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Indiana Daily Student

Kevin Bowen

2012-13 Big Ten basketball power Rankings

1. Indiana

The Hoosiers find themselves at the top of almost every preseason poll on the national level, and the same is true in the Big Ten. IU returns every player who scored against Kentucky in the 102-90 Sweet Sixteen loss. A nationally ranked recruiting class joins the five returning starters, and Tom Crean’s fifth season in Bloomington has the makings of a deep run into March Madness.

With ‘The Movement” on its way, questions remain for Indiana basketball next season

After returning just 32 points to the roster four years ago, IU will bring back all five starters and 85 percent of its starting lineup next season. Based off those numbers, the answer to this question would seem like a pretty obvious “No.” However, IU Coach Tom Crean is bringing in a top-five recruiting class with multiple players ranked in the top 50 by various news organizations.

Ohio State, Kansas back in Final Four

The Big Ten torch will be carried by the Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend in New Orleans. Overcoming major foul trouble in the first half, the Buckeyes outlasted Syracuse 77-70 to win the East Region and advance to their first Final Four since 2007.

Jordan Hulls sits in the locker room following the Hoosiers' 90-102 loss to UK during the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hoosiers' season ends with Sweet 16 loss in rematch with Kentucky, 102-90

In the rematch that lived up to the hype, it was No. 1 Kentucky who overcame early foul trouble on Saturday evening to end IU’s storybook season. The Hoosiers' foul trouble caught up to them in the second half and Kentucky made 35-of-37 free throws in route to a 102-90 victory to advance to the Elite Eight.

Calipari, Crean: coaches, comrades

Inside of one of the most heated rivalries in the college basketball world, the leaders of Kentucky and Indiana have a deep friendship that makes it the polar opposite of some fans’ opinions of each other.

4 keys stand out from past contest against Kentucky

While junior forward Christian Watford’s shot is in the midst of being replayed again and again by various networks this week, here is a look at four key aspects from IU’s 73-72 victory against Kentucky on Dec. 10 that could very well come into play again this Friday.

IU avoids upset, advances to 1st Sweet 16 in 10 years

The field has been whittled down to 16 teams, and for the first time in a decade the Indiana Hoosiers are one of them.

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