Tuesday Truths: Trust in Indiana, but verify the Hoosiers

Is Indiana's perfect Big Ten start a mirage given the Hoosiers' competition? Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday Truths, where I look at how well 86 teams in the nation's top seven conferences are doing against their league opponents on a per-possession basis.

*Through games of Jan. 25, conference games only
Pace: Possessions per 40 minutes
PPP: Points per possession
EM: Efficiency margin (PPP minus Opp. PPP)

Big Ten: Is Indiana for real?

Whenever a team goes on a winning streak against unranked opponents, it's traditional for fans nationally to adopt a skeptical tone and utter that age-old challenge: "Yeah, but who have they played?"

Which brings us to the Hoosiers, an excellent team that hasn't played much of anyone yet, at least not in Big Ten play.