Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Indiana showed why it's worthy of being the nation's top-ranked team, completely overwhelming a storied program its last time out. That doesn't bode well for one-win Coppin State. The Hoosiers will try to sustain the energy they displayed in their last game and avoid a letdown Saturday night when they host an Eagles team that hasn't defeated a ranked opponent in more than 14 years. Tuesday's matchup of No. 14 North Carolina and Indiana (7-0) was expected to be a classic showdown between national powers. The Hoosiers never allowed it to live up to that billing, however, cruising to an 83-59 victory in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. "It was a huge statement," forward Will Sheehey said. "We prepared for this game for a couple of weeks now. You saw the score, we played hard, we played well, we played together and when we do that, we play well." Indiana's effort on defense has been questioned, but the team proved it doesn't always have to rely on its offense to win. The Tar Heels, who c...
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