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#140 Indiana State Men's Basketball 2012-13 Preview

June 23, 2012
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The bad news for Indiana State is that most of the players that led the Sycamores to the 2011 NCAA Tournament are gone. The good news is that same group that struggled mightily in 2011-2012 is gone. What is left is an inexperienced squad that will need some time to come together. The expectations last season were a little high for this squad, but they still managed to make a trip to the postseason. In a Missouri Valley Conference that is getting stronger once again, there will not be much margin for error, but Coach Greg Lansing can rely on point guard Jake Odum. Odum, a 6-4 junior, averaged 10.8 points and 4.8 assists last season. He is the catalyst of the offense and is a great player to build around.

2011-12 Record: 18-15, 8-10
2011-12 Postseason: CIT
Coach: Greg Lansing
Coach Record: 38-29 at Indiana State, 38-29 overall

Who’s Out:
Much of the Sycamores disappointment in 2011-2012 was due to poor shooting and a general lack of offense. Dwayne Lathan led the squad with 12.2 points per game during his last season in Terre Haute. Lathan shot a mere 26.2 percent from beyond the arc, but at least he could attack the basket when his shot was not falling. Jordan Printy and Carl Richard, who were also usual starters, were extremely inconsistent from beyond the arc as well. Big man Myles Walker developed into a decent interior scorer, but not enough of one to open up the shooters. Steve McWhorter, who started 15 games, was a defensive specialist and only averaged 4.0 points in nearly 25 minutes per game. It is a tough group to lose and the Sycamores will certainly take a step back, but rebuilding will not be a horrible thing in this case.

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