Indiana basketball fans can’t be thrilled after today’s 109-101 exhibition loss to Ottawa on the program’s Canadian tour. They’re not the first power program to lose in Canada – Wisconsin lost to Canadian powerhouse Carleton before going to a Final Four last season – but it’s definitely not a great look for the Hoosiers and Tom Crean, who are in real need of a bounce-back season this year.
FINAL: Indiana loses 109-101 to Ottawa in second game of foreign tour. #iubb
— ZachOsterman (@ZachOsterman) August 10, 2014
In the aftermath of the loss, Crean is taking a ton of heat on Twitter.
— Jason Hindle (@jasonhindle) August 10, 2014
— Theo (@TheoRabinowitz) August 10, 2014
— Austin Blad (@Austin4ND) August 10, 2014
— andy miller (@mikewichter) August 10, 2014
Already the first Tom Crean post game presser after a loss, and it’s August! #iubb (he’s going to say “grit”)
— Kyle Trowbridge (@kyletrow) August 10, 2014
— Stephan Sharp (@StephanSharp) August 10, 2014
IU basketball just lost a game to Ottawa. As in Ottawa, Canada. Lol. Pleeeeeease fire Tom Crean. Please.
— Alex B. (@_AlexBarnett) August 10, 2014
Oh yeah, Tom Crean and Indiana lost to a team called the “Ottawa Gee Gees” today…for real
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 10, 2014
— Garrett (@GMD235) August 10, 2014
@ohholybutt you guys should fire tom crean tomorrow, he really really sucks
— Richard (@revans0) August 10, 2014
On the bright side, Crean still has one fan on Twitter, or this guy has a very good sense of humor:
— Brian Liddell (@dungyots) August 10, 2014
Indiana faces Carleton next, which is by far the best program in the country. Crean and the Hoosiers are going to need to turn things around quickly, or this trip up north could get ugly.