Notes, quotes and observations from Saturday night’s 94-65 win over Savannah State:
Indiana is 4-0 for the second consecutive season. But this 4-0 start feels different than a season ago. The Hoosiers are dominating teams they should be dominating. And the one major ingredient that has changed from a year ago is Cody Zeller.
Tom Crean was asked to quantify how much better Zeller, who finished his fourth collegiate game with 23 points, makes his team following IU’s rout of Savannah State.
“No, I can’t (quantify). That’s nothing I really think about,” Crean said. “Cody is a really good player and we have some other really good players that are really developing a synergy and a togetherness.
“It goes back to what I’ve always said about Cody. I said when we signed him, and I’ve seen nothing that leads us to believe any differently and everything gets based on this, you can go at him and you can play through him. When you have a player like that it makes everybody better. so in answer to...