Indiana Basketball: 3 Areas to Improve in 2021

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The Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Team must stay focused on these tasks to get back to their glory ways of winning Big Ten Titles and National Championships.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, UNITED STATES – 2020/02/08: Former IU basketball player Mike Woodson (42) walks on the court of Assembly Hall as NCAA basketball coach. Bob Knight, who took the Indiana Hoosiers to three NCAA national titles, returns to Assembly Hall, Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Bloomington. Mike Woodson was named as the new IU basketball coach this Monday Mar 29th. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Indiana Hoosiers’ basketball team is in desperate need of getting back to its normal ways of Big Ten title runs and March Madness appearances with deep runs in the tournament.

It’s no longer the General’s show with Bobby Knight. Tom Crean and Archie Miller are now gone too.

It will be up to Mike Woodson to restore greatness within the IU basketball program. An Indiana basketball alumni himself, Woody has come in and made significant changes all over the program from the coaching staff and basketball administration, transfers coming to Bloomington, existing players leaving, and recruiting current high school players to join a once-proud and dominant program.

Indiana basketball is still a blue-blood program. However, IU has fallen off its consistent winning ways of the past and hasn’t seen the NCAA basketball tournament since 2015.

There is much work to be done and Mike Woodson is the right man for the job. An NBA lifer, Coach Woodson has shown an ability to teach, lead, and connect with his players from different age groups and different backgrounds. Woody will be tasked with fixing what Archie Miller has left behind.

Here are three things Indiana Basketball must do and improve on to get back to national contention.

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