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.

Thursday, March 1

Stay Out Of Rod's Way

Sometimes it's important to have a well-organized, well-analyzed, well-executed offensive game plan.

And then sometimes, as when Rod Wilmont is shooting as if he's made a deal with the devil, it's best to stay out of his way.

So Wilmont got red hot at Northwestern. Specifically, he was record-hot from three-point range. He did what Steve Alford couldn't, what Jay Edwards and A.J. Guyton couldn't. He hit nine three-pointers and the Hoosiers needed every one of them in their 69-65 victory. He also set a career high with 31 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Can you say monster game?

All that led IU (19-9) to a much needed road victory. Now it returns to friendly Assembly Hall and a regular season finale with Penn State. The Hoosiers will roll. They will finish the season unbeaten at home -- 15-0. They will extend their home winning streak to 17 games.

How do we know this? It's our job to know. So bet the house on it.


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