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Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.
The Hoosiers (3-0) receive 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.
Ohio State and Michigan both move up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona round out the Top Ten.
Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week's newcomers, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season. Colorado (4-0) was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.
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From what was considered a total rebuilding job upon taking the head coach position for the Indiana Hoosiers, Tom Crean has completely turned the program around and secured a second straight top-10 ranked national recruiting class, by taking a verbal commitment from 6-8 combo forward Noah Vonleh of New Hampton (NH). Vonleh made a weekend official [...]
Cody Zeller kept No. 1 Indiana in control throughout the first half Monday night. Remy Abell gave the Hoosiers the other big scorer they needed in the second half, and it came just in time for the Hoosiers to fend off pesky North Dakota State 87-61.
Zeller finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Abell scored a career-high 14, including seven straight during the run that...
While it will be hard for Indiana’s Tom Crean to land a recruit that will have a larger impact than Cody Zeller has had on the program in the last couple of years, he certainly came close Saturday night when Rivals’ #8-ranked 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh gave his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers.
The development of Cody Zeller at IU is a major selling point Tom Crean can give big...
Cody Zeller was ill on Monday night, but his on court performance didn’t reflect it. IU’s star sophomore scored 22 points as No. 1 Indiana rolled past North Dakota State. The Minute After » Notebook: Abell stays perfect » Video: Crean, players react » Photo Gallery »
The No. 1 Hoosiers seemed to lack energy early in Monday night’s game against North Dakota State. They were out of position at times on defense, and they too often settled for contested shots.
But in the second half, that energy level picked up. Indiana was flying around and making hustle plays, finally giving the large Assembly Hall crowd a reason to cheer. A primary reason for...
Thoughts on a 87-61 win over the Bison:
I. It is early, and grand, bold proclamations about anything at this juncture are’t wise. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb with this: These Hoosiers are playmakers. Go on down the line: Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Will Sheehey, Remy Abell, Jeremy Hollowell — these cats can ball. Tougher...