The Indiana Hoosiers are about to party like it's 1987.
After Kelvin Sampson got done with the program, this historically-good program was in historically-bad shape.
It won six games in Tom Crean's first season in 2009. But then that number went up to 10. Then 12. Then, last year, hope.
The Hoosiers won 27 games, including the Game of the Year over Kentucky, which ended with a Christian Watford Shot of the Year. They ended the regular season ranked No. 16. They made it to the Sweet 16 before the Wildcats got revenge. They were back and everyone knew it.
Now, Watford's back. National Player of the Year candidate Cody Zeller is back. Senior point guard Jordan Hulls is back. Uber-athletic Victor Oladipo is back. The typical do-whatever-is-needed glue guy, Will Sheehey, is back. A top recruiting class that includes elite point guard Yogi Farrell is here.
The Hoosiers have it all, and the voters agree—Indiana is No. 1 to start the season.
Let's take a look at what's in store for the team with the highest expectations in the country.