They were really, really awful in November and December…no different than last season. In Big Ten play though, IU’s numbers on the defensive end since Blackmon went out and Anunoby and Morgan started playing larger roles has been markedly better…but they haven’t played anyone.

Whatever M’s deficiencies are, they are a team with a lot of shooters and proven offensive ability. IU is not getting lucky at that end. After a terrible first 5 minutes or so, they started checking and I thought did a really nice job. If they really are this team defensively, they can actually be as good as I thought they’d be in October…top 10ish, FF threat good.