TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Butler University coach Chris Holtmann figures his team is in line for an extremely difficult road test against in-state rival Indiana State.I really like Indiana States team, Holtmann said. It was a real good challenge for us (at home) last year. Theyre physical. Theyre tough. They have older guys. They have some dynamic guards. Theyve got some talent and the Missouri Valley is a heck of a league.The No. 16 Bulldogs (8-0) will visit Indiana State (4-4) at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Hulman Center.Well need to be better than what we were on the road (last week against Utah) to give ourselves a chance, Holtmann said. I really believe that. Im excited about our guys are going on the road in that environment. I think our players are excited about it, too, because we know its going to be a tremendous challenge. Thats a good thing for this group, regardless of what happens.Butler has played more games with Indiana State than any other opponent, with the series dating to 1903. The Bulldogs hold a 70-56 series edge, winning the past four games, including 85-71 last season.Holtmann wasnt pleased with his teams approach and first-half play in Saturdays 82-58 victory over visiting Central Arkansas.We have to be more focused on the defensive end in practice, junior forward Kelan Martin said. We have to play together. It wasnt our best game (against Central Arkansas) We have tough teams the rest of the schedule so we have to ratchet it up in practice. We have to be connected together and well be fine.Martin, who scored a season-high 30 points against Central Arkansas, is averaging a team-high 18.1 points per game.We have a lot of scorers on the team so I dont have to do all the scoring, Martin said. I can look for Avery (Woodson) or anybody else.This is Butlers best start since also starting the 2008-09 season at 8-0.Sycamores coach Greg Lansing has major concerns about Butlers prowess on both ends of the floor.Theyre such a good defensive team that they take it from you, Lansing said. They get steals. Theyre so active. Theyre well put together on that end. So they get some easy baskets off their defense so that always helps. On the half-court, their field goal percentage is 10 percentage points better than the teams they are playing. At one end, they are getting better shots than they are giving up on the other end.Theyre the best team weve played so far. 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Boris Becker has said he doesnt know whether he will be Novak Djokovics coach next year, but warned that Andy Murray will have a tough time staying No. 1.Djokovic made a change to his coaching team at the back end of the 2016 season, with Spanish spiritual guru Pepe Imaz in tow for the Paris Masters and World Tour Finals in London.But Becker did not give an answer when asked if the addition of Imaz had created any tension in the camp, which also includes Slovakian?Marian Vajda.Im too much on the inside, he told The Times. I wont comment on team members.Speaking in a series of interviews with British newspapers at Londons Royal Albert Hall, where the ATP Champions Tours season finale is taking place, Becker, 49, also responded to questions about his future on Djokovics team.We are in the process, but I cant tell you anything more than that, the six-time major winner told the Daily Mail. I couldnt tell you yes and I couldnt tell you no.Djokovic has won six Grand Slams since appointing Becker in Dec. 2013, and held all four major titles at the same when he defeated Murray in the French Open final in June.I truly enjoyed the last three years; I had a blast, added Becker. I was in my element and I will continue to be in my element in the future. No regrets, it was an unbelievable ride.Becker reiterated his opinion that Djokovics motivation dipped after finally completing the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros, but also alluded to other issues behind the Serbs dip in form -- which he also refused to expand on.Look, Im on the inside, I know everything, and I cant tell you, Becker told the Daily Mail.ddddddddddddI love my player and will protect him and will never say anything about that, so I will have to plead the fifth amendment.Djokovics form deserted him in the second half of 2016 -- he went out in the third round at Wimbledon, lost his opening match at the Olympics and was beaten in the US Open final.Murray managed to claw back a deficit of more than 8,000 points to overhaul the Serb at the top of the world rankings, ending his season with a career-best 24-match win streak and five consecutive titles.The last of those wins came against Djokovic in the World Tour final. With the year-end No. 1 ranking on the line, the Scot swept aside Djokovic in straight sets.However, Becker believes Djokovic will be refocused for the new season and will start to put pressure on Murray in the battle for No. 1 when the tour moves to the clay courts.I still think he [Murray] is going to be riding the wave coming to Australia, and in the American events in March, because that was the only time he played badly this year, said the German.I think he is going to start to feel it in May. Its one thing playing up with nothing to lose but its a whole new ballgame when youve got something to lose, the consequences of being world No. 1. There are responsibilities and expectations, so it becomes more strenuous. But I think he will be fine until the clay court swing. ' ' '