Overall, Indiana head coach Tom Crean was pleased with how his team played.
The 21-2 run was important for this team. Crean has been saying for weeks that he wasn’t sure how it would perform under the lights and against another team. He got his answer quickly.
“The crowd revved our team up so much,” he said.
The team apparently was nervous before the game, so Crean cut the walk through short. Instead, the team partook in a mosh-pit during which someone tried to kick Crean and mess up his hair.
Verdell Jones III, who had a smooth debut of 18 points, three assists and three steals, admitted to trying to mess up Crean’s carefully crafted hairstyle.
This really is a reality show.