Indiana has started their season with a bang by going undefeated in their first seven games, an uplifting streak for a team that lost nine games to end the 2010-11 season.
The Hoosiers proved their tenacity in a close win against North Carolina State on Nov. 30. While they have yet to play any ranked opponents, Indiana has a solid squad that will end up being ranked if they are able to continue playing good basketball.
The 7-0 team will face No. 1 ranked Kentucky on Dec. 10 at home, which will serve as the Hoosiers' first real test against a top team in the country. Well, not a top team, the top team.
Indiana has plenty on their plate for their early-season matchup against a strong returning Kentucky team.
Here's why they will win it.