals for the Wolverines (16-9, 6-6 Big Ten), who followed up their impressive..." February 12

  • Vincent Edwards guides No. 16 Purdue by Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards was coming off the first scoreless game of his career. "He was 0 for 7 against Maryland but he did some good things and helped us win," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "(Thursday night) he helped us win a different way. He was very..." February 09

  • No. 10 Wisconsin stops Indiana for Big Ten lead

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes didn't need a reminder that it's tough to win in NCAA Division I basketball. The carnage one day prior to No. 10 Wisconsin's 65-60 Big Ten Conference win against Indiana on Sunday at the Kohl Center told the tale, as six teams ranked in..." February 05

  • Bryant powers Indiana over Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Indiana sophomore center Thomas Bryant poured in a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, helping the Hoosiers knock off Penn State 110-102 in triple-overtime Wednesday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana's Josh Newkirk hit a layup with one second left in the first overtime..." February 01

  • Northwestern thumps Indiana, extends school-record streak

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh scored 21 points while Sanjay Lumpkin added 15 as Northwestern extended its Big Ten winning streak to six games -- the longest in 84 years -- with a 68-55 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Scottie Lindsey added 12 points while Vic Law..." January 29

  • Indiana’s James Blackmon, Jr. ruled out indefinitely with lower-leg injury

    Fanrag Sports "On Saturday morning, Indiana Hoosiers’ men’s basketball coach Tom Crean issued a statement regarding the health of junior guard James Blackmon, Jr. The up-and-coming two-guard notably injured his lower leg against the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday evening. As a result of the Big Ten showdown,..." January 28

  • Michigan earns convincing win vs. Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Derrick Walton led six players in double-figures with 21 points as Michigan earned a convincing 90-60 win over Indiana in a Big 10 contest on Thursday night. The Wolverines shot a scorching 63.3 percent from the field (31 of 49) overall and 11 of 20 from 3-point range in..." January 27

  • Blackmon ties career high to lead Hoosiers over Spartan

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. tied his career high with 33 points to lead Indiana to an 82-75 victory over Michigan State at Assembly Hall. The junior shooting guard shot 11-for-16 from the field, including a 6-for-10 performance on 3-point attempts. He also scored 33 points against Alcorn State last..." January 21

  • Hoosiers forward OG Anunoby slated for knee surgery, done for season

    ESPN "Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will miss the rest of the season, according to a statement released by the team on Friday. "It has been determined that OG Anunoby will undergo surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a complete recovery,"..." January 21

  • IU's OG Anunoby out 'indefinitely' with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby is out indefinitely in the wake of suffering a knee injury in Wednesday night's win over Penn State. "OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night's game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations," IU coach Tom Crean said in a..." January 20

  • Indiana's OG Anunoby leaves game with knee injury

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby exited Wednesday's game against Penn State with an apparent injury. Before being lifted off the court, Anunoby's right knee buckled while chasing a rebound, causing him to fall to the ground in obvious discomfort under the Hoosiers' basket. Indiana did not..." January 19

  • Blackmon rescues Hoosiers with buzzer-beater

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. sank a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, leading Indiana to a 78-75 win over Penn State on Wednesday in University Park, Pa. The Hoosiers (13-6, 3-3 Big Ten) blew a 13-point lead in the final 5:36, with Lamar Stevens tying the game on two free throws with four seconds to play...." January 18

  • Blackmon, Anunoby lead Hoosiers over Scarlet Knights

    The Sports Xchange "Indiana took a lethargic step toward reversing recent struggles with a 76-57 Big Ten home win over Rutgers Sunday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3), who had lost four of five and plummeted to 12th in the conference, erased an early nine-point deficit with a 16-1 run..." January 15

  • Trimble, Cowan help Maryland defeat Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "Junior point guard Melo Trimble had 18 points and freshman guard Anthony Cowan added 15 points as Maryland defeated Indiana 75-72 in a Big Ten Conference game on Tuesday between schools who have fallen out of the Top 25 since the start of the season. Maryland freshman guard Kevin Huerter hit..." January 11

  • No. 25 Hoosiers snap losing streak with rout of Illini

    The Sports Xchange "No. 25 Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak by scoring the game's first 15 points in Saturday's 96-80 Big Ten home rout of Illinois at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers (11-5, 1-2) reversed being outscored 13-0 at the start of a Tuesday home loss to No. 13..." January 07

  • No. 13 Wisconsin makes it 9 straight at Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As the voice of experience, a senior who has been to two NCAA Final Fours, Bronson Koenig kept repeating the same message Tuesday in 13th-ranked Wisconsin's challenging visit to No. 25 Indiana. "I just told everybody to stay calm during the storm, when we knew the..." January 03

  • No. 6 Louisville flusters 16th-ranked Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville refused to be accused again of lackluster defense on Saturday afternoon. Three days after being embarrassed in an Atlantic Coast Conference home loss to No. 12 Virginia, the sixth-ranked Cardinals reasserted themselves to inflict the same suffocating humiliation on..." December 31

  • Nebraska snaps No. 16 Indiana's 26-game home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nebraska coach Tim Miles sensed his upset-minded Cornhuskers were fatigued midway through a second-half struggle at 16th-ranked Indiana on Wednesday, so he offered some added incentive. "About 7 minutes left, I said, 'OK, I promise a day off tomorrow if you win,'" Miles..." December 28