Match-up of 8-0 Teams As Kentucky Takes on Indiana
The Indiana Hoosiers are still not ranked despite being 8-0 on the season, but they will hope to use Assembly Hall to give them a home court edge over #1 Kentucky. Wildcats senior forward Darius Miller has warned the team that Indiana is, “Probably one of the craziest environments we’re going to play in.” After finishing 12-20 last season while losing there last nine games, coach Tom Crean has Hoosiers fans hyped at the teams apparent turnaround.
The game will feature a match-up fans are dying to see, as Kentucky star freshman Anthony Davis will take on Hoosiers star freshman Cody Zeller. Both players are still slight, but incredibly skilled, athletic and already making major contributions. Zeller is leading the Hoosiers in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (7.5 rpg), steals (2.6 spg), blocks (1.6 bpg) and field goal percentage (67.7% FG).
Meanwhile, Davis is averaging 12.3 ppg to go with 9.1 rpg while shooting 67.2% FG and swatting an incredible 4.5 shots per game. I know I am dying to see how Zeller holds up against Davis as his brother, Tyler of North Carolina, was trapped constantly by the Kentucky defense. The Wildcats have withstood every team they have faced thus far, but Indiana should be a very interesting challenge as they some skilled shooters and explosive athletes. Indiana should probably break into the rankings regardless of the result, but this will be a litmus test to see if they can compete with the best.