UNLV jumps out to a 15-point lead over Indiana and the Hoosiers aren't ever able to regain the lead. Let's get the quick takeaways. I am mad online, so this will be brief.
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
Stop giving the ball to the other team. 20 turnovers. That's bad. Don't do it. Stop it.
Tom Crean has to answer for his god-awful OOB plays at some point. Monday he ran something out of Kevin Wilson's playbook with 3.8 left -- plenty of time to get down the floor. Today he had his best off the dribble shooter, smallest player, and best free throw shooter inbound the ball. There was a five-second call. This is a fireable offense, alone.
Golden State Warriors, heh. The dumbest thing this program did this offseason was push a comparison to a historically great NBA team. Indiana doesn't play positionless basketball because of some forward-thinking basketball strategery by Tom Crean. They play positionless basketball because they have don't have any other option.
Indiana is still a very good offensive team, probably -- when they shoot it well. This team hasn't shot the ball particularly well for the entirety of the tournament, and this was likely their worst offensive performance of the week, somehow. Holding a team under 80 is supposed to be enough for this Indiana team to win a basketball game. It wasn't, because of the offense, and that's cause for concern.
Right now, this team a trash fire. I have no idea what's wrong with this basketball team. Maybe they hung out on the beach too much. Maybe they're in vacation mode. I've openly wondered if they just don't like each other in a 2014 Indiana Pacers type of way. I have no way or idea how to quantify that. Do I think they'll eventually be fine? Yes. Probably. Are there massive problems with this basketball team? Yes. Is it more than apparent the head coach is not adept at calling out of bounds plays? Yes. I'll still stand by somewhat that we're probably overreacting a bit, because it is November. But Tom Crean doesn't have enough time to wait around -- or he's going to be searching for homes elsewhere very, very soon.