1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU drops in the polls, Derek Elston and Mo Creek might see their minutes go up and second halves are about regression to the mean, Dustin writes.
A learning experience for Yogi Ferrell was among the takeaways against Northwestern, I wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Penn State is winless in the Big Ten and may be suffering a crisis of confidence heading to Bloomington, Aaron Carter of the Centre Daily Times writes.
Future Hoosier Troy Williams had a solid, though not superb, showing against Jabari Parker Monday with Tom Crean looking on, Greg Fitzpatrick writes for MassLive.com.
Among the curious happenings in the polls, Indiana remains ahead of the Butler team which beat it, Scott M. Gleeson of USA Today writes.
Michigan ascended to No. 1, and Indiana slid to No. 7 in this week’s ESPN.com power rankings.
3. NOTING THE NCAA
In case you missed it over the weekend, the NCAA cut about 25 pages out of its rule book by approving a reform package that is just the first step, Dan Wolken of USA Today writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For the NCAA honchos and the struggling Nittany Lions, “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger.