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In his words: IU senior guard Jordan Hulls on Ohio State loss

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Hoosier senior says team 'earned right' to cut down nets

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:26 am

Senior guard Jordan Hulls spoke to the media after Tuesday's 67-58 loss to Ohio State at Assembly Hall. Despite the loss, IU has clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title.

On the reason for the loss:

“We didn't execute offensively. We allowed way too many transition buckets. We turned the ball over too much. That allowed them to get easy buckets.

“There were some stretches there where we played good D, then they'd hit a shot at the end. Craft got one off the backboard. We didn't do a good job of coming out with that edge we needed to have. They won the game.”

On cutting down the nets after the game:

“We earned that right. Obviously we didn't like to lose, but we earned the right to cut down the nets. We would have liked to have won. We can't dwell on that. We have to prepare for the next game.”

On not being able to dictating pace:

“They did a good job of that. That's what we try to do make teams play at our pace. We didn't do a good job of that. We allowed too many turnovers that let them get easy transition buckets. They have offensive rebounds and that gives you extra possessions and gives you momentum.”