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Indiana Basketball – Top 10 reasons the Hoosiers both validate and frustrate fans hopes

Yogi Ferrell has become an effective leader for the Hoosiers as they battle for a Big Ten title.

Yogi Ferrell has become an effective leader for the Hoosiers as they battle for a Big Ten title.

Indiana built a 16-point first half lead last night, lost it very quickly, and righted the ship to win by seven over Big Ten leading Iowa.  If you went to bed and 9:30p, you think Indiana can go to the Final Four.  If you watched from 9:30p to 10:30p, you think IU would be lucky to win a game in the NIT.  If you got home at 10:30p and watched the last 10 minutes, you believe the Hoosiers will win the Big Ten.

The jury of Indiana fans has always been split on Tom Crean as the leader of Indiana Universities most important vehicle for brand awareness, but this team has embodied an extension of that duality.  Fans love the Hoosiers.  Fans are frustrated by the Hoosiers.

Here are the top 10 reasons why Indiana is worthy of both admiration AND frustration:

10 – GO IU – Good Troy Williams.  Troy is capable of highlight reel dunks, disruptive defense, and functioning as part of a team that can overwhelm opponents by quickly turning aggressive defense into efficient offense.  As a rebounder, Troy can change a game.  His five offensive rebounds both last night against Iowa and Notre Dame (IU’s two biggest wins) changed those games. (more…)

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