Indiana Hoosiers are the No. 1 Scoring Team in the Country

By Trevor Lowry
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Indiana Hoosiers started the 2012-13 college basketball season off as the No. 1 team in the nation. Although the Hoosiers are still the best team, they are blowing opposing teams out of the water and are averaging the most points per game in the country. Sure, Indiana’s competition hasn’t been the greatest so far this season, but putting up 94.3 points per game is pretty impressive.

Cody Zeller is, of course, leading the Bloomington charge with 17.1 points per game. However, there are four other players on Indiana that are averaging 10 or more points per game, which includes Christian Watford (14.7 PPG), Will Sheehey (12.3 PPG), Jordan Hulls (10 PPG) and Jeremy Hollowell (10 PPG).

Outside of those five players, two other Hoosiers are averaging 8 or more points per game. This team arguably has the most depth in all of college basketball.

Zeller may be the best player on Indiana, but he is definitely not alone. This team has a good player at every position and it has shown this so far. With so many scorers on Indiana, the Hoosiers can beat teams in a variety of ways and are very tough to guard, thanks to Indiana’s very balanced attack.

Indiana’s lowest scoring game this season was against North Dakota State, however, the Hoosiers still managed to score 87 points in that game. The Hoosiers first real test of the season will come against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Nov. 27. North Carolina is historically a high-scoring team, so that match-up is all that more intriguing. The Tar Heels are putting up 78 points per game on the year.


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