Now that we are through the insanity that was the beginning of the first chunk of the B1G schedule we can settle down and take a look at where IU is and where they are likely to go as a team. It certainly has been a month of ups and downs as a team and the current down feeling about this year’s chances are likely exaggerated. Scheduling is a crutch we can lean on, but realistically to start conference play,
In the first part of the schedule,
Moving forward in the schedule, as stated last week, it gets significantly easier. We have all learned in the first two weeks of conference play that nothing is a given though. Even though the Hoosiers are expected to statistically only lose one more game @Wisconsin, they will likely lose several more. Since last week took a look back in time, lets take a closer look at where
The Hoosiers already having wins over three top ranked basketball teams pretty well guarantees that they will get a tournament bid if they can reach 20 wins in the toughest conference in basketball. Looking at the schedule, that should be a very easy proposition.
Now, take the best case scenario.
So, what was the point of this whole exercise? It was likely to talk myself and many other fans off of the ledge. I know the last two games have made the rest of the season feel like a horror film waiting to happen, but in fact in the absolute worst realistic case scenario, the Hoosiers are tourney bound for the first time in four years. Best case, they have a top 4 seed and can really make some noise. In then end, though the last two games were hard to watch, the season as a whole is going better than expected. Pomeroy has