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.

Friday, February 23

Tough Task For IU

How tough is it going to be for Indiana to win at Michigan State Saturday night?

Well, for starters, IU has struggled on the road, which puts it on part with every Big Ten team except Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Hoosiers are 1-5 on the road in the Big Ten, 2-7 overall.

Then there’s the fact the Spartans have surged since returning home following a four-game winning streak. They’ve won three straight, including an upset of No. 1 Wisconsin.

Finally, IU has lost 12 straight at the Breslin Center. It hasn’t won there since 1991, when Calbert Cheaney was leading the Hoosier charge.

Still, IU has won the last two meetings, and three of the last four. If Earl Calloway can play and play well, the Hoosiers have a chance. If not, maybe freshman Armon Bassett (pictured) is up to the challenge. If not, it’s going to be a long trip back from East Lansing.


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