The Indiana basketball team is looking to make it back to the NCAA tournament after a three-year absence in a pivotal year for head coach Archie Miller.
Last year was an interesting season for Indiana Basketball. They had an undefeated November, but they didn’t play anybody good. They followed that up with a huge win against Florida State but then proceeded to blow a big lead against Arkansas in a loss. This was the start of a bad habit of going through long scoring droughts, even in wins.
The season wasn’t all bad though. The Hoosiers beat ranked Michigan State, Iowa, Penn State, and Ohio State on the way to have a resume that would have probably gotten them in the tournament. They did finish in 10th in the Big Ten, but the conference was loaded and the Hoosiers still had a good team.
Trayce Jackson-Davis was a double-double machine for the Hoosiers in his freshman year and it helped mask the shooting difficulties the team had. For a second straight year, the outside shot was the Achilles Heel of the Hoosiers.
But help should be on the way as Archie Miller has brought in a top 15 recruiting class that has Bloomington buzzing more than it has in years. The Hoosiers are set up to make a jump in the Big Ten this year, but the conference is still going to be brutal.
Indiana has all the makings of a tournament team and in a couple of weeks, we finally get to see them on the court. But before we get to some real basketball we preview the Hoosiers and what we should expect from them in this crazy 2020-21 season.