Some call it parity, although that's being kind.
Some chalk it up to the pressure, but that, too, doesn't tell the whole story.
Some call it the curse of the one-and-done's, saying this was as predictable as the next full moon.
Whatever you call it and whatever the cause, the truth of the matter is college basketball isn't very good right now.
Want proof? Name the five best players on the NCAA hardwood. Heck, name the best four. Cody Zeller probably makes the cut, and Kentucky fans will yell Nerlens Noel. Beyond that, there is a homer bias to every list and no consensus No. 1 team to be found anywhere.
Just as it looked as though Zeller and Indiana had finally reached the pinnacle and would remain there for a healthy stretch, the Hoosiers blew an eight-point lead to Illinois. They lost the game by giving up an uncontested layup, one of those miscues where no Indiana player was within 10 feet of the winning basket.
Bobby Knight would have thrown the entire scoring table ac...