December 14, 1996 |
Indiana's opponents know all about juniors Neil Reed and Andrae Patterson. Now they have to worry about freshman A.J. Guyton, too. Guyton scored 21 points to lead the No. 12 Hoosiers to a 73-44 victory over Louisiana Tech in the first round of the Indiana Classic in Bloomington. Patterson added 12 points and seven rebounds. Reed was held to three points. The Hoosiers (8-1) will play Santa Clara, a 90-80 winner over Eastern Illinois, in tonight's championship game. "He wasn't the only guy that concerned us," Louisiana Tech coach Jim Wooldridge said of Guyton.
March 19, 1994 |
When the NCAA Tournament pairings were announced last Sunday, CBS's Jim Nantz looked at the brackets and pronounced a possible East Regional matchup between Temple and Indiana the "most alluring" second-rounder. In other words, a ratings bonanza. John Chaney vs. Bob Knight. Two of the so-called "bad boys" of the coaching fraternity. And, no, it isn't best two out of three falls at midcourt. The Hoosiers (20-8), who had lost three of their last five, advanced with a convincing, 84-72 win over an Ohio University team that had won 13 straight.
March 30, 2006 |
Indiana fans greeted new Hoosiers coach Kelvin Sampson with a standing ovation. His next job is to keep them on their feet. Sampson promised to keep Indiana's tradition intact by doing three things: graduating players, running a clean program and winning titles. "I came to Indiana for one reason: I think you can win championships at Indiana," Sampson said yesterday. Sampson, who coached at Oklahoma for 12 seasons, signed a 7-year deal that pays an average of $1.5 million annually.
January 6, 1999 |
Michigan doesn't have a wide body like Robert Traylor anymore. Still, the Wolverines found enough gritty post play to stun Indiana again. Louis Bullock scored 20 points, but Josh Asselin had 16 points and 10 rebounds - his first double-double - as host Michigan held off the 13th-ranked Hoosiers for an 82-70 victory last night. "If we step up and play aggressive in the front court, we can play with anybody," said Asselin, who fouled out with 1:53 remaining. "I was going to do whatever I had to do to help us win. " With the 300-pound Traylor waiting for the NBA lockout to end, the Wolverines rotate Asselin, Peter Vignier and Brandon Smith down low in their three-guard offense.
January 22, 1997 |
Indiana went small and came up big. Neil Reed scored 20 points and A.J. Guyton added 15 and grabbed a game-saving rebound in the final seconds last night as the 21st-ranked Hoosiers held off No. 13 Michigan, 72-70, at Bloomington, Ind. "Our play, our attitude, everything was totally different than the past couple of weeks," said freshman guard Michael Lewis, who had 10 points and four assists. "We had to win this game. We had to play with enthusiasm. " Forced to a three-guard lineup because of the absence of injured forward Andrae Patterson and the foul trouble of center Jason Collier, Indiana used its quickness and the shooting of Reed, Guyton and Lewis to build a 15-point lead midway through the second half.
February 20, 2013 |
VICTOR OLADIPO shook off a sprained ankle to help lift top-ranked Indiana. Oladipo's go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted the visiting Hoosiers to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday night, the Hoosiers' first road win in 18 tries against the Spartans. "It was a huge win for us," Oladipo said. "We've come a long way. " Visiting Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference and moved a step closer toward earning top seeding next month in the NCAA Tournament.
November 22, 1994 |
Rick Majerus thought his Utah team could beat No. 11 Indiana coming into the Maui Invitational. He still thought it when the Utes were saddled by foul trouble. He was really proud when they did. "We rode some emotion. It was a very hard-fought game and our guys played especially hard," Majerus said last night after the Utes beat the Hoosiers, 77-72, in the opening round of the eight-team tournament in Lahaina, Hawaii. "We had foul trouble and I tried some Mickey Mouse zones and things to stem the bleeding but I was just so proud of the way our guys stayed in there and played down the stretch.
December 4, 2002 |
Indiana needed a third chance to finally beat Maryland. Eight months after losing to the Terrapins in the national championship game and minutes after having a potential game-winning midcourt heave by Steve Blake waved off, the 10th-ranked Hoosiers beat No. 9 Maryland, 80-74, in overtime last night in Indianapolis in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. For much of the game, it looked like a replay of April's championship. Indiana relied on its outside shooting and struggled. Maryland (4-1)
November 25, 1998 |
Indiana won the battle, and it was a war. William Gladness hit a pair of tiebreaking free throws late in the second half as No. 17 Indiana beat No. 18 Utah, 52-49, last night to reach the final of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. "Neither team backed down. Neither team scored a lot," Indiana coach Bob Knight said. "It was really a hard, tough-fought basketball game. There were no cheap points. " The game was close all the way. Indiana's largest lead was seven, and Utah (2-2)
March 23, 1987 |
The LSU basketball team is going back to Louisiana - but to the campus in Baton Rouge, not the Final Four in New Orleans. The Tigers yesterday lost a chance for a triumphal return to their home state when Indiana's Rick Calloway deposited an air ball by Daryl Thomas with 7 seconds left, giving the Hoosiers a 77-76 victory in the Midwest Regional final at the Riverfront Coliseum. Louisiana State, the region's No. 10 seed, had knocked off Georgia Tech, Temple and DePaul in a strong bid to reach the Final Four for the second straight season.