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IU-UK the way I see it...



First off, I have to say that this is what Indiana basketball is all about, from the grade school level through college -it's all about heart. You can have the athletes, pedigree or whatever, but really deep down who wants it more? We have all watched this team play through situation after situation this year, growing each time, and the way I see it, it has set them up perfect for this moment.

The biggest asset that I see IU having over Kentucky is their maturity, experience and resiliency. It's all 'between the ears' so to speak. I hate to overly rely on analogy, but it brings to mind boxing for me. IU is facing a bigger, faster opponent who has "knocked out" all its previous opponents, coming out unscathed. IU needs to go in and first thing, punch KY in the mouth, bloody their nose and get KY trapped in their head, second guessing themselves. I believe that, given KY's schedule and youth, they have yet to learn to face this kind of situation. They think they will run over IU.

I hope that IU can come out super aggressive and continue that defense from the VCU game. In addition, they will need to rotate their bench, going deep in order to force Davis either outside, or hopefully, into fouls. If IU can dictate pace and develop a half court set, hit some outside shots to set Zeller up low, then they have a chance. what do you think?

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