IU basketball coach Archie Miller: 'I would be absolutely shocked if we don't turn out a good basketball season'
In a time of such uncertainty, Indiana men’s basketball coach Archie Miller is still optimistic about having a college basketball season this year. Even if it means the sport doesn’t look quite the same as it typically does.
Recently, Miller spoke with the Indianapolis Star regarding the upcoming basketball season. Obviously, there are still no clear answers about college athletics right now with the COVID-19 pandemic still at the forefront, but the fourth-year Indiana head coach believes there will be basketball this year.
“Basketball will adjust,” Miller said. “I would be shocked, absolutely shocked, if we don’t turn out a good basketball season. Whether that’s nonconference, conference-only at Thanksgiving, conference-only in January, I don’t know. But I feel like we’ll have a great college basketball season.”
Last year’s men’s basketball season was cut short, with several conferences — including the B1G — pulling the plug on league tournaments due to the coronavirus. That also resulted in the cancellation of the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament this year.
The B1G has already taken drastic measures regarding the upcoming college football season, eliminating all nonconference play for the 2020 schedule. Miller seems to believe that a league-only schedule for college basketball could be an option as well, though it’s still very early to predict.
Miller is entering his fourth season with the Hoosiers. Indiana is 55-43 under his leadership.