Cody Zeller scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Christian Watford added 15 points and 14 boards as they teamed up to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 97-54 victory over Bryant on Friday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
In today’s Point/Counterpoint, we tackle a question that has already gotten some play in basketball circles across the nation – has Indiana really gone from an 11-7 Big Ten team to the best squad in the nation?
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In our season’s first basketball episode of “Big Ten Elite” on Friday at 10 p.m. ET right after the Indiana-Bryant men’s basketball on BTN/BTN2Go, we take a close look at at the second Bob Knight’s three national championship teams at Indiana. Just two years prior, Indiana didn’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament. But with the arrival of star point guard Isiah Thomas the Hoosiers were back among the nation’s elite.
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The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.
Here are a few individual highlights from Indiana’s exhibition game against Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday night, including a dunk, a newcomer’s jumper and a nice drive. Indiana won the game 86-57. For more stats and game details, check out the GameTracker at IUHoosiers.com, and see more videos in this post.