November 24, 1998 |
Bobby Knight was at his master psychologist best. With his Indiana Hoosiers down by 16 at the half to Kansas State in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, Knight didn't yell and scream at his players. "I told them we needed to do things a little better than we were doing or we were going to get run out of there," he said. The Hoosiers (4-0) tightened up on defense and slowly moved into contention. They burst ahead with 1:26 left on a three-pointer by Luke Recker, and won, 71-70.
February 12, 2013 |
After a stunning loss, the Indiana Hoosiers were on a mission to reaffirm just how good they were. There was no questioning their ability Sunday. Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points to lead No. 1 Indiana back from a demoralizing loss to a huge road win in beating No. 10 Ohio State, 81-68. The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) dominated the Buckeyes (17-6, 7-4) in the second half to remain tied for first in the Big Ten with Michigan State. Elsewhere: Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left in Boston to help No. 4 Duke (21-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast)
March 20, 1993 |
Wright State was in the wrong state, because this Midwestern city can hardly be considered a neutral site for the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers. A crowd of more than 25,000 showed up Thursday night at the Hoosier Dome to watch IU practice. And Indiana destroyed the 16th-seeded Raiders (20-10), 97-54, in a first round NCAA Tournament matchup before an overflow crowd of 38,387. The margin of victory was a Midwest Regional record. Forward Calbert Cheaney, a top candidate for National Player of the Year, shot 12-for-17 and scored 29 points in 21 minutes for the Hoosiers (29-3)
March 31, 1987 |
Howard Triche said he signaled for a timeout the instant Keith Smart's game-winning jumper fell through the bottom of the net last night. Triche had tried to slide out of Syracuse's box-and-one defense to reach Smart before he shot, but was a second too late in Indiana's 74-73 victory. When the shot fell with 0:05 showing, he said he turned immediately and made the "T" sign to the nearest official, Jody Silvester. Meanwhile, no Syracuse player attempted to inbound the ball after the bucket, and four seconds ticked away before a timeout was awarded with 0:01 showing.
January 17, 1994 |
Todd Leary made a timely return for the Indiana Hoosiers. Leary, who missed the 11th-ranked Hoosiers' first two Big Ten games because of a sprained knee, rescued a sluggish offense with 16 second-half points yesterday, rallying host Indiana (10-2, 3-0) from a 15-point deficit to an 82-72 victory over No. 10 Michigan (11-3, 3-1). "When I went down in Indianapolis (Dec. 28), I thought it was a much worse injury than it really was," Leary said. "They said two to four weeks, and it wasn't quite as bad. I was shooting for the Iowa game (last Tuesday)
April 1, 1992 |
The famous Fat Lady has rehearsed, gargled, spit out, and done all those voice exercise things fat ladies do - zingzingzing, zoomzoomzoom, you know? - before grabbing the microphone for real. The lights have been turned up more than once, and word out of Bloomington, Ind., is that the Fat Lady three times was introduced on stage after Hoosiers basketball games this month. Once, the Daily News learned, the intro music even started and she was about to begin belting out the opening stanza.
March 23, 1989 |
When Bobby Knight described what it was like to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, he was speaking on behalf of his Indiana Hoosiers. But his words could have come from any of the other 15 coaches whose teams have made the Sweet 16. "We've got past 48 teams," Knight said. "There are only 16 left and you don't ever play from here on without both teams having a chance to win. " That is certainly the case tonight as Indiana takes on Seton Hall in a West Regional semifinal at 8 p.m., in Denver, and Michigan goes against North Carolina in a Southeast semi at 10 in Lexington, Ky. The other two games, Oklahoma vs. Virginia (Southeast)
November 12, 2001 |
The first goal scored against the College of New Jersey women's soccer team this season cut short the Lions' defense of the NCAA III championship yesterday. Katy Sturtz's shot gave Ohio Wesleyan a 1-0 victory in a quarterfinal in Delaware, Ohio, and ended the Lions' win streak at 35. Penn State's Christie Welsh, a three-time Big Ten player of the year, scored twice to lead the Nittany Lions to a 2-1 overtime victory over Illinois in West Lafayette, Ind., for their second consecutive conference title.
March 24, 1993 |
Calbert Cheaney is the star now. The Indiana forward can dunk, dish, drive. He can set a screen, run through a pick, shoot the "J," then jam, then block a shot. Cheaney is Indiana's all-time leading scorer and the Big Ten's all- time leading scorer. He is some people's college player of the year. Cheaney is the classy star of the No. 1-ranked Indiana Hoosiers, who will play Louisville tomorrow in an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal in St. Louis. The 6-foot-7 1/2 senior forward averages 22.2 points and 6.2 rebounds a game.
March 22, 1993 |
After 39 furious minutes in Indianapolis, the frenzy reached its peak in the final 60 seconds and the Hoosier Dome crowd sensed an upset. It didn't happen. Outscored from the field, the Indiana Hoosiers got 12 of their final 16 points on foul shots and beat a very game Xavier squad, 73-70, yesterday in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional. "They count, don't they?" Indiana coach Bob Knight asked, referring to the free throws. "That's part of it. It's points . . . If you add them both up and you've got more than the other guy has, you win. " The Hoosiers (30-3)