Who doesn’t think the Indiana Hoosiers are going to win the NCAA March Madness tournament? Everyone is talking about Indiana, they should already be placing their name on the trophy the way people are talking. Vegas odds makers even have the Hoosiers as a favorite.
The key to stopping the Hoosiers from winning is shutting down the big man Cody Zeller. This kid is not only huge at 7 foot tall and 240 pounds playing forward, he can score at will. Zelller shoots .573%, he is a great forward and if you are going to contend with the Hoosiers this March you have to deal with slowing down Zeller first.
If he get going early and make shots at will, the Hoosiers are going to be tough to beat. If teams can play some great defense and force the Hoosiers to take low percentage shots then they have a chance. Once the Hoosiers are forced to play, they tend to risk too many long shots.
If teams can’t defend the Hoosiers and they are allowed to play their kind of basketball, forget it, it will be over before it gets started. Take Zeller out of his comfort zone and you just might have a chance. That is easier said than done…..
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