Following their 87-61 defeat of North Dakota State on Monday, the No. 1 Hoosiers will be back in action against Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Assembly Hall. The game is part of the Progressive Legends Classic. The Bearkats are 1-1 this season, splitting games with Arkansas (L 68-73) and Hardin-Simmons (W 82-31).
The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network and, as always, it will be broadcast on the IU Radio Network.
While the play hasn’t always been pretty, the top-ranked Hoosiers have cruised through their first two regular season games. On paper, Sam Houston State is comparable to both of Indiana’s first two opponents, though the Bearkats do pose a threatening inside-out duo in Darius Gatson and Michael Holyfield.
Gatson, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, is averaging a team-high 14.5 points per game through the first two, including a 20-point performance against Arkansas. He averaged 6.7 points and 4.5 assists for the Bearkats a season ago.
“Darius Gatson really po...