BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Tom Crean already has one major victory over North Carolina.
He got Cody Zeller.
Now Roy Williams must figure out how to defend the recruit that got away to avoid losing again Tuesday night when No. 14 North Carolina meets No. 1 Indiana in the marquee matchup of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
"He's the guy that makes everybody else change their defense and you have to be concerned about him," Williams said. "He gave them a legitimate inside scorer that could foul out the other players. I just think he's a great player, a great player."
In Bloomington, Zeller means more than that.
As a freshman, he helped put the Hoosiers back on the national map.
This year, he's considered the best big man in America, was a near-unanimous preseason All-America selection and is one of the favorites to be national player of the year.
His impact can be measured one way -- in wins and losses. Without Zeller, Crean was 28-66 in three seasons. With him, the Hoosiers are 33-9 in a l...