NIT Scouting Report: Indiana
Not too many teams that win ten Big Ten
games get left out of the tournament. But with a mediocre 15-13 record,
the Hoosiers had no one to blame but themselves.
This is a young team but a talented one,
led by potential superstar freshman power forward D.J. White. White is
similar to Syracuseís Hakim Warrick, with a excellent leaping ability
and a long, lanky frame.
Shooting guard Bracey Wright has been
battling nagging injuries but is an explosive scorer. Assembly
Hall will host the opening game against Vanderbilt and should host more
games afterward. The Hoosiers
donít lose at home very often.
Inexperience in the backcourt and mental
lapses have been the bane of head coach Mike Davis. Things have gotten a
lot better since a brutal non-conference slate, however.
The Hoosier faithful are howling, but an
NIT run should give the team valuable experience and confidence heading
into next season.
Prediction: Behind a
strong home court advantage, the Hoosiers make it to Madison Square
Garden before falling to Maryland in the NIT championship game.
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NCAA Tournament Scouting Reports
So you think the Big Ten had a
down year? Most conferences would kill for 5 NCAA Tournament
teams, and the #1 seed in the entire field of 65. Maybe the Big
Ten isn't as strong as it has been in recent years, but you'd be foolish
to just ignore the damage that a Michigan State or Wisconsin can do.
Nick Meyer presents scouting reports for each Big Ten team that's
playing in the post-season, including NIT bound Indiana.
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