- Eric Gordon's wrist isn't bothering him. Gordon scored 29 points on 14 shots, including 6-10 from three point range.
- DJ White was even better, with 26 points on 11 shots and 13 rebounds. White rebounded more of NU's misses than the Wildcats did.
- Other than White and Gordon, no Hoosier shot well. Armon Bassett was 3-11 from the field, AJ Ratliff was 1-6, Lance Stemler was 1-4.
- Kyle Taber got the start at the 4. In 24 minutes, Taber didn't score, but pulled down four rebounds, blocked a shot, and had one turnover. As best I can recall, these were the first-ever non-garbage time minutes for Taber, a junior walk-on who played at Evansville Central. Taber had played only 40 minutes all season before today and only one minute during the Big Ten season.
The next two road games will determine whether IU will contend for the Big Ten title. Illinois isn't good, but they have been competitive with IU during nearly every game of the Weber era, and the orange clad masses will be whipped into a frenzy by that self-pitying goofball that they call a coach. Ohio State is decent, but a true championship-caliber team should be able to win there. After that, the Hoosiers play three home games in a row against the only other remaining contenders: Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Purdue. This will be the most interesting stretch of the regular season.