BLOOMINGTON, IN - DECEMBER 10: Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball during the Indiana 73-72 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats at Assembly Hall on December 10, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Howard faces a tough test against No. 18 Indiana on Monday night.
The Howard Bison hit the road on Monday night for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off against the No. 18 ranked Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.The game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.
Indiana is off to a hot start at 10-0. The Hoosiers have been especially effective lately, knocking off then-No. 1 ranked Kentucky on Dec. 10 before taking down Notre Dame this past weekend in Indianapolis. This will be their final tune-up before conference play begins against Michigan State on Dec. 28.
Howard, meanwhile, is struggling. The Bison are 3-8 on the season and in the midst of a three-game losing streak heading into play on Monday night. They have yet to win a road game this season and their last win came on Dec. 6 against Delaware State.
To get back in the win column, Howard will have to slow down Indiana's high-flying offense. The Hoosiers, led by freshman Cody Zeller's 15.6 points per game and Victor Oladipo's 12.7 points per game, are ranked No. 9 nationally in field goal percentage at 50.3 percent and No. 12 in points per game at 82.2.
For more on the Hoosiers, check out The Crimson Quarry, SB Nation's Indiana blog.