1. HOOSIERS HQ
A badly needed win was there to be had, but IU missed the opportunity against Purdue, Mike writes.
The devil is in the details and the details bedeviled IU down the stretch, I wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Dick Vitale called Purdue a must-win for Indiana, one the Hoosiers didn’t get, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
Thomas Bryant is playing the best basketball of his career right now, and it’s still not enough to save Indiana, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Anger is boiling over for IU fans after the loss to Purdue, and it may get worse, Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes.
In a cliffhanger, it was the littlest guy on the floor for Purdue who left IU dangling dangerously over the NCAA cliff, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Purdue found another way to win on the road and make plays when it mattered, Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier writes.
It was ultimately the guards who let IU down in the loss to Purdue, Terry Hutchens of CNHI writes.
A “bizarre happenstance” known as a blarge summed up IU’s season in one play, Greg Gottfried of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
IU’s NCAA hopes continue to dim as bubble watch goes on, Jerry Palm of CBSsports.com writes.
Victor Oladipo isn’t Kevin Durant, and that’s OK for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Max Seng of hoopshabit.com writes.
Indiana’s Tegray Scales is among the veteran tackling machines that return as the Big Ten’s best linebackers, Austin Ward of ESPN.com writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Since the devil was in the details for IU, here’s “Devil Inside” by INXS.