Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 3/20/13
As Indiana enters the 2013 NCAA Tournament, expectations couldn’t be higher. After winning the regular season Big Ten title, the Hoosiers are battle tested and possess the experience and talent necessary to make a run to this year’s Final Four in Atlanta. If that run is to become reality, there’s plenty Indiana must do well to continue advancing in the tournament. Here’s a look at the keys for Indiana as tournament play begins in a little more than 48 hours: · Take care of the ball: If there’s one black mark on an otherwise brilliant offensive profile for IU, it’s turnovers. Indiana is turning the ball over on 19.1 percent of its possessions, but since winning at Michigan State on Feb. 19, that figure has been on the rise. Over the last six games, Victor Oladipo, who has the ball in his hands as often as any Hoosier, has 18 turnovers and Cody Zeller has 22 turnovers. Indiana, of course, is 3-3 over those six contests. Oladipo and Zeller have been as good of a combo as there is in co...
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