Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Hoosier basketball.

Tuesday, November 28

Duke Squeezes IU Early

So here we are at halftime of the Indiana-Duke game, and if you don't think the Hoosiers are missing Lance Stemler, then you don't know the Hoosiers.

Stemler is the sharp-shooting junior college transfer who has made an instant impact this season. How much of an impact? The guy is shooting 50 percent from three-point range and plays with a fearlessness coach Kelvin Sampson loves. That isn't helping tonight. Stemler is out with a concussion. IU could use his spark against a typically ferocious Duke defense.

Still, point guard Earl Calloway's running basket just before the halftime buzzer meant IU trailed 33-21 and got a little momentum entering the second half.

Will it be enough?

Only if the Hoosiers can solve the Blue Devils' pressure.


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