Found November 04, 2011 on Inside the Hall:
With the (exhibition) season kicking off Saturday night inside Assembly Hall, here’s five things to keep an eye on as the Hoosiers take the court against the University of Indianapolis (Photo credit: Jamie Owens): DEFENSE It’s been a theme for several weeks now; Tom Crean and the Hoosiers have spoken into many recorders and microphones about the supreme emphasis they’ve placed on the defensive end of the floor. Though it’s only the first game, it’ll be worth watching all facets of Indiana’s defense. Will they create turnovers and get out in the open court? Will they show more focus and attention to a team defensive scheme? Will they not pick up ill-advised fouls? PLAYING TIME AND ROTATIONS As a host of players have noted, practices and workouts have been competitive. The fact is this: With more depth on this team than at any other time in the Crean era, playing time isn’t going just going to fall into a player’s lap. Guys preforming and playing well will see the court. But as Crean...
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