Don't look now, but IU is 4-1

Originally Published: January 25, 2005
By Andy Katz | ESPN Insider
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Beating Wisconsin convincingly turned Indiana's season around and gave the Hoosiers hope they could be a postseason team.

Indiana junior Bracey Wright said any doubts the Hoosiers could compete at the highest level in the Big Ten were erased with the 74-61 over the Badgers at Assembly Hall on Jan. 8.

"To have them come in here, knowing they were a solid team, was really big for us," Wright said in reflecting back on Indiana's 4-1 start in the league after a rough non-conference slate that included six straight losses. The Big Ten season nearly derailed in the opener when the Hoosiers were rocked 73-52 at Northwestern on Jan. 5.

"We knew we couldn't lose that game, that's how big it was for us," Wright said of the Wisconsin game.

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