Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
A revived and refreshed Indiana team rolled past Northwestern to open Big Ten Tournament play, Mike writes.

The way IU played, with aggression and passion, was hard to see coming after the past few weeks, I wrote.

Once the face of the Indiana University women’s basketball program, sophomore guard Larryn Brooks will transfer, the third player to leave the team in as many days, Jon writes.

IU softball won its home open against Bowling Green Thursday, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The loss of Hanner Mosquera-Perea just might be a good thing for an Indiana team at its best playing small ball, Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Indiana’s victory helped it avoid coaching chaos, kept it in the NCAA hunt, Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News writes.

There are still many question to answer for IU, but a win over Maryland would answer the first — will the Hoosiers make the NCAA Tournament, Kent Sterling at kentsterling.com writes.

Indiana’s NCAA fate and Tom Crean’s future remain a mystery, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes.

The defense, wherever it’s been all year, showed up in Chicago on Thursday for Indiana, and just in time, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com writes.

Indiana’s looking forward to a rubber match against Maryland, Jordan Littman of Inside the Hall writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
By winning Thursday, the Hoosiers got to stay in Chicago for “One More Night” by Phil Collins.