Archie Miller earned his way to IU

Archie Miller walked out of the southeast tunnel of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall alongside IU Athletic Director Fred Glass, his wife Morgan and 11-year-old daughter Leah.

Miller, 38, was moments away from officially being introduced as the 29th head coach in IU men’s basketball history Monday afternoon, Morgan and Leah sat in the front row on Branch McCracken Court.

When Miller took the podium and spoke about IU and the path he’s taken to get to this point in his career, it was evident he cares deeply about two things — his family and basketball. Continue reading “Archie Miller earned his way to IU”

IU opens Big Ten tournament play against Iowa

The Big Ten Tournament is the last chance for IU men’s basketball to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament — that is, if it goes on a significant winning streak.

After earning the No. 10 seed in the tournament, the Hoosiers’ first test will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday against No. 7 Iowa in 
Washington, D.C.

IU hasn’t fared well historically in the single-game elimination tournament.  Continue reading “IU opens Big Ten tournament play against Iowa”

IU wins final regular season game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During the season, no lead has been safe for IU men’s basketball. Saturday afternoon at Ohio State wasn’t any different.

At the under-12-minute media timeout in the first half, the Hoosiers had missed just two shots and had a commanding 17-point lead against the Buckeyes. IU took a 14-point lead into the half with four starters already in double figures. Continue reading “IU wins final regular season game”

Scoring runs help IU snap five game losing streak

Basketball is a game of scoring runs.

IU freshman guard Devonte Green nailed a buzzer-beater from beyond half court to cap off a 22-0 run for the Hoosiers in the final five minutes of the first half.

After struggling for most of the first half, IU began to lock down on defense at the right time and comfortably entered the locker room with a 10-point lead. Continue reading “Scoring runs help IU snap five game losing streak”

IU needs all-around production against Michigan State

IU men’s basketball’s big three of sophomore forward Thomas Bryant and junior guards James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson have found success in Hoosier victories this 

When one of those three players struggles, it affects the entire team. But now, with sophomore forward OG Anunoby out indefinitely after sustaining a knee injury Wednesday night at Penn State, the trio of playmakers will have to play a larger role for IU. Continue reading “IU needs all-around production against Michigan State”