Indiana will be improved this season. No, they won’t win 20 games and I’d be shocked if the Hoosiers make the NCAA tournament. They’ll probably make an appearance in one of those irrelevant postseason events such as the CBI or CollegeInsider.com, maybe even the NIT.
But Crean and his staff are taking steps — both on and off the court. Indiana should win 16 or so games, which will be enough to keep the rabid Hoosiers fans in check for another year.
That’s when IU basketball should return to the national landscape, possibly even a mainstay in the Top 25.
Then everyone will forget about the potential marriage of Stevens and Indiana that many whisper about in these parts.
Filed to: Jeff Goodman