1. HOOSIERS HQ
Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are both viable player of the year candidates, but the good news for Indiana is it doesn’t have to chose, it can play both, Dustin writes.
IU’s win at the Breslin Center was a statement of legitimacy, among other things, I wrote.
Jasmine McGhee’s buzzer-beating jumper lifted the IU women’s basketball team to an upset of No. 22 Purdue, Mike wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Don’t just read about the IU women’s buzzer-beater, watch it.
Cody Zeller’s offensive efficiency is at a legendary level as Indiana remains No. 1 in the power rankings, Luke Winn of SI.com writes.
Michigan State loses to Indiana, so things get set on fire, and the East Lansing police are not amused, Brandon Howell of MLive.com writes.
Tom Crean’s tweak of the Big Ten for its player of the week criteria lands him among coaches gone crazy, Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports writes.
Indiana’s next opponent, Minnesota, seems more lost than ever in the wake of Wednesday’s blowout loss at Ohio State, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.
Anderson’s legendary gym, The Wigwam, sits empty now, and it’s future is in doubt, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star writes.
The credibility of the NCAA and president Mark Emmert is crumbling to the point where Miami is the good guy, Mike Lopresti of USA Today writes.
North Dakota play-by-play man Paul Ralston has been suspended after referring to last Saturday’s overtime loss as a “chock job” in his postgame interview with the coach, Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports blogs.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A dedication to the cave men/women burning things in East Lansing: “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.