Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean had a rough day.
After getting run over by Michigan sophomore forward Moe Wagner in the first half of the game, Crean had to watch his Hoosiers continue to disappoint in the final half en route to a 75-63 defeat at the hands of the Wolverines.
Following the game, a noticeably frustrated Crean the time was now to put his team on full blast.
Crean called out his players for a “lack of maturity,” but he did find time to give sophomore forward Thomas Bryant the praise he deserves at the expense of everyone else.
“I’ve never coached a team with this lack of maturity when they face adversity,” Crean said, via Adam Derengowski of WSBT.
“Thomas is trying to lead a team and isn’t getting much help. Thomas is trying to make up for a group of juniors who have no ability to see past themselves and what it takes to be successful as a team.”
Ouch, tell us how you really feel.
But to Crean’s credit, after going full scorched Earth on his players, he did shoulder some of the responsibility for the poor outing.
Tom Crean: "I'm not shirking responsibility one iota. If I've learned one thing in 9 years, it all falls on me."
— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) February 12, 2017
Hopefully the Hoosiers will learn from their mistakes and rally together in order to avoid another lashing down the final stretch of the college basketball season.
Indiana returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 15 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers as the team looks to end a three-game losing streak.
Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
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