For months the assumption has been that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel would be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. When the Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery, that assumption was further solidified, given the team’s need of another post presence. But as we creep towards Thursday night’s draft, it has become apparent that the Cavs are exploring other options with the top pick, and now there may be a new favorite.
The biggest game yet in the Tom Crean Era of Indiana basketball tips off on ESPN2 tonight at 7:30 ET at the center of McCracken Court in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
The 4-2 Maryland Terrapins visit the 3-3 Indiana Hoosiers in the 2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
I am as patient a Tom Crean supporter as you will find anywhere. I was able to find the silver lining throughout the bleak blackness of last season. I was disappointed, but not dispirited, by IU’s porous 0-3 performance in Puerto Rico.
But make no mistake about it: I expect the Hoosiers to be very competitive at home tonight.