Indiana went into tonight knowing that it was virtually guaranteed of victory barring some kind of miracle. No miracle took place, and the Hoosiers picked up their 21st victory of the season with a ho-hum 75-56 win over North Carolina Central.
Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, and Will Sheehey all stood out as having particularly strong games. But the story coming out of tonight’s game was the continued struggles of Jordan Hulls and, especially, Christian Watford.
Hulls was a confident 2-3 from the field, so he assuaged some concerns despite scoring only 5 points. Watford, however, went 0-8 from the field and scored just two points on a couple of free throws. Indiana needs him to return to his early-season form to defeat teams like Michigan State and make a run in the Big Ten Tourney.
On tonight’s episode of The Assembly Call, we spend a lot of time talking about Watford and Hulls, as well as IU’s current standing when it comes to the NCAA Tournament.
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We’ll see you Sunday after IU battles Minnesota in Williams Arena at 1:00 ET on ESPN.