Cody Zeller said good morning, Victor Oladipo said good afternoon, and the deafening crowd inside Assembly Hall said goodnight. The Indiana Hoosiers re-routed the Minnesota Golden Gophers right back home with an 88-81 victory Saturday at Assembly Hall.
The No. 5 Hoosiers were firing on all cylinders in the first half, as if Tom Crean, their commander-in-chief, declared it DEFCON 1 when the No. 8 Golden Gophers arrived in Bloomington.
“The one thing that we are doing is that we are playing extremely hard and competitive,” Tom crean said. “It was a very good victory. One that we appreciate and earned.”
Cody Zeller gave the slow-arriving crowd at Assembly Hall the early morning jolt they needed, firing home a two-handed dunk that began a stretch of blistering, unwavering play from the Hoosiers which left the Gophers writhing back to the locker room at halftime.
Once the Hoosiers got going, the only thing more suffocating than the crowd was their voracious defense, which besieged the Gophers from the opening tip.
Of course this eviscerating, relentless attack was led by none other than Victor Oladipo, who has officially put himself on Naismith watch after his most brilliant performance to date. Every key first half play to IU’s six minute, 21-4 run was fueled by defense. Continue Reading