Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana and Wichita State are both on guard for today’s NCAA Tournament game, Mike writes.

There’s the storm outside and the calm inside, with the Hoosiers needing to rely on the latter to advance, I wrote.

Hanner Mosquera-Perea’s ready to return, Robert Johnson’s shoes have a message and Devin Davis continues his progress, Mike writes.

A breakdown of the matchups between Indiana and Wichita State, Mike writes.

Indiana wrestler Taylor Walsh advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Wichita State will be Tom Crean’s last game — this year, because the Shockers have too much talent and experience for IU to win, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com writes.

The Tom Crean to Alabama and Billy Donovan to Indiana rumors are dumb and dumber, Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Indiana’s veterans are trying to keep the Hoosiers even-keeled in the tournament, Jordan Littman of Inside the Hall writes.

Troy Williams would rather be a playmaker than a dunker, Alden Woods of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

The focus is on the guards for Indiana and Wichita State, but a pair of underrated frontcourts will clash too, Sam Beishuizen of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Nerves are no problem for freshman James Blackmon as he prepares to make his NCAA debut, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Five Big Ten teams play today, but Indiana-Wichita State is among the most intriguing matchups, Tom Dienhart of BTN.com writes.

IU makes for an unlikely underdog entering the game with Wichita State, Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune writes.

TV Teddy’s run-ins with Bob Knight helped make him famous, but Ted Valentine is sitting out this postseason for family, Gene Sapakoff of the Charleston Post and Courier writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Really only one choice in honor of today’s game — Glen Campbell with “Wichita Lineman.”

5 comments

  1. Been thinking and talking with people about IU and the coaching situation. If Crean were to leave there were two names I found intriguing during our conversation over a few beers. First, Dane Fife. He has had a few years to learn from one of the better coaches in the country, but with no true head coaching experience is he ready? Also due to lack of experience he would have to be given a linger ripe and time frame to get established. Are IU fans going to be patient enough for that to happen? Second name, Bobby Hurley. Got Buffalo to the big dance, played under arguably the best coach in the game. Is he ready to take over a bigger program? Also would IU fans tolerate a Dukie coming in to their program? Or would Bobby be the heir apparent after Coach K calls it quit and jumps ship as soon as that happens? Two names I found interesting during our discussions but you don’t want to know the names being thrown around once the Tequila came out.

  2. Listen to the man that can lead us to the promise land…He mentions “Hoosiers” at the 1:25 mark….

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