1. HOOSIERS HQ
A disconnected Indiana team was left focusing on staying together after Wisconsin handed the Hoosiers a third straight loss, Mike writes.
Indiana gave Wisconsin a break early and late, and IU’s McLineup gave the game away, I wrote.
After some New Year’s Eve self-reflection, Tyra Buss and IU women’s basketball starts the new year by hosting Minnesota, Jon writes.
Mike DeBord is leaving Tennessee to become the new offensive coordinator at Indiana, Mike writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
It would be a shame if Indiana didn’t prove tougher than its recent slump, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
This IU team can lose to anyone, anywhere, Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Bizarro lineups and a bizarro start were a big problem against Wisconsin for free-falling Indiana, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com writes.
Indiana revived the whole “season on the brink” theme with a third straight loss, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
Wisconsin showed the composure necessary to weather Indiana’s comeback bid at Assembly Hall, Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.
The Badgers both started and finished with a flourish in the win over the Hoosiers, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes.
Freddie McSwain is still adjusting to life in the Big Ten, Andrew Towne of the Chanute Tribune writes.
Indiana is changing, but is it finally ready to move past Bob Knight, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com asks.
Mike DeBord is headed to Indiana, and Tennessee just didn’t appreciate him, John Adams of the Knoxville News Sentinel writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Indiana gave Wisconsin a break, so here’s the aptly titled “Break” by Three Days Grace.