Crean Earning Reputation as Sore Loser

Lost Lettermen

Here’s something I never thought I’d say: If you watched Minnesota upset No. 1 Indiana last night, you witnessed a scene straight out of the 1992 film, The Mighty Ducks.

With the No. 1 Hoosiers trailing by five with under 30 seconds left, Will Sheehey fouled Gophers guard Andre Hollins, then reached for his eye and collapsed on the court as if he had been knocked out in a prize fight. According to ESPN’s Dan Dakich, Indiana head coach Tom Crean screamed for the referees to go to the monitor to check for an offensive foul. They did, only for the video to reveal Sheehey had blatantly flopped.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Mighty Ducks (first of all, shame on you), there’s a scene at the beginning where Gordon Bombay (played by Emilio...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

No. 1 Indiana Fills Out Tournament Cachet

Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star - February 20, 2013

Magic Johnson doesn’t generally muddle up a broadcast with startling insights – my kingdom for Dan Dakich on the call -- but he had one cogent observation about Indiana during the No. 1-ranked Hoosiers’ 72-68 ... more »

Top Spots for March Madness Up for Grabs

Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports - February 26, 2013

By The Minutes' estimation, there are 11 teams still in the running to land the four No. 1 NCAA tournament seeds, which should make the jockeying for position intense and interesting down the stretch. In an attempt to prioritize... more »

Hoosiers Showing They Have It All

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN - February 20, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller have a beef. This can't happen very often. You can't be co-stars on a team as successful as the Indiana Hoosiers have been this season -- IU is the No. 1 team in the country,... more »

Oladipo Morphing Into Wade Redux

Chris Mahr, Lost Lettermen - February 22, 2013

Ten years ago this March, Tom Crean was the coach of a highly-seeded NCAA tournament team from the Midwest led by a player who was always the most talented player on the floor. While his competition furiously pumped their legs... more »

Indiana Upset Reinforces It: Field Wide Open

Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger - February 27, 2013

Even though the unusual raised floor at Williams Arena is a recipe for catastrophe during a court storming, that didn't stop Minnesota fans young and old from pouring onto the floor in jubilation Tuesday night. They would have... more »