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At the Buzzer: Indiana 90, IPFW 65

A few quick thoughts on Indiana’s 90-65 win over IPFW:

How it happened: There wasn’t much that stood out in this win for Indiana as Assembly Hall lacked energy from the tip and the Hoosiers played sloppy at times. But against a Summit League opponent that was outclassed from a talent perspective, Indiana had more than enough to win comfortably. However, it’s still probably fair to call the performance underwhelming, especially when you consider how well Indiana played Saturday against Morehead State. The win moved the Hoosiers to 7-3 overall with McNeese State coming to Bloomington on Saturday.

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss to Wake Forest

Indiana dropped its opener in the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday with an 82-78 loss to Wake Forest at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Demon Deacons:

· Indiana’s ball pressure and defense has a long way to go: Through three games, Indiana’s defense looked improved.

On Monday, the Hoosiers took a step back when they allowed Wake Forest to drive uncontested into the lane repeatedly and score easily at the basket. Danny Manning’s team kept going to what was working for a majority of the game: Get into the lane and finish at the rim.

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Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Bellarmine

In their final exhibition tuneup before Friday’s season opener, Indiana beat Division II No. 4 Bellarmine 73-62 on Monday night at Assembly Hall.

Here’s a look at five takeaways from the win:

· Indiana’s defense looked better … in stretches: It was far from the complete effort Indiana will need to produce if it hopes to compete at the top of the Big Ten, but the Hoosiers had some strong moments defensively in the win.

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