My Two Cents: Indiana Hoosiers rookie Malik Reneau shines at Xavier in first enemy road game

CINCINNATI, Ohio — During Indiana’s first two blowout wins, it was easy for coach Mike Woodson to just do the plug-and-play thing when it came to player rotation. He went generously to his bench, they responded well, and the Hoosiers drove to 35- and 52-point wins.

But it was literally a whole new ballgame on Friday night at Xavier, a consensus top-40 team that is set to win more than 20 games this season and book a ticket to the NCAA tournament. That’s fact. The Musketeers with two good bigs and four perimeter players who can shoot it are quite a good team.