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”

Archie Miller hired as new IU basketball coach

After a nine-day search, IU Athletics Director Fred Glass hired former Dayton head coach Archie Miller on Saturday. Miller will be introduced as the 29th head coach in IU men’s basketball history at a press conference at 3 p.m. Monday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Continue reading “Archie Miller hired as new IU basketball coach”

IU earns No. 3 seed in NIT

IU men’s basketball will be heading to the National Invitation Tournament for the 2017 postseason.

The Hoosiers earned the No. 3 seed in the tournament and will play Georgia Tech in the first round of the 32-team single elimination bracket at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Atlanta on ESPN.

The higher seed usually hosts the game in the NIT but IU declined to play the first weekend in Bloomington due to a large portion of season ticket holders being on spring break. The Hoosiers will host moving forward if they’re the higher seed and not eliminated after the first week. Continue reading “IU earns No. 3 seed in NIT”

IU falls in Big Ten quarterfinals to Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — IU men’s basketball’s offense was virtually unstoppable in its previous two games. Then it ran into the Wisconsin Badgers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

IU shot a combined 59 percent from the field in the regular-season finale at Ohio State and in the second-round matchup against Iowa. On Friday night, the Hoosiers were held to just 41 percent. Continue reading “IU falls in Big Ten quarterfinals to Wisconsin”

Freshmen give IU boost off bench in Big Ten Tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In March, everyone is forced to grow up. For the freshmen, growing up is especially 

Playing in their first college postseason basketball game, the men’s basketball freshmen weren’t fazed at all.

Freshman forward De’Ron Davis and guards Devonte Green and Curtis Jones combined for 31 points off the bench and played a large role in IU’s 95-73 victory against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament on 
Thursday night. Continue reading “Freshmen give IU boost off bench in Big Ten Tournament”

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”