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IU’s Season Ends at Big Ten Tourney

The IU men's basketball season came to an end Thursday night.

The IU men’s basketball season came to an end Thursday night. Penn State topped the Hoosiers by 15 points in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. The loss marked the 25th of the squad’s season.

“The bottom line is how much peer respect I have for them and the way they improved,” said IU head coach Tom Crean.

Thursday’s Big Ten tournament game against Penn State was IU’s last game of the tournament. Jamelle Cornley’s 22-point effort was too much for the Hoosiers to handle. And like so many other games, Crean’s squad never came close to catching the Nittany Lions.

Still, forward Tom Pritchard said there is a lot to learn from a season as dissatisfying as this one.

“Just the experience, you know. Knowing certain situations, knowing how to play with guys in the Big Ten. It’s all about knowing personnel really. It’s something I need to take away, and just the experience will really help me in the future,” said Pritchard.

This year’s Hoosier squad tallied the most losses in the program’s history. Despite that, considering the circumstances stemming from Kelvin Sampson’s reign, Tom Crean admitted he was not relieved the 2009 season came to an end. He said he will never forget the foundation his first IU team established.

Dave Leno

Dave Leno is a news anchor and sports reporter for WTIU. He mostly files reports on IU basketball and football. In addition, he is the play-by-play voice of IU volleyball, softball, men and women’s soccer and hosts the women’s basketball halftime show. Leno freelances for Action Indiana Sports Television, where he calls basketball games for Bloomington High School South. His broadcast history includes stints at IU Student Radio and 610 WIP in Philadelphia. Leno spent this past summer calling professional baseball games for the Camden Riversharks, an independent team based in Camden, NJ.

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