What exactly went wrong with Indiana Men's Basketball this season? It's more than one thing, that's for sure.

The regular season is coming to a close. Indiana's 15-point loss to Nebraska on Wednesday left a lot of Hoosier basketball fans wondering exactly what happened this year.
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Mackenzie Mgbako, Rienk Mast
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Sometimes Things Don't Break the Right Way.

Head coach Mike Woodson admitted that no one expected guard Jalen Hood-Schifino to play one year of college basketball. However, they should have been able to absorb that loss because point guard Xavier Johnson would return from a lower-body injury that sidelined him most of the season.

No one expected Johnson to have another injury-plagued season, yet he did. That forced Trey Galloway to handle the ball more and Gabe Cuffs into the starting lineup before he was ready. Kel'el Ware has also battled injuries and has been in and out of the lineup. Freshman Mackenzie Mgbako has not played like a one-and-done player this season.

There have been things that needed to break their way that simply hasn't broken in their favor. Sophomores CJ Gunn and Caleb Banks have not taken that important next step as sophomores. They have one of the better rebounders in the Big Ten but don't rebound especially well.

What's happened this year is the floor has been really bad. Their performances against Nebraska, Penn State, and Rutgers validate that narrative. It isn't easy replacing so much veteran talent, even with players as talented as the Hoosier have this year.