No. 1 Indiana had something to prove Tuesday night - that it could play defense.
Just two days after the Hoosiers put together their best game this season, they delivered an even more impressive performance, getting 20 points from Cody Zeller and 19 each from Will Sheehey and Victor Oladipo, running away from No. 14 North Carolina 83-59 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
''Our guys played great basketball tonight,'' coach Tom Crean said. ''We played against an incredible opponent, everybody understands how great North Carolina is. Our guys had an edge to them tonight, and it was on the defensive end as much as anything else.''
The conventional wisdom is that the Hoosiers (7-0) are one of the nation's top scoring teams.
But the detractors have questioned Indiana's willingness to defend and some have even suggested that weakness has allowed No. 2 Duke to close the gap on the nation's top-ranked team.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams disagre...