1. HOOSIERS HQ
There were ups and downs, but Indiana emerged with its third Big Ten road win in as many tries this season on Sunday, Dustin wrote.
IU is still missing a killer instinct, but its ability to finish games is contingent on Cody Zeller being a closer, I wrote.
Too many turnovers were too much for the IU women’s basketball team to overcome against Michigan State, Mike wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Northwestern feels it took a step forward in establishing its identity against the Hoosiers, Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.
Indiana is one of five teams (Michigan not included) whose offensive and defensive efficiency stats fit a Final Four profile, SI.com’s Luke Winn writes.
The Harbaugh Bowl has some roots in Indiana, including Tom Crean, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
The Big Ten still sits atop the conference power rankings with at least seven potential NCAA bids, Andy Glockner of SI.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
The best combined tribute to Welsh-Ryan Arena and coaches’ postgame crabbiness I could think of: Deep Purple with “Hush” (live at the Playboy Mansion).