Location: Bloomington, IN
Conference: Big Ten
Coach: Tom Crean
Record: 20-13 (9-9 Big Ten)
Kenpom ranking: 53
Good wins: vs. SMU, vs. Butler, vs. OSU, vs. Maryland
Bad losses: vs Eastern Washington, at Northwestern
Tournament appearances: 38
Best result: Champions (5 times)
NBA alumni: Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon, Isiah Thomas
Best name: Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Famous alumni: Dick Enberg, Jared Fogle
Indiana had an up-and-down year -- they literally alternated wins and losses for eight games toward the end of Big Ten play. There were good things, like the play of freshman guard James Blackmon, but there were also some embarrassing things -- a home loss to Eastern Washington, a sweep at the hands of state rivals Purdue -- that led to a constant drone of displeased Indiana fans calling for Tom Crean's head.
Style of play: Hoosi3rs
Indiana's elite 3-point shooting starts with the top guys -- point guard Yogi Ferrell and freshmen Robert Johnson and James Blackmon all shoot 40 percent -- and goes to specialty shooters like Nick Zeisloft and Collin Hartman, each of whom take more threes than twos and hit at really high rates. That said, the Hoosiers lack size and often pay for it.
Key player: Pick-a-nick baskets
First off: His birthname is "Kevin," but his mom called him "Yogi" because of his voracious appetite. sparks the offense for the Hoosiers, a lightning quick 6'0 point guard who can find shooters but also knocks them down at a 42-percent clip. But his role as a leader isn't limited to the fact that he controls the ball -- he's a junior on a team that literally doesn't have any seniors.
Crean on the inside, Crean on the outside
There are few college basketball things more enjoyable than Indiana fans absolute disdain for Tom Crean. Spencer Hall wrote about it earlier this year, and you should go read that. It's not that Crean is a bad coach -- he got Marquette to the Final Four! -- he's just not great enough for Indiana, and also has weird hair and weird pants and makes weird decisions.