Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 3/16/12
Thoughts on a 79-66 win against the Aggies: This season has been a series of tests for the Hoosiers. An upset of No. 1 Kentucky had people intrigued. But doubts lingered. Could they win on the road in the Big Ten?  Could they win in the Big Ten? Wins against No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan State followed. So did a respectable road record. The Hoosiers answered those bells. And so here they stood at the Tournament’s door, ready to enter for the first time in four years in this season of rebirth, and people paid to comment on this game and those filling out brackets were picking against the Hoosiers. “Their guards aren’t athletic enough.”  ”The Hoosiers still concern me away from Assembly Hall.”  ”They don’t do well out West, either.” ”New Mexico State rebounds well and gets to the line a lot.” When you come from the depths, sometimes you need to do a lot to prove yourself. But tonight was another test passed, another resounding chorus to basketball fans far and wide in this country:
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