Hoosiers Don’t Always Win First Big Ten Road Game (But When They Do, Great Seasons Happen)

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It goes without saying, even though I’m about to say it, that there is no better way to open conference play than with a road victory in a venue that’s been a house of horrors.

That’s exactly what Indiana did last night in Lincoln.

The Hoosiers had a big opportunity, they seized it, and are already in a better position for NCAA Tournament consideration than they were at any time last season.

And it got me thinking …

How often does Indiana win its first Big Ten road game? And what has it meant when this happens?

I went to kenpom.com to find out. [Read more…]