Originally Posted by WVRed
With that being said though something I have kinda thought about after last night's loss, has Crean taken Indiana as far as he can possibly take them? It's a fair question IMO. When it comes to expectations, Indiana is on the same level as Kentucky, and even though IU had a lot to rebuild from after Kelvin Sampson, I can't help but think IU fans are disappointed in not taking a major step forward with this team. With Hulls and Watford graduating, and Zeller and Oladipo likely headed to the draft, its going to be a rebuilding year for IU, although they should still be a top team in the B1G.
Off the top of my head I can think of Dean Smith ('84), Roy Williams ('98), Bill Self (2010) and Thad Matta (2011) as having the tourny favorite and not make it past the Sweet 16. It happens.