2014–15 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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2014–15 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2014–15 record20–14 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Crean (7th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     36 4   .900
No. 12 Maryland 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
No. 23 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 12   .692
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Purdue 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio State 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
Indiana 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Illinois 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Michigan 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     18 15   .545
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Nebraska 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Penn State 4 14   .222     18 16   .529
Rutgers 2 16   .111     10 22   .313
2015 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Tom Crean, in his seventh season with the Hoosiers. The team played its home games at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. This season marked the 115th season of basketball at Indiana University.

The Hoosiers went 20–14 overall and 9–9 in the Big Ten Conference to finish in a tie for seventh place. Much of the Hoosiers' difficulties were caused by a lack of defense and post presence. The Hoosiers improved over last season, where they didn't appear in any postseason tournament, by being selected to play in the NCAA Tournament as a #10 seed in the Midwest region. They made an early exit as #7 Wichita State knocked them off in the second round.

Previous season[edit]

The Hoosiers finished the season with an overall record of 17–15, with a record of 7–11 in the Big Ten regular season, tying for eighth place. After not being selected to play in the NIT, Indiana chose not to accept an invitation to the CBI claiming, "We're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI".

Preseason[edit]

The Hoosiers began the preseason with a five-game trip to Canada in August. They finished 4–1, shooting 42% from three-point range. James Blackmon, Jr. and Troy Williams were the leading scorers, with 18.8 and 18.4 ppg.[1]

Departures[edit]

Indiana Departures
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Noah Vonleh 1 F 6'10" 240 Freshman Haverhill, Massachusetts 2014 NBA Draft
Will Sheehey 0 F 6'7" 200 Senior Stuart, Florida Graduated
Evan Gordon 10 SG 6'0" 192 Grad Indianapolis, Indiana Graduated
Luke Fischer 40 C 6'11" 230 Freshman Germantown, Wisconsin Transfer (Marquette)
Austin Etherington 13 SF 6'6" 213 RS Sophomore Cicero, Indiana Graduate Transfer (Butler)
Jeremy Hollowell 33 F 6'8" 219 Sophomore Indianapolis, Indiana Transfer (Georgia State)
Peter Jurkin 42 C 7'0" 230 Sophomore Juba, South Sudan Transfer (East Tennessee State)

Recruiting class[edit]

In addition to the six incoming freshmen recruits, Indiana is also adding Nick Zeisloft, a graduate transfer from Illinois State. He is eligible to play immediately and has two years of eligibility.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Robert Johnson
G
Chesterfield, VA Benedictine School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Max Hoetzel
SF
Calabasas, CA Wilbraham and Monson Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 27, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
James Blackmon, Jr.
G
Marion, IN Marion HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 31, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Jeremiah April
C
Tolleson, AZ Westwind Preparatory Academy 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Apr 18, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Tim Priller
PF
Richland Hills, TX Richland HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Emmitt Holt
PF
Webster, NY Webster Schroeder HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Aug 20, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 23   Rivals: 19  247Sports: 17  ESPN: 21
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Indiana Commit List for 2014". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  • "Indiana Hoosiers". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 James Blackmon, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Marion High School Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 2 Nick Zeisloft 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Lyons Township HS / Illinois St La Grange, Illinois
F 3 Max Hoetzel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Wilbraham & Monson Academy Calabasas, California
G 4 Robert Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Benedictine School Richmond, Virginia
F 5 Troy Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Oak Hill Academy Hampton, Virginia
F 10 Ryan Burton (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Bedford North Lawrence HS / Bellarmine Bedford, Indiana
G 11 Yogi Ferrell (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Park Tudor School Indianapolis, Indiana
F 12 Hanner Mosquera-Perea 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr La Lumiere School Istmina, Colombia
F 15 Devin Davis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Warren Central Indianapolis, Indiana
G 22 Stanford Robinson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Findlay Prep Landover, Maryland
F 23 Nate Ritchie (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Northridge High School Middlebury, Indiana
F 25 Emmitt Holt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Vermont Academy Webster, New York
F 30 Collin Hartman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Cathedral Indianapolis, Indiana
F 35 Tim Priller 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Richland High School North Richland Hills, Texas
C 44 Jeremiah April 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Westwind Preparatory Academy Phoenix, Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2014-08-20

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Foreign Trip
Aug 8*
7:00 pm
vs. Laval W 110–70 
 22  Ferrell   16  Davis   6  Ferrell  Brebeuf College (–)
Montreal, Quebec
Aug 10*
3:00 pm
vs. No. 2 Ottawa L 101–109 
 27  Williams   5  Blackmon Jr.   6  Johnson  Champlain College Saint-Lambert (–)
Montreal, Quebec
Aug 11*
6:00 pm
vs. No. 1 Carleton W 95–85 
 21  Ferrell   6  Tied   4  Tied  Ravens' Nest (–)
Ottawa, Ontario
Aug 12*
7:00 pm
vs. No. 6 McGill W 96–69 
 21  Blackmon Jr.   9  Williams   4  Tied  G. Donald Love Competition Hall (266)
Montreal, Quebec
Aug 13*
1:00 pm
vs. Quebec-Montréal W 109–77 
 21  Williams   10  Davis   4  Tied   (–)
Montreal, Quebec
Exhibition
Nov 6*
7:00 pm
Northwood W 94–70 
 26  Blackmon, Jr.   12  Mosquera-Perea   6  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,293)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 10*
7:00 pm, BTN
Indianapolis W 76–63 
 19  Ferrell   10  Johnson   5  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,296)
Bloomington, IN
Non-conference regular season
Nov 14*
7:00 pm, BTN
Mississippi Valley State W 116–65  1–0
 25  Blackmon, Jr.   12  Mosquera-Perea   5  Tied  Assembly Hall (17,349)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 17*
6:00 pm, BTN
Texas Southern
Hoosiers Showcase
W 83–64  2–0
 21  Johnson   6  Zeisloft   7  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,243)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 20*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 SMU
Hoosiers Showcase
W 74–68  3–0
 26  Blackmon, Jr.   7  Blackmon, Jr.   7  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 22*
8:00 pm, BTN
Lamar
Hoosiers Showcase
W 85–72  4–0
 21  Blackmon, Jr.   6  Blackmon, Jr.   3  Tied  Assembly Hall (12,203)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 24*
7:30 pm, ESPNews
Eastern Washington
Hoosiers Showcase
L 86–88  4–1
 27  Ferrell   9  Williams   7  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (11,636)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 28*
9:00 pm, BTN
UNC Greensboro W 87–79  5–1
 24  Blackmon, Jr.   9  Blackmon, Jr.   6  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (12,285)
Bloomington, IN
Dec 2*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Pittsburgh
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 81–69  6–1
 15  Holt   6  Hartman   9  Johnson  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Dec 6*
7:30 pm, BTN
Savannah State W 95–49  7–1
 18  Tied   7  Johnson   7  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Dec 9*
9:00 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 4 Louisville
Jimmy V Classic
L 74–94  7–2
 18  Blackmon, Jr.   7  Ferrell   5  Ferrell  Madison Square Garden (11,617)
New York City, NY
Dec 13*
5:00 pm, BTN
Grand Canyon W 94–66  8–2
 18  Blackmon, Jr.   8  Williams   3  Tied  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Dec 20*
2:30 pm, FS1
vs. No. 23 Butler
Crossroads Classic
W 82–73  9–2
 22  Williams   11  Williams   3  Tied  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (14,753)
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 22*
7:00 pm
New Orleans W 79–59  10–2
 17  Ferrell   7  Hartman   4  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (13,182)
Bloomington, IN
Dec 27*
12:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Georgetown
Indeed Invitational
L 87–91 OT 10–3
 27  Ferrell   8  Williams   4  Williams  Madison Square Garden (8,651)
New York City, NY
Big Ten regular season
Dec 31
5:30 pm, BTN
at Nebraska W 70–65  11–3
(1–0)
 14  Johnson   10  Mosquera-Perea   8  Ferrell  Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,987)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 5
7:00 pm, BTN
at Michigan State L 50–70  11–4
(1–1)
 17  Ferrell   6  Tied   3  Tied  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 10
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 22 Ohio State W 69–66  12–4
(2–1)
 18  Blackmon, Jr.   12  Williams   3  Williams  Assembly Hall (15,563)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 13
7:00 pm, BTN
Penn State W 76–73  13–4
(3–1)
 20  Johnson   6  Blackmon, Jr.   6  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 18
1:00 pm, BTN
at Illinois
Rivalry
W 80–74  14–4
(4–1)
 21  Tied   9  Williams   9  Ferrell  State Farm Center (17,085)
Champaign, IL
Jan 22
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 23 No. 13 Maryland W 89–70  15–4
(5–1)
 24  Ferrell   7  Williams   5  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 25
1:30 pm, CBS
No. 23 at Ohio State L 70–82  15–5
(5–2)
 26  Ferrell   5  Holt   3  Tied  Value City Arena (17,322)
Columbus, OH
Jan 28
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 at Purdue
Rivalry/Indiana National Guard Governor's Cup
L 67–83  15–6
(5–3)
 21  Ferrell   6  Williams   3  Ferrell  Mackey Arena (14,846)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 31
3:15 pm, BTN
No. 22 Rutgers W 72–64  16–6
(6–3)
 20  Blackmon, Jr.   12  Williams   3  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 3
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 5 Wisconsin L 78–92  16–7
(6–4)
 17  Zeisloft   7  Williams   4  Ferrell  Kohl Center (17,279)
Madison, WI
Feb 8
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 25 Michigan W 70–67  17–7
(7–4)
 20  Williams   8  Tied   6  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 11
9:00 pm, BTN
at No. 19 Maryland L 66–68  17–8
(7–5)
 23  Ferrell   7  Williams   6  Ferrell  Xfinity Center (15,304)
College Park, MD
Feb 15
7:30 pm, BTN
Minnesota W 90–71  18–8
(8–5)
 24  Blackmon, Jr.   9  Williams   11  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 19
7:00 pm, ESPN
Purdue
Rivalry/Indiana National Guard Governor's Cup
L 63–67  18–9
(8–6)
 21  Ferrell   7  Williams   4  Tied  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 22
5:15 pm, BTN
at Rutgers W 84–54  19–9
(9–6)
 17  Tied   9  Williams   6  Ferrell  The RAC (7,402)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb 25
7:00 pm, BTN
at Northwestern L 65–72  19–10
(9–7)
 21  Williams   14  Williams   5  Ferrell  Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,014)
Evanston, IL
Mar 3
7:00 pm, ESPN
Iowa L 63–77  19–11
(9–8)
 15  Zeisloft   13  Williams   4  Williams  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Mar 7
12:00 pm, ESPN
Michigan State L 72–74  19–12
(9–9)
 21  Ferrell   7  Tied   6  Ferrell  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 12
6:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Northwestern
Second Round
W 71–56  20–12
 25  Blackmon, Jr.   12  Williams   7  Blackmon, Jr.  United Center (16,549)
Chicago, IL
Mar 13
6:30 pm, BTN
vs. No. 8 Maryland
Quarterfinals
L 69–75  20–13
 18  Ferrell   12  Holt   3  Ferrell  United Center (17,230)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20*
2:45 pm, CBS
(10 MW) vs. (7 MW) No. 14 Wichita State
Second Round
L 76–81  20–14
 24  Ferrell   12  Williams   4  Williams  CenturyLink Center (17,557)
Omaha, NE
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP NR NR RV NR RV NR RV RV RV RV 23 22 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR NR RV NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 21 25 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR

See also[edit]

References[edit]