1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense, a sign of the strides the Hoosiers have made on that end of the floor, Dustin writes.
Penn State was a tune-up for the difficult five-game stretch ahead was among the takeaways from Wednesday’s game, I wrote.
IU women’s basketball coach Curt Miller was at a loss after Thursday night’s disappointing loss to Michigan, Mike writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
In addition to the six fall signees, Indiana will add D.C.-area walk-on Andrew Calomeris next season as revealed in this Q&A, Eric Detweiler of the Washington Post writes.
The man who beat out Yogi Ferrell for Mr. Basketball, Gary Harris, expects some hostility in his Bloomington debut with Michigan State, Diamond Leung of MLive.com writes.
3. FRIDAY FEATURE
Sometimes a good story is just a good story, and in this case, also a tragic one. Learn how Southwest Minnesota State basketball coach Brad Bigler twice stared tragedy in the face, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Just for Sunday’s game, it’s Sparta with “Breaking the Broken.”