Indiana Hoosiers Basketball 2013 News and Updates
10/25/13 - Hoosier Hysteria is back in action! The annual first public practice granted some insight into this season’s defending Big Ten Champions
, a squad that is routinely one of the most promising basketball teams to come out of the Big Ten. With head coach Tom Crean, the Hoosiers have made the NCAA tournament
for two consecutive years and are always in the Top 25. Last year, Indiana lost in the Sweet 16, despite being ranked in the top 5 for the majority of the season, but they will return for contention with a nearly all-new squad this year.
The Hoosiers will take part in the 2K Sports Classic
at Madison Square Garden, squaring off against Washington
in the first round (Nov 21). Indiana will avenge themselves on the road against Syracuse
, who knocked them out of the Sweet 16 last season, on Dec 12 to start the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They will also be playing Michigan State
(Jan 4), who they swept in last year’s Sweet 16. Once again, the renewed Indiana-Michigan rivalry will play out when they host the Wolverines
, Feb 2, and on Dec 14, Indiana will again try their hand at the Crossroads Classics
, this time, against Notre Dame
. Playing 20 games at Assembly Hall
this year, there are plenty of chances to catch the Hoosiers take the court by storm!
The Hoosiers have a promising group of young men donning the iconic candy-striped pants this year: Indiana will debut six freshman and three sophomores—a young team indeed. With the departure of Cody Zeller to the Charlotte Bobcats
and Victor Oladipo to the Orlando Magic
, newcomers Luke Fischer, with his stature and strength, and Noah Vonleh, the highest ranked recruit in his class, are expected to make big strides in their stead. They are corralled by the most experienced player on the court, senior Will Sheehey (last season’s Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year), and sophomore Yogi Ferrell, one of the foremost point guards in the nation.