With No. 1 Indiana’s one and only exhibition game set for Thursday night at Assembly Hall, here are some things to watch for in the Hoosiers’ first game action of the year.
1. Starting lineup
It has been one of the most discussed and debated topics during the offseason, and we’ll finally get some answers on Thursday night. Who is going to start?
I continue to maintain that Tom Crean is going to go with Yogi Ferrell and Jordan Hulls in the backcourt with Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford and Cody Zeller up front. Now, just because Crean starts with a lineup against Indiana Wesleyan doesn’t mean he’s going to run the same lineup out there on Nov. 9 against Bryant. You just never know. But IU fans should get a good idea what sort of rotations the Hoosiers plan to play with on Thursday night.
If Crean does decide to go with Ferrell and Hulls together in the backcourt, watch to see how they work together, specifically on the defensive end. Offensively, that duo could be a treat to watch....