Chris and Matt discourse their observations from Indiana Basketball’s Media Day.
Top MMA Fighters From Indiana.
Indiana is most well known for the quantity and quality of basketball talent that it produces. Despite that, the state has produced a number of high quality MMA fighters. A common theme is that northwest Indiana produces the majority of this talent. Take a look at the top MMA fighters that call or have called the Hoosier State home.
So I decided to do what any IU fan currently does best, overanalyze what Gregg Marshall’s first 6 seasons as a D1 head basketball coach and compare it to Archie Miller’s first 6 years (Archie coached 6 seasons at Dayton before becoming IU’s HC).
My hope was that Archie’s first 6 seasons would stack up fairly well against against Marshall’s first 6 seasons. This would prove to me that Archie has the ability to evolve in the caliber of a coach that Marshall currently sits at.
My fear was that I would find that Marshall blew Archie out of the water at the beginning of his respective career.
What I found was..
#1. An Improved Record In February and March
Over the last 6 seasons Indiana had a combined record of 40-36 during February and March. Notice that this record does not include Tom Crean’s first 3 seasons in which IU went an abysmal 3-29 during February and March. Even the #1 ranked 2012-13 team took 5 of their 7 losses in February and March. But Indiana fans can expect an improved record down the toughest stretch of the season when teams wrap up conference play and enter conference tournaments and post season play.