Cody Zeller took care of Indiana's offense Saturday. The other Hoosiers focused primarily on defense.
It was another winning combination.
Zeller had 21 points and eight rebounds against his older brother's former team, leading No. 18 Indiana past the Fighting Irish 69-58 in the inaugural Crossroads Classic at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Hoosiers are 10-0 for the first time since 1989-90, protected their first Top 25 ranking in more than three years and are now poised to make their 500th appearance in the next Associated Press poll.
Notre Dame (7-5) was led by Eric Atkins with 15 points and Jeran Grant with 14, though the only Division I team with six players to score at least 20 points in a game this season shot only 38.1 percent from the field.
It didn't appear things would go this way early.
Indiana was sluggish after taking a weeklong break to focus on final exams, and the Fighting Irish took advantage. Alex Dragicevich opened the game with three 3-pointers in the f...