Indiana is playing its best basketball since the calendar turned — and perhaps of the entire season — having won three games in a row against Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Illinois.
An overtime loss against Iowa was there for the taking before IU let it slip away, and a strong case could be made that the Hoosiers ought to have snatched a victory at home over Purdue in the game prior. The Ohio State game, while ugly, was also winnable.
This season has included many an agonizing twist for Hoosier fans and players alike, but that tough luck has turned in recent weeks. With a contest against Rutgers at home to close the season, Indiana has a chance to take a four-game winning streak into the Big Ten Tournament next week. With the right amount of execution and luck, the Hoosiers might even manage to flip that into an NCAA Tournament bid.
Here’s what you need to know about the state of Hoosier basketball entering the regular season’s conclusion.
In this week’s edition:
- Hoosiers looking to carry win streak into Chicago
- An appreciation of Juwan Morgan
- A look back at McRoberts’ career
- Courtside with Archie Miller
- Brooks to announce decision Friday
- Hoosiers in the NBA