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January 17, 2014
Pregame talk: Northwestern
Catch what Tom Crean, Kenny Johnson and Hoosier players Noah Vonleh and Evan Gordon had to say to the media today in anticipation of tomorrow's home game against the Northwestern Wildcats:
Audio of the press conference featuring assistant coach Kenny Johnson and the Indiana players:
Kenny Johnson: Windows Media | MP3
Noah Vonleh and Evan Gordon: Windows Media | MP3
Additional quotes today from Tom Crean:
On the new staff and team personnel:
"Northwestern is extremely well coached. Chris Collins has been a fantastic coach for a long time. He has a great staff and they have a lot of veteran players. Drew Crawford is a fifth year senior. JerShon Cobb is back, Alex Olah is one of the most improved players. They have added a couple of guys to go with their veterans. They play excellent defense and can do numerous things, they can be in man, they can be in zone, they can press, they run a ton of great sets."
Importance of win over Illinois:
"They know how to win and they have proven that with the Illinois win. We have a heck of a task with this team, there is no question about that. We have to have great focus and I'm concerned about that. I'm concerned with a young group, are we going to have the focus that we have had the last couple of games. What they need to understand is that there is nothing that is not a tremendous challenge in this league. When you have success or have failure you have to learn from it and move right on and that is what we are looking for in this game."