Indiana’s basketball is still freefalling after suffering its seventh straight loss on Tuesday night, this time to Rutgers.
The Hoosiers dropped a 66-58 contest to the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, falling to 3-7 in B1G play and 12-9 on the year. Over the course of three weeks, Indiana went from an NCAA tournament lock to a team sitting on the bubble. It’s been a frustrating stretch for everyone involved.
But head coach Archie Miller still believes his team is capable of responding at some point and salvaging the second half of the conference schedule.
“At some point in time, if you show up every day and keep doing it the right way and keep finding a way, eventually something good will happen,” Miller said after the loss. “Once that happens, that can cause the next chain of events.
“I think everybody in the whole world wants to see if we’re going to respond at some point in time, and I think we will.”
"I think everybody in the whole world wants to see if we're going to respond at some point in time, and I think we will."
– Archie Miller, after Indiana's seventh straight loss pic.twitter.com/REmEW9OwBO
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 31, 2019
With its 3-7 mark in conference play, the Hoosiers currently sit at 11th in the B1G. They started the year a perfect 3-0 in the league, with wins over Northwestern, Penn State and Northwestern.
Indiana still has 10 games left in conference play, more than enough time to make up lost ground. And with Michigan State (twice), Iowa (twice), Wisconsin and Purdue still on the schedule, there’s still some quality wins to be had.
The Hoosiers have to snap out of the funk, though, and quickly. They’re next trip is to East Lansing to play No. 6 Michigan State.