Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Not even a dislocated pinkie finger could slow Nick Zeisloft and the Indiana offense from bombing Austin Peay into submission Monday night, Mike writes.

IU’s defense — good enough to set four-year highs in turnovers and steals yet bad enough to give up 76 points and 40 points in the paint — is hard to explain, I wrote.

The IU women’s basketball team is up for a test tonight against No. 25 Chattanooga, Jon writes.

IU football’s secondary remains its weakest link, and it’s costing the Hoosiers football games, Mike writes.

The IU soccer team was “pleasantly surprised” to receive the No. 16 seed for the NCAA Tournament Monday, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Former IU assistant basketball coach Norm Ellenberger died on Saturday night, but he never stopped coaching and is nowhere remembered more fondly than New Mexico, Mark Smith of the Albuquerque Journal writes.

The anatomy of IU’s shooting streak against Austin Peay, which covered a multitude of sins, Eric Crawford of WDRB.com writes.

Familiar flaws and a familiar strength make anything possible for Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Indiana checks in at No. 7 in the first power rankings of the college basketball season, Frank Burlison of NBAdraft.net writes.

Five factors from the football Hoosiers’ loss to Michigan, Billy at puntjohnpunt.com writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Dedicate this to Nick Zeisloft — Badfinger with “Day After Day.”

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