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Hoosiers can’t solve Shawaryn in 5-3 loss to Terps

Indiana players have spent the last week living out of suitcases in Nebraska. Another empty offensive showing in Omaha guarantees the Hoosiers a ticket home.

IU couldn’t solve Maryland ace Mike Shawaryn in its Big Ten Tournament opener, leaving the three-seed Hoosiers on the brink of elimination after their 5-3 loss to the six-seed Terrapins on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Shawaryn struck out 16 in a dominant, complete-game win for the Terps, who will face the winner between No. 2-seed Nebraska and No. 7-seed Michigan State. Relegated to the loser’s bracket in the double-elimination tournament, the punchless Hoosiers will get the leftovers at 10 a.m. Thursday.

“We can pitch and defend, we just have to start getting some hits and getting some timely hits,” IU coach Chris Lemonis said. “We can match-up tomorrow and play, but it’s been a long 10 days of not a lot of offense. Our guys have to find some way to get that off their back and have some good at-bats tomorrow.”

Indiana (31-20) has now dropped five in a row — including a weekend sweep in Lincoln — as their NCAA Tournament hopes rest on thin ice. The Hoosiers won’t be able to qualify for a program-record fourth consecutive NCAA appearance unless they receive the Big Ten’s automatic bid. Earning that from here would set a precedent. Since the tournament expanded to eight teams in 2014, no program has made the championship game out of the loser’s bracket. (more…)

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Williams will remain in NBA Draft #iubb

Troy Williams’ Indiana career is over.

The would-be senior forward will remain in the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports. Williams’ uncle, Boo, confirmed Williams’ decision to the Herald-Times.

After publicly maintaining he was split between returning to Bloomington for his final year of eligibility and beginning his professional career, Williams has made his mind. The deadline to withdraw from the draft is 11:59 tonight. Williams’ former teammate, James Blackmon Jr., announced his intention to return to IU earlier Wednesday.

Williams will be represented by agent Stephen Pina of ASM Sports.

Williams made it clear before last season that he hoped to test his NBA stock following his junior year. He has not graduated from Indiana, but Williams told reporters he is only two classes and an internship shy of doing so. Under IU’s Student-Athlete Bill of Rights, he will be able to return to school at any time in order to finish his degree.

“He thought he was ready, physically,” Boo Williams said. “He still has some things he needs to do, but this is what he wanted to do. I guess I’m a little bit more conservative — I’m old school — but this is what he wanted to do. I’ve been in this business long enough to know that if a kid is ready to go, he’s ready to go.” (more…)

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Blackmon withdraws from draft, will return to IU #iubb

James Blackmon Jr.’s NBA Draft process has run its course.

An Indiana spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Blackmon has withdrawn from the draft and will return to Indiana for his junior season, giving the Hoosiers a potential primary scoring threat in their backcourt.

The deadline to withdraw from the draft is tonight at 11:59 p.m. Now, the Hoosiers are waiting on an official decision from Troy Williams.

Blackmon announced late last month that he would test the waters of the NBA, using the process to interview with NBA front office personnel and receive the kind of direct feedback that is only afforded to those who declare for the draft. Five months removed from January surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Blackmon was unable to work out for NBA teams, but expects to be cleared for full-court workouts at Indiana this summer. (more…)

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IUWBB: Hoosiers to play N.C. State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Indiana will play at North Carolina State on Dec. 1 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

IU has won its last four Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups, including wins over Clemson (2012), Virginia Tech (2013), Boston College (2014) and Georgia Tech (2015). Last year, the Hoosiers beat the Yellow Jackets at Assembly Hall, 69-60, behind 22 points from Tyra Buss.

Big Ten/ACC Challenge pairings consider how teams finished in their conference the year before. The Hoosiers climbed to fourth place in last year’s Big Ten regular season standings, and now that gets them a matchup with a team that tied for fifth in the ACC in 2015-16.

The Wolfpack were led in ’15’-16 by redshirt junior Dominique Wilson, who averaged 15.3 points per game. Miah Spencher, another junior, produced 14.1 points per outing.

“NC State is a great matchup for us in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  Coach (Wes) Moore has done a great job with their program,” IU head coach Teri Moren said in a statement.  “They return the core of their lineup from a 20-win team, so it will be a challenging game for us. This is another top level opponent that will help prepare us for Big Ten play.”

Game times and broadcast details will be announced at a later date. Here are all of the pairings:  (more…)

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Kick time, TV assignment set for IU’s football opener #iufb

Indiana is in line for some Thursday night football.

The Hoosiers will begin their season under the lights at Florida International, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Indiana announced the time and television assignment on Wednesday morning.

Four kickoff times are now official, including an 8 p.m. showdown with Michigan State on Oct. 1 at Memorial Stadium. The Hoosiers will host Nebraska for homecoming on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. and will travel to Northwestern for the Wildcats’ homecoming on Oct. 22 at noon.

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IU to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Big Ten confirmed Tuesday that IU and North Carolina will meet in this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Here’s the full slate of games, which will air on the ESPN family of networks. Specific TV assignments and times will be announced at a later date.

Monday, Nov 28
Minnesota at Florida State
Wake Forest at Northwestern

Tuesday, Nov. 29
Syracuse at Wisconsin
Michigan State at Duke
Pittsburgh at Maryland
Iowa at Notre Dame
Georgia Tech at Penn State
NC State at Illinois

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Purdue at Louisville
North Carolina at Indiana
Ohio State at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Michigan
Rutgers at Miami
Nebraska at Clemson

Original story published Monday, 7:42 p.m.:

Indiana appears set for a rematch with North Carolina. (more…)

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6 Hoosiers earn All-Big Ten honors

Kyle Hart earned a spot as a First Team All-Big Ten pitcher and five other Hoosiers earned all-conference honors, the league announced Tuesday.

Senior shortstop Brian Wilhite and junior outfielder Craig Dedelow were each named Third Team All-Big Ten selections, while Scotty Bradley, Ryan Fineman and Luke Miller were each named to the league’s All-Freshman team.

Junior first baseman Austin Cangelosi was named Indiana’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner.

Minnesota’s two-way standout Matt Fiedler was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Illinois right-hander Cody Sedlock earned Pitcher of the Year honors, Nebraska reliever Chad Luensmann earned the Freshman of the Year award and Minnesota’s John Anderson was honored as the unanimous Big Ten Coach of the Year. (more…)

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Men's Basketball

IU makes the cut for Porter, Scruggs

Posted by in Men's Basketball on Tuesday, May. 24, 2016 at 10:53 AM.

Versatile five-star forward Michael Porter revealed his final five choices for college this week, keeping Indiana on a list that includes Washington, Missouri, Virginia and Oklahoma.

Porter is considered the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 1 small forward, according to the 247 Sports Composite. IU coach Tom Crean visited the 6-foot-9 Porter at the family’s Columbia, Mo. home last month.

Now, it appears the Porters are on the move to the Pacific Northwest.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, the Porters are set to move to Seattle after father Michael Sr. accepted an assistant’s job on the Huskies’ staff earlier this month. Michael Sr. spent the past three seasons as a women’s assistant at Mizzou.

So Washington appears to be the favorite to land Porter, given the list of family connections. Head coach Lorenzo Romar is Porter’s godfather, and Romar has already accepted a commitment from Porter’s younger brother, Jontay, for 2018. (more…)

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IUWBB: Corsaro narrows list to IU, Michigan, UCLA

Posted by in Women's Basketball on Monday, May. 23, 2016 at 6:53 PM.

Indiana is one of three schools still in the mix for McDonald’s All-American guard Lindsey Corsaro, according to her father, Greg.

At one point, the senior from Indianapolis Roncalli was considering seven schools, including Baylor, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. She has now trimmed that list. She took an official visit to UCLA this past weekend, and will be visiting Michigan tomorrow.

Corsaro’s visit to IU is currently scheduled for next week. Corsaro, at 6-feet, is considered a five-star prospect by ESPN. The site ranks her as the No. 35 prospect in the country.

Corsaro originally committed to Kentucky, but reopened her recruitment in April after a flurry of player and coach departures from Lexington this offseason.

IU received a commitment last week from grad transfer Amber Deane, who played nine games for Dayton as a senior, averaging 15.3 points per game. Corsaro would give the Hoosiers yet another option in the backcourt, and the kind of high-impact, in-state recruit head coach Teri Moren has coveted since her arrival in August 2014.

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Indiana football spring game 2016

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