What can I say? The Hoosiers turned in their third consecutive disastrous performance. The Hoosiers turned in their worst performance of the year in turnovers (by percentage) and among the worst in defensive efficiency (second-worst after Kentucky). IU was brutal on defense, the Badgers shot the lights out, and the Hoosiers were outrebounded as well. It's been over 24 hours, I wasn't able to watch the game, but listening to it convinced me that watching it would have provided little more insight. Wisconsin extended its lead to 20 fewer than 8 minutes into the game, and IU never got closer than 16. I don't know what the answer is. The team isn't improving at all. The schedule gets tougher. The play in the last three games wouldn't be good enough to compete in any of IU's remaining games, so either the team will get better, or will get drilled a couple of times a week for the next month until it mercifully comes to an end on a Thursday afternoon at Conseco Fieldhouse. Again. I hope it gets better, but have no objective reason to think it will.
Wisconsin 83, Indiana 55: the struggles continue.
By John M. IU