Indiana is set to honor its 1953 NCAA championship team at halftime Thursday night against visiting Sam Houston State.
While this season's top-ranked Hoosiers have title aspirations of their own, coach Tom Crean believes his program still has a ways to go before hitting its stride.
After cruising to a 97-54 win over Bryant in Friday's season opener, Indiana (2-0) came out a bit sluggish Monday before putting away North Dakota State in an 87-61 victory. The Hoosiers led by just 10 points early in the second half, and Crean certainly was looking for a more dominant performance at home against a much weaker opponent.
"There's conventional, there's unconventional and then there's tonight," he said. "Your fundamentals, your technique, all your experiences, all those things are really, really important, but there's nothing bigger than energy and toughness. It's got to be there constantly."
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