Morgan scores 20 to lead Indiana over Illinois 92-74
CHAMMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Indiana cruised to a 92-74 win over Illinois on Thursday night.
Smith helps Indiana top No. 6 Michigan State 63-62
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana made enough big plays to squeak past Michigan State — again.
Murphy, Minnesota end 4-game skid with 84-63 win vs. Indiana
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though several critical weeks remain in Jordan Murphy's career at Minnesota, the Gophers have already found themselves thinking about how soon their indefatigable big man is...
Langford helps Indiana down No. 6 Michigan State 79-75 in OT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Coach Archie Miller earned his signature win at Indiana when no one outside the once-proud program saw it coming, especially when one of his best players went down with an injury.
Romeo Langford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and the Hoosiers ended a seven-game skid, taking advantage of No. 6 Michigan State's poor foul shooting for a 79-75 victory Saturday.
Rutgers uses a 22-0 run to beat slumping Indiana, 66-58
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers and Indiana are streaking.
The upstart Scarlet Knights are on a three-game win streak in Big Ten play for the first time in school history, slowly climbing out of the conference basement under third-year coach Steve Pikiell. Meanwhile the Hoosiers once-promising season has hit a seven-game skid under second-year coach Archie Miller.
No. 22 Hoosiers rely on defense to get past Central Arkansas
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana guard Devonte Green spent November trying to get healthy. With Rob Phinisee about to miss time with injury, Green might get a chance to ramp up his minutes.
Green had six 3-pointers and 19 points in his most extensive action this season, freshman Romeo Langford recorded his second double-double, and No. 22 Indiana pulled away from Central Arkansas 86-53 on Wednesday.
Buzzer-beating 3 sends No. 25 Indiana past Butler 71-68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana guard Devonte Green kept trying to make the designed play work as the final seconds ticked away Saturday.
His first option, Romeo Langford, couldn't break free. Green couldn't spot his second option, Juwan Morgan, through all the bodies.
Hoosiers use 2nd-half charge to rally past Louisville 68-67
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Archie Miller watched the Indiana Hoosiers make all the right plays late in Saturday's game.
He expects them to become more successful over the next few months.
Shortly after watching Romeo Langford score 21 points, Juwan Morgan add 15 and the Hoosiers use a late second-half charge to get past Louisville 68-67, Miller acknowledged his team has figured out a winning combination.
Langford leads Indiana to 64-62 win over Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Archie Miller was thankful his team could turn a sluggish start into an early, unbeaten advantage in the Big Ten.
Indiana's coach knows wins don't come easy in this league, especially for road teams that come out of the locker room flat like the Hoosiers did in their 64-62 win over Penn State on Tuesday night.
Indiana edges Northwestern 68-66 in Big Ten opener
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers began conference play with a victory, defeating the visiting Northwestern Wildcats 68-66 on Saturday.
The Hoosiers (6-2, 1-0) were led by Romeo Langford's 20 points and Juwan Morgan's 17 points and 12 rebounds. The pair of stars each shot 8 of 13 from the field. Morgan left the game with an apparent right leg injury with 3:20 remaining and the Hoosiers leading 61-58.
Indiana rides comeback to turn away UC Davis, 76-62
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Juwan Morgan poured in 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Indiana survived a scare from UC-Davis, using a late second-half run to pull away from the Aggies to take a 76-62 victory on Friday night.
Morgan was wildly efficient from all over the court, finishing 13 of 18, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. The Hoosiers needed everything from Morgan, as evidenced by him playing every second of the contest.
Morgan’s closing flurry leads Indiana past Texas-Arlington
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller searched desperately for answers in the second half Tuesday night.
Eventually, Juwan Morgan came through. Again.
He scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had four assists and made play after play in a closing flurry that helped the Hoosiers finally fend off Texas-Arlington 78-64.
Hoosiers defense shuts down No. 24 Marquette in 96-73 upset
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller challenged his defense to play with the same intensity and passion they showed last week.
The encore performance was even better.
The Hoosiers dominated one of the nation's most potent offenses by forcing a string of early turnovers, drawing fouls and converting miscues into points in a 96-73 blowout over No. 24 Marquette on Wednesday night.
Indiana, Purdue go heavy on in-state recruits in next class
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller and Purdue coach Matt Painter relied exclusively on in-state talent for their new recruiting classes.
Just hours before the Hoosiers hosted Marquette, Miller announced 6-foot-4 guard Armaan Franklin signed. Franklin averaged 23.0 points and 7.8 rebounds last year for Indianapolis Cathedral and becomes the fourth all-state selection to join Indiana in the past 12 months.
Hoosiers’ stout defense shuts down Montana St. 80-35
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller watched his team put on another defensive clinic Friday night.
If the Hoosiers keep it up, there's no telling how much better they could be this season.
Juwan Morgan had 14 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, Justin Smith added 13 points to help the Hoosiers roll past Montana State 80-35 — the second-fewest points Indiana has ever allowed at Assembly Hall.
Romeo Langford shines in debut, scores 19 in Hoosier romp
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Hoosiers fans got to their seats inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall a little bit earlier than usual on Tuesday night, the student section nearly full almost an hour before tip-off.
The state of Indiana's reigning Mr. Basketball Award winner was about to jog out of the Indiana University locker room in the school's famed candy-stripe warmup pants.
This was a moment more than two years in the making.
"Emotions were high," Langford said with a grin. "(I) Couldn't wait."
Indiana Preview Capsule
Last season: 16-15, lost to Rutgers in first round of Big Ten Tournament.
Coach: Archie Miller.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Guard Robert Johnson, guard Josh Newkirk, forward Colin Hartman, forward Freddie McSwain Jr.
Hoosiers take on completely new look in Miller’s 2nd season
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Archie Miller sees a whole different team when he watches Indiana's practices these days.
The veterans understand the demands of Miller and his coaching staff as well as their normal routine. The new class of highly-touted recruits provides an instant upgrade in talent and depth. And the potential upside of these new-look Hoosiers has fans whispering again about a sixth national championship banner.
It's a welcome change In Miller's second season in Bloomington.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana forward Juwan Morgan has declared for this year's NBA draft.
The 6-foot-7 junior says he won't hire an agent and is trying to gather information from NBA scouts to see what opportunities might exist.
He can return to school for his final season if he withdraws by the May 30 deadline.
Coach Archie Miller says he supports Morgan's decision.
CHESTERTON — In the first meeting against Valparaiso, Michigan City took a nine-point lead on the road against the Vikings into the break, only to squander the advantage in a third quarter where they were held completely scoreless in a 60-44 defeat that would start a four-game losing streak to close out the regular season.
Indiana rallies, holds off Iowa 84-82
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Indiana survived one of its strangest games of the season and kept its winning streak alive with the Big Ten tournament less than two weeks away.
Still, the Hoosiers needed a record-setting performance from Robert Johnson to hold off the reeling Hawkeyes.
Johnson scored a career-high 29 points on nine 3s, which tied the school record, and Indiana rallied from an early 13-point deficit and beat Iowa 84-82 for its fourth straight victory.
Indiana’s defense delivers knockout punch against Illinois
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — When Illinois tried to negate Juwan Morgan's offensive impact Wednesday, the Indiana forward found other ways to finish the job.
His supporting cast pitched in, too.
Morgan was one of three Hoosiers to score 14 points, posted his eighth double-double this season and blocked a career-high five shots to lead Indiana past the Fighting Illini 78-68.
Indiana blows out Minnesota 80-56 for 2nd straight win
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers showed everyone Friday night fundamental basketball still wins.
Crisp passes still lead to easy baskets. Strong defense only makes everything simpler for everyone.
In this one, they got both. Devonte Green and Juwan Morgan each scored 19 points and each finished with career-highs in assists as the Hoosiers pulled away from Minnesota 80-56.
No. 17 Ohio State takes control early, beats Indiana 71-56
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After starting slow at times this season, No. 17 Ohio State didn't waste time jumping all over Indiana on Tuesday night.
Indiana's Zach McRoberts hit two quick shots, one of them a 3-pointer, in the first 1:14 to put the Hoosiers up by one, but Ohio State reeled off a 10-0 run and didn't relinquish the lead again in a 71-56 victory for the Buckeyes.
Hoosiers use 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has figured out how to win with style — Archie Miller's style.
The Hoosiers have embraced the tough, defensive-minded concept of their new coach and it paid off big-time Sunday.
On a day Robert Johnson scored 17 points and Josh Newkirk had 12, the Hoosiers used an 18-0 second-half run and tenacious defense to pull away from Northwestern 66-46 for their third consecutive win.
Hoosiers lose Davis for season with torn Achilles tendon
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana center De'Ron Davis will miss the rest of the season after having surgery for a torn Achilles tendon.
Coach Archie Miller said Davis injured his lower right leg during a non-contact drill in Thursday's practice.
The 6-foot-10 sophomore had started each of the Hoosiers' first 15 games. He was averaging 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 61.5 percent from the field, second in the Big Ten.
Hoosiers hold off pesky Penn St. 74-70 in defensive grinder
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller gave his team one basic instruction Tuesday night.
Find a way to win.
The Hoosiers seem to have figured it out. Juwan Morgan cleaned up on the dirty work by scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, Josh Newkirk finished with 16 points and Devonte Green made four free throws in the final 7.5 seconds to seal a 74-70 victory over Penn State.
Indiana loses starting center indefinitely with injured leg
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has lost starting center De'Ron Davis indefinitely with an injured lower right leg.
The Hoosiers said Davis was injured Thursday at practice. He is still being evaluated to determine the extent of the injury.
Coach Archie Miller told reporters it was a non-contact injury.
Happ’s 28 points lead way, Wisconsin beats Indiana 71-61
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Greg Gard looked down at the stat sheet to find something to harp on about Ethan Happ.
He missed four foul shots and committed three turnovers. But those miscues got glossed over by all the good things that Happ did on Tuesday night.
Indiana takes advantage of strong 2nd half to ice Penguins
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Zach McRoberts earned his minutes Friday.
He could be on the verge of getting a lot more playing time.
The junior forward scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and helped the Hoosiers seize control early in the second half as Indiana blew out Youngstown State 79-51.
Indiana routs Tennessee Tech 87-59
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — They were admittedly a bit testy the past couple of days, especially in practice, where the Indiana Hoosiers got after each other and tried to distance themselves from such an embarrassing loss.
Three days after being taken apart 92-72 by Fort Wayne at home, coach Archie Miller's team bounced back with a cathartic 87-59 rout of visiting Tennessee Tech on Thursday.
Hoosiers take advantage of Iowa turnovers in 77-64 victory
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Collin Hartman dug in Monday night and gave the Indiana Hoosiers everything they needed.
He scored 13 points, played defense and helped spur two decisive runs.
On a night Juwan Morgan scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, it was Hartman's continual plays that finally allowed the Hoosiers to pull away for a 77-64 victory over Iowa.
Missouri Valley thriving despite loss of Wichita State
The Missouri Valley Conference was supposed to be devastated by the loss of Wichita State. So far, the league has shown it might have been vastly underrated for 2017-18.
Nearly every team in the Valley is off to a strong start, boosting the conference's reputation in a season many thought could be the start of an inevitable transition toward a future as a one-bid league.
League teams are 46-16, the best combined start for the Valley since 1962-63.
Indiana wins third straight with 87-67 win over EMU
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The second half against Eastern Michigan could prove to be the blueprint for the rest of Indiana's season — but for now, the Hoosiers are just happy to get another win against a quality opponent.
Robert Johnson scored 18 points, Josh Newkirk added 17 points and Indiana won its third straight with a 87-67 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday.
Morgan’s big night helps Indiana hold off Arkansas St. 87-70
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Juwan Morgan likes doing Indiana's dirty work.
Now the junior forward is cleaning up in his new role.
Morgan scored a career-high 28 points Wednesday, finished with eight rebounds and helped the Hoosiers finally pull away late for an 87-70 victory over Arkansas State.
"I felt if the younger guys saw that, oh, one of the leaders of the team is getting on the floor, getting after us in practice, then they'd say 'why shouldn't we do it?'" Morgan said.
Hoosiers rely on defense to get past South Florida 70-53
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Robert Johnson and Juwan Morgan have finally figured out what Indiana needs most — leadership.
The two veterans are happy to fill that role.
Johnson got the offense jump-started by scoring 21 points and Morgan did the dirty work on defense to help the Hoosiers overcome a rugged start Sunday and pull away from South Florida 70-53.
Indiana youth sparks win over Howard
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Justin Smith had a double-double and Al Durham scored 16 points to help Indiana beat Howard 86-77 on Sunday night to kick off the four-game Hoosier Tipoff Classic.
Smith finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. He and Durham, both freshmen, started the second half after combining for 19 points and seven rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.
Indiana St uses treys ruin Miller’s debut at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana State Sycamores arrived at Assembly Hall confident and hungry Friday night.
They took home one of the most memorable opening-night stories in school history.
Brenton Scott scored 24 points, Jordan Barnes added 18 and the Sycamores made 17 3-pointers as they routed Indiana 90-69 in Archie Miller's debut game as the Hoosiers coach.
Miller signs 4 players in 1st Indiana recruiting class
New Indiana coach Archie Miller stayed true to his promise with his first recruiting class.
He used the Hoosier State as his foundational base. He found talent in two other states he knows well, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And he already has a top-15 class with perhaps the biggest prize still to come.
Indiana Preview Capsule
Last season: 18-16, lost at Georgia Tech in the first round of the NIT.
Coach: Archie Miller.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Coach Tom Crean, F OG Anunoby, G James Blackmon Jr., C Thomas Bryant.
Miller’s strong voice resonates with Indiana players, fans
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Archie Miller speaks Indiana's language.
He expects the Hoosiers to work hard, play hard and, above all else, focus on defense.
It's a simple philosophy that resonates with basketball fans in Bloomington. They appreciate good, old-fashioned basketball and a strong-willed coach who likes to stay on message.
"I think I know what we do works," the new Indiana coach said. "I believe in what we do."
Hoosiers expectations remain same with new coach in town
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Coach Archie Miller came to Indiana to win championships. His players expect it, too.
Shortly after Miller sat at a dais inside Assembly Hall and explained his definition of a successful season, the Hoosiers gave their presentation.
"We expect to win, bottom line," senior guard Robert Johnson said Thursday. "I think we have the talent. I think we have enough experience to do what we set out to do."
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Archie Miller's trickiest summer job might be piecing together Indiana's schedule.
Inheriting only a few locked-in matchups for next season, the Big Ten's decision to play two conference games in early December, the conference tournament coming a week before Selection Sunday and the possibility of playing 20 conference games in future years have all complicated matters for the Hoosiers' new coach.
Bruiser now a Hoosier: Bruiser Flint adjusting to new job as assistant coach at Indiana
It’s been four months since Bruiser Flint joined head coach Archie Miller’s staff at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. When Flint made the move to join Miller’s staff as an assistant following 15 seasons as Drexel’s head coach, he didn’t receive a lot of attention for becoming a part of the Hoosiers’ basketball program. Nevertheless, Flint is adjusting nicely and preparing to hit the recruiting trail this month.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Archie Miller is cashing in on one of college basketball's top-paying jobs.
The new Indiana coach's seven-year deal is worth $24 million and it could go significantly higher with performance bonuses.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reigning national champion North Carolina will host Michigan and Duke will visit Indiana in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The matchups for the made-for-TV event were announced Thursday.
Among other high-profile pairings, Wisconsin will visit Virginia, Notre Dame heads to Michigan State and Louisville travels to Purdue.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson will return for his senior season.
The three-year starter made the announcement on his Twitter account two days before the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft.
Johnson was one of four Indiana players to declare early for the NBA draft. The other three — forward OG Anunoby, guard James Blackmon Jr. and center Thomas Bryant — all opted to stay in the draft and are signing with agents.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has hired an agent and will not return to school for his senior season.
Blackmon made the announcement Monday on his Twitter account, thanking fans for their support.
As a junior last season, he averaged 17.0 points, led the Big Ten in 3-pointers made per game (3.0) and was a third-team all-conference selection.