Found November 12, 2012 on Inside the Hall:
Thoughts on a 87-61 win over the Bison: I. It is early, and grand, bold proclamations about anything at this juncture are’t wise. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb with this: These Hoosiers are playmakers. Go on down the line: Cody Zeller, Yogi Ferrell, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Will Sheehey, Remy Abell, Jeremy Hollowell — these cats can ball. Tougher opponents will come and the freshmen are sure to take more lumps, but is there any player in these eight that can’t get theirs in multiple ways? This is what makes this offense so potent: options all over the place in every which way, and they just keep coming, one after another. It is a fast break of fury for 40 minutes. And if they’re not getting points before the defense sets itself in the halfcourt, they’re creating an advantage, making the extra pass — or maybe too many extra passes, as some argued they fell into for a stretch in the second half tonight — and getting open looks at the hoop or behind the...
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