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Point guard Yogi Ferrell needs to push the pace.
A season ago, Syracuse's dreaded 2-3 zone terrorized Indiana. The Hoosiers were befuddled from the start and never quite figured out how to attack the Orange defense.
One way to beat a zone is to not let it get set. Indiana, especially point guard Yogi Ferrell, needs to play like its hair is on fire.
Run, run and run some more. The faster the better.
In 2012-13, the Hoosiers moved at a dizzying pace against North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and the Tar Heels ate the Hoosiers' dust. Indiana's speed bewildered UNC and led IU to an 83-59 victory.
Against the Orange, the Hoosiers will need a similar pace. Quickly getting the ball up the court should leave Syracuse out of position and disorganized and lead to easy buckets.
If the Orange are able to consistently establish the 2-3, the Hoosiers will be in trouble.