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Is Indiana basketball cursed this season?

Indiana has a lot to blame for its seemingly lost season.

The Hoosiers have found themselves under .500 with four games remaining for a multitude of reasons. Whether it be injuries, missed free throws, inept shooting, or even lackadaisical effort, every game has seemingly displayed some form of major flaw that inhibits Indiana’s ability to win games.

In addition to it all, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon’s late-game heroics on Friday served as a reminder for another major flaw for Indiana…

There is a chance that Indiana may be cursed this season.

As far-fetched of a sentiment as that is, it is not outlandish to say that the Hoosiers’ recent opponents have been out of the ordinary. In the past few weeks, the Indiana has faced some of the most absurd shooting performances you will ever see in Big Ten basketball.

This includes Bohannon single handedly beating Indiana twice this season on “Jimmer Fredette” type shots, Purdue center Matt Haarms silencing the crowd at Assembly Hall with a last second tip-in over the back of Indiana forward Juwan Morgan, and Northwestern forward Aaron Falzon hitting six threes, three years and 13 days after his last 20-point performance.

Looking at Indiana’s recent stretch of conference play holistically, it almost seems unfathomable to understand how the Hoosiers have been so unlucky. The absurdity of the Hoosiers opponents doesn’t bail Indiana out of complaints, but it does at least make you think.

It would help if Indiana could shoot better, execute down the stretch, and hit free throws. When Indiana can’t do that, the Hoosiers stand little chance against the absurdity they have faced.

At the top of the page is a compilation of some of those ludicrous performances. Watch at your own discretion.

Eddie Cotton

I am a senior from Long Island, New York. I’m currently studying Marketing in the Kelley School of Business along with Journalism in The Media School at Indiana University. I want to tell stories and help others tell their own. I want to provide a unique perspective. Most importantly, I want to entertain. The Hoosier Network is the ideal place to do that. Follow me on twitter @EdwardKoton15 Email me at ekoton@umail.iu.edu. Please, pretty please, venmo me at @EdwardKoton

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