I am just sick about this news. Indiana has confirmed this morning that senior Verdell Jones tore his ACL during the first half of yesterday’s game against Penn State. He will miss the rest of the Big Ten Tournament and any games Indiana plays in the NCAA Tournament.
Verdell Jones, Tom Pritchard, Matt Roth, Daniel Moore, and Kory Barnett were around for all of the carnage. Now, they are ready to take on Purdue with a 24th overall win, an 11th conference win, and 5th place in the Big Ten on the line, in Assembly Hall, on Senior Day. As far as I’m concerned, these five young men deserve as loud an ovation as has ever been given to a group of IU seniors.
We break down Indiana’s loss to Minnesota, including Indiana’s lack of focus and energy, Cody Zeller’s strong performance, and some disappointing behavior from IU’s fans, on the latest edition of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.
On New Year’s Eve, Indiana looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season against highly ranked and potent Ohio State at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
Indiana hosts Maryland tonight in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, a game that Jerod thinks is the most important thus far of the Tom Crean Era in Bloomington.