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Indiana Basketball: Indiana's 5 Toughest Games

Eric SmithCorrespondent IIIJanuary 3, 2017

Indiana Basketball: Indiana's 5 Toughest Games

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    The Indiana Hoosiers should end up with one of their best seasons since the early '90s. I have them slated for 27-4 in the regular season, but obviously you can give or take a few.

Indiana at Iowa

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    Indiana clearly has more talent than Iowa, but for some reason the Hoosiers always struggle in Iowa City. With this game being the first true road game for Indiana, I think they will struggle.

    With Iowa hosting the No. 1 ranked team on New Years Eve, I think the atmosphere will be crazy in Carver Hawkeye Arena. Indiana always struggles there and coming into that hostility for the first time of the season could be tough.

Indiana at Michigan State

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    This game could have Big 10 regular season championship implications. The Spartans are always tough to beat at the Breslin Center and by giving them even more ammo that at this point of the seasonIndiana should still be No. 1will make it only crazier.

    Indiana was blown out in East Lansing last season in the Big 10 opener and Indiana hasn't won at the Breslin Center in almost two decades. This game will be the toughest all season.

Indiana at Ohio State

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    This game should be close all the way through, as I have both teams coming into this game with one loss and leading the Big 10. With so much at stake, expect this game to be a nail-biter.

Indiana at Michigan

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    I expect this game to come down to the final possession and be the best minute-to-minute game of the season.

Butler vs. Indiana

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    Indiana should pull this one out, but don't be shocked if Butler hangs around all game. It's a neutral court in Indianapolis and will be very physical.

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