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If freshman Yogi Ferrell emerges as the starting point guard, as many anticipate, senior Jordan Hulls and Oladipo, a junior, may spend more time playing their natural shooting roles.

If Maurice Creek is healthy enough to become a contributor, as Hoosiers fans hope, that will be an added bonus.

Even Zeller looks different. He says he’s grown about a half-inch since last year, measuring an even 7-feet in his shoes, and has bulked up to 240 pounds. He played most of last year between 225 and 230 pounds.

And while the combination has certainly created a stir outside Assembly Hall, Crean spent the summer going back to the basics..

“I’ve never incorporated more drill aspects than I did this year because I think it’s really, really important,” he said.

Will the combination allow the Hoosiers to meet the hype?

The players hope so.

“We’re not throwing anything out,” said Hulls, who was wearing a T-shirt celebrating Indiana’s tourney run. “We’d like to win every single game we play, of course.”