Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/28/12
The wooden bleachers inside the jam-packed Assembly Hall were bouncing and quaking, and the game hadn't even started. Hoosiers fans have known for a while they have something special with this Indiana team, ranked No. 1 in the preseason and with the preseason player of the year in the nimble 7-footer Cody Zeller. But preseason rankings are meaningless, especially if you can't perform at home against the nation's 14th-ranked team. Which is what the Indiana Hoosiers had to do on Tuesday night, when North Carolina came to town as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. What did the Hoosiers do, exactly? They dominated in an 83-59 win. They proved Indiana basketball is back, just like the pundits said in the preseason. They went on a 22-4 run to end the first half and begin the second half. At one point they were up by 32 over a North Carolina team with five McDonald's All-Americans. By the end of the blowout, Hoosiers fans had to keep up their interest by singing their alma mater as head...
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