Found November 30, 2012 on Unathletic:
In an age of insane college basketball parody, could this be the year we see a team run away from the pack and hold down the term, “Best team in the Country” from start to finish? The current No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers have the talent and experience to do it, so will they? Here’s why we think they’re the best bet to pull it off. With college basketball in full swing these past couple weeks, anyone whose paid attention—and we hope you have—assumes that there’s no clear-cut favorite in this year’s field. While the past couple years have given us power teams like Kentucky’s super-Frosh, or the star-driven Kemba Walker UConn team the year before, we’ve seen that no matter where your favorite team is ranked (if at all), should they be overlooked as a real threat. As mid-majors like VCU, Butler and George Mason continue to crack the Final Four shell, are we finally seeing parody like we’ve never seen it before? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. If you happened to catch the thrashing that No. 1 Indiana gave No. 14 North Carolina on Tuesday night, you saw a team that looked like a fine-oiled machine, producing the kind of depth that no one in recent memory has had except for maybe the 2004 Tar Heel team that won the national title and had six guys drafted, including four in the first 14 picks. And though pundits can say it was an early-season game, or that it was played in Assembly Hall on their home campus, one of IU’s best shooters (and arguably best player), Christian Watford, scored a grand total of two points on 1-9 shooting, and they still won by 24! Yes, that’s how good this Hoosier team can be, thanks to the balance of vets and new-comers. Trust us, as a UK grad, admitting the Hoosiers are as stacked and talented as they are is on an equal level as saying Duke or Louisville is good—though the stats agree they are—though you’ll never hear us admitting it.

Film Session: The anatomy of Indiana’s selflessness

Beyond the relentless break this Indiana team throws at opponents, beyond the individual talent of their Starting Six, there’s this truth: These Hoosiers, they of the most efficient offense in the country, show a special ability to share the ball and make the extra (and sometimes extra-extra-extra) pass. A deep look at a prime example of their unselfishness in the latest edition...

HD Video: Oladipo, Hollowell, Abell react to win over Coppin State

Victor Oladipo (14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals), Jeremy Hollowell (seven points) and Remy Abell (10 points, three assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 87-51 win over Coppin State on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:

HD Video: Hulls, Ferrell and Johnson preview Coppin State

Indiana senior Jordan Hulls, freshman Yogi Ferrell and assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson met with the media Friday to preview Saturday’s game at Assembly Hall with Coppin State. Watch and listen to both press conferences in the embedded media players below:

Recap of Tom Crean on Jim Rome on Showtime

Indiana coach Tom Crean appeared on the new Jim Rome show on Showtime Wednesday evening. Here’s a recap of Rome’s interview with the coach of the 7-0, No. 1-ranked Hoosiers: · Rome started by pointing out that the Hoosiers “smacked” North Carolina and noting that Will Sheehey called the win a huge statement. Crean was asked if that’s how he saw the win and also what message...

The Minute After: Coppin State

Thoughts on an 87-51 win over Coppin State: I. The Georgia game had its share of ugliness, but this one — the first ten minutes, at least — wasn’t pretty. Indiana missed shots (a Will Sheehey airball, an 0-9 start) and turned the ball over (eight turnovers in the first 10:35). Coppin State’s 2-3 zone had the Hoosiers out of sorts in the halfcourt and the Eagles didn’t surrender...
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