Indiana Basketball: How Each Returning Hoosier Must Improve for 2013-14 Season

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Indiana Basketball: How Each Returning Hoosier Must Improve for 2013-14 Season
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

This comparison will probably gall the Indiana fanbase, but it seems valid at the moment: IU's 2013-14 basketball roster is not all that different in composition from Kentucky's.

There are a few returnees who didn't accomplish everything they wanted to last season. The majority of the squad consists of a host of newcomers who face daunting expectations and a need to be strong contributors straight out of the gate.

The largest difference, of course, is that Indiana welcomes only one McDonald's All-American and not most of a whole team. That talent disparity is why Kentucky is generating buzz about an undefeated season and Indiana is projecting as a second-tier Big Ten contender.

Exceeding those predictions will take some impressive work by the six Hoosiers who return from last year's team. Each has notable areas in which he can improve, and these are the biggest.

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