It’s OK to feel conflicted about Indiana.
Truth is, even this late in the season, the Hoosiers might still be figuring it all out themselves.
How else can you explain a team that dominates Michigan in Ann Arbor, then inexplicably loses at Penn State? A team that can jump on top of fourth-ranked Iowa by 16 in the first half only to watch the Hawkeyes score on 13 consecutive possessions and rally to take the lead in the second?
It has helped make the Hoosiers' offense one of the nation's most efficient. (They rank 16th in adjusted offense, according to Ken Pomeroy.) But they’re not exactly a team that comes to mind when the phrase "lockdown defense" is thrown about.
The Hoosiers can be a spurt away from winning or losing just about any game.
Indiana has had runs of 10 or more points in eight of its 12 Big Ten games, including Thursday night’s 85-78 victory over Iowa.