So let’s say Indiana defeats Iowa in Assembly Hall tonight …
Not so ridiculous a notion.
The one thing Indiana has done with some consistency this year is beat ranked teams at home. And Iowa is reeling a bit, having lost two in a row — their Big Ten title hopes now up in smoke.
An IU win would give the Hoosiers a third win over a ranked foe (albeit all at home), make them 6-9 in the conference and 16-12 overall. Better, but not bubble better.
Take it a couple of steps further. Say Indiana wins its next two home games.
Unlikely? Probably, because this bunch of Hoosiers has not shown that it can string together consecutive good halves, let alone three straight good games.
For the sake of argument (and hope!), though, just say it’s possible.