Opening line: Undefeated modest Indiana Hoosiers favorite at No. 10 in the Big Ten opener at the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Indiana opens its Big Ten season Saturday in one of the toughest environments in the league, taking on Rutgers in the scenic – and very loud – on-campus 8,000-seat Jersey Mike’s Arena. The Hoosiers, who have lost five straight games to Rutgers, are 7-0 and tacking so far this season, also covering … Read more

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana overthrow North Carolina; “It’s huge for us, to be honest”

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Bright lights? Yes. big stage? Secure. And showing up emphatically big in a big game? Check, check, check for Indiana. The Hoosiers went 7-0 Wednesday night with a meaningful 77-65 win over North Carolina at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It was a convincing … Read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow the Indiana Hoosiers game with the North Carolina Tar Heels in real time

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Cupcake season is over, and college basketball season is getting real for Indiana Wednesday night when the 10th-ranked Hoosiers take on 18th-ranked North Carolina in the final game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the first of several marquee- Matchups in the next three weeks. Welcome to our live blog, where we keep … Read more

North Carolina Indiana Prediction, Odds ^ North Carolina

The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Check out our college basketball odds series for our prediction and picks for North Carolina, Indiana. The North Carolina Tar Heels don’t turn the corner. They had hoped Sunday’s game against Alabama would be a wake-up call after losing to Iowa State in Portland in … Read more

College basketball stars, friends: Indiana Basketball’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and North Carolina’s Armando Bacot clash in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ^ North Carolina

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – It all started with a Twitter exchange between two college basketball superstars and friends. “Trynna get in the crib for this ACC Big Ten challenge?” Indiana’s power forward Trayce Jackson-Davis asked North Carolina’s Armando Bacot on Twitter on 20. “You know it’s going down,” Bacot answered. “@accmbb @B1GMBball makes it happen.” Less … Read more

Opening line: A pair of North Carolina Tar Heels loses the point spread against the Indiana Hoosiers Wednesday night

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — A few losses this past weekend until then-No. 1 North Carolina not only lost some of the shine from Wednesday night’s meeting with Indiana, but also increased the points spread a bit. According to SI Sportsbook’s opening line Wednesday morning, Indiana is now a 5.5-point favorite. Some futures lines in other locations … Read more

Indiana Hoosiers at No. 10 in Associated Press Poll, but former No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels fall at No. 18, Purdue Boilermakers at No. 5 ^ North Carolina

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Indiana has done everything right so far this season, winning six straight games, with the highlight being a big win at Xavier. That clean slate helped them climb another notch in the Associated Press’s fourth top 25 poll, released Monday. The Hoosiers check in at #10 this week. The Hoosiers opened the … Read more

Here’s what Hoosiers coach Mike Woodson said after Indiana’s win over Jackson State

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — No. 11 Indiana extended its record to 6-0 with an emphatic 90-51 win over Jackson State on Friday. That’s what coach Mike Woodson said after the game. ASK: Tamar had a career highlight tonight. What did you see of him? How could he do that today? MIKE WOODSON: Well, he finally had … Read more

Indiana sophomore guard Tamar Bates has career day and scores 22 points as Hoosiers roll over Jackson State ^ North Carolina

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – We’ve never seen it, of course, but we’ve heard all the stories about Tamar Bates’ summer in Indiana. Players and coaches alike raved about his game and the leap he made from his life-changing freshman year to his sophomore season. We hadn’t really seen it in Indiana’s first five games, just occasional … Read more