News From Terre Haute, Indiana


March 18, 2013

Hoosiers enter NCAA Tournament as No. 1 seed in East Regional

BLOOMINGTON — Last March, when Indiana made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Tom Crean, the Hoosiers had a roomful of media watching along with them to see where they’d be going.

With a No. 1 seed locked up heading into this year’s tournament draw, the Hoosiers watched the show in private.

“It was a lot more fun because none of you guys were there,” Cody Zeller said to the media afterwards. “It was fun seeing where we’ll go, where we’ll play. We can get back to work now.”

“Back to work” seems to be the Hoosiers’ mantra as they enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the East Regional.

Indiana (27-6) had locked up one of the top seeds in the tournament entering Saturday’s games, according to tournament selection committee chairman Mike Bobinski.

But after Louisville won the Big East Tournament while the Hoosiers lost to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, the Cardinals earned the overall top seed for the NCAA Tournament and placed into the Midwest Regional.

That means, barring an opening weekend upset, Louisville will play in Indianapolis on the tournament’s second weekend while the Hoosiers go to Washington, D.C.

“That’s just the road we got,” Christian Watford said. “We didn’t expect it to be easy.

“Coming out of the Big Ten, nothing’s been given to us, nothing’s come easy. We kind of expect the tough road. We embrace it and we’ll take our road mentality and we’ll be ready.”

The Hoosiers fared well on the road, winning seven of nine conference road games this season.

But they still expect a supportive crowd when they play the second and third rounds of the tournament in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday and Sunday.

“There’s Indiana fans everywhere,” Zeller said. “There will be a lot of fans in Dayton; we don’t worry past that too much.”

A trip to D.C. would be a de facto homecoming for Victor Oladipo, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md. But Oladipo said he wasn’t even aware before the draw where the Hoosiers might play.

“I’m not really aware of all that kind of stuff. I’m just looking forward to playing, man, getting this thing started,” Oladipo said. “Glad that our season isn’t over yet. We could have a lot of basketball left, it’s just going to be up to us whether or not we do.”

Watford agreed that the Hoosiers were ready to get back to work, especially after losing to Wisconsin for the 12th straight time.

“Guys are very excited to get back on the court and get that taste out of our mouth. We’ll be ready when it’s time to go,” Watford said.

The Hoosiers will face the winner of one of the four first-round games. James Madison and LIU Brooklyn will play Wednesday night in Dayton to see who faces IU on Friday.

“I haven’t dove into the tape yet, but they seem to be two contrasting styles,” Crean said of the two teams. “I do know enough about both of them that [LIU] coach [Jack] Perri and [JMU] coach [Matt] Brady are both excellent, excellent coaches. They’re fundamental, they won in their leagues, they won consecutive games, they’ve gone on big runs.”

LIU Brooklyn averages 79.5 ppg, fifth in the nation. James Madison is an experienced team with six seniors on the roster.

“The balance of both teams just goes to show they’ve got a lot of different guys at different positions that can make plays,” Crean added.

While the Hoosiers aren’t sure yet who they’ll be facing, Crean noted that film study for the players would happen soon.

“They’ll have an idea of what those players look like before that game is played Wednesday night,” he said.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Interest
  • METRO ROUNDUP: Waltman's funeral Saturday at Indianapolis

    Royce Waltman’s visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Methodist Church at 100 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis.

    April 10, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Burnham leads Woods softball to wins

    After dropping a pair of games to Missouri Baptist on Wednesday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beat Lindenwood-Belleville 9-7 and 1-0, both games in eight innings, on Thursday afternoon.
    Sarah Burnham’s seventh-inning homer in the first game tied the score 4-4, and the Pomeroys took a 5-4 lead later in the inning on an RBI double by Brooke Jordan before the Lynx tied the score in the bottom of the inning.

    March 21, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball splits pair in Florida

    Pitching dominated Tuesday’s opening day of play in the Rebel Spring Games for the Indiana State softball team, which defeated Bucknell 2-0 before falling 2-0 to Creighton.
    “The girls did a great job in the first game getting a couple runs,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “We leaned on [sophomore] Yvette Alvarez who pitched really well. We probably got as much as we could out of her and probably should have changed earlier so put that on me. We have a couple little things we can clean up and get a little better and we will be ready to go tomorrow.”

    March 11, 2014

  • Tony Dungy, wife Lauren signing books today in Terre Haute

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, are at Sam’s Club in Terre Haute today, Feb. 12, signing books until about 1:30 p.m.

    February 12, 2014

  • Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Thursday, based on jail records.

    February 7, 2014

High School
  • Rose-Hulman, Woods to face off on softball diamond

    The Rose-Hulman softball team will visit a familiar foe today when the Engineers take on crosstown rival Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in a nonleague doubleheader.

    April 15, 2014

  • ISU baseball holds off Eastern Illinois for 24th win

    Indiana State freshman left-hander Ryan Keaffaber won his first game as a Sycamore and senior catcher Mike Fitzgerald went 3 for 3 as ISU defeated host Eastern Illinois 6-4 in college baseball Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Top returners lead Cream over Crimson in Hoosiers' spring game

    The Cream team at Saturday’s Cream and Crimson intrasquad game had Indiana’s top returning rusher and receiver and the Hoosiers’ top-rated passer from last season.
    No surprise, then, that Tevin Coleman, Shane Wynn and Tre Roberson guided the Cream to a resounding 24-14 win over the Crimson.

    April 12, 2014

  • Rose-Hulman baseball gets wild doubleheader sweep

    Host Rose-Hulman came back from an early six-run deficit in the first game Saturday and went on to a 13-12, 7-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball sweep over Mount St. Joseph.
    The wild opener featured a Rose-Hulman comeback from an 8-2 deficit and included 18 hits and two school records for the Engineers.

    April 12, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball earns doubleheader sweep at Missouri State

    Yvette Alvarez’s one-hit shutout capped a dominant day of pitching Saturday as Indiana State swept a Missouri Valley Conference softball doubleheader at Missouri State by scores of 6-1 and 4-0.
    “We pitched well,” coach Shane Bouman said. “Both Taylor Lockwood in the first game and Yvette Alvarez in the second game threw great. When you pitch good and you play good defense and get some key hits, good things are going to happen.

    April 12, 2014

Sports Columns
Pro Sports
Terre Haute Rex
MET121713 rex presser segal.jpg

Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Talent scout: New Rex manager Bobby Segal talks about the process of looking for players for the Prospect League team.

Colts Owner Arrested _Ter .jpg

This file mug shot provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department shows Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay after he was arrested Sunday night, March 16, 2014. Police say Irsay had $29,000 in cash with him when he was arrested last week on suspicion of intoxicated driving. The Indianapolis Star reports it obtained the Carmel police documents on Irsay's March 16 arrest through a public records request. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sherriff's Department)

Auto Racing

Latest News Poll
AP Video
NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Prosecutor Presses Pistorius at Murder Trial Scott Brown Announces Run for U.S. Senate in N.H Journalists Awarded Pulitzer for Snowden Reports New Tactic Deployed in Search for Plane Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Police: Blast in Nigerian Capital Kills 71 California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack
NDN Video
8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors With a Wine-Tasting Trip Who Showed Up at Coachella?

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News