Indiana basketball is not ready & more takeaways vs. No. 8 Kansas

Indiana Hoosiers head coach Mike Woodson. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Hoosiers head coach Mike Woodson. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /
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Indiana basketball proved not to be ready to compete against top-ranked teams with back-to-back double-digit losses to No. 10 Arizona and No. 8 Kansas.

It might just be my negative-thinking self, but the Hoosiers looked like a team that is not even close to competing for a Big Ten title in Saturday’s beat down by No. 8 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.

Yes, Kansas is the defending champs and one of the top teams in the country yet again this season, but Indiana should be at least closer to competing with such a program in one of the most promising seasons since 2015-16.

From turning the ball over 20+ times to playing lackluster defense possession to possession, Indiana basketball is still a ways away from being a team that’s taken seriously in March.

Check out the highlights/lowlights below:

Here are my six takeaways from the Hoosiers’ loss to No. 8 Kansas on Saturday:

Six takeaways from No. 14 Indiana basketball 84-62 loss to No. 8 Kansas:

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#6. The Hoosiers are not ready & hardly looked like a top-25 team

After a game against No. 10 Arizona a week prior where the Hoosiers started off the game trailing 27-8 near the 10-minute mark of the first half, Indiana basketball comes out against No. 8 Kansas on Saturday falling behind 21-8 around the 12-minute mark of the first half.

The two consistent factors of these games: both teams were ranked inside the top 10 and both were away from Assembly Hall.

The Hoosiers proved to everyone in the country and all of Hoosier Nation that they are not yet to be considered a serious contender in any shape or form, especially with their last two performances on the big stages.