IU COACH TOM CREAN TALKS HOOSIERS BASKETBALL
February 24, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Read what head coach Tom Creanhad to say on the Big Ten Coaches Weekly Teleconference.
"(Wisconsin) is playing with extreme confidence. They are shooting the ball at an amazing rate right now, with the way they are shooting it from three, the way they are getting to the foul line and the way Frank Kaminsky is playing, in the sense of getting so much off the dribble and at the rim, not just with his 3-point shooting, which is obviously a big weapon, but also with the way their perimeter is shooting the ball. So, they are obviously hot for a reason. They are playing both ends of the court with great confidence and we have our work cut out for us, there is no doubt about it. So, we're excited to play and we leave for Wisconsin later today after practice. I'm looking forward to getting the week started."
On handling preparation with few days off this week:
On what has stood out about Frank Kaminsky:
"Certainly, they have the swing offense, but they have numerous other things with ball screens that they can do, two-man games, the UCLA cuts that they get something out of and all the different things that they do. But the isolation and drives are a huge part of it and I think that is where Frank is scoring a lot of points lately."
On similarities in this part of schedule to earlier in the season:
"We won't spend any time on that. It's a different part of the season, different level of teams. Everything right in there. So you are pacing your team the entire way during the season. You're trying to get them to the point where they are playing good basketball deeper into the season, where they'll continue to improve, and I think you just can't get away from improvement.
"We will recall the Iowa preparation on Wednesday, because they did such a good job of that, and hopefully some of that is still fresh in their minds. But as far as going back to some type of area or time in the season to reflect on back with them, I don't think that would serve much purpose for these guys."