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Men's Basketball

Wilmont ready to play after redshirt year

Something is missing from the IU bench. Down the line of cream-and-crimson uniforms last season usually sat colorfully dressed, redshirted guard Roderick Wilmont.

Weight of Hoosier's offense on Strickland's shoulders

For the first time in Mike Davis' coaching tenure, he will have someone other than Tom Coverdale at point guard. That leaves sophomore guard Marshall Strickland running the point full time this year, which is something he said he is ready for.

UConn looks to double dip

IU has something that most other big time men's basketball programs can't boast about -- a coach who is returning this season.

Scholarship or walk-on, IU freshmen expect to win

They were the stars of their high school teams, leading them to conference titles and state championships. One of them even grew up as the son of one of the NBA's most notable players in history.

Davis: Chemistry key difference from last year's team

There's one thing that won't be getting in the way of a good season for the men's basketball team: team chemistry. "Last year you could see it on the court," freshman guard Roderick Wilmont said. "Everybody wanted to be the superstar and shot the ball. This year everybody has to do their part."

Seniors Moye, Leach look to lead team

They've been through it all. When former IU coach Bob Knight was fired, they were there. When coach Mike Davis took over as head coach, they were there.

Road wins key to successful season

Winning on the road in the Big Ten isn't easy. IU learned that lesson first hand last season. The Hoosiers lost seven of eight Big Ten road games last season to finish out the conference season 8-8.

Playing the waiting game -- 'til next year

I hope there is someone on campus with interest in putting a DeLorean up for sale, preferably one with a working flux capacitor. With the recruiting class that will be arriving in Bloomington next year, it would be much more convenient for me to skip over this year and watch the most highly touted IU team in a very long time.

Been done before, but still scary

Sometimes, the scariest movies don't let you see the thing you are afraid of. Typically, our own fear-inducing imaginations scare us a lot more than what's revealed explicitly. Who hasn't been home alone at night and associated every little noise they heard with an intruder in the house? Well, Mark Pellington, director of "Mothman Prophecies," understands this philosophy. Seeing is sometimes not nearly as scary as imagining.

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