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Indiana didn't get an important nonconference win against the Irish.
When the Hoosiers took on Notre Dame, it was their last chance for a quality nonconference win. It would have been a nice resume builder considering how many cupcakes they faced up to that point. Unfortunately, the Irish came out on top, 79-72.
This game is such a low point for Indiana because it was basically a home game, as it was played in Indianapolis, and Notre Dame, while more experienced, didn't look to be more talented. They simply played harder and executed much better than Indiana.
Despite this, the Irish were very beatable. This game was a great opportunity for Indiana to show it could beat a legitimate team. It would have been a great confidence boost for the Hoosiers as they go into the Big Ten season.
Instead, IU laid an egg in a pro-Hoosier environment and still doesn't have an impressive win to date.