BTN's Jon Crispin believes Indiana has 'highest ceiling' of any B1G hoops team
It hasn’t taken Archie Miller long to find success in Bloomington.
After an up-and-down year that saw Indiana finish 16-15 last season, Miller has the Hoosiers sitting at 12-2 and ranked No. 21 in the country as it enters the meat of the conference schedule. Thanks to stars like Juwan Morgan, Romeo Langford and Robert Phinisee, IU has looked like one of the better teams in the B1G this season.
A few Big Ten Network basketball analysts believe the team could continue to evolve and be even better by the team the season comes to an end.
BTN analyst Shon Morris called the Hoosiers resilient this season, saying they didn’t let tough losses to Arkansas and Duke translate to multiple defeats. He also said that Miller has his team locked in on the defensive end of the floor.
Fellow analyst Jon Crispin had even high praise for Indiana.
“We don’t know how good they can be,” Crispin said of the Hoosiers. “I think the ceiling may be as high, if not higher, than anybody else in the conference for this team. We haven’t seen how good they can be as an offensive unit. Defensively, they’re locked in, they’re versatile, they can switch a lot if they get caught up, they’re getting better at scrambling.
“Offensively, as it comes together, as they find continuity and chemistry, they’re going to be really good.”
Indiana encounters another huge test on Sunday, taking on No. 2 Michigan. The Wolverines enter the contest with a perfect 14-0 record.
Both the Hoosiers and the Wolverines ae 3-0 in B1G play.
"I think the ceiling may be as high, if not higher, than anybody else in the conference for this team."
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 5, 2019