Originally written on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Thoughts on an 83-59 win over the Tar Heels: I. Believe they call this a beatdown, friends. Sure, North Carolina kept it respectable in the first half. Indiana didn’t get to the line much (just 6-of-7 through the first 20 minutes for a team with the highest free throw rate in the nation) and were pedestrian from beyond the arc (2-of-8). A little run to end the half  – which featured dunks from Cody Zeller, Will Sheehey and Victor Oladipo — had the Hoosiers up nine at the break. But as the second half began, the floodgates opened, the water flowed and flowed, and Roy Williams and crew were helpless against Indiana’s current. Check it: Through the first 10 minutes of the second half, the Hoosiers threw down a 22-4 run. By the 4:22 mark, they’d ballooned the lead to 32 (83-51). It was a mix of what we’ve come to expect from this team through seven games now: A relentless pushing of the pace for easy buckets in transition, crisp ball movement with extra passing in the halfcourt, inspire...
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