1. HOOSIERS HQ
Cody Zeller’s clutch plays and Victor Oladipo’s all-around performance sparked Indiana over Michigan State, Dustin wrote.
The Hoosiers found themselves the hunted instead of the hunter against the Spartans and embraced the role, I wrote.
Last year’s Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris showed his mettle in his return to his home state, Andy wrote.
The IU women’s basketball team goes for a sweep of Northwestern when the Hoosiers hit the road tonight, Mike wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana is good, but it needs more from Cody Zeller to be great, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.
Gary Harris thrived on the taunts of Indiana fans Sunday, Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press writes.
Michigan State missed a real opportunity with Sunday’s loss at Indiana, Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal writes.
Victor Oladipo, not Cody Zeller, was the headliner for the Hoosiers against the Spartans, Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Victor Oladipo is at the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s best defenders, but he can do other things too, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
John Beilein has Michigan on the cusp of something that hasn’t happened in over 20 years, being ranked No. 1, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.
The Wolverines lost big man Jordan Morgan early in Sunday’s win over Illinois to a sprained ankle and his status is unclear moving forward, Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com writes.
A bigger Iowa team gave Purdue freshman Donnie Hale a chance to shine in the Boilermakers’ OT win Sunday, Jeff Washburn of the Lafayette Journal and Courier writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A fitting (and off-kilter) tune for today: “Victor” by Blondie.
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