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Hulls said he isn't sure who's going to be guarding Burke, and that it will be multiple people.
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Jordan Hulls on Trey Burke: "He’s really good. He can do a lot of diff things…. It makes it pretty difficult, but we have to just execute the gameplan that we have set up."
Hulls: You can feel a buzz going around, and our fans are always great.
He did comment that he's a graduate student, so doesn't get to interact with fans like he used to on campus.
Hulls on this game's atmosphere, compared to previous big games (Kentucky, etc.): "This is a little bit different, just because it’s Gameday. In our four years, we’ve never had that experience."
Hulls, on GameDay being in town: "It’s pretty cool for me, being a townie myself."
Christian Watford on rebounding: "It’s a big key to the game. We know they’re gonna send some bodies to the glass."
Jay Bilas is here, if anyone cares.
Bilas: Trey Burke is a key guy, because I think he's the best point guard in the country.
Bilas, on whether Yogi Ferrell will guard Trey Burke: "I would imagine he’d start out on him, but Tom Crean has a number of options. I think you’d feel comfortable having Oladipo on him. Also said Sheehey and Watford could share some of the burden."
Bilas said he believes IU is the better defensive team, and that Yogi Ferrell is an underrated defender, as is Zeller. Praises Zeller for his position and his help-side defense.
Bilas, on returning to Bloomington for the first time in a while: "It’s awesome. This place is special. It’s got a unique character. I don’t think you need to spend a lot of time explaining why this game is important. You can feel that it’s important."
Tom Crean: "With the excitement of Gameday being here, it has been a long, hard road to get to where we have. The program is worthy of it, in the sense of having Gameday come in here like this … but it’s well-earned, by a lot of people."
Honestly, Bilas had a lot of the same talking points on today's game on this CBS Sports podcast from today. It's a pretty good listen.
Since we're smack-dab in the middle of conference season, we're bringing Jay Bilas back to talk 100 percent hoops. No NCAA issues or qualms or scolds. This is all basketball. From the big game in Bloomington Saturday night to Florida's epically good defense to the Atlantic 10's quality to Louisville, Syracuse, the ACC and more.
Crean: "I think the world will get to see the Hoosier Nation at its finest."
On Michigan: "They’re an extremely diverse team."
Crean on Burke: "He’s going to keep going until he gets what he wants, either for himself or for his teammates."
On Burke: "He’s got great explosiveness. He keeps his dribble alive, and he’s somebody, he keeps going until he gets what he wants for himself or his teammates. ... I just think it’s that burst and that explosiveness that goes with his experience and his talent."
Crean: "It will be a game of momentum changes."
Crean on help defense: "I think help defense is crucial, but I think the guys that play like there is no help are the ones that are going to be really successful in this game."
Crean: "Whoever is guarding Trey Burke is not guarding him by himself."
On on-ball defense: "The bottom line is, this cannot be a risky, risk-taking, let-me-go-for-a-steal type of play."
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