This one will surely disturb Indiana fans.
The Hoosiers had a healthy half-time lead (41-28) and faltered badly in the second half. Constant foul calls made the game a halting affair, and Indiana did not fare well in that area: Illinois shot more than twice as many free throws (it was 27-of-39 compared to Indiana’s 10-of-18).
The veteran inside-out duo of Demetri McCamey and Mike Tisdale shouldered the Illini, scoring 27 and 19 points respectively. McCamey also had nine assists and just one turnover.
Interviews are beginning now. I hear Bruce Weber. Ouch.
Here are some audio files.
- AUDIO: Bruce Weber discusses his team’s comeback.
- AUDIO: Tom Crean says his team fought
- AUDIO: Verdell Jones says this was “heart-wrenching”
- AUDIO: Bobby Capobianco says the team can’t be concerned with officiating