A win or a loss from an exhibition game doesn't go in the record books, but lessons are still learned from how the team and each player played in the game.
On Thursday night, the No. 1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers defeated Indiana Wesleyan 86-57 in their first exhibition game. It's hard to believe, but the Wildcats led the game for the first 11 minutes.
The Hoosiers then tied the game up at 22 apiece with 8:33 left in the first half off a Maurice Creek layup. Even with the shaky start, IU would take over the game and go into halftime with a 41-30 lead. The Hoosiers would then control the entire second half and outscored their opponent 45-27.
In a week from today, the Hoosiers will face Bryant in the season opener at Assembly Hall. These are my three lessons learned from the exhibition game.