Men's Basketball

    Indiana named No. 1 NCAAB team within SN's Pre-season Top 25, presented by Gillette Odor Shield

    Go Hoosiers! Cody Zeller
    Go Hoosiers!
    Cody Zeller
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 2, 2012

    Bloomington, Indiana - Indiana's Men's basketball team has been named the number one NCAAB team within SN's Pre-season Top 25, presented by Gillette Odor Shield.

    Indiana has the most promising player in college basketball, tons of returning talent and a coach with a Final Four on his resume--making the Hoosiers an attractive choice as a pre-season No. 1. An opposing coach even stated, "They're a well-coached, well-rounded team. Obviously, (Cody) Zeller is a big anchor in the interior. They've got excellent shooting in spots, and they have size and athleticism."

    IU also returns starters senior Christian Watford (12.6 ppg., 5.8 rebs., senior Jordan Hulls (11.7 ppg, 3.3 assists) junior Victor Oladipo (10.8 ppg., 5.3 rebs.) and junior Will Sheehey (8.6 ppg., 3.1 rebs.) and key reserves senior Derek Elston (4.2 ppg.) and Remy Abell (3.0 ppg.). They were 27-9 last year.

    Sporting News' College Basketball awards are decided on by the Sporting News editorial staff in consultation with coaches and scouts around the country.


    1. Indiana
    2. Louisville
    3. Ohio State
    4. Kentucky
    5. Michigan
    6. Duke
    7. Syracuse
    8. Arizona
    9. N.C. State
    10. Missouri
    11. UCLA
    12. Kansas
    13. North Carolina
    14. Creighton
    15. Memphis
    16. Florida
    17. Wisconsin
    18. Cincinnati
    19. San Diego State
    20. UNLV
    21. Gonzaga
    22. Michigan State
    23. Murray State
    24. Notre Dame
    25. VCU 




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