Indiana's tough schedule

Indiana’s brutal schedule

I don’t like the fact that we’re last on that list, but looking forward to the game nonetheless.

For all you people that complain about scheduling, read on…

[b][b]The best programs are not following Indiana's method. The past two national champions faced nonconference schedules ranked 93rd (UConn) and 157th (Syracuse). On the way to 14-15 last year, the Hoosiers had a schedule ranked 19th.

The safest way for a major-conference team to reach the NCAA Tournament is to play a few big-time games to prepare it for conference challenges and spend the rest of the time practicing plays and defensive schemes against mid- and low-majors. The average at-large entrant last season had a nonconference mark of 9-2.[/b][/b]