Hoosier Daddy

At 22–6 and 12–3 in the Big Ten, the No. 22 ranked Indiana Hoosiers sit atop the conference…just one game ahead of the No. 4 Iowa Hawkeyes, who were idle this weekend.

Indiana defeated No. 17 Purdue on Saturday to grab ahold of the Big Ten reigns and are playing at an extremely high level at the moment.

If you’re watching the Hoosiers at all, you may think to yourself “Who has beat this team?” Well if you’re a fan of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons or UNLV Runnin’ Rebels then you can both say that your team has knocked off Indiana.

Wake Forest sits at 11–16 overall and 2–13 in the ACC and really haven’t been relevant since the Chris Paul days.

UNLV, on the other hand, is a little better, as the Runnin’ Rebels boast a 16–12 overall record, but are just one game under .500 in the Mountain West conference at 7–8.

Indiana was a much different team then. This Indiana team is really taking the country by storm.

If the Hoosiers can win the conference and conference tournament, they could find itself amongst the Kansas’, Oklahoma’s and Villanova’s on that elusive No. 1-seed line, but those two losses early are hurting those chances.

As a student at the University of Illinois, I’m supposed to be opposed to the Hoosiers, but this team is different.

Led by Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams, the Hoosiers offer a buoy of athletic swingmen who will find themselves in the NBA one day.

Ferrell is everything you would want in a point guard and more. He would be an excellent addition to any NBA roster and he’s a treat to watch.

Right now Indiana is the talk of the Big Ten and I like its chances at another Big Ten championship, the team’s first since Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and company won it outright.

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